If your 2023 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, 2024” is sure to be a blast. Here are some of the can't-miss New Year's Eve raves that are on our watchlist for this year.
Countdown: New Year’s Invasion | San Bernadino, California | 12/30/2023-12/31/2023
Bringing back their alien-themed New Year’s event to Southern California, Countdown features incredible artists across a plethora of sub-genres. This two-day event features artists like Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Matroda, Deadmau5, Fisher, Adam Beyer, and more. Insomniac Events’ themed events always hit the nail on the head, so dust off those space suits and get ready for an out-of-this-world event.
Decadence NYE | Denver, Colorado | 12/30-12/31
With some of the biggest artists gracing the lineup each year, Decadence is always one of the best spots to be in when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. There is no better place to bring in the new year than at this festival if you're in the Denver area, so put together your most sparkly fit and grab your tickets!
Decadence Arizona | Chandler, Arizona | 12/30-12/31
Another diverse lineup coming at you courtesy of Decadence Arizona features the do-not-miss Chris Lake, Slander, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and John Summit. 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 | 12/29-12-30
Hijinx brings it back this year with artists like Porter Robinson, Liquid Stranger, RL Grime, Rezz, Deadmau5, Skrillex, 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
Robots, aliens, and disco! Oh my! A bass-heavy meets deep house festival highlighting artists such as Champagne Drip, Chris Lake, Skrillex, Level Up, and more. Lights All Night promotes getting lost in their world and exploring their ‘planet of color, light and sound.’
Contact Winter Music Festival | Vancouver, British Columbia | 12/27-12/28
A fan favorite for the Vancouver area, Contact Winter Music Festival is the place to be in the Pacific Northwest for New Year's Eve. This year the annual festival includes heavy hitter acts like Above & Beyond and The Chainsmokers as well as newer favorites like Sudden Death and Subtronics.
Moonlight Masquerade | Portland, Oregon | 12/30-12/31
The Pacific Northwest has always had great festivals. From the events that happen in The Gorge to the hidden events that happen in the trees throughout the summertime, Oregon and Washington's local rave culture runs far and wide. Moonlight Masquerade is another favorite that you can add to your list, with a great lineup and a central location right in Portland.
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.