Somerset House Will Be Taken Over By A Festival-Style Party For New Year’s Eve 2021

Just the way to make up for last year.

As you’ll remember, New Year’s Eve 2020 was a bit of a non-event for obvious reasons. But, it looks like we’ll all be able to have a fiesta this year, so I guess you’ll just have to party twice as hard, right? New Year’s Eve 2021 London, here we go!

And what better place to do just that than at a takeover of London’s most iconic settings? If you thought festivals were reserved for the summer months, then think again: Somerset House are putting one on for the last hours of this topsy-turvy year. One hell of a night partnered with Moët & Chandon is on the way.

Image: Luke Dyson

As it’s winter, and as it’s Somerset House, we’ll just come straight and answer “yes” to that first thought on your lips–the ice rink will be open for you to skate your way into 2021. Plus, as a boogie is always the way to see out the year, DJs and a live pianist will provide a soundtrack for the whole shebang.

Catch live sets from – deep breath – Rory Phillips Trash and Durrr); Manara (BBC Asian Network, NTS); The Long Blondes (Rough Trade); Grainger (Rinse FM); Milk Shandy (Dalston Superstore); and Lexii (Alex Thomas), who will all be on hand to provide the late-night and late-year anthems.

Manara © Marieke Macklon

Plus, Later Youth (aka The Travelling Band’s Jo Dudderidge) will be host his very own piano bar, asking guests to join in with anthems from the likes of David Bowie and The Strokes.

But if you think that’s the only place in the vacinity you can sing ’til your lungs burst, you’re sorely mistaken. This NYE, Somerset House present “The Deadhouse”, a crypt beneath the courtyard that not many have even clapped eyes on. Down in these parts, you’ll find the Karaoke Dungeon, where attendees can share the stage with some of London’s finest drag queens, and is all hosted by east London’s LGBTQ+ club Dalston Superstore’s Karaoke Hole.

Dalston Superstore’s Karaoke Hole

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve if guests didn’t also have plenty of surprises in store, including many fun pop-ups (the nature of which cannot be revealed just yet), and a secret plan for the midnight ceremony. You’ll also find a festive food area on site, curated by Jonathan Nunn of cult food newsletter Vittles.

2022 can’t come soon enough, and we’d struggle to think of many better places to welcome it in. Tickets start at £55 and are on sale here.

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