Your 2019 Guide to New Year’s Eve Music Festivals Around the World
By / November 8, 2019

Photo Credit: Lights All Night

It’s the end of the decade and before we launch into the next iteration of the the Roaring Twenties, it’s time to gather for one last music festival. From festivals at ski areas to festivals in the sun, your options for a NYE fest have never been more plentiful than here in 2019, and below is our list of the best parties on the planet to ring in 2020.

Lights All Night 2019

When: December 27-28, 2019

Where: Dallas, TX

The Scene: The longest running EDM festival in Texas lights up New Year's Eve in Dallas with a roster of confetti exploding talent. The production is top-notch, with stages and light shows that has fans raving. Jump on a plane to Dallas and jump your way into the next year.

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More Info: Lights All Night 2019 Guide

Decadence Colorado 2019

When: December 30-31, 2019

Where: Denver, CO

The Scene: One of the largest NYE festivals in the world, Decadence Colorado, returns to Denver for their 9th anniversary celebration. Experience two full nights of mammoth sized arenas at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver filled with world-class talent, elegant decor, and gorgeous art installations.

More Info: Decadence Colorado 2019 Guide

Rhythm and Vines 2019

When: December 29-31, 2019

Where: Gisborne, New Zealand

The Scene: The first place in the world to welcome the first sunrise of the New Year -- welcome to the Rhythm and Vines Festival, New Zealand's aware winning NYE event. One of the island's largest camping festivals, the four-day festival takes place at Waiohika Estate in Gisborne.

More Info: Rhythm and Vines 2019 Guide

Sunburn Festival 2019

When: December 27-29, 2019

Where: Pune, India

The Scene: With attendance numbers pushing past 350,000 festies, Sunburn is the largest dance music festival in Asia. It's known for the insane stage production values, which have been called comparable to Tomorrowland, as well as the world class lineups with superstar DJs from around the world.

More Info: Sunburn Festival 2019 Guide

Countdown NYE 2019

When: December 31, 2019

Where: San Bernardino, CA

The Scene: 3...2...1...Countdown NYE! The Insomniac event ticks down the last hours of the year at the NOS Events Center in southern California with this massive EDM festival. The alien themed experience features stages like The Mothership, The Nebula, Area 51, and Twilight Zone along with warnings of an alien attack at midnight!

More Info: Countdown NYE 2019 Guide

Snowta Fest 2019

When: December 30-31, 2019

Where: Minneapolis, MN

The Scene: Known for it's amazing sound and production values, this indoor EDM fest is a two-day celebration in Minneapolis. Taking place over New Year's Eve in the Minneapolis Convention Center, expect a lineup filled with bass, dubstep, and live performances

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More Info: Snowta Fest 2019 Guide

Epizode Festival 2019

When: December 27-7, 2020

Where: Phú Quoc, Vietnam

The Scene: 'EPIZODE is a unique music and art festival annually held in Vietnam’s biggest and most blissful island - Phu Quoc. Festival’s main goal is bringing the latest electronic music trends to Asia, while showcasing the best regional talents in the same time. Epizode aims to become the winter hub of party goers, travelers and industry people, and to connect East and West.'

More Info: Epizode Festival 2019 Guide

Snowglobe 2019

When: December 29-31, 2019

Where: South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Scene: The annual SnowGlobe in Lake Tahoe has made good on their promise to bring a top-notch EDM festival to a ski town. SnowGlobe is loud. It’s flashy. Music shakes your chest. Fireworks explode. Imagine a club filled with thousands of EDM fans dancing and screaming and losing their minds. And it’s outside. In the middle of the winter.

More Info: Snowglobe 2019 Guide

The Falls Music Festival 2019-2020

When: December 28-5, 2020

Where: Australia Tour

The Scene: Straddling the new year, Falls Festival is a Australian traveling tour that hits up cities like Lorne, Byron Bay, Marion Bay, and Fremantle. All locations offer camping, proximity to the beach, and the sweet sounds of indie rock/pop. Three of the four stops have full rosters of music on New Year's Eve so this is an ideal spot to ring in the holiday.

More Info: The Falls Music Festival 2019-2020 Guide

Decadence Arizona 2019

When: December 30-31, 2019

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

The Scene: Where are you going to be when the ball drops on New Year's Eve? Hopefully, dancing your booty off in Arizona at this two-night festival with some of the hottest electronic artists in the country.

More Info: Decadence Arizona 2019 Guide

HiJinx Festival 2019

When: December 27-28, 2019

Where: Philadelphia, PA

The Scene: After a successful debut in 2018, HiJinx returns to ring in the new year at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The lineup is heavy with bass artists so be prepared for some head thrashing beats along with a spectacular light show.

More Info: HiJinx Festival 2019 Guide

Rhythm and Alps 2019

When: December 29-31, 2019

Where: Wanaka, New Zealand

The Scene: Bask in the southern summer of Rhythm & Alps, a 3-day music and camping festival that takes places in the beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand. The nearly 10-year old festival features more than 50 international and local acts spread across 4 unique stages. 10,000 festies show up every year to dance in the New Year and take in the gorgeous beauty of the area.

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More Info: Rhythm and Alps 2019 Guide

Contact Winter Music Festival 2019

When: December 27-28, 2019

Where: Vancouver, BC

The Scene: The largest indoor music festival in Canada brings 35,000+ to Vancouver for two days of winter-time beats. Across two stages, festies will find state-of-the-art technical production, pyro and incredible lighting.

More Info: Contact Winter Music Festival 2019 Guide

Audiotistic SoCal 2019

When: December 28, 2019

Where: San Bernadino, CA

The Scene: Two days before its alien themed sister festival, Countdown, rings in the New Year, southern California EDM fans warm up with Audiotistic. The single day fest is stacked with hip-hop, dubstub, and enough dance music to keep the beat going into next year.

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More Info: Audiotistic SoCal 2019 Guide

Lost Paradise 2019

When: December 28-1, 2020

Where: New South Wales, Australia

The Scene: Inspired by boutique festivals like Wilderness, Secret Garden, and Bestival, the Lost Paradise festival is a small capacity event with a mix of live acts and DJs across two stages. There's plenty to enjoy at this relaxed festival with art-installations, yoga, and culinary delights.

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More Info: Lost Paradise 2019 Guide

OMFG! NYE 2019

When: December 30-31, 2019

Where: San Diego, CA

The Scene: Let's go to San Diego! Now in it's ninth year, OMFG! NYE has been bringing the party to Pechanga Arena. The two-day electronic festival is an 18+ event.

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More Info: OMFG! NYE 2019 Guide

Beyond The Valley 2019

When: December 28-1, 2020

Where: Victoria, Australia

The Scene: One of Australia's premier events across the New Year's Even holiday, Beyond the Valley attendees experience art installations, sculptures, communal hubs, boutique bars, gourmet food trucks and morning yoga . This annual haven for festival fans boasts a carefully curated lineup across three uniquely designed stages

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The Cityfox Odyssey 2019

When: December 31-1, 2020

Where: New York City, NY

The Scene: Prepare yourself for a 27-hour journey from New Year's Eve straight into the next day. The Cityfox Odyssey transforms Avant Gardner into a two-block festival mecca with four stages and extended sets from incredible DJs.

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More Info: The Cityfox Odyssey 2019 Guide

Field Day Sydney 2020

When: January 1, 2020

Where: Sydney, Australia

The Scene: Make good on your resolution to attend more fests by starting the year off at the Field Day Festival in Sydney. This annual institution bucks the NYE trend by having their festival on the first day of the year, and what it day of music it has become. The multi-stage outdoor party has become one of the top annual gatherings of the summer season in Australia.

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More Info: Field Day Sydney 2020 Guide

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.