Remake Remodel New Year's Eve Ball at Ruby Lounge

Lizzie Wood

Spend your New Year’s Eve rocking around the Christmas tree

If standing on top of a speaker listening to heavy house isn’t your bag then have a gander at Remake Remodel’s New Year’s Eve Ball at the Ruby Lounge. Strictly established as a live venue first and foremost, the décor here is comfortable and unassuming while still maintaining an air of old-fashioned splendour. Attendees can cling to the last vestiges of the festive season and rock around the Christmas tree from 9.30pm until the early hours. Indie and rock ‘n’ roll tunes will fill this 600 capacity, with firm favourites such as the Pixies, Smiths, the Cure and many more.

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