New Year's Eve clubbing
VINCE YALLOP Somewhere promoters have been running parties for the discerning New Year's clubber at Henry's in Norwich for a few years and aim to take standards even higher this year with soulful tech-house duo Layo and Bushwacka, bringing a globe-trotting year to an end.
Somewhere promoters have been running parties for the discerning New Year's clubber at Henry's in Norwich for a few years and aim to take standards even higher this year with soulful tech-house duo Layo and Bushwacka, bringing a globe-trotting year to an end. Expect lasers and "art meets dance" decor, plus a second room with club classics from the Pam's House Phunky team (8pm-3am). Tickets are £20 from the venue or somewhere4u.co.uk. There's also an after-party until 6am at Media.
Those wanting to go extra large can check out hard dance, house and trance extravaganza being put on by two of the region's biggest clubbing promoters - Pam's House and Big - who have dozens of DJs at Arena in Yarmouth (8pm-5am plus after party). Far too many names to mention here but leading the bill are K90 (Cambridge) and Kutski (Radio 1's In New DJs We Trust). Tickets £20 in advance from Further information at www.pamshouse.com; tickets from 08700 600100 and ticketweb.co.uk
Prince of Wales Road in Norwich will be full of revellers. Key events here including the 007 Ball at Liquid, which is getting itself all themed up and suggests you come as your favourite Bond character - advance tickets £9 at from www.tick.it; Mercy have residents Krazy Kev, Cheesehunters and Kingy in three rooms, £15 from ticketweb.co.uk and 01603 627666; Chicago Rock Cafe will be holding an Ice Ball, and they say get your suits and ball gowns ready, tickets £10 from www.tick.it; there's also similar event at Chicago's in King's Lynn, in association with Moet Hennessy, tickets also £10 from tick.it
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Norwich's leading alternative club The Waterfront combines its Meltdown indie night with its popular 80s and 90s, and there's the Wraith team upstairs with some darker alternative sounds, ticket £8 (NUS £7) from the venue and Soundclash.
And at Mustard in Norwich there's funk, hip hop and breaks with Spank and Twisted Skunk DJs on two floors (9pm-4am, £8 before 11pm).
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Over in Cambridge, The Junction has given the night to the Boomslang crew who have made it the biggest breaks night in the region this year. They see 2007 out and 2008 in with D Ramirez, Rennie Pilgrem and Meat Katie, £20 advance, 01223 511511.