The Secret Bali Life New Years and New Years Day Guide Version 2.0


Bali is synonymous with great parties and good times and there is no night bigger on the party calendar than New Years Eve! With SO many options it can be quite a daunting, time-consuming challenge to work out the best option for you… so we have narrowed it down to make life a lot easier for you…


Celebrate end of year at one of the hottest spots in town: that’ll be up in the Attika Bali. They may be new but they’ve been bringing awesome vibes and cool line-ups playing to the beat of house and electronic that’s well worth your time, including for their NYE 2018 party. Nestled above the perennial favorite for casual clubgoers, La Favela, Attika kicks off the party with a killer set of rising stars in the local DJ world such as Adamdado (one of the founders of Lockstock Music), Bian, Lalu, and Musa Nova.

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The Jenja Lab is open for business on NYE. One of the few clubs that offer that underground club vibe on the island, Jenja spare no expense for their new year party as they fly in the leading figure of German deep house, Marcus Worgull, (Innervisions/de), who is set to heat up the dance floor along with other top-notch performers like Wisdy, Mamsa, and Andy Chunes at the main room; while Waxfiend (one of Europe’s most sought after DJ who is able to create a unique sound mixing a variety of genres from dancehall, hip-hop, house, R&B, dubstep to pop), Syviov, and Dubwill manned the foyer. It’s going to be a hot NYE party!

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2018 will certainly end with a Balearic bang at Karma Kandara as they have brought in a trifecta of powerhouse Ibiza renowned spinners to their Times Square Countdown NYE party, starting with Pete Gooding, an inductee of Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame on BBC Radio 1; Chris Coco, who’s gone through from acid house phase in the 80s to the vibrant Balearic scene; and Jon Sa Trinxa, another Balearic legend who’ll further elevate the new year vibe along with the fireworks.

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Ku De Ta - NYE 2018 PARTY

It’ll be an upbeat party with a dash of soul at Ku De Ta’s NYE celebration as HanLei are set to put in a performance worthy of an occasion such as New Year’s Eve. HanLei is Hannah K and Aleysha Lei who have been lending their soulful voices to Grace Jones’ tour as backing vocalists for the past 10 years, now ready to achieve stardom on their own 4 feet.

To further round out the starry night will be KDT’s ready, willing and able residents Loco Hero; deep house master, Glynn Tandy; and Hot Stuff Disco founder and Bali legend, Stu Mac.

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Go mano e mano with the one and only Marc Roberts as he brings the good stuff for Mano Beach House’s NYE 2018 party. Marc has been a prominent fixture in the dance scene across the globe, spinning in seminal clubs that include Watergate, Fabric, D-Edge, and Chinese Laundry; as well as world-class festivals like Kazantip, Creamfields, and Global Gathering. Local legends Doctoryez and Ones are also highly talented and welcome additions to the line-up for some seriously good music and vibes.

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OMNIA - NYE 2018

On New Year’s eve, you’ll probably feel a “Welcome to Miami” vibe as DJ Ruckus rocks OMNIA’s NYE event! The red-hot OMNIA will spin a sexier straight up hand in the air party for their NYE celebration as the globally-renowned Hakkasan Las Vegas resident DJ is on duty to complement the festivities.

The GQ-crowned “Most Sought After DJ in the World” and celebrity darling is super popular for his hip-hop-, R&B-infused dance tracks that’ll sway your body in the new year. Apart from Ruckus, on hand to accompany the last sunset of 2018 is DJ Victoria (one of the one-to-watch DJs in Singapore’s dance music scene) as well as OMNIA’s killer resident DJ team, Boyd, Flip, Solstice, and Halim Ardie.

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Go wild at the Potato Head Beach Club New Years Eve celebrations with the internationally acclaimed and highly vaunted Disclosure on hand to supply your beats and basslines.

Comprised of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, Disclosure is a multiple Grammy-nominated artist, starting with their 2013 album, Settle, which was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2013, and which also propelled them into stardom with the hit single Latch featuring Sam Smith. Next year, they’re in the race again for the Grammy’s Best Dance/Electronic” for the single Ultimatum featuring Fatoumata Diawara.

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SugarSand is aiming high for their NYE 2018 debut party by putting on stage the eclectic DJ Karizma to party the night away into the early hours of 2019.

The legendary Baltimore resident is a charismatic (pun intended) dance music virtuoso thanks to his classic first solo album, A Mind of its Own and the single Twysted, as well as a true pioneer (also intended) and master of the digital-deck based CDJ. Expect a tryst between his signature concoction of deep bass driven house and techno, hip-hop, jazz, and broken beat for his NYE set, which will also be supported by SugarSand regulars Lady Flic and Pounds Not Ounces.

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If you are looking to party on the cliffs of Uluwatu then this is the one for you! You wouldn’t want to miss the Bubbles & Beats going down at Ulu Cliffhouse with irresistible bubbles to enjoy at your daybed or clifftop table and then up on your feet for the beats courtesy of island favorites James Taylor, Ray Soo, and Theo R from the local DJ collection PNNY!

James Taylor is a perennial mainstay on the Bali DJ Circuit and rightfully so considering his past as a major player in Sydney’s vibrant clubbing scene, swaying the crowd at World Bar in Kings Cross or Shore Thing NYE on Bondi Beach. Meanwhile, Ray Soo, one of Asia’s prolific electronic DJs, has slowly built a strong catalogue and fanbase across the globe by collaborating with many labels such Love International and Raum & Pornographic and as resident DJ at the world-famous Zouk Club in Kuala Lumpur. And any DJ form the PNNY crew is always worth checking out as they are one of the islands most happening and go to crews for good music and great times!

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W - IT'S A WRAP 2018

It’ll be a jam packed multi stage big scale New Years Eve event at the W Hotel Bali as they host three separate areas—W Lounge, Woobar, Woobase. A slew of must-see DJs are on hand to make your new year a memorable one with house virtuoso and Ibiza mainstay Doorly, electro darling/violinist Olivia Dawn, plus Internet Slang headlining the main stage spinning at the W Lounge. If disco is your thing then Woobar is the place to be at as Bali party starters Unadulterated Disco are in charge; and for the afterparty slide down to Woobase where Andreas Seider and CTRL-Alt’s keep the new year spirit going until the early hours!

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If one night partying is simply not enough for you then rest assured there are also some great options for New Years Day on the Island of The Gods! Here is the pick of the bunch for you to choose from…


Karma’s 12 Days of Karma festivities aren’t over yet! The exotic Mykonos vibe will be on full display on New Year’s Day at Karma and you can easily squeeze some quality time with the family here either lounging at the beach (where kids can play in sand castle buildings or participate in a family-friendly beach Olympics) or you could take brunch at their di Mare restaurant. On the music front, the eclectic ensemble of Dan CookFran TinezPete Gooding, and balearic maestro Jon Sa Trinxa are back on board to sustain your holiday mood that little bit longer!

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Mano kick off the first full day of the New Year with a great little line-up paired nicely with a free Bloody Mary on the house... Joey FitzgeraldArchie and Nvmbah are the three quality selectors to create your soundscape for the occasion!

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OMNIA have something for the cooler crowd on New Years Day with the stacked line-up of Bondax and Bas Ibellini. Similar to their Sunday programming throughout the year, the less commercial offering of their festive season schedule is saved for New Years Day.

Bondax are a UK based duo who have been shooting up in the credibility stakes quicker than a New Years Eve firework in the last few years with their feel good house vibes . Meanwhile London based Ibellini is an Ibiza fixture who has played many key parties around the world and we can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to the table on New Years Day alongside the Omnia residents.

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A trio of DJ collectives are bringing the sweetest sounds to soothe your NYE hangover. SugarSand waste no time and start the party early (12pm to be exact), in attendance behind the wheels of steel will be The Tantra Collective comprised of regulars Doctoryez, Ones, Kai, and Archie. Afterwards the Northern Monkeys—Marc Roberts, Paul T, and Joey Fitzgerald—will swing by with their disco selection to keep your groove on. Then lastly, to cap off the night is Carlo Davids, Disco Stu, and Elliot English who will bring some upbeat and deep house selection.

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We gotta say the perfect antidote to a wild NYE cliff-top party is, well, to party at a cliff top joint like Ulu Cliffhouse. You’ve got the sun lounges to lounge around in, the pool to dip your weary body in, and the marvelous ocean view to clear your mind, all before heading back to the dance floor to the merry tune of Ulu’s resident DJs Alex Seda and Saul Bliss. Sounds like a perfect plan to start the new year!

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We hope you enjoy our guide to spending a great New Years Eve and New Years day! Have a Happy New Year 2019!! Cheers everyone.