For New Year’s revellers who don’t want the party to end, a number of events promise to turn up the speakers and dial back the clock across Melbourne.
Kicking off things at 7am with the early coffee run is St Ali’s Feels Good New Year’s Day Laneway Party. The South Melbourne roasters are celebrating their 15th birthday with a free street party, where acclaimed chefs including Curtis Stone, Andrew McConnell and Shane Delia will be dishing up while DJs Hvncoq, Finding Figaro, Ali Barter and Joey Lightbulb pump up the volume.
Ticketholders will also get their fill at Northcote’s Welcome to Thornbury food truck park, which is hosting Yo! Mafia, T-Rek, Brux, Brian Fantana, Airwolf, Boogs, Close Counters, Spacey Space and Silversix across four stages from midday.
Electronica fans are expected to have all the feels as international synth superstars decimate the decibels from 11am at Let Them Eat Cake at Werribee Park. This year’s line-up includes US artists Shigeto, TOKiMONSTA and Honey Dijon, together with the UK’s Denis Sulta, HAAi, Jon Hopkins, Madam X; Germany’s Cinthie; Denmark’s S.A.M.; Netherlands’ Tom Trago and local synthesist Harvey Sutherland.
Sold out event Sun Cycle NYD at Coburg Velodrome will stage Sampa the Great, CC:Disco, DJ Seinfeld, Floating Points, Freddie Gibbs, Jayda G, Adriana, Andras, Big Words, C.Frim and more; while annual house party, Closet NYD, at Collingwood’s revered gay club Gasometer will be non-stop dance beats from 2pm. Some lucky locals may still get in on the door.