New Year's Eve is a must for Electronic Dance Music performers. Sure, some play more than 100 gigs a year, but New Year's Eve is when everyone in the country wants to be out late and having a good time. For the second year, Music Times has tried to track down as many of the world's top ranked DJ's as we can so you know where you need to be come the last night of the year/first of the next. Check out our interactive map below to see what act will be closest to you.
We used DJMag.com's annual list of the Top 100 DJs as a starting point (it's a controversial list but the best bet we had) and then tracked down every performer on it to see if they had a show booked for 12/31. As of today (Thanksgiving), 59 of the 100 acts on the list have something scheduled. Keep your eyes locked here as we approach the day itself to check for updates. Many acts, such as no. 1 Hardwell, still haven't leaked where they'll be.
So what's your best bet? Seems like Los Angeles is the city for partiers this New Year's Eve. Multiple events across town account for ten of this year's Top 100, including heavy hitters such as Showtek and Blasterjaxx. Drive north to Oakland where four of the Top 100, including Armin Van Buuren, will be playing Oracle Arena in Oakland as part of POP NYE. The biggest events on the date has to be a battle between Skrillex/Diplo's party at Madison Square Garden and SOLID NYE in Vancouver, which features both Tiesto and Steve Aoki.
You're not totally out of luck overseas: Amsterdam will host multiple events while many Asian nations will feature appearances from Top 100 DJs—including India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.