SOUTHAMPTON’S club-goers will be out in force tomorrow evening for one of the biggest nights of the year.

More than 8,000 revellers are expected to hit the city’s night venues to see in the new year.

Nightclub hotspot Bedford Place will be transformed into an Alpine snow resort with 2,000 clubbers expected at venues Orange Rooms, Buddha Lounge and Tokyo Bar.

Reiss Stanford, from Orange Rooms and one of the event promoters, said: ‘‘We’re really looking forward to bringing Snowballin’ back to Southampton.

“This time it’s going to be even bigger and better.

“Spanning three venues with some amazing people involved such as DJ Mongo.

“We have got ski lodge karaoke, an espresso martini bar, bratwurst bar, Arctic silent disco and so much more.”

Meanwhile, award-winning DJ Nathan Dawe will lead the decks at Oceana in Southampton along with pyrotechnics, confetti and CO2 cannons as well as a “breathtaking midnight moment”.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Nathan has had a huge year, with his first headline show at the O2, to countless festival and holiday spot appearances.”

“With a TV show and a Radio 1 slot in the pipeline, Nathan is well on the way to becoming a household name!”

Meanwhile, Switch nightclub has partnered with south coast drum and bass brand On a Mission.

Headlining on the decks will be Jaguar Skills, Benny Page and Kings of the Rollers who will be offering up a combination of urban and house hits.

The sell-out event is a highlight of Switch’s calendar following Elrow, which brought its Spanish fiesta-style rave to the Above Bar venue last year.

Hampshire police is encouraging revellers to have a good time but also be responsible while out in town.

Southampton District Commander, Superintendent Alison Heydari said: “We want everyone to have a good time on New Year’s Eve, but it’s important to take responsibility for your drinking.

“We are working with bars, pubs and clubs to reduce the risks of crime and disorder, and our officers will be ready to deal with alcohol-related incidents as they occur.

“Excess drinking makes you more vulnerable to crime.

“By following a few simple tips, you can help keep yourself and others safe during the celebration.

“Stay with your friends and look out for each other, don’t drink too much and always plan your journey home.

“Enjoy the night and have a happy New Year.”

Venues have promised security measures to combat trouble and allow revellers to bring in 2018 in style.

Reiss added: “All venues involved are encouraging responsible drinking and will have plenty of security and welfare staff attending the event to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time.

“We’re working closely with police and the council to make the event enjoyable for all.”