Get ready to party as Preston prepares for New Year’s Eve

Mobius Loop will be just one of the bands playing at The Ferret's New Year line-up.
Mobius Loop will be just one of the bands playing at The Ferret's New Year line-up.

Keep your champagne in the fridge and your slippers under the stairs because you won’t need either for where you’re going this New Year’s Eve. Whether you want to go to a club, a pub, a ball, a rave, a gig or a family night out you can do it all across Lancashire this December as Kate McMullin reports the best places to go this festive season.

Come over to the Dark-Cide at Preston’s 53 Degrees, for a New Year’s Eve party with a spooky twist.

As the student union didn’t hold a Halloween party this year, the ‘Dark-cide’ is a fancy dress combination of Halloween and New Year’s Eve!

With a mix of Goth, Industrial, Electronic, Alt, 80s, metal, party, and dance music there is something for everyone.

On December 31, doors open from 10pm to 3am for 18 and overs, with the potential to get on the early bird guest list for just £5.

Standard rate tickets are £6 or you can pay £8 on the door.

Being the last event of 2013, the first event of 2014 AND 53 Degree’s 13th birthday year, the night is guaranteed to be a big one... One big room – one huge big mix – one fabulous party!

The glamour factor has hit at Squires nightclub in Preston with a Hollywood-inspired New Year’s Eve Party.

Be ready for the lights, camera and action as you walk down the red carpet among Hollywood Oscar statuettes while you enjoy a cocktail and champagne reception.

DJs Mickey Blue Eyes and Paul Mac will bring you the best dance, R’n’B, chart, party and pop from 2013 and beyond.

2-4-1 cocktails will be on throughout the night, and there is even a chance to win your own Hollywood Oscar.

Doors open at 10.30pm until 4am. Online ticket purchase is £5, £8 on the door.

It may be an enormous cliché, but some things really are worth waiting for, and this New Year’s Eve, two of Preston’s best loved underground rave titans join forces for the very first time at the Adelphi.

For No Reason and Beats of Rage are set to adopt the city centre watering hole The Adelphi for their December 31 blow out.

The landmark bar and restaurant may seem like an odd choice of home for two of the city’s powerhouses of the dark and dingy, but this will not be the Adelphi you’re familiar with.

Sordid schemes are in place to transform the bar into a singular rave space, filled only with high end sound systems, minimal lighting and a hoard of dirty stop-outs.

Doors open to over 18s at 9pm until 4am, with a £5 ticket price.

You would be mad to miss everything from dub techno to deep house, bass music to Balearic disco, acid house to Abba edits, on two floors of dance floor-primed sonic wares.

Get into the time machine that is Lofty’s Aurora, and travel back to 1891 for this New Year’s Eve.

Top hats, 1981 costumes, tarot fortune tellers, dancers, lasers, cannons and music will encompass you this New Year’s Eve with a line-up of Audiokast plus guests – playing progressive, commercial and classic house music.

DJs on the night, will be from Spooned (Ibiza*UK) and include Ryan Daniel and residents with their Deep House Party Vibes.

This is no ordinary party, as Lofty’s is no ordinary venue, so expect the unexpected.

Doors open from 8.30pm until 6am.

Ticket entry is £7 (including a drink) or £8 on the door.

Special offers are available for larger groups.

Club Tonic has prepared the perfect mixer this New Year’s Eve with some of the biggest names in rap, drum & bass and UK garage to bring you a proper all night party that will keep you dancing well into 2014.

The ALL night event, from 6pm right through to 6am, has something for everyone across a spectrum of underground music styles with DJs, MCs, artists and selectors bringing the vibes from the start!

Shotta TV is proud to present one of the biggest 
line-ups to ever hit Preston, which includes Basslayerz- DJ Slipz, MC Spyda and MC Bomma as just some of the many names to perform on the night.

And when you thought it was all over, there is even an after-party in the Bears Paw Pub downstairs.

Tickets are on sale for £15.

What better way to end the year than with the biggest Rinse-Out yet at A and D lounge bar Preston.

With two headliners, including The King of Amen, and with support from some of Preston and Manchester’s biggest junglists, this is going to be the New Year’s Eve party that you won’t want to miss!

With a line up including: Remarc (Sub-urban base, Kemet, street Tuff, Dollar, White House, Planet Mu) Junglord (Labelless, Unjustified records) Nanny Banton (Amen Brother, Relapse, BMT) Krafty PK (Unjustified records, Operation Sound system)

Mr.Mac (Rinse-Out) Thelemic (Rinse-Out) and Neil D (Preston fm, Shotta tv) there is no need to go outside of Lancashire this New Year’s Eve.

Doors open from 10pm til 6am with a £10 entry price.

If you’re craving another Christmas dinner, then you don’t have to wait until next year, as Samlesbury Hall – the famous Tudor mansion in Samlesbury, near Preston, is putting on a fabulous hot carvery this New Year’s Eve, at a celebratory Ceilidh Dinner and Dance.

With an amazing location, guaranteed amazing food, and a chance to bring back those school day memories with an old school band providing the entertainment, Samlesbury Hall is a winner for all this New Year’s Eve.

Doors open from 8pm until 1am with an entry price at £68.50.

Booking is essential, and open to all over 15. Call 01254 812010 for information and tickets.

Free parking is available.

Preston Masonic Hall is serving up a treat this New Year’s Eve with a Gala Banquet and Ball night.

In a fabulous venue with a great atmosphere, you will enjoy a six-course meal, and will be entertained by DJ Simon George throughout the evening. Ladies, buy yourself a new cocktail dress, and gentlemen, dust down your dinner suits ,because this night is about all things fancy.

Doors open at 7pm until 1.30am. Ticket price is £48, and is available to over 18s only. Call 01772 252170.

You can bet on having a good New Year’s Eve this year at Park Hall’s winter in Vegas event.

Park Hall Chorley will set the scene for an evening of glamour, excitement and sophistication in a Vegas fuelled night complete with casino.

A Champagne cocktail reception will be served on arrival, while you try your luck in the fun casino, complete with full size tables and experienced croupiers, before sitting down to enjoy a sumptuous five-course gala dinner. The casino continues after dinner accompanied with music from the resident DJ who will keep you dancing all the way to 2014.

The event calls for smart dress with black tie optional and is open to over 18s.

Doors open at 7.15pm until 1.30am with an entry price of £63.95. Book now on 0845 450 1320 or visit www.lavenderhotels/Park-Hall.

Park Hall Hotel, Chorley is also offering fun for all the family this New Year’s Eve with a four-course festive carvery style meal with a superb family entertainer to amuse the children.

Guests will be greeted with a champagne cocktail reception including a ‘kiddie cocktail’ for the little ones followed by a scrumptious four course festive carvery dinner.

Adult tickets are priced at £51.95, while child tickets (for children aged from two to 14) are priced at £25.95, under two-year-olds are free.

Special accommodation rates are available from only £57.95 pp, bed, full English breakfast and a late checkout. Guests are entitled to full use of the hotel’s leisure club facilities for all the family throughout the stay.

Doors open at 6.30pm until 1am. Last entry is 7pm.

Book now on 0845 450 1320 or visit www.lavenderhotels/Park-Hall.

From December 29, The Ferret pub in Preston has a line-up of events to keep you entertained over the festive period.

Artists Mobius Loop, Susie Jones Band, Bad Cardigan and the Bear Around Your Neck will all perform on December 29, while the following night sees Nihilism Incarnate and Nobody perform. It doesn’t end there, as The Ferret will hold a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31 until 2am.

All events are free entry, with doors opening on the 29th at 6pm, and at 8pm on the 30th and 31st.

Roper Hall in Preston is asking you to bring in the New Year at their exclusive attic event.

You will start the night as you mean to go on with a free glass of bubbly and a free shot on entry, which is all included in the £3 entry fee!

Roper Hall is having a Bonus Quid’s on New Year’s Day with drinks for only £1 all night from 8pm.

Doors open at 8pm until late.

For a rousing close to the year, you can’t wrong with the Last Night of the Preston Proms, at the Guild Hall.

The Manchester Concert Orchestra will perform pieces by Ravel, Bizet and Rossini, among others, as well as favourites such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. All before a midnight Proms finale and indoor fireworks.

Tickets cost from £28.50, and to book you should visit www.prestonguildhall.com or call 0844 844 7710.