New Year’s Eve. You either either love it or you hate it. Or you watch Jools Holland. Either way, there’s a lot going on in Birmingham to see in the new year, so here’s a NYE selection.
If you want to dance your way into 2012, there are plenty of clubs offering NYE nights. Gatecrasher have got 2manydjs, Eric Prydz, AN21 and Max Vangelli, Bigger Than Barry are at The Old Crown, Eclectricity at the HMV Institute with Chase & Status and Annie Mac, Hott Date are doing a thing at Hennesseys and Glas will meet Face at The Rainbow. Everywhere else has got a thing going on though.
If you’d rather keep things slightly more pub-based, then Island Bar and The Victoria are getting together for a joint celebration. Sam Redmore and This is TMRW are looking after the Hare and Hounds and there’s a ‘live fast and die young’ fancy-dress night at The Fighting Cocks in Moseley. Your local will probably be open too.
Not to be outdone, Birmingham City Council are putting on “low level pyrotechnics” in Victoria Square while the Big Screen will show the BBC One New Year Celebrations between 10pm and 12.30am.