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Real Life has five pairs of tickets to give away, each pair worth pounds 78, for the biggest and best party of New Year's Eve - the Essential New Year's Eve at the Palace.

Organised by Essential Entertainments, this four-arena extravaganza at London's Alexandra Palace features an all-star line-up. Headlining the Essential arena is Black Grape, with Roni Size Reprazent, 808 State, Dave Angel, Luke Slater, Cristian Vogel and Fluke. The Hogzone Big Beats arena features the Chemical Brothers, Dirty Beatniks, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, the Herbaliser, Les Rythmes Digitales, Headrillaz and DJs Derek Dahlarge and Matt Silver. In the Legends of the Dark Black arena a comprehensive drum 'n' bass line-up includes Grooverider, LTJ Bukem and Ganga Kru. And last but not least, the chill-out arena brings you ambient grooves from James Lavelle and others.

Simply send a postcard with your name and address to Club Tickets Giveaway, Real Life, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The first five names out of the hat will be sent their tickets by return of post. Usual competition rules apply and the editor's decision is final.

Essential New Year's Eve at the Palace runs from 8pm-6am at Alexandra Palace, London N22. Ticket hotline: 0990 344 4444.