Halloween is comming. Yes, It’s that time of year when the young (and the not so young) dress up in 'scary' costumes to frighten innocent old ladies all over their neighbourhoods. For those however who have surpassed the stage of excitingly collecting sweets from cob webbed porches and carving out pumpkins, another form of entertainment is seeked out all over the country.
If one thing remains it’s that Halloween is a time when most people put a little bit more effort into fancy dress. Whether it’s dressing right up, or down in some cases, there’s something a little out of the ordinary about going to your favourite clubs to dance the night away and inevitably sweating a little more than usual.
Up and down the country there are tons of themed parties, specially curated line ups and even day and night long festivals waiting to be taken to on Friday and Saturday.
Thursday 29th & Friday 30th October
In the North, Beaverworks will be hosting Patters Festival on Friday in Leeds, which will see 5 rooms of DJs, a roller disco, live bands and more lasting through the night. Fancy dress will of course be an option with other fun and games ensuring a wide range of excitement for all. Also, Knife Party will be playing at The Warehouse Project whilst drum and bass heavyweights take over the O2 Academy Leeds and Pan-pot headline Nightbision in Edinburgh.
Looking towards the capital there are several parties happening around the city, with The Forum’s Slamboree heading them up. Fire will be hosting Tribal Session who have invited DJ Pierre, Dark Sky, Anek any more to soundtrack the evening, whilst Egg will be throwing the first part of their Halloween double.
Thursday 29th October
Knife Party - The Warehouse Project, Manchester
Friday 30th October
Hospitality Halloween - O2 Academy Leeds
Nightvision presents Halloween with Pan-pot
Patterns Festival | Day Of The Dead Halloween Spectacular - Beaverworks, Leeds
Slamboree at The Forum, London
90’s Halloween Fancy Dress Party - The Institute, Birmingham
Tribal Sessions: Acid Halloween w/ DJ Pierre, Dark Sky, Anek & more at Fire, London
Halloween Weekend Part 1 - Egg, London
Saturday 31st October
As Halloween takes hold, Leeds will be bubbling once again as the O2 Academy’s PROJEKT Halloween takes to the stage and Circular take to Mint Warehouse with Route 94, Jey Kurmis, Sidney Charles and more. Magna in Sheffield will welcome back Fear Fest, who have brought another stellar group of artists to play throughout one of the most epic large venues in the country, which happens to be a gigantic science centre, whilst Skepta headlines Detonate's Sheffield Halloween speicla at the O2 Academy. Toward’s the west coast, Liverpool’s flagship house and techno institution Circus will be welcoming Ellum Records and a fantastic bill of artists including Maceo Plex, Point G, Davide Squillace and Danny Daze.
Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre will be hosting an Illuminaughty indoor festival and in London Egg will be finishing off the Halloween celebrations with Part 2 of the double event. Also in London, Knife Party descend on The O2 Academy Brixton. Finally, Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues will be taking part in The Haunting, a street festival that brings together 4 of the venues best clubs to create one freakish frenzy.
Circus Presents Halloween Ellum Label Showcase - Arts Club, Liverpool
The Haunting - The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham
Fear Fest 2015 - Magna, Sheffield
Illuminaughty ‘Lost City’ Halloween Indoor Festival - Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester
Circular with Route 94, Sidney Charles & More - Mint Warehouse, Leeds
Knife Party - The O2 Academy Brixton, London
PROJECKT Halloween - The O2 Academy, Leeds
Scene Saturdays Halloween - Paris Nightclub, Sheffield
Halloween Weekend Part 2 - Egg, London
Magna Carta 4th Birthday Halloween Special - Fire, London
Detonate Sheffield presents Skepta Halloween