Most of Berlin is a ghost town during Christmas with about 80% of the Berlin population (not a real statistic) leaving the city to visit family for the holiday season.

NYE on the other hand, seems to function the opposite way. For most of us here in Berlin, NYE is a chance to celebrate with friends amongst one of best electronic music/clubbing scenes in the world. Although there are many spots to lose yourself in on NYE in Berlin, clubs can get very busy, with long queues at the doors, so planning in advance and ticket purchasing is recommended when possible to avoid queuing for hours in the cold. Berlin has hundreds of clubs, most of which run new year parties, so we have put together a list of 5 recommendations to help you plan for an amazing start to the year:


Resident Advisor has listed HYTE NYE as one of the biggest NYE line ups in the world! This event boasts some of House & Techno’s heavyweights for a full 24 hours in the Funkhaus Berlin, a massive venue, which is normally used as more of an exhibition hall. Because this event is being promoted by an international brand and this space is not a traditional Berlin club with strict door policies and toilets covered in stickers and graffiti etc., you should have a much easier time getting in with tickets available . This party is sure to bring in the new year in a big way.

Here is the line up (in alphabetical order):

Room 1:
Adam Beyer
Chris Liebing
Nina Kraviz
Ricardo Villalobos
Tale Of Us

Room 2:
Alex & Digby
Andrea Oliva “Official”
Enzo Siragusa
Gregor Tresher
Monoloc (Official)
Steve Rachmad

What?: One of the biggest Techno & House NYE events in the world
Where?: Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin
When?: 31/12 1800 – 01/01 1800

Berghain Silvester Klub Nacht  

Berghain is normally one of the first words out of people’s mouths when talking about the Berlin club scene. For their new year’s celebration they are pulling out all the stops with a party stretching over 4 days with more than 40 artists on 4 floors, and a  line up which includes almost all of their residents. Advanced tickets for the event are not available this year so if you want to attend this crazy party you need to know the right people or get in line and hope for the best like everyone else.

Here is the line up:

Mykki Blanco
Ben Klock
Dr. Rubinstein
Etapp Kyle
Kangding Ray
LSD [Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell, David sumner (Fucnktion)]
Marcel Dettmann
Norman Nodge

Panorama Bar:
Anothnoy parasole
Danny Tanaglia
Gerd Janson
Massimiliano Pagliara
Nick Hopper
Roi Perez
Ryan Elloitt
Tama Sumo
The Black Madonna


Electroacoustic Salon:
B12 (live)
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement
Nathan Fake

Who?: Berghain, Panorama Bar
What?: One of the biggest parties of the year at one of the most notorious techno clubs in the world
Where?  Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin
When? 30/12 11:59 – 02/01 12:00 (4 Days!)

Tresor NYE 2017/2018

Tresor is one of Berlin’s oldestTechno clubs. Now in its second location beneath an active power station, its NYE line up seems to highlight the clubs connections in Detroit where they are planning on opening a sister venue using the ethics they are have developed in Berlin alongside a strong selection of local artists.   

Here is the line up:

DJ Stingray (313/ Detroit)
Helena Hauff (PAN/ Hamburg)
Silent Servant (Official) (Downwards, Jealous God/ Los Angeles)
Erika (Interdimensional Transmissions/ Detroit)
Madalba (Buttons/ Berlin)
Mareena (Tresor/ Berlin)
CEM (Herrensauna/ Berlin)

MIKE SERVITO (The Bunker/ New York)
Delta Funktionen (Delsin, Radio Matrix/ Berlin)
BMG (Interdimensional Transmissions/ Detroit)
Derek Plaslaiko (Interdimensional Transmissions/ Detroit, Berlin)
Handmade DJ Page (Tresor/ Berlin)

Live: S.Moreira (Slow Life/ Berlin)
Laurine (Slow Life/ Berlin)

Cecilio (Slow Life/ Berlin)
Dj Tree (Slow Life/ Berlin)
Alex Cliche (Glow, CDV/ Berlin)

Miss Italia (Tresor/ Berlin)

Who?: Tresor
What?: An all night NYE event at a long time running techno club under the site of an active power station.
Where?: Tresor, Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin
When?: 31/12- 01/01

Anomalie´s New Years Eve Transformation – Finissage

Anomalie is a super cool, pretty new art club in a Prenzlauer Berg industrial estate with several spaces offering exhibitions, live art, bands, DJs and dance floors for their first ever NYE party. This would be a good option if you are looking for something more than just a club night this new year. Different tickets are available at different price points. If you are looking to tap into the veggie/vegan buffet to keep you going throughout the late hours and into the new year, you’ll be looking at a 50€ ticket.

Here is the line up:

Abyssal Chaos (live hybrid)
Albert Voigt
Asem Shama
Ben Bear B2B Edward Ean
Friendly Ghost
Funkenstrøm *live*
Igor Ochoa
Jakob Seidensticker b2b Melina
Johnny Kaos
Josh Vox
Kevin de Vries
Marvin Hey
Nicorus & Shlomsen
Nick Beringer
Pistache & Enis
Reign Of Time
The Reason Y
Yetti Meißner

Who?: Anomalie
What?: An art and music event located at a new art space in Prenzlauer Berg.
Where?: Anomalie, Storkower Str. 123, 10407 Berlin
When? 31/12 – 02/01

Mont Blank – NYE

Last on the LFB NYE recommendation list is the infamous ://about blank. If you are looking for a friendly but pretty dirty 2 day long Berlin style rave then this club would be a very safe bet. Known for its relaxed door policy (compared to some other Berlin clubs) and strong local and international DJ selection,  About:Blank is a favorite amongst local and traveling ravers alike on any given night and is sure not to disappoint.

Here is the line up:

adriana lopez (grey report | modularz) (dystopian)
akmê (://about blank)
caleb esc (staub | mikrodisko)
carlos de brito (groove)
charlotte bendiks (cómeme)
christian s (kann | cómeme)
dj team instabil (dave lombardo)
dj xing (://about blank)
eluize (night tide audio)
hang aoki (prozac)
i/y -live- (staub)
iron curtis (office | achterbahn d’amour)
jessamine b2b barbara hofmann (://about blank)
kennedy (bar rotterdam)
kwaint b2b stigmer (poly|motion | valian kollektiv)
luz (room 4 resistance)
miss.rottenmeier (rattenbar)
montsignore blankflank (://about alm-öhi)
murat önen (objekt klein a)
olivia mendez (particules)
perm -live- (institut fuer zukunft)
resom (://about blank)
samuel gieben (love on the rocks)
stephanie sykes (vent | full panda)

Who: ://about blank
What: ://about blank’s NYE rave Mont Blank
Where? ://about blank, Markgrafendamm 24c, Berlin, 10245 Berlin
When? 31/12 – 02/01

Flyers courtesy of event pages and websites for events
Berghain Flyer (also featured in top image (cropped) created by: Virginie Kypriotis

Aaron Beattie

Aaron is a British Ex-Pat living in Berlin. In addition to working for LFB and contributing articles, he is also a music producer and DJ.