Written by Audrey Pierick
Photos by aLIVE Coverage (cover photo), Daily Eyes, Prolo Photo and Zach Dilgard
Everybody knows that New York City is home to the biggest, most banging New Year’s Eve parties every December. When most people think about New Year’s Eve, they imagine the iconic Time’s Square annual ball drop that attracts over a million attendees each year. While there is a time and a place for tradition, Festival Squad is here to tell you that the real party is across the East River in Brooklyn at The Cityfox Odyssey: NYE & NYD 2020.
The Cityfox Experience was originally born in Zurich, but moved to Brooklyn in 2012. They’re known for creating immersive concept events with state-of-the-art lineups, booming sound systems, and flashing lights. Cityfox regularly throws some of the biggest parties at Avant Gardner Brooklyn, which is where this year’s NYE event will be taking place. Avant Gardner is an 80,000 square foot venue that takes up an entire city block in Brooklyn. Event goers can expect to see Avant Gardner transformed into a festival space, fully equipped with booze, snacks, and lounge spaces. Before heading to the event, we recommend checking out Avant Gardner’s FAQ Page to get familiar with their prohibited and allowed items lists (and other great info).
You can expect 4 impeccable stages and 27 hours of music, packed with house and techno. This is truly a marathon event, starting at 9pm on New Year’s Eve and concluding at 12am on New Year’s Day. Definitely wear your dancing shoes for the long haul, but take note Cityfox has announced that re-entry (subject to capacity) will be allowed. Just in case you need some fresh air or a disco nap to make it through to the very end.
Check out this year’s lineup of incredible talent below. If you’re looking for some tunes to get you excited for the big day, crank up the volume on Cityfox’s specially curated playlist here. Make sure you also grab your tickets ASAP, Cityfox’s most recent Halloween event sold out a few days prior to the show. We hope to see you bringing in the New Year in best way at The Cityfox Odyssey!
Check out the full lineup below. Headliners include Âme b2b Dixon, Damian Lazarus, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Jamies Jones, Sasha and John Digweed, and Stephan Bodzin Live. Smaller names on the lineup include Andhim, Artbat, Fideles, HVOB Live, Mathame, Mira, YokOo b2b Matthew Dekay, Iva, Marsh, Niki Sadeki, and Ray Zuniga & Nikita.