WE Party Festival – Madrid’s Top Gay Event for New Years & Gay Pride
Getting warmed up with a pre-party cocktail at La Riviera
WE Party New Year’s Festival
The WE Party brand is the most well known producer of gay parties in Madrid. The massive and over-the-top parties attract thousands of people to their monthly events in Madrid. Each July during pride and December/January for New Years, the WE Party Festival takes place with a week long of different themed parties in various locations and venues.
This year we attended the infamous New Year’s WE Party Festival – a series of 7 parties from Dec 27th to Jan 2nd. We’re not strangers to the WE Party – in fact, we usually attend their monthly parties in Madrid. If you’re planning on being in or visiting Madrid you just might want to check out one of these events. If you’re looking for New Years plans for next year, it’s never too early to start planning your trip for the biggest, most surprising gay event of the winter in Madrid!
The Party Line Up
The line up for the 2015/2016 Festival included these awesome 7 events starting on Sunday, Dec 27th – the opening party by Matinee Pervert, the uncensored sins of college by XLsior, Forever Tel Aviv, Beyond, WE Party Show Boys on New Year’s Eve, the WE Super Size, a 10 hour non-stop party and the PAPA Party Heroes by Eliad Cohen. We were only able to attend the New Year’s Eve party this year but it was well worth it. It was hosted at La Riveria, a popular club venue next to the river in Madrid.
A couple of friends posing for a SEXY pic…
The most popular party of the festival was the New Year’s Day event which sold old weeks in advance. This event (also at La Riveria) drew the largest crowd with gays celebrating all night long with well known DJ’s and great performances. The New Year’s Eve party was also great and we had never seen this place so packed – with both foreigners and locals alike. People really got into the New Year’s spirit and many dressed up for the occasion, or at least put a bow tie and some body glitter for a bit of pizzazz. We talked to people not only from Madrid but the US, UK, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Germany, Colombia and Brazil.
Massive crowds for the New Year’s Eve Show Boys party
The organizers of the WE Festival bring in some of the best DJ’s around including famous names like DJ Aron, Ana Paula, Bionomio, DJ Luiggi, Micky Friedmann and more. You can even check out the music sets for free on the WE Party Soundcloud page here.
One of the big draws of the WE Festival are the nightly shows during the parties. The performances are very professionally done with some of the sexiest dancers around. The lighting, music and dance comes together several times each night with a show that wows and pumps up the crowd.
WE Show Boys performance at the New Year’s Eve party
WE New Year’s Festival
We rang in the 2015/2016 New Year in Madrid at the WE Festival New Year’s Eve Bash. This event, titled “Show Boys” had an impressive and over-the-top production of sexy boys strutting their stuff all night long performing. We arrived early to the event and even counted down the New Year with free champagne and few hundred boys from around the world. We also (attempted) ate 12 grapes at midnight, which is the tradition in Spain as the clock strikes midnight. Most of the early arrive-ers were foreigners as locals spent the countdown with their friends and family at home. But within a couple hours the place was packed liked we’d never seen before!
Read the New Year’s article here!
WE Pride Festival
Madrid Gay Pride is our favorite event of the year and we wouldn’t miss attending the annual WE Pride Festival with a line up of great events to celebrate Europe’s largest pride. We’ve attended both the late night parties and also the daytime pool party – which brings some of the sexiest boys around. In 2015, the WE Pride Festival was in its 4th edition and it was an unforgettable experience the thousands of WE Party fans who came to Madrid from all over the world to celebrate pride, the events and parties. The event line up in 2015 included the WElcome party by Forever Tel Aviv, and the MACHINA of MASTERBEAT the day after. Of course our favorite, the PAPA Pool Party hosted by Eliad Cohen was an awesome daytime event with Matinee Pervert afterwards late into the night. After the pride parade, the main party was hosted in FABRIK Club followed by the closing party PARADISE at La Riviera club.
Read the Madrid Pride article here!
WE Party Festival – Madrid’s Biggest & Best Gay Party Comes Twice a Year!
WE Party Pride Festival
The WE Pride Festival in Madrid is coming back again in 2016 for another great year of parties. This year the events will be centered from June 28th to July 3rd – but check back soon for more details as they are released.
Madrid is well known for its party scene year round. It has some of the best gay, straight, and mixed clubs of any metropolitan city. Clubs like Fabrik, Joy, Sala Cool, Sala Bash, and La Riviera have regular parties throughout the year so of course there are special parties for during gay pride. One of our favorites is the WE Party Group which hosts WE parties about once a month in Madrid. During Pride, they have the WE Party Festival which is 5 days packed with 6 themed parties at some of the best venues around the city. Last year, one of our favorites was the PAPA Pool party at Aqua on Friday hosted by Eliad Cohen.