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Top Picks: August Bank Holiday 2017

Top Picks: August Bank Holiday 2017

| Features & Interviews

Bank Holiday’s are prime time for partying, and with events going on at the end of August up and down the country, there’s no time like the present to secure yourself a spot on the dancefloor. Whether in London or Leeds, Manchester or further afield, you’ll find exactly what you need if you look hard enough, but to make things just a touch easier, here are our August Bank Holiday top picks. Looks like summer’s going out with a bang...

London

Garage Special Carnival Warm Up: DJ Luck & MC Neat, Artful Dodger
Friday 25th August
Egg, London


Egg’s usually a good spot to start your search for a party in the capital, and with DJ Luck & MC Neat sitting next to Artful Dodger at the top of the lineup, there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be the UK garage special for you.



South West Four - SW4
26th-27th August
Clapham Common, London


South West Four welcomes the biggest of the big name electronic acts, with Deadmau5, Pendulum, Knife Party and more among them. After parties at Electric Brixton mean this could turn into a full weekend affair.


(On a sunny day Clapham Common makes for a perfect location for a dance - Photo: South West Four)

The Heatwave: Hot Wuk Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Saturday 26th August
O2 Forum Kentish Town, London


A biggest headline show for dancehall sensations The Heatwave lies ahead, with dancers to add extra flourish to the bashment vibes.



Sabajaq: Jay Lumen, Nathan Barato, Layton Giordani, Vinicius Honorio, Warboy & More
Saturday 26th August
Egg, London


Back to Egg and it’s a groove-heavy affair, with Jay Lumen and Nathan Barato leading a techno dream team.

Trevor Nelson Presents: Classics
Sunday 27th August
Ministry of Sound, London


Trevor Nelson brings the soul with four rooms at ministry at his disposal. Curating a lineup designed to summon up the spirit of Ibiza and turn back the clocks to dance music’s golden age, Nelson has this one looking like a winner.


(Soul legend Trever Nelson has quite the collection - Photo: DWL)

Krankbrother present Day & Night Terrace Party
Oval Space, London

Agents of Time, Hammer and Shed spend a day and night as esteemed guests of Krankbrother, with music cast out over the Oval Space terrace.


(London duo Krankbrother will be joined by Shed among others when they run their party at Oval Space - Photo: Krankbrother)

Promised Land Presents Todd Terry
27th-28th August
Egg, London


House legend Todd Terry makes another appearance at Egg, one of his favourite London clubs, and this time he really means business.



Leeds

Studio 59 Bank Holiday Special with Crazy P & PBR Streetgang
Friday 25th August
East 59th, Leeds


(PBR return home to Leeds on the August Bank Holiday - Photo: PBR Streetgang)

Roy Ayers
Friday 25th August
The Wardrobe, Leeds


One of the best things on in Leeds all year, this one puts soul legend Roy Ayers in an intimate venue. Check our Essential Listening feature to see why that’s such a big deal.



Back To Basics w/ Richy Ahmed & Darius Syrossian
Sunday 27th August
Church, Leeds


Leeds’ most successful house night welcomes Richy Ahmed and Darius Syrossian into Church for a huge night of cutting edge tech house and well-practiced hedonism.


(Richy Ahmed will join Dave Beer and co at Back To Basics on his return to Leeds - Photo: Richy Ahmed)

The Garden Party 2017: Part 3 feat. The Black Madonna, Heidi, Ross From Friends (Live) and more
Sunday 27th August
The Faversham, Leeds


The final piece of the three part series, a party with The Black Madonna, Heidi and plenty more will serve as a timely reminder as to why The Garden Party is one of Leeds’ easiest sells.



The Terrace Party: Mint Festival Warm Up
Sunday 27th August
MiNT Warehouse, Leeds


Green Velvet, Latmun and De La Swing are the names that catch the eye, as MiNT celebrate the last days of summer with another of their spectacular terrace parties.


(MiNT Warehouse has become notorious for its summer terrace parties - Photo: MiNT)

Manchester

Covert presents - Volkoder, Dale Howard
Friday 25th August
Gorilla, Manchester


Covert have lit up Gorilla already this summer, not least with most recent guest Erick Morillo, and here’s another to keep things lit. Volkoder, Dale Howard and more supply the tunes.



Moovin Festival
25th-27th August
Etherow Country Park, Stockport


A personal, friendly and chilled out festival near Manchester has managed to pull out all the stops by getting Roy Ayers, Gilles Peterson, Black Grape and Mr Scruff in to play, so surely it’s deserving of your attention?



Hidden 2nd Birthday!! The Hidden Forest III w/ Nicolas Lutz
Sunday 27th August
Hidden, Manchester


Hidden like good DJs, and they’ve gone and got themselves one of the very best for the Bank Holiday. A charmed digger of obscure breakbeat, garage, techno and electro, Nicolas Lutz is one of those DJs who does things that even other DJs can’t quite get their heads round.


(Nicolas Lutz is a killer booking at any time of the year, but especially for a birthday bash - Photo: Lola ED)

Others

South East Dance Festival
Saturday 26th August
Garon Park, Southend-on-Sea


DJ Luck & MC Neat reunite with Artful Dodger, but this time in Essex town Southend. Bumping 2-step and other bassy treats on offer.



The Move Bank Holiday Special with Jackmaster
Sunday 27th August
The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent


Does anyone run a party better than Jackmaster? It seems unlikely, and certainly nobody in Stoke will be doing it better this August Bank Holiday. Certified best night on Trent.



Main photo courtesy of South West Four

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