New Year's Eve always creates a challenge for every raver: choosing which festival to spend the start of the new year at. It seems like every year the choosing gets harder and harder as more lineups are popping up all over the country.
However, while the lineup is obviously important, there are tons of other factors when choosing the New Year's Eve fest that's right for you!
Luckily for me, there's one of the best New Year's Eve festivals that's right in my own city - Decadence Colorado. If you're not fortunate enough to live in colorful coloRADo, trust me when I say this is one event that's worth traveling to! In fact, this will be my third year attending Decadence and the first time I don't have to travel to Denver to attend (thanks to a move earlier this year).
Lineup By Day:
Day 1, Dec. 30th: Bassnectar, Boys Noize, Cash Cash, Clozee, Feed Me, Ganja White Night, Jai Wolf, Mersiv, Oliver Heldens, Softest Hard, Tchami & Malaa, Tiësto, Whethan
Day 2, Dec. 31st: Cosmic Gate, Diesel, Don Diablo, Fisher, Gareth Emery, Graves, Louis the Child, Rezz, San Holo, Slander, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead
The Sweet Venue
Some people are excited to embrace the outdoors for NYE, which is totally cool if that’s your thing. However, I do not get along well with the cold, so I’m looking forward to being toasty indoors. Plus, this means I can rock my super cute NYE rave outfit, which does not involve having to layer. The Colorado Convention Center proudly boasts three stages with plenty of room to dance and plenty of room in between stages to eliminate noise competition. Pro tip: I highly recommend wearing sweatpants to the venue and stashing them in your backpack for the walk home. Last year it was 5 degrees outside, which made our 10-minute walk feel like an hour!
Image Courtesy of Decadence
Because it's in Denver!
In addition to two days of stacked music, this location of this event freakin' rocks (I may be biased since I live here, but I don't care - it's the truth!). Downtown Denver boasts good food, great craft beers, and guarantees good times. I love that there's so much to do in this city. If you have the option to extend your trip to do some exploring, I would highly recommend it. Another great thing about Decadence - there are many hotels within walking to the Convention Center. Many of them are pretty affordable, especially compared to other New Year’s Events (as long as you plan ahead and book relatively early!) Last year, we stayed at the Sheraton downtown which was a quick 10-minute walk to the venue! I recommend checking out the "Find Hotels" feature on the Decadence website - it’s super convenient and easy to use!
The Colorado Convention Center boasts 2,200,000 square feet for dancing all night long. And yes, it also contains a larger-than-life statue of a Blue Bear outside the front of the building. (Image Courtesy of Decadence/Badastronaut)
The Performers and Production
Performers always make my day at events, but NYE is one of my favorite holidays (next to Halloween), so I’m extra stoked to see the performers at Decadence. They always do a great job with the styling and outfits - I can’t wait to see what they do this year! Last year the production was insane at Decadence and I can't wait to see what's in store this year!
Image Courtesy of Decadence
Decadence Tickets are moving FAST for this event, so get yours while you can! If you can't afford a ticket, I definitely recommend hopping on the payment plan option!
See you in Denver!
Wondering what to wear to Ultra? The most important thing to consider when choosing your Ultra outfits is to make sure you can dance all day and night comfortably. It’s definitely a music-heavy festival so you’ll most likely be on your feet most of the time. Check out these styles for some fabulous rave outfits inspiration.