Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 27/12/2020
It’s not officially 2021 until you vomit so hard, you start crying stomach acid.
5) Justin Bieber: Live NYE Show
What: Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber is livestreaming a New Year’s Eve concert in collaboration with T-Mobile.
Why: A reminder that the decade may be over, but the consequences of its crimes will last forever.
4) Pink Martini: Good Riddance 2020
What: Little experimental orchestra, Pink Martini are livestreaming a show aptly titled ‘Good Riddance 2020’. The set was filmed in Portland in front of a Christmas tree. Though the set was pretaped, members of the band will be participating in a live chat and offering commentary.
Why: The name is apt. If you’re the kind of person that can stomach a pink martini, you’re the perfect target audience for a Christmas-themed experimental orchestra.
3) Big Something: Live from Lincoln Theatre
What: Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation, Big Something takes listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Experience their unique experimental fusion style in a special NYE virtual concert live from the Lincoln Theatre.
Why: Something for everyone; satisfaction for no one. There’s no better way to toast the concept of New Year’s Eve.
2) Snoop Dogg Virtual New Year’s Eve Special
What: Join Snoop Dogg and the #GoBigShow from anywhere in the world for a supersized virtual New Year’s Eve party!Experience a live performance from Snoop Dogg, live chat with Snoop’s fellow #GoBigShow judges Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles, Cody Rhodes and show host Bert Kreischer, a dance party with DJ Cassidy, DJ Battlecat and Fredwreck, sword-swallowing stunts by #GoBigShow contestant Andrew Stanton, a tour of Snoop Dogg’s Compound, and surprise cameos by Snoop’s illustrious friends.
Why: The annoying man from the Menulog ads has a rap album out.
1) Beatport x Absolut NYE
What: Beatport x Absolut NYE 2020 kicks off before midnight local time in Melbourne, Australia with Carl Cox, ringing in one of the first 2021 New Year’s celebrations on the planet. From there, the world’s most ambitious New Year’s Eve party will seamlessly bounce to 15+ timezones in all, including Shanghai, New Delhi, Dubai, Odessa, Berlin, London, Saõ Paolo, Miami, Calgary and San Francisco and featuring Machina & Sekitova, RayRay, Mendy Indigo, Jixo & Danz, Nastia, Honey Dijon, BLOT!, Patrick Topping, Jaguar, BLANCah, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones, Sydney Blu and TOKiMONSTA, before finishing up back in Melbourne with a closing set from Carl Cox.
Why: Pay tribute to the OG world pandemic: rave music.
5) Novel x Other People present Boogs & Market Memories
What: Novel is bridging the gap of Christmas and New Year’s (and taking advantage of that public holiday) with two of Melbourne’s favourites: Boogs, an industry veteran, and Market Memories, one of the fastest rising duos this city has seen! Both are no stranger to a huge crowd or the intimate dancefloor. Dance to the end of the year with some killer beats.
Why: Remind yourself that though Christmas and NYE are always let downs, the time in between can be equally disappointing.
4) The NYE Party 2021
What: Spice Market presents: The 8th Annual ‘The Party’! Experience one of Spice Market’s most anticipated nights of the year! This year, the party will be bigger and better than ever! Spend New Year’s Eve at the hottest, most stylish and exotic subterranean rave in Melbourne!
Why: Remember when being locked in a subterranean hovel whilst screaming at the end of days was the most terrifying prediction of our future? Good times.
3) Dirty Days
What: F U 2020 they’re back! Start the new year right, start the new year Dirty! Drink and dance to the vibes of 2021 with the most killer line-up in town! Featuring Orkestrated, Sunshine, Short Round, Travlos, T-Rek, Zac Depetro, Aminos Kh, Nathan Thompson, Holmes John, Holly-J, Keesh, Madeleine, Eliza Brayshaw, Andrej, Johnny Canik, Anth K, Kane Laidley, Rob Lewis, Gabe Agullo, Paul De Silva, David Ylias, Alavate, Lochie Arhur, Alex M, Cooper Gibbs, Mr Maulucci and Nathan James.
Why: They could’ve rebranded, but let’s face it. After the year we’ve just had all we want to do is roll around in a vat of our own and everybody else’s dirtiness without having to worry about crafting a last-minute will the following week.
2) Barba NYD
What: There’s only one place to continue your New Year’s partying: with some sweaty queers and techno beats at BARBA’s NYD Party! 2020 was harsh. Welcome 2021 and make the walls thump, thud and drip at Geddes Lane!
Why: For liability reasons, if anything other than the walls or your genitals are dripping, you will be escorted from the area in a HAZMAT suit.
1) New Year’s Eve at The Toff
What: The Toff has a sensory reward for all. Their light show and sounds will transcend and indulge you while you wine and dine in style from their decadent banquet offering. The ballroom will be transformed into a beautiful dining space, with visuals of the highest calibre paired with beats by Melbourne’s finest selectors. Let the DJs spin you into the future and deep into the night. This year the city won’t be having the traditional fireworks so they will bring them to you. Come witness their 3D fireworks display as you’ve never seen before and dance deep into the night.
Why: Your senses do deserve a reward after so many months of restriction and US politics. But first, a night of techno music to remind your senses that being free involves as much pain as pleasure.