This January 1st, Niagara Falls will be up past its usual bedtime. DJs Avicii and Steve Aoki will be the headliners of the Golden New Year’s Eve concert at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Packed with electronic and techno tunes, the DJs will be spinning from 8 PM to 4 AM.
The venue can hold around 10,000 people, so the event is sure to be a blow out. Normally, the free televised concert in Queen Victoria Park has been the biggest draw for New Year’s Eve around Niagara Falls. People were initially worried that it would detract from the Park celebration. But this event will be attracting a younger and more rage-friendly crowd than the park normally does. So city officials smile upon it as an opportunity to seal Niagara as a New Year’s Eve hot spot.
In a time when families are cutting back on vacations, the touristy center will appreciate all the attention. With the Golden New Year’s Eve concert having the potential to be so big the event committee is taking necessary precautions. Unfortunately, techno/electronic concertgoers don’t have the best reputation in all of music fandom. Easily stripped down to just being “ravers” many a small town has fearfully installed everything from metal detectors to professional security staffs keep seemingly drugged-up highlights at bay. Happily, the venue’s appropriate security measures, light dress codes and $75 dollar cover are setting it up to be “the right kind of rave.”
Toronto’s Mazone & Strong and Niagara’s Christina Cruise will also be performing and certainly drawing on their local followings. Avicii will be commanding the peak of the night, spinning 2012 in. Because of his high demand, Avicii will wrap at 12:30 and hop on a plane to New York City, where he will play at Pier 94.