Prepare for the first (and best) day of your year, as Bugged Out! feature in our latest In Five, ahead of their raucous annual New Year’s Day party…

Swinging by the chandeliers is usually but a metaphor, but for Bugged Out!’s yearly New Year’s Day All-Dayer at The Old Queens Head in Angel, the most enthusiastic amongst the crowd will literally be scaling the walls.

Surely one of the funnest and silliest ways to start the year, the 2020 edition of Bugged Out! New Year’s Day is, we’ve heard, the penultimate party. With the legendary knees-up coming to an end, there’s all the more reason not to miss this upcoming edition.

Like every year, it’s a true family affair with the whole Bugged Out! crew coming down to play, with special guest Erol Alkan presenting his party mix to head up the bill. Check the full lineup below:

Ahead of the next party, which kicks off at midday on 1st January and will run through until 1am, the Bugged Out! crew have selected five records you’re sure to hear on the NYD dance floor this time around. From Toto to Lizzo, make sure you’ve got January 2nd booked off work.

TOTO – AFRICA

‘Africa’ followed by John Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice‘ has become the unlikely apex of the day! Can’t beat tradition.

MADONNA – LIKE A PRAYER

Singalong anthems are big on NYD and there’s nothing quite as huge as this gospel pop from Madge.

LIZZO – JUICE

Just in case you thought everything on the playlist was from the 80s… Best pop song of the year, no contest.

GALA – FREED FROM DESIRE

Vintage rave-up is always huge and this 90s euro pop stormer pops up annually.

TALK TALK – IT’S MY LIFE


Another classic from our NYD songbook. Melancholic but uplifting; just how you’ll feel around 7pm

Don’t miss Bugged Out! NYD at The Old Queens Head.