You can only start 2019 off once, so you better do it right. What better way to ring in the new year than to dance the night away with your best rave outfit and your squad by your side? That’s why we gathered the best NYE music festivals around the country. While everyone else is watching the ball drop, you’ll be hearing that bass drop.



It’s time to get your bass face on with Radiance NYE in Milwaukee. New Year revelers will be treated to a heavy hitting lineup, featuring not one but TWO headliners. The likes of Excision and Zeds Dead will bring down the house at the massive Wisconsin Center located downtown.

Backing up the co-headliners are Bear Grillz, Riotten Whipped Cream, and Spock.

The event is inside, so leave the totems, hula hoops, and glow sticks at home. Make sure to plan accordingly to keep hydrated, because hydration packs are prohibited.

It’ll run you $94.00 for a GA ticket, plus about $27.00 in fees.



Billed as an upscale 21+ new years eve party, Resolution combines high class with the festival experience. The event takes place at Denver’s historic McNicholas Building, which is already an impressive art gallery. There will be 3 levels of dance parties, DJ’s, live music, and entertainment. And get this, there will also be an open bar staffed with 38 bartenders.

Resolution also promises a mind blowing audio and visual display as the clock strikes midnight.

Dress to impress, and dance your heart out at Resolution NYE!

Tickets start at $119.00 for Tier 2, and that sale ends Dec 27.

HOLY SHIP 12.0/13.0

Port Canaveral, FL

12.0 JAN 5-9

13.0 JAN 9-12

All aboard! Holy Ship takes two awesome experiences and packages them into one. Go full speed ahead on a cruise like none other, featuring your favorite EDM artists.

Unfortunately, if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for 12.0, you’ve missed out because they are sold out. However 13.0 still has cabins available.

Holy Ship 12.0 features 11 artists including Rezz, Jauz, and Zeds Dead, and 13.0 features 15 artists including Fisher, Griz, and Malaa

There’s no shortage of stuff to do, with autograph signings and flip-cup tournaments to karaoke contests

But don’t worry, the scenery won’t get old because the party ship will dock and you’ll be treated to amazing sets on beautiful beaches.

It’s the tropical party you need to start the year off right.

The cheapest cabin will run you $849.00


DEC 31 - Greensboro, NC

Bassheads unite, because NYE 360 returns! As the world makes another circle around the sun, you’ll be watching Bassnectar make a circle with the incredible 360 degree, rotating stage.

You’ll be grooving to the likes of G Jones b2b Eprom, Manic Focus, and Anna Morgan.

It’s located at the massive Greensboro Coliseum Complex

You’ll find enhanced sanctuary spaces and unlimited free water stations around the 100% free roam venue.

If you’re a dedicated Bassnectar fan, you have no choice. Be here on New Years Eve.

Tickets start at $160.00 plus fees.

NYE 360 is running a support drive for North Carolina hurricane relief. You can find an option to donate as you purchase your ticket.



Bass me up, Scotty! This next festival is out of this world! Aliens have taken over, and it’s time to party.

This space themed festival features acts such as Zomboy, Snails, Zedd, and Herobust.

You’re sure to have all your senses stimulated, with interactive feats of technology, and showcases of color and light.

You get your choice of four interstellar stages: The Mothership, The Nebula, Area 51, and Twilight Zone.

In terms of visuals, this is the place to be.

GA tier 4 tickets will cost you $129.99 plus fees.



V2 Presents is throwing Utah’s biggest EDM NYE celebration. Indulge in your last night of 2018 with Adventure Club, Getter, BTSM, Downlink, So Down, and A.O.T.

It’ll sure to be a rager wither plenty of bangers! Grab your squad and head to Decadence SLC

It’ll run you $55.00 for GA tier two tickets plus about $16 in fees.



If you are ANYWHERE near Arizona, this is where you need to be on NYE. Heck, even if you’re not near Arizona, get there… because this is where you need to be. This heavy hitting lineup will blow you away. Ready?

You have the masked marvel, Marshmello. The DJ who recently shot to the top of the charts as well as making appearances on shows and contests like American Ninja Warrior.

You have DJ Diesel…. or maybe you know him better as Shaquil O’Neal. Yes, Shaq moved from the court to the stage to blast you with a heavy, mind-blowing set. DJ Diesel, guaranteed to fuel your party.

Rezz will be there, what’s a festival without those swirly eyes and her gritty style? You definitely notice a change in the crowd’s energy whenever Rezz starts her set.

Coming back from an extended hiatus is… drum roll please… Skrillex! Yes, it’s the moment fans have been long awaiting. You don’t want to miss this!

Tickets are now $219.00 on tier four pricing.


12/30-12/31 DENVER, CO

Prepare yourself. The Decadence franchise continues to deliver. With Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Marshmello, Skrillex, Illenium, and many more will throw down for the 2 day festival.

It’ll be a sea of beautiful lights and incredible production, and it all takes place in downtown Denver.

Hydration packs are allowed, just make sure they have no more than 2 main pockets and one small pocket.

A two day pass will cost you $129.99


12/29-12/31 SAN DIEGO, CA

Three days of the hottest dance music will have you saying OMFG! Grab your rave crew and come out to San Diego to fist pump your way into the new year!

The three headliners for each day are Kaskade, Illenium, and Porter Robinson.

The festival is in its 8th year… so you can their experience will enhance your experience.

OMFG will rock the house at the massive Valley View Casino Center with it’s bass-blasting lineup.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you’re limited to the 29th only. All other ticket packages are sold out. But you can still see Kaskade and more for just under $70.00 so that’s pretty cool.

Happy New Year!

Wherever you end up going this NYE, just make sure of two things.

1) You’re surrounded by your best friends

2) You’re listening to great music

So party on, and remember, this marks the beginning of the 2019 festival season! Let’s make it a great one!

written by,

Matt Herman


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