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New Year's Eve 2021 Rave Guide
Photo Credit: Insomniac

New Year's Eve 2021 Rave Guide

If your 2021 was anything like mine, it went by in the blink of an eye. There is less than a month until we ring in the New Year and with so many festivals to choose from, saying “Hello, 2022” is sure to be a blast.

Abduction |Seattle, Washington | 12/31


Taking a chip off the Countdown block, Insomniac brings the aliens to Seattle for this single-day event. Abduction brings artists Eric Prydz, Lane 8, Dabin, and Droeloe to the PNW patrons.

Countdown: New Year’s Invasion |San Bernadino, California | 12/31/2021-01/01/2022

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Bringing back their alien-themed New Year’s event to Southern California, Countdown features incredible artists across a plethora of subgenres. This two-day event features artists such as AC Slater, Alan Walker, Lil Texas, Kayzo, Flosstradamus, and more. Insomniac Events’ themed events always hit the nail on the head, so dust off those space suits and get ready for an event that is out-of-this-world. 

Countdown Campout|Okeechobee, Florida | 12/31/2021-01/01/2022

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The aliens really do be invading. Insomniac Events brings our third alien-themed NYE event to this list with a fire lineup including artists such as Gryffin, Zhu, Deadmau5, Funtcase, Valentino Khan, and so many other incredible artists. It would be a crime to miss the first year of this festival if you live in Florida.

Decadence NYE |Denver, Colorado | 12/30-12/31


Featuring artists such as Herobust, Steve Aoki, TroyBoi, REZZ, and Subtronics, Decadence Colorado is going to be a bass-heavy event this year. Taking a hint from the logo, guests are likely to see more gold this New Year’s Eve compared to 2019.

Decadence Arizona |Chandler, Arizona | 12/30-12/31

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Another diverse lineup coming at you courtesy of Decadence Arizona features the do-not-miss Seven Lions, Nora en Pure, Excision, Kaskade, and others. Travel packages are available for those coming out of state. So, pack your fuzzy jackets and get ready to count down at this two-day fest.

Hijinx |Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 12/30-12/31

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Hijinx brings it back this year with artists Illenium, Excision, Griz, Jauz, and more. Offering travel packages and afterparties, Hijinx is the perfect event for those of you who like to party well into 2022.

Lights All Night |Dallas, Texas | 12/30-12/31

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Robots, aliens, and disco! Oh my! A bass-heavy meets deep house festival highlighting artists such as Svdden Death, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Loud Luxury, and Malaa. Lights All Night promotes getting lost in their world and exploring their ‘planet of color, light and sound.’

Lights All Night |Minneapolis, Minnesota | 12/30-12/31

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The second location of Lights All Night switches it up with artists ATLiens, SIDEPIECE, Feed Me and more. And yes. There will still be robots and disco.

Moonlight Masquerade |Portland, Oregon | 12/31/2021-01/01/2022

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Another event for the bassheads, Moonlight Masquerade includes some artists not yet mentioned on this list. Kill the Noise, Jason Ross, Inzo, Ganja White Night, and Peekabo, for a start, but also must include Seven Lions. The name of the event has me wondering if the masks are for the eyes or for the mouth…

OMFG! |San Diego, California | 12/30-12/31/2021

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Coming back for its ninth year, OMFG! brings a multi-genre lineup of artists Cash Cash, Hex Cougar, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis and others to this two day fest. 

Provenance NYE |Dulth, Georia | 12/31/2021

One of the few single-day NYE events on this, Provenance NYE brings you a diverse lineup with artists Zomboy, Oliver Heldens, Minnesota, Trampa, and Fansis Derelle.

Saturnalia |Salt Lake City, Utah | 12/31/2021-01/01/2022


Named after the ancient Roman’s final city-wide celebration before the new year, Mutiny Music Collective brings the year down hard during this two-day event featuring Svdden Death, Kompany, Ubur, and others. If you live in Utah and you like it hard, this is the place to be on New Year’s.

Solaris |Toronto, ON | 12/26-12/27

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Another Canadian “Winter Music Festival,” Solaris brings two vibes to this two-day, two-room event featuring Drezo, BIJOU, Alesso, Zedd, and Borgore.

Celeste Wyre is a blogger at iHeartRaves

TAGS: Author - Celeste Wrye, Festival Bucket List, New Years Eve,

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