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SoCal to Ring in 2018 with Massive Shows

Are you a Southern California resident or will you find yourself under its sunny skies this New Years weekend? Are you a fan of EDM (which we hope you are since you're on our site)? Are you still asking yourself where you will be when the clock strikes midnight?

If your answer was ‘yes' to any of these questions, I've got plenty of answers for you. Already a haven for nightlife, the city of angels is poised to host some of the biggest names in EDM this upcoming weekend. Not every event will be in Los Angeles, we've also got you covered on events in Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego! Either place you decide on ringing in 2018 will be a great one, check out the list below!

*a quick entry onto this list, though not on New Year's Eve, Above & Beyond's three-hour set this Friday is a must do to kick off the weekend!*


Los Angeles

Above & Beyond: Common Ground Tour
Los Angeles Convention Center

Is there a better way to kick off this holiday weekend than with the UK trance trio? Their highly anticipated Common Ground tour hits the L.A. Convention Center with an extended THREE-HOUR set. The trance heavy-hitters will be accompanied by Anjunabeats favorites Grum, Spencer Brown and Gabriel & Dresden in what is set to be an epic night for all trance lovers.

L.A. Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Doors open at 6:30 P.M.

You can purchase your tickets here.


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Create Nightclub

Head over to Hollywood Boulevard and pop that champagne in style with R3HAB. The Moroccan DJ will keep you dancing well into 2018 with hits like “Samurai” and “Flashlight”, EDM anthems on their own right.

Create will be hosting a string of DJs this New Year's weekend like Showtek on Thursday, Deorro on Friday and GTA on Saturday.

To grab tickets to R3HAB or any of Create's shows this weekend, click here.

Create Nightclub
6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors open at 10:00 P.M.

Mark Knight
Sound Nightclub

Just down the road from Create, near Hollywood & Highland sits Sound Nightclub who will be hosting Mark Knight on Sunday night. If underground house and bass is your scene, Sound Nightclub has you covered. From hit songs like “Alright”, “Man with the Red Face” and “Your Love”, Knight will keep you dancing all night with this open to close set.

Sound Nightclub will also be hosting Billy Kenny on Friday, Dec 29 if you need more house music in your life.

Purchase tickets to Mark Knight's All Knight Long NYE here.

Sound Nightclub
1642 N. Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors open at 10:00 P.M.

Markus Schulz
The Avalon Hollywood

Hollywood is definitely looking like the place to be this weekend as Markus Schulz makes his return to The Avalon for New Year's Eve. The Unicorn Slayer will be playing yet another open to close set, and this is definitely not one to miss. I rang in 2017 with Schulz (you can read my review of that here), and if trance runs through your veins, this is the place to go!

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Make it your “Destiny” to see Markus Schulz at The Avalon and get your tickets here!

The Avalon
1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Doors open at 9:00 P.M.

Gareth Emery

Gareth Emery just wrapped up a very successful year, thanks in part to his hit single “Saving Light”, which was just named A State of Trance's Tune of The Year. The UK DJ is sure to bring in the feels to any trance lover with hit songs like “Concrete Angel” and “Reckless”, and we're expecting top-notch production from one of the top venues in L.A.

Gareth Emery closes out ExchangeLA's “Road To NYE 2018” weekend, which will feature What So Not on the 27th, Illenium on the 28th and Duke Dumont on the 30th.

To purchase tickets for any of the shows at ExchangeLA this weekend, click here.

618 S. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Doors open at 10:00 P.M.

Dillon Francis
Shine Auditorium and Expo Hall

If you're ready to yell out IDGAFOS to 2017 and “Get Low” on the dance floor, then you need to look no further than to party with Dillon Francis at his IDGAFOS NYE Experience. With special guests Valentino Khan, Team Ezy, Whethan and Yung Pinch, this is going to be a party to experience! Don't forget to bring your Gerald pinata!

Tickets to Dillon Francis at the Shrine can be bought here.

The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall
665 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Doors open at 8:30 P.M.

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Inland Empire

Insomniac's Countdown New Year's Eve Music Festival
NOS Events Center, San Bernardino

The only party in the I.E. just so happens to be the biggest EDM New Year's Eve party in SoCal. The lineup for this edition of Countdown brings out the best of the best in EDM including Deadmau5, Porter Robinson, Flux Pavilion, Alison Wonderland, Borgore, Datsik, Illenium, Yellowclaw, W&W, Shiba San, Jauz, Zeds Dead, Galantis, GTA, Flosstradamus and Diplo just to name a few. This two-day music festival will host three massive stages and will bring the production value that Insomniac events are known for.

Single day and two-day passes to Countdown can be purchased here.

NOS Events Center
689 S. E St, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Doors open at 4:00 P.M.

Orange County

Resolution NYE 2018
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa

Two nights of revelry and EDM is what can be expected at the biggest party in the OC. Seven Lions, 3LAU, Illenium, Slander, Dirty Heads, Seedless and Young the Giant are among the names headlining this indoor two-stage festival.

Tickets to Resolution NYE can be purchased here.

Orange County Fair & Events Center
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

Time Nightclub

Danish DJ Morten will take to the stage at Time to ring in 2018 with his OC fans. The producer known for hits like “Certified”, “Beautiful Heartbeat” and “Kids” with Steve Aoki will surely bring Time to a standstill when the clock strikes midnight.

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Time Nightclub will also be hosting Deorro on December 28, Tritonal on the 29th and Gryffin on the 30th as part of their New Years Weekend.

Purchase tickets for any of these events here.

Time Nightclub
1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Doors open at 9:00 P.M.

San Diego

OMFG! NYE 2018
Valley View Casino Center (SD Sports Arena)

Tiesto, Zedd, Dillon Francis, Illenium, Kayzo, NGHTMRE, Ghastly, San Holo and many more will take to the stage over two-days in sunny San Diego. The former sports arena will host these talented EDM artists in what is sure to be THE place to ring in the year in America's Finest City.

Grab your tickets to OMFG! here.

Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
Doors open at 9:00 P.M.

OMNIA Nightclub

Garnering support from the likes of Tiesto, Blasterjaxx, Hardwell and Nervo is DJ/producer Savi. The Chicago native is set to countdown to 2018 at Omnia San Diego, where you can hear hits like “Home” (with Dash Berlin), “Breathe it In” and “Forever or Nothing” (with NERVO).

Omnia will also be hosting G-Eazy on the 29th and Deorro on Saturday the 30th.

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Purchase tickets to Savi at Omnia here.

OMNIA Nightclub San Diego
454 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Doors Open at 10:00 P.M.

Lane 8
Spin Nightclub

Anjunadeep favorite Lane 8 will be bringing the deep house vibes to Spin Nightclub on New Year's Eve. The talented producer, who was named a ‘future star' by Pete Tong, has seen massive success over the last few years with his ghostly ethereal tracks like “Fingerprint” “Without You” and “In My Arms”. San Diego's only after hours nightclub, Spin will also be hosting Dillon Francis on Saturday night.

Grab your tickets to Lane 8 here.

Spin Nightclub
2028 Hancock St. San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors open at 9:00 P.M.

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