New Year’s Eve in Bali promises to be the island’s biggest celebration since 2019. With two years of Covid-19 related travel restrictions and social distancing mandates all but out of the way, visitors and residents in Bali are free to start 2023 with a bang.
The island’s biggest nightlife venues, hotels, and tourist hotspots are all putting on huge parties to call in the New Year. Tickets are selling fast, with some events already sold out. Here is your rundown of Bali’s Biggest New Year Parties.
It seems only fitting to pick the guide off in Canggu. The surfing hotspot is fast becoming Bali’s leading tourist destination. This year Canggu has affirmed its place as the island’s party capital. Venues in the ‘Gu are going all out to ensure that this year’s countdown is the best. Finns Beach Club has announced that tickets have completely sold out for their NYE event featuring Diplo.
In 2022 Canggu welcomed a new beach club onto the scene. Atlas Beach Fest will be celebrating its first new year as Bali’s number one lifestyle destination. The venue has booked world famous Timmy Trumpet to headline their three-day New Year festival. Timmy Trumpet is best known for chart-toppers like ‘Freaks’ and ‘Call Me’ featuring R2HAB. Racking up over 9.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Timmy Trumpet is regarded as one of the most prolific live performers on the circuit this decade. Party-goers can snap up tickets for the big night as a one-day pass or as part of a 2 or 3-day festival pass.
Sticking in Canggu, the world-renowned Cafe del Mar has secured headline act Sam Feldt for their New Year’s Eve party. The dutch musical legend will host a live DJ set to welcome 2023 in style. Cafe del Mar, known as ‘the home of chill,’ brings Meditteranean vibes of Ibiza to the Island of the Gods. Partygoers can expect to hear Feldt’s international hits, including ‘Follow Me’ featuring Rita Ora and ‘Post Malone’ featuring RANI.
Edging down the south coast, New Year’s Eve events in Seminyak are promising to be epic. Desa Potato Head has a full program of music events throughout the festive season. On Friday, 23rd December, the venue famed for its regenerative values will host Night Moves, with headliners Young Marco, Yu Su, and Jonny Rock. On New Year’s Eve, Desa has booked Ben UFO to bring his “genre-defying mix of electronic gems to set the effervescent party mood”, as well as Ivan Smagghe, Manfredas, HAAi, and Saoirse bringing some of the best electric musicians in the world for a one-of-a-kind event.
Ku De Ta in Seminyak will be laying on one of their biggest NYE events to date. Their Club Tropicana-themed event will be topped off with a fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. The team at Ku De Ta has booked one of the world’s most famous 90s house music legends. Crystal Waters will perform live, including her number one track, “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”.
In Ubud, Zest will be hosting over 50 artists across three stages in a ‘joyous celebration of music, community, connection, & dance’. The vegan restaurant is hosting an immersive festival for the community. Tickets are limited to just 500 with a donation from every ticket sold, funding a tree to be planted through their partnership with Trees4Trees.
Down in Ulutwau, party-goers are equally spoiled for choice. Ulu Cliffhouse is hosting an epic NYE party with headline music from Andy Chunes, Josh D, James Taylor, and Per QX. Entry is free though VIP table bookings are available. Savaya Bali will host Grammy award-winning Black Coffee on New Year’s Eve. Standard tickets have sold out, but a few VIP tables are still available.
Savaya is running a series of live events titled ‘Law Of The Jungle’ from 30th December until 26th February. The program features an incredible lineup of international music icons, including Rufus Du Sol and Seth Troxler.
In Nusa Dua, the newly opened Canna Bali is celebrating their first New Year with a live DJ set from Dash Berlin, who can boast 57.8 million streams on Spotify this year alone.
In Kuta and Legian, parties will be pumping from early afternoon long into New Year’s Day morning. Karma Kandara is hosting an extravagant South American Gala with music from Beth Yen and Jon Sa Trinxa. LXXY’s New Year festivities are promising to be some of the biggest in Legian. The nightclubs are hosting Le Twins and Ben Nicky on the big night.
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