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Top Picks: Late May Bank Holiday North 2018

Top Picks: Late May Bank Holiday North 2018

May is completely spoiling us with a special second bank holiday weekend and after a month of the sunshine and good weather constantly changing its mind about making an appearance, we’re not feeling even the slightest bit guilty about treating ourselves to some great events taking over the last few days of the month. Which should you lend your precious three days to, though? There’s a long list to choose from, with World Island taking a spot in Leeds and bringing headliners Sampha, Loyle Carner and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, as well as clubbing brand Muzik hosting the mighty Green Velvet and in Liverpool, Circus are putting on a techno lover’s dream with Sven Vath, Ben Klock, Robert Hood and more taking to Camp & Furnace for their bank holiday special. Don’t stress, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks to help you out...

World Island
Friday 25th - Sunday 27th May
Globe Road, Leeds

What do you get when you give headline slots to a Mercury Music Prize winner, a nominee and an internationally renowned  pioneer of psychedelic rock? Leeds’ three day celebration of some very special sounds is the answer, as World Island invite Sampha, Loyle Carner and Unknown Mortal Orchestra top head up their outdoor summer festivities. That’s not all, they’ve also thrown in some stellar supports from the likes of Romare, Nightmares On Wax, Jungle, Jordan Rakei, Badbadnotgood and so much more.

The Mighty Jungle Jam Summer Carnival
Friday 25th May
Mint Warehouse, Leeds

We don’t need to tell you that junglist massive, but if you ever need some further proof, Mint Warehouse are providing just that this bank holiday. With sets from General Levy, Randall, an exclusive carnival set form Benny Page, Potential Badboy and so much more, a full twelve hours of some summer sizzling sounds are bound to kickstart your weekend!

Asian Dub Foundation
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May
Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool & St Lukes, Glasgow

The English electronica band Asian Dub Foundation have announced the return of their ‘La Haine’ live soundtrack tour, which includes consecutive shows in May at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory and Glasgow-based venue St Luke’s. The live performance will take listeners on a journey by combining music and moving picture off the band’s interpretation of the original soundtrack for a ultimate cinema experience. This previously sold-out show is one to not be missed!


Green Velvet / waFF / Detlef / SecondCity / Jamie Roy / L&F Projekt + More TBA
Friday 25th May
Code, Sheffield

Take a trip to La La Land as house legend Green Velvet headlines Sheffield’s Code venue on Friday 25th. Courtesy of Muzik, they’ll also be hosting waFF, SecondCity, Jamie Roy and so much more on what promises to be quite the party. Make sure you’re wearing your dancing shoes for this one.

Brotherhood End Of Term Party w/ Auntie Flo!
Friday 25th May
Wire, Leeds

What better way to celebrate a bank holiday than also celebrating the end of term?! Offering an afro-tinted fusion to the night will be Auntie Flo, a DJ and producer making his first Brotherhood appearance ever for a two-for-one party at Wire. Named as one of the most exciting and unique DJs to grace the clubbing scene, and his name often being mentioned among the likes of Daphni, Four Tet, Romare and more - this is such a treat.  

Mario Kart Tournament
Friday 25th May
Sheaf St, Leeds

Choose from a list of iconic characters from the Mario Bros franchise in this epic gaming tournament at Duke Studios in Leeds. Win prizes by participating in six-player multiplayer races across 3 huge screens, and prove that you got the skills to beat friends and foes to the end of the finish line and take the first place position. Start your bank holiday weekend by challenging local players - from beginners to experts - to become the king of this new Mario Kart Tournament.


StrEat Food
Saturday 26th - Monday 28th May
Railway Road, Harrogate

As the UK’s only national street food festival, this three-day event is for all the food lovers out there - and the perfect setting to enjoy fun-filled activities with your family. Due to a high demand from hungry punters and a wide array of upcoming street food vendors still to be discovered, the vintage festival - taking place at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground - has upgraded its presence this year with the addition of more entertainment to keep you going with more to offer!

L/IT Ibiza Takeover Opening Party w/ Little Dragon (DJ Set) + Star Slinger
Sunday 27th May
Angelica, Leeds

One of Leeds’ city centre’s worst kept secrets but best rooftop spots, Angelica is in the heart of Trinity Shopping Centre and offers some unparalleled parties with a view of the city’s stunning skyline. The Sunday of this bank holiday weekend sees the first in an exciting series of events, as Ibiza Takeover Sundays arrive to bring all the vibes of the White Isle without the cost of an air fare. A surely exciting and rare DJ set from Swedish electro-pop pioneers Little Dragon on the terrace signals an explosive introduction into an Ibiza-influenced summer season.

The Garden Party: Part Two
Sunday 27th May
Canal Mills, Leeds

The second in the Canal Mills series of parties has announced the inclusion of deep house connoisseur Kerri Chandler, tech house duo CamelPhat, as well as Dusky, John Talabot, DJ Seinfeld, HAAi, and more. For fans of electronic music in the neighbourhood, check out the diverse range of electronic music acts performing on this Sunday for the perfect climax to your long weekend.

System. & Set One Twenty presents The Terrace Party
Sunday 27th May
Mint Warehouse, Leeds

Party in style at Mint Warehouse in Leeds with a lineup from the likes of techno giant Chris Liebing, Resident Advisor top-10 DJ Ben Klock, French DJ and producer Molly, as well as support from Annie Errez, Bobby O’Donnell, Perrin, and more as part of this one-day event. This showcase of talent will start by taking to the outside Terrace space during the day for catching the best of the sun, and then by night, you can expect to see the three rooms that will be split between the acts to take you through late into the next morning: the Main Room, The Loft and the Boiler Room.

Reboot_011
Sunday 27th May
Sheaf St, Leeds

Join reboot_011 over the late-May bank holiday weekend for their first ever Yarden Party at Sheaf Street on Sunday evening through to early Monday. With the ground set for a night of DJ sets - from house and disco to techno and funk - the lineup will feature the likes of Matt Tolfrey and Amy Alford, alongside Andreas Rauh, Billy Black, Dave Crane, and more to get you hooked on the positive vibes of the evening! Get down to this party and celebrate the end of your weekend with a bang!

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