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Spend the night at these New Year’s Eve concerts in L.A.

Find the best New Year’s Eve concerts happening in Los Angeles with our list of the city’s most celebratory shows
Exchange L.A.
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By Michael Juliano and Time Out contributors |

Looking for a foolproof way to ring in the new year beyond the usual New Year’s Eve parties and fancy-pants dinners? The answer is easy: New Year’s Eve concerts. Count down to midnight at a live music venue during one of these upcoming concerts in L.A. We’ve got plenty of options on our list of the best New Year’s Eve concerts in L.A.

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Best New Year’s Eve concerts in L.A.

!!! (chk chk chk) FYF 2013, Day 2
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Music, Dance and electronic

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Flamboyant Sacramento six-piece !!! (whose Google-unfriendly name is pronounced “chik-chik-chik”) has been plying its geeky-chic punk-funk throb since the mid-’90s. Here, the esteemed dance commanders play out 2018 with a set at the Regent.

DIIV at Coachella 2013, Weekend 2, Day 3
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Music, Rock and indie


Zachary Cole Smith & Co. crafted a killer debut in 2012 that blended shoegaze, pyschedelia and a pounding postpunk beat to dreamily delicious effect. The double-album follow-up, 2016’s Is the Is Are, delves deeper into the crew’s dark, liquidy guitar rock textures. Here the crew celebrates the New Year at the intimate Highland Park Ebell Club.

Ozzy Osbourne
Photograph: Courtesy Mark Weiss
Music, Punk and metal


Ring in 2019 with Ozzy Osbourne and a slew of totally-‘90s metal acts during this New Year’s Eve edition of Ozzfest. The day kicks off with support sets outside of the Forum before transitioning inside for Rob Zombie, Narilyn Manson, Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Body Count featuring Ice-T.

Music, Dance and electronic

Minimal Effort

A couple times a year, Minimal Effort brings together some of the top talent in the underground house and techno scene. They throw a helluva party that requires, well, minimal effort on your part to have a good time. For New Year’s Eve, the quarterly concert includes sets from Sasha, Justin Jay, Layton Giordani and more.

Photograph: Courtesy Insomniac
Music, Music festivals


Ring in the New Year with confetti, pyro and 30,000 of your closest friends at Countdown. Nearly 30 dance acts invade San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center for this year-end fest. Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Tiësto, Zedd and more top this year’s lineup.

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