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Party like it’s 1999! Discover the fab NYE events taking place virtually

Here's how you can celebrate from the comfort of your own sofa

Nothing, and we mean nothing, comes between a raver and their rave – not even 2020.

While you may not be able to wave glow sticks and blow whistles outside your four walls until the sun comes up, there’s nothing to stop you from doing so indoors.

And fortunately for party enthusiasts, there are fat beats and big drops aplenty taking place across virtual events on New Year’s Eve to make December 31 a night to remember.

Thanks to our trusty pals over at Time Out, they have collated the top online parties happening around the world so all you need to do, is take your pick of your favourite.

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Rave to the Moon

As if the name isn’t enticing enough, there’s actually a quirky reason behind it too.

The event organisers calculated that every dancing adult makes 6,000 steps over the course of an hour on an average night out. So, if 16,000 ravers tune in during the stream, collectively they will make some 577million steps – roughly how far away the moon is.

If the gimmick isn’t enough to sway you, then the big names will be as DJ Yoda, Mr Scruff, and Beardyman will play sets to bounce around your living room from 8pm-1am.

For more info, click here: Rave to the Moon.

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BTS

If you haven’t already been sucked into the infectious, bubble-gum pop world of BTS, then slip those twinkle toes into your dancing shoes and get your groove on.

This global phenomena are headlining a huge show just outside Seoul that will feature other K-pop artists like NU’EST and GFriend, and will get any Scroodge from the sofa up dancing.

For more info, click here: BTS.

Jean-Michel Jarre at Notre-Dame

[Credit: Jean-Michel Jarre at Notre-Dame]

We’ve seen Tupac, Whitney Houston, and Amy Winehouse ‘perform’ to audiences as holograms, now Jean-Michel Jarre will follow suit using technology to play at Notre-Dame.

The synth king’s avatar will take over France’s most famous place of worship, while he actually performs live from a studio nearby.

Viewers will be able to access the action from their laptops, although those with VR headsets will be fully submerged amongst the strobes as they join in via virtual reality.

For more info, click here: Jean-Michel Jarre at Notre-Dame.

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Tomorrowland Festival

For a night of EDM glory, then you’ll need to get lost in the magic of Tomorrowland.

With world-class acts, including David Guetta and DJ Snoopadelic (Snoop Dogg’s new project), the Belgian festival boasts an impressive line-up across four digital ‘stages’.

For more info, click here: Tomorrowland Festival.

Times Square Ball Drop

If the Big Apple is more your scene, give the Times Square Ball Drop a whirl.

Here, you can live-stream a series of performances from the square. Trust us, it will all be worth it for headliner Gloria Gaynor singing the poignant lyrics of I Will Survive at the stroke of midnight.

For more info, click here: Times Square Ball Drop.

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Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of Scotland’s most iconic annual celebrations, and this year they’re going virtual with a line-up of performers taking part across December 28 and 31.

Doctor Who star David Tennant has already been announced, as well as Scottish poet laureate Jackie Kay and Celtic fusion band Niteworks, with many more still to come.

For more info, click here: Hogmanay.

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