Boxing Day always runs the risk of being a bit of an anticlimax; the presents have been opened, Christmas dinner is over and so are the extended family members that you’re really not that fussed about talking to. Time for a dance, I’d wager.
So here it is, then: our final gift of the year. Here’s where you’ll find the best Boxing Day parties up and down the UK, meaning the day after Christmas is where the real fun begins.
The Warehouse Project || Solardo Sessions
Store Street, Manchester
Those Christmas calories won’t last long at this techno and house feast, with Solardo inviting all of their favourite party animals to Store Street as Skream, wAFF, Butch, Sidney Charles and more step up. Tech-house was on Santa’s naughty list this year, but that’s just how Solardo like it.
Bass Jam Boxing Day
Bolton Macron Stadium, Bolton
Bugzy Malone, Jax Jones, Yungen and DJ Zinc won’t have played Bolton too many times, but the Bass Jam crew deliver a late Christmas gift to Macron Stadium with this low-frequency heavy night.
The Move Boxing Day Special with Darius Syrossian & Butch
The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
The Midlands get in on the Boxing Day action too, thanks to prolific party makers The Move. Ibiza and Do Not Sleep resident Darius Syrossian gets the nod from the manager, and partnering him up top is techno eccentric Butch, whose consistent bangers have made him one of the most sought after talents in Germany. But can he do it on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke?
DJ RUSSKE Presents the LEGACY TOUR
What holiday is complete without a little bit of 90s-2000s R&B? You’ll have to wait another year to find out if you’re in Newcastle, with DJ Russke ensuring that that question goes unanswered thanks to his popular Legacy tour.
IN:MOTION / The Blast: Boxing Day
Bristol goes down the drum and bass route this year, with The Blast inviting Chase & Status, Heatless Crew, Dimension and more to Motion. Darkzy, Sam Binga and Voltage also star.
Knee Deep in Leeds - Hot Since 82
MiNT Club, Leeds
Hot Since 82 is spending Christmas at home this year, returning to Leeds with his Knee Deep party to get stuck in at MiNT Club. Tobias and Black & Watky support.
The Warehouse, Leeds
Mackey Gee, Bassboy and Bru C lead a strong lineup at The Warehouse, ensuring that this Ussy presents event is going to get wild.
Boxing Day - RnB v Hip-Hop Special
The first 500 tickets go free for this Boxing Day tribute to the two smoothest genres around.
EGG presents Boxing Day Special: Waze & Odyssey, Mark Fanciulli, Ellie Cocks
Waze & Odyssey lead a stellar night of house and techno, with Mark Fanciulli and Ellie Cocks delivering plenty more groove.
Boxing Day All Nighter
The Venue, Manchester
An eclectic mix of music will remind you that there’s a whole world beyond Christmas tunes, and with a whole night to play with, your best Christmas gift this year might just come courtesy of Manchester’s The Venue.
Image courtesy of EGG.
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