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Make your New Year’s Eve a celebration to remember

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Five reasons to go out...

THE GARDEN HOUSE PARTY

The Brunswick, Holland Road, Hove, 7pm to 3.30am, £20, www.thegardenfestival.eu

PLAYGROUP is transforming The Brunswick into the interior of a suburban house, ranging from sofas and furniture to ducks on the wall in this night promoting Croatia’s Garden Festival.

Joining the Garden Festival crew will be headliners Psychemagik, with Ron Basejam playing a Crazy P DJ set, Futureboogie, Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith and Bobby Beige.

AKAAKAROAR!’S CUBAN NYE SHOW

Life, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, 10pm to 4am, £10, 01273 770505

HAVING helped soundtrack the second anniversary of Life’s regular Friday night party hosts, Martyn is back with a NYE set as the club takes on a Cuban look.

He is supported by Eliphino, the producer of dancefloor hit More Than Me, South London Ordnance and Tessela, with a second room kitted out like Tony’s tasteless office from Scarface, curated by Well Rounded Records, Donuts, ENK, Dagger Sound System and Below The Line.

Followed at 4am by the Critical Sound NYE After Party, with Bassline and Codebreaker introducing Cyantific, Kasra, Foreign Concept, Mefjus and ST.

SUPERCHARGED NYE

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, 9.30pm to 4am, £25, 01273 673311

DRUM and bass legend Shy FX heads up this New Year’s Eve special, backed by UK garage pioneer Wookie, High Rankin, Mind Vortex, Riot Squad and Brimmer, with MC GQ.

The second room is hosted by theticketrep.com with sets from Primitive People, Rivalize, Aljmex, Nicky Twist, Buster, Rezzonate, Outsiderz and South Soul.

CONTROVERSY: THE PRINCE PARTY

Caroline Of Brunswick, Ditchling Road, Brighton, 9pm to 2am, £2, 01273 624434

FEW artists can claim to have created as many floor-fillers as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.

And upstairs at the Caroline Of Brunswick they will be playing Gold pulled from his Dirty Mind to work up a Black Sweat on the dancefloor, as well as tracks from his side projects with The Time, The Family, Apollonia 6, Martika, Sheena Easton and Wendy And Lisa.

Anyone who doesn’t fancy a night of the Purple One can enjoy a free show with Bad To The Bone’s DJ Jody Lee Hooker.

CIRCUS FANTASIA

Latest Music Bar, Manchester Street, Brighton, 8pm, £18/£10, 01273 687171

BURLESQUE, belly dancers, fire eaters, street performers, jugglers, comedians and magicians all converge for a recreation of the hedonistic 18th-century Venetian masked ball.

All profits go to the registered charity Children Of Sumatra, which supports children with cleft lip and palates living on the Indonesian island.

Something different...

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton, 7.30pm, £59/bar tickets £15, 01273 680400

THE roaring 1920s is the theme for Stanmer House’s New Year’s fancy dress bash – offering three courses of food, live music and a glass of fizz for the full price, or standard bar tickets for £15.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, near Fletching, £75, 01825 790200

PLAYING covers from the 1960s and 1970s, The Tar Babies will be welcoming in 2013, accompanied by a five-course hot buffet, champagne at midnight, and coverage of the London fireworks on a 10ft screen.

KRATER COMEDY CLUB NEW YEAR’S EVE

Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, 7pm and 8pm, from £30, 0845 2938480

LAUGH your way into the new year with a line-up of top comics including Hove’s own Simon Evans, Markus Birdman and Eddy Brimson, all introduced by MC Stephen Grant.

And there is the opportunity to buy a joint ticket giving access to one of the two club nights hosted at the Gardner Street venue following the comedy.

Choose between the Born Bad New Year’s Hop, featuring the best in rock and roll, surf, trash, sleaze, swing, blues and jive, or iPop which is playing party tunes from the last five decades. Club tickets are available separately from £10.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

The Verdict, Edward Street, Brighton, 8.30pm, £20/£15, 01273 674847

TERRY Seabrook’s OrgMental, featuring guitarist Luke Rattenbury, drummer Tristan Banks and conga-player Art Vandalay, soundtracks the last night of 2012, with free canapes and fizz.

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA

G Casino, Grand Junction Road, Brighton, 7pm, free entry to midnight, £10 after, 01273 326514

ENJOY a glamtastic rock show from Mark Windows, and party tunes from the 1960s and 1970s, with the option of a five-course gala dinner for £60.

The clubs...

STONELOVE NYE PARTY

Digital, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, 10pm to 3am, £10, 01273 227767

THE 101% indie rock and roll party is mixed by DJ Matt Stonelove himself.

The club also hosts the Blah Blah Blah After Party with special guest Julio Bashmore from 3am to 8am. Tickets cost £15 in advance.

WAREHOUSE AND MOTEL NYE TROPICAL PARTY

Audio, Marine Parade, Brighton, 10pm, £18/£20, 01273 606906

AS the temperatures drop outside, Audio will be positively balmy with special guests Eats Everything from DirtyBird, house wunderkid Huxley and the Maxxi Soundsystem. Also on the bill are Dusky, Neal Schtumm, Charles Green and Nick Sabin.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WHITE PARTY

Hed Kandi Bar, West Street, Brighton, 9pm to 4am, £15, 01273 739155

THE club brand takes on a festive white theme to welcome in 2013.

PUMP UP THE JAM NEW YEAR’S EVE

Coalition, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, 11pm to 3.30am, £15, 01273 722385

THE night dedicated to 1990s dance, house, hip-hop and pop brings Willerby and DJ Outbreak to their two-room NYE extravaganza.

NEW YEAR’S EVE GHOSTBUSTERS 1980S PARTY

The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, 10pm, from £7, www.itisstill1985.com

WHO you gonna call? The Haunt’s Saturday night 1980s party It Is Still 1985 plays the best of the decade against a backdrop inspired by the movie. Expect a few movie-themed surprises on the night – from Stay Puft Marshmallows to pink mood slime.

THE BIG ITCH NYE PARTY

Green Door Store, Trafalgar Street Arches, Brighton, 9pm to 5am, free, thegreendoor store.co.uk

THE clock gets turned back to the 1950s and 1960s with this night of rock and roll garage grooves.

Expect a set from a “mystery frat rock combo” and DJs from the Big Itch collective backed by screens of visuals from the golden age of trash.

NYE 2013

Funfair, King’s Road, Brighton, 9pm to 4am, from £15, 01273 757447

HEAD down early to FunFair for an exclusive prize raffle – with a £300 top prize, as well as the chance to DJ for 15 minutes during the night or pick the midnight song.

Jo Hotbam and Rich Pack will be playing a mix of anthems from The Cure to Calvin Harris. Look out for a golden ticket offer starting at £50 offering an open bar and various goodies during the night.

MASQUERADE BALL

Proud Cabaret Brighton, St George’s Road, Brighton, 10.30pm, £10, 01273 605789

THE New Year Supper Club is now sold out, but partygoers can still get tickets for the following Masquerade Ball.

BOOTY BAKERY X NYE PARTY

The Tube, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, 10pm to 7am, from £8, 01273 725541

MIXING chopped bass, hip-hop, house and “a chunk of booty” The Tube’s new Thursday night takes over for New Year.

On the bill are Blonde Chicks, Tom Baker, Joe G, Oli P and Ben White.

THE PHYSICS HOUSE PARTY

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Middle Street, Brighton, 8pm, free, 01273 749465

BRIGHTON’S own Physics House Band host a kaleidoscopic alternative New Year’s Eve party, featuring live bands, DJs and interactive art.

NEW YEARS EVE MASQUERADE BALL

The Honey Club, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, 9pm to 4am, from £15, 01273 709709

THE Honey Club is opening up all of its six rooms for New Year. Among the different dancefloors will be urban with DJ Dubl, house with Sevensins’s DJ Cheeky, Karl Bush and DJ Dobby, Good Times classic disco with Mick Fuller and dance anthems with Prok And Fitch, Squiz, Vince Frimpong and Kai Stafford in the main room – and two VIP rooms.

Champagne and canapes are available until 10.30pm.

NEW YEAR’S EVE APOCALYPSE

Madame Geisha, East Street, Brighton, 9pm to 4am, from £10, 07590 420899

MADAME Geisha’s Friday night Debonaire takes over to welcome 2013, with the theme of the last night on Earth – encouraging partygoers to go crazy with the champers.

Music from Debonaire resident Bill Blast, who will be playing the best anthems, house and chart remixes downstairs, with DJ Ali-Reza playing hip-hop, R&B and Bashment in the Asahi Lounge.

BASSFACE

The Volks, Madeira Drive, Brighton, 10pm to 10am, £10, Resident 01273 606312

BASS party rockers Freebass and Lunarcy have joined forces for this New Year special.

On the bill are Ray Keith and Bladerunner playing a three-hour back-to-back set, backed by Jumping Jack Frost and Bryan Gee, playing another three-hour classic dubplate set, the Freebass Crew, Mr Natural and the Lunarcy Soundsystem across two floors.

THE BIG NIGHT OUT

Oceana, West Street, Brighton, 9pm to 5am, £20, 01273 732627

SPREAD across seven rooms and three DJ arenas, Oceana is welcoming six DJs to bring in the new year.

Guests will get the full red carpet treatment, complete with paparazzi, a video countdown, and a bubbly reception until 11pm.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Funky Fish Club, New Madeira Hotel, Marine Parade, Brighton, 10pm, £12/£8, 01273 698331

THANK Funk It’s Friday’s Sean Quinn plays a mix of funk and soul classics.

The pubs...

BACK TO THE FUTURE NYE

The Hobgoblin, York Place, Brighton, 9pm to 4am, £15,01273 321400

STAY Sick and the Secret Door DJs host a New Year’s Eve party inspired by the classic Michael J Fox-starring movie trilogy.

Expect a 1950s Under The Sea Prom, futuristic 2015 disco and a Wild West party all under the same roof, complete with live performances.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Duke Of Beaufort, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton, 8pm to 2am, free, 01273 625429

THE Beaufort welcomes DJ YapYap from 9pm.

SPACE PARTY

The Ancient Mariner, Rutland Road, Hove, 8pm, £5, 01273 748595

DJ Justin Charles will be guiding an interstellar fancy dress night packed with aliens, martians and black hole shots, playing old skool, hip-hop, funk, soul, house and classics.

NEW YEAR’S EVE 0-60

The Black Lion, Black Lion Street, Brighton, 8.30pm, price to be announced, 01273 711884

THE Black Lion’s resident DJs play 60 years of rare vinyl to welcome in 2013.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Fiddler’s Elbow, Boyce’s Street, Brighton, 8.30pm, free, 01273 325850

SHELLY Mack from Beans On Toast bangs out the beats for a free party.

NYE PROHIBITION PARTY

The Fishbowl, East Street, Brighton, 9pm to 4am, free, 01273 777505

THE Fishbowl is transported to 1920s Chicago for a New Year’s speakeasy, backed by the best in Brighton’s DJ talent.

SLIP JAM NYE

The Hope, Queen’s Road, Brighton, 3pm to 2am, free, 01273 325793

PERFECT for anyone who wants to start early, the Slip Jam DJs are taking over both floors of The Hope with special guests Problem Child, Barzini Bros, Gizmo and Ceezlin.

There will also be a beat battle featuring three producers going head-to-head with the same sample, open mic sessions, live art and freestyle games.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH BETA HECTOR

Fortune Of War, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, 9pm, free, 01273 205065

TRU Thoughts’s Beta Hector hosts the seafront party with his mix of funk, jazz and soul.

GOOD VS EVIL FANCY DRESS SHOWDOWN

Freemasons, Western Road, Hove, 8pm, £5, 01273 732043

THE newly-refurbished Freemasons is hosting a night of heroes and villains, with the chance to taste delightful nectars and devilish potions, plus a series of games of skill and wit.

KINFOLK NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Globe, Middle Street, Brighton, 8pm to 4am, £5, 01273 770685

A TWO-FLOOR reggae, house, disco and boogie party featuring Soft Rocks.

90S GLADIATOR PARTY

The Mash Tun, New Road, Brighton, 9pm, free, 01273 684951

WHAT was apparently everyone’s favourite 1990s game show – or at least a definite guilty pleasure – is being recreated in the Mash Tun, with games, competitions and leotards galore.

BRIGHTON BLITZ VS GI JIVE NYE BLACKOUT #3

The Mesmerist, Prince Albert Street, Brighton, 8pm, £15, 01273 328542

TIME to break out the military dress as The Mesmerist moves from the 1940s home front to the rocking 1950s in the course of one night.

Expect cabaret, live music, DJs spinning the best in swing, jazz, big band, skiffle and rock ’n’ roll, plus plenty of surprises.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Norfolk, Western Road, Brighton, 9pm, free, 01273 733245

MC Cash Back leads the charge into the New Year.

THE STICK IT ON NEW YEAR’S EVE HOUSE PARTY

The Open House, Springfield Road, Brighton, 8pm, £10, 01273 880102

THE audience provides the music in Brighton club night Stick It On, with 15-minute sets for anyone who wants to volunteer. Any wannabe super DJs should get in touch to book a place at www.stickiton.org.uk/

NYE AT THE SIGNALMAN

The Signalman, Ditchling Rise, Brighton, 8pm to 3am, free, 01273 689783 to reserve a ticket

THE Ditchling Road pub goes back to the 1960s with special guests The Sunshine Soul Revue, who will be playing a mix of R’n’B and soul. 1960s fancy dress is optional, with a prize for the best costume.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Thomas Kemp, St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, 9pm, free, 01273 683334

JASON Lee is the special guest leading a sing-a-long of cabaret and classic tunes.

NEW YEAR’S MAYAN MELTDOWN

The Victory, Duke Street, Brighton, 8pm to 4am, free, 01273 326555

AS January 1 moves ever closer it looks like the ancient Mayans might have got their date for the end of the world wrong. Either that or they just didn’t have shops like The Calendar Club in those days.

If we’re all still here at midnight DJ Rob Taylor and friends will be playing party soul, punk, funk and dirty disco all night.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED NYE PARTY

The Western Front, Cranbourne Street, Brighton, 9pm to 3am, free, 01273 725656

WITH a great title like that who needs any more details, other than there will be DJs?

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA

The White Rabbit, Kensington Gardens, Brighton, 9pm, free, 01273 677655

HEAD back to the 1980s and 1990s under the guidance of DJ Capsun, with a prize for the best dance moves and period music icon.

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012: JUNGLE ALLIANCE

The World’s End, London Road, Brighton, 7pm to 4am, £5 in advance, £10 on the door, 01273 692311

JUNGLE Alliance Recordings brings a night of roots reggae, jungle, futuredub, breaks and bassline until the early morning, with headliner Trevor Sax and the Saxon Soundsystem International.

Support comes from Unity Hi-Fi, X-Nation, Redford, Platinum Sound, Ashton Le Bizzle, Inasound, King Spinner and more.

NYE UNIFORM PARTY

The Marlborough, Prince’s Street, Brighton, to 6am, £3, 01273 570028

WITH dating websites set up purely for those in uniform – or those into people who wear them – the uniform seems to have become sexy again.

The Marlborough is offering a prize for the best uniform, so probably best to leave the traffic warden clobber at home. Expect DJs playing retro and pop classics, and a free glass of bubbly on the door.

NYE PARTY TIME

The Fountain Head, North Road, Brighton, 7pm to 3am, free, 01273 628091

THE partygoers get to choose the music at The Fountain Head’s NYE bash.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Exchange, Goldstone Street, Hove, 8pm to 3am, free, 01273 821677

LIVE rock and blues covers from Zed’s Dead to ring in the New Year.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Sidewinder, St James’s Street, Brighton, 8pm to 3am, free, 01273 679927

BACK-TO-BACK party tunes from Cosmic Trigger Club, Jem Hannam, Breadbelly, Lady G and more.

NYE PARTY

Saint George’s Inn, Sudeley Street, Brighton, 9pm to 1am, free, 01273 694265

LIVE music to welcome in the New Year.

EUROTRASH CRAZY MOUSTACHE NYE PARTY

The Hop Poles, Middle Street, Brighton, free, 01273 207566

ANYONE regretting shaving off that porn star special for Movember will get the chance to relive their past glory with this free party at The Hop Poles.

Expect to hear the best Euro Swing in this Knead A Break Special featuring DJ Mass Evil.

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