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Top Picks: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

Top Picks: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

The Bank Holidays are coming thick and fast, so were here to help
Elliot Ryder | Features & Interviews

Move aside Christmas and New Year, spring is here, and it’s dishing out Bank Holiday Weekends left right and centre in a bid to become the definitive festive season. Snap General Elections, the Premier League run in, and the prospect of our Bank Holiday calendar growing an extra pair of legs as of 8th June is a lot to take in, so to help you focus on the three-day weekend ahead we’ve picked out the best events taking place up and down the land. Here’s to rounding off a dizzying April!

London

Roni Size: New Forms
Friday 28th April
Oval Space, London

Seminal drum & bass brought to life in 2017.

Hip-Hop vs Dancehall – South
Friday 28th April
Brixton Jamm, London

High-rise breaks softened by Caribbean shoreline flavours.

DJ Mag Sessions: Santé, Sidney Charles, A-Trak, Alexis Raphael
Friday 28th April
Egg London

Tech house party starters come together to initiate the extended weekend.

Paul Kalkbrenner Presents Back To The Future
Saturday 29th April
Printworks, London

Paul Kalkbrenner, Derrick May and DJ Pierre form a formidable lineup at Printworks.

Sabjaq: Jay Lumen, Pleasurekraft, Catz ‘n Dogz & More
Saturday 29th April
Egg London

A healthy helping of house music from the Sabajaq crew.

Klockworks presents PHOTON
Sunday 30th April
Printworks, London

One of the biggest names in techno takes full control of one of biggest venues in London.

TheSoundYouNeed London
Sunday 30th April
Koko, London

The Youtube channel comes packing sounds from the near future.

Promised Land Respect Your History
Sunday 30th April
Egg London

Retro records that only increase in value with every rotation.

Leeds

SubDub 19 / Hessle Audio 10 Years
Friday 28th April
Freedom Mills, Leeds

Milestone celebrations for two of Leeds’ best loved sons.

Sonic Sahara & Trouble Finds Me: Sassy J & Bosa
Friday 28th April
Studio 24, Leeds

Swiss selector Sassy J heads to Mabgate for her Leeds debut.

Future House Music feat. Tchami
Friday 28th April
O2 Academy Leeds

The father of future house leads the service at O2 Academy Leeds.

Overflow x Central Beatz – Icicle & Signal
Friday 28th April
Wire, Leeds

Liquid drum & bass from the depths of the Wire basement

The Orbit – Techno Party w/ LFO’s Gez Varley, Gemma Furbank & More
Saturday 29th April
Wire, Leeds

LFO legend G Man takes the reins to Leeds’ humblest techno party.

Comedy Sessions
Saturday 29th April
The HiFi Club, Leeds

Another helping from the weekly comedy showcase.

SubDub 19 / Deep Medi
Saturday 29th April
Freedom Mills, Leeds

SubDub’s birthday celebrations move into their second day as Mala and Deep Medi head north.

Audiowhore
Saturday 29th April
Mint Warehouse, Leeds

Sonny Fodera and Defected’s Sam Devine put the Funktion One through its paces. 

System. & Set One Twenty Terrace Party #01 – Nastia & More
Sunday 30th April
Mint Warehouse, Leeds

Another memorable afternoon on the sun-kissed terrace awaits.

SubDub 19 / Outlook Festival Launch
Sunday 30th April
Freedom Mills, Leeds 

SubDub draw sails and set a course for Croatia’s Outlook Festival in September.

Back To Basics: Patrick Topping & Kölsch
Sunday 30th April
Church, Leeds

Basics christen the Bank Holiday with two Leeds favourites.

Relic: Evan Baggs & Friends
Sunday 30th April
Old Red Bus Station, Leeds

New York’s Evan Baggs is joined by a colourful pool of local selectors.

Bristol

Cirque Du Soul
Friday 28th April
Motion, Bristol
 
Vibrancy, colour, and top tunes - Cirque Du Soul make their first Friday appearance at Motion.

Foreign Beggars
Saturday 29th April
The Marble Factory Bristol

The hip-hop come dubstep group will be joined by Children Of Zeus and Blast DJs.

Four Thirty Two: Richy Ahmed & Man Power
Saturday 29th April
Motion, Bristol 

Deep tech house grooves in a deep south west setting. 

Anjunadeep
Saturday 29th April
The Marble Factory, Bristol

The house label embarks from Bristol on its first UK tour.

Soultrain presents SHALMAR LIVE in concert
Sunday 30th April
SWX, Bristol

Live music from one of the US’s leading 80s RnB exports.

Deep Medi ft Mala, Kahn, Commodo & More
Sunday 30th April
Motion, Bristol

One for the dubstep originals out there.

Manchester

Junkyard Golf Club
28th-1st May,
Junkyard Golf Club, Manchester 

Knock a few off your handicap while enjoying a wide array of eats and beats.

La Discotheque – Jocelyn Brown, Nicky Siano & More
Sunday 30th April
Albert Hall, Manchester

Lace up your dancing shoes, Gallery legend Nicky Siano is in town.

Midlands

District feat. Patrick Topping
Friday 28th April
Tokyo Basement, Lincoln

Hot Creations’ Patrick Topping starts the Bank Holiday celebrations in Lincoln.

SASASAS: Birmingham Takeover
Saturday 29th April
The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham 

The DnB super-group will look to cause sparks with the microphone in hand.

Grit – Bank Holiday Special
Sunday 30th April
The Basement, Lincoln 

Big tunes that will roll into the Monday morning sunrise.

Blackpool

Pier Jam Part One – Tchami & More
Saturday 29th April
North Pier, Blackpool

Sonic Illuminations set beneath the iconic Blackpool Tower.

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