Ajay Junaid
December 3, 2018
Reading Time: 7 Minutes

The term 'New Year’s is overrated' is a concept we have all become too familiar with, the days of being an adolescent teenager itching to celebrate New Year’s in style have come and gone - mainly, since we are all of age to stay out past our curfew.‍December 31st might just be the single greatest date of the year (for me anyway). Celebrating with friends, kissing that special someone when the clock strikes past midnight and toasting champagne, all while enjoying live music and fireworks - what better way to end the year than an all out rager with your buddies.‍For those of you who are exhausted by the numerous run-of-the-mill firework shows then we have just the thing for you! An alternative list filled with great parties and awesome line-ups around Asia-Pacific, from literary highs to euphoric dance music. Pack your bags, buy your ticket, get a flight and rave into the new year.

New Year's Eve at Potato Head Beach Club with Disclosure and a Special Guest, Bali, Indonesia

31 December 2018

Spend your New Year’s Eve in paradise.

Potato Head is a venue set apart by its idyllic tropical setting in the ‘Island of Gods’, an amphitheatre structure, featuring an iconic facade of coloured antique shutters, salvaged from across Indonesia. Not only is Potato Head known for being Bali’s leading music venue. Spend an afternoon lounging around the infinity pool, baking in the sun, sipping on a few drinks with live music playing in the background. Add that with a scenic sunset and the soothing waves of the Indian Ocean and it’s a great way to kick off your New Year’s Eve., it has also garnished a great reputation as the ‘it’ location due to there one-of-a-kind festivals in the iconic, open-air setting of Potato Head’s flagship beach club. In previous years, Potato Head has been the home to the UK dance crew - Rudimental. World class DJ’s Kygo, Zedd, Hardwell, Klingande and Nicky Romero.

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Finns Beach Club, Bali, Indonesia

31 December 2018

The experience is what matters at Finns Beach Club. A beautiful beachfront facing the famous Berawa surf break, unbeatable 180 degree ocean views, a striking bamboo structure and guaranteed sunset views. Finns is renown for throwing monumental parties, and they are at it once again!Welcome 2019 in style by the beach, this years epic lineup will feature the holy trinity of electronic dance music in award-winning DJ’s Martin Solveig renown for throwing monumental parties, and they are at it once again! Welcome 2019 in style by the beach, this Robin Schulz and Roger Sanchez - making it a night to remember.

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Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand

31 December 2018

Let me paint the picture - Koh Phangan, an island surrounded by the Gulf of Thailand, set apart by its crystal clear waters and sandy white beaches. A Full Moon Party entails thousands of ravers, alcohol served by the bucket and a dress code of flip-flops… do I have your attention? A brief history lesson - In the 1980’s a group of hippies decided to throw a party on the beach centered around the lunar cycle. Fast forward 30 years and Full Moon Party is gathering crowds of up to 25,000 locals and tourists, from its humble beginnings of a group of friends partying on a beach to attracting major international artists, neon-colored clothing lines, fire dancers and so much more.Full Moon Party has it all, live music, neon paint, scenery, fireworks display, water slides, fire inspired activities and most importantly a crowd full of energy, excitement and electricity.

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Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

31 December 2018

Sit back and Relax in the Bay of Hopes and Dreams


Picture a waterfront, three cascading hotel towers topped by an incredible sky park and ‘floating’ crystal pavilions - now we’re giving you the option to make this vision a reality. Not only, will you be taking in the glorious scenes of Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the Marina Bay - The Civic District areas will also act as a walkable and interactive countdown festival including carnival rides and fringe events.

Every year thousands flock to Marina Bay for their majestic New Year countdown - planned to perfection, the evening starts off with firework displays every hour past 8pm, building up to the much anticipated midnight spectacle. Let’s send off 2018 in fashion and usher in 2019 in grand style by celebrating at Marina Bay.

NEON COUNTDOWN, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 December 2018

Party into the New Year with Neon Countdown in Kuala Lumpur.

Neon Countdown isn’t just your average music festival, it’s so much more. A place where we can create a fantasy world, escape the stresses of our day-to-day lives and experience a feeling of great joy and ecstasy.

Neon Countdowns unique conceptualisation of combining UV paint with mesmerising stage decorations, creating a scene that you could only imagine in a sci-fi blockbuster movie.

25,000 Party-goers, a line-up consisting of 10+ artists and with a unique location you will have the opportunity to celebrate the New Year together under the electric sky. This year’s party-goers will be joined by headlining dance artists (W&W, Maurice West & Salvatore Ganacci).

I highly recommend bringing glow sticks and neon face paint to really create a truly immersive experience. You do not want to forget these two vital ingredients.

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Epizode³, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

28 December - 08 January 2019

"NO SHOES, NO SHIRTS, NO PROBLEMS"

Phu Quoc also known as the Paradise Pearl. Majority of this elegant island is part of the Phu Quoc National Park, featuring a dense tropical jungle, mountains, wildlife and hiking trails. Making it a must visit island for all you outdoorsy folks.

An absolute marathon of a festival, lasting a whole 11 days and trust me when I say you will not be leaving until Epizode³ is complete - the ultimate definition of “Go Big or Go Home”. The third installation of Epizode³ has a lineup so impressive even the Germans would be proud! This year’s top-notch line-up features Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Dubfire, Apollonia and many more. Delivering an unbelievably bumping soundtrack to dance on the sand around the clock.

If you’re a fan of good vibes, art installations, partying on a beachfront in paradise and 11 days and nights of techno then this a must-see event.

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Origin Fields, Perth, Australia

30 - 31 December 2018

Rave in the New Year in Perth.

Origin Fields or formerly known as Origin NYE is the biggest new year’s eve music festival in Western Australia. Origin promised a shift in musical direction and they have delivered on that promise with a line-up of much more genre-diverse acts in comparison to previous years.

Over two days and three stages, 40,000 festival goers will gather at Langley Park to rave to this year’s line-up featuring big hip-hop acts (Cardi B and Migos) and dance artists (Hype & Hazard and an exclusive, Origin-only live show by Pendulum), joined by a variety of diverse acts - take Khalid, The Kooks and a couple Australian favourites Tash Sultana and Hayden James.

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Beyond the Valley, Victoria, Australia

28 - 01 January 2019

A boutique Australian music festival that delivers a crafted selection of world class artists to perform atop the parklands of Lardner every New Year’s Eve.Each year, thousands of festival goers flock to South-Eastern Victoria to see artists such as Chance the Rapper, Jamie XX, Stormzy, Schoolboy Q and many more. Beyond the Valley is more than just music, it separates itself with its unique collection of art installations, sculptures and yoga classes.

Beyond the Valley will welcome indie favorites, The Kooks, New York native Joey Bada$$ and dance artist Duke Dumont. As well as much loved local artists Vera Blue, Winston Surfshirt and Client Liaison proving that this year’s festival is all killer, no filler.‍


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Northern Bass Festival, Mangawhai, New Zealand

29 - 31 December 2018

Rap into the New Year in Mangawhai.

Mangawhai - A little out of the way. A lot out of the ordinary. Three days and nights of New Year celebrations in Mangawhai, a small township 80 minutes north of Auckland on Northland’s East Coast. This small yet relevant town combines sun, sea and sand with vibrant art and incredible scenery.

Mangawhai, a summer hotspot in New Zealand brings together a selection of world class musicians and DJs to provide the perfect sounds for bringing in the New Years. This years lineup features TV chef and US hip hop icon Action Bronson, the quick-witted, quick-rapping rising UK grime star AJ Tracey, award-winning drum’n’base artists Chase & Status, New York hip hop star Joey Bada$$ and Australian favorites Pendulum Live.

Join us in getting lost in the celebrations and enjoying every moment of it.

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Sunburn Festival, Pune, India

29 - 31 December 2018

Join the Fun and Friendliness of Pune

India’s largest music festival attracts up to 350,000 people annually. Once again, it’s set to captivate the masses with their euphoric dance vibes and performances by some of the hottest DJ’s right now like Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren and David Guetta.

Sunburn is more than just an electronic dance festival, it’s an amalgamation of entertainment, food and shopping. Ranked by CNN as one of the ‘Top 10 Festivals in the World’ and also the 3rd largest dance festival in the world.

Festival goers are left captivated with the grandeur surrounding the event with it’s colossal structures and elaborate productions. Pune is all set to usher in the New Year with some great music, dance, fireworks and delicious food.

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