Boxing Day 2021: Parties, raves and gigs happening post-Xmas day

Dance off your extra helping of roasties, few too many glasses of booze and that dessert you somehow fit in at the end at these ten unreal Boxing Day events…

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 22nd Dec 2021

Christmas is arguably one of the best days of the year. Between the presents, drinks and, of course, the food, it scores pretty high. But on the other hand, there’s all the drama. So after a day of dealing with all the family drama and stuffing your face, you’ll probably be dying to get out. Especially with those two bank holidays perfectly placed for you to sleep off your hangover.

So what do you say? Want the perfect excuse to burn off those extra pigs in blankets you know you won't be able to refuse? Here are some of the best Boxing Day events going down to tie you through to NYE



Pink Coconut Reunion Boxing Day Special

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: The Friary, Derby

Back by popular demand is the year's biggest sophisticated late-night event at The Friary in Derby. With a formal dress code and our favourite 80s, 90s, and early noughties tunes blaring over the speakers, this event is perfect for those who love to mix music with the finer things. Three separate rooms ensure that there’s always a tune playing to your taste and a deep dive into wide variety of genres is a dream come true for any music lover. As we mentioned, the event is back thanks to popular demand. So tickets are rapidly flying away. Grab yours now to avoid disappointment.


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Big Luv Boxing Day Ball 

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

There’s no party like a Liverpool party and this tasty Boxing Day ball at Shankly Hotel is no different. Blasting club classics and house tunes by Lee Butler, Ste Cocky, Lil John, Les Calvert, Ian Longo, Mick Willow, Dom Townsend and many more, this rave with a rooftop terrace it's definitely not one you'll want to miss. Tickets are selling fast with fewer than 19% still available. So snap up tickets while you still can!


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Shindig Boxing Day - Marco Carola, Syreeta, Ben Hemsley & more

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: Digital, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Another legendary party location is Newcastle which will see Digital throw the biggest party of the year. DJs include Marco Carola, Ben Hemsley, Syreeta and more who will take to the decks to spin house, techno, tech-house and deep house until 4 am. This is a rescheduled event that was originally planned to take place in July. The original event sold out in minutes so we recommend securing your tickets before they sell out. 


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Boxing Day Ibiza Classics 


When: Sunday 26th December

Where: Nomad, Glasgow

Going big for their first-ever Boxing Day, Nomad is bringing the best DJs to blast Ibiza classics right up until the birds start to sing. Glasgow DJs DJ Marky Mark and DJ Corry will be on hand to soundtrack the perfect night out after the festivities with the family. Dance your way to the AM to deep house, disco house, trance and more this Boxing Day. You know you want to.


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Afta Dark x Levels x 2:31 Boxing Day Soundclash 

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: Lab11, Birmingham

Lab11 just doesn’t quit. This Boxing Day, three of the midlands biggest brands will take over the massive club for the biggest, craziest Boxing Day rave. The Boxing Day Soundclash will run from 6 pm until midnight and, for those who just can’t get enough, tickets are also available for an afterparty that will take place at Afta Dark. It's just a one minute walk from Lab11 so there’s no need for expensive cabs or freezing to death on the way to the next venue. If bass, house, and tech house does it for you, get down to Lab11 this Boxing Day.


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Insomnifest Boxing Day 

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: Beaver Works, Leeds

Beaver House is known for their insane parties and luckily they’ve decided to bless us with another one to make Boxing Day a bit less doom and gloom. Across six arenas, music will blast from huge headliners for 3,000 lucky ravers. One of the huge performers on the lineup is Tom Zanetti, known for his tunes “Darlin’” and “You Want Me”. For a fun-filled evening jam-packed with house, bassline, deep house, tech house and more, you know where to go. After two sold-out Insomnifest’s in the past, it’s safe to say that if you fancy this crazy rave, you best secure your tickets ASAP.


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BackTo95: Boxing Day 

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: Ministry of Sound, London

The club that needs no introduction, Ministry of Sound is here to take your Boxing Day to new levels. What better way to get down after Christmas than with old school house and garage, jungle, 90s RnB, hip hop, and dancehall tunes booming through your bones? The lineup is huge and includes artists including DJ Spoony, Ratpack, Matt Jam Lamont, The Heatwave, Firin Squad, Lady T and DJ MJ, Uncle Dugs, and many more. Jump right back into the raves you know and love at this iconic London club.


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Old Skool Party 

When: Sunday 26th December

Where: IMPOSSIBLE, Manchester 

Manchester’s swanky club Impossible is returning with the hottest Boxing Day bash. Five DJs, two live acts and host Emcee Saji B will guide you through the night of your life soundtracked by the delicious sounds of UK garage, hip hop, bashment, dancehall, reggae and funk. DJs on the lineup include Mista Bigz, DJ Silca, Steve-o, X-Fade, DJ Sii, and more. As we plod along to the end of the year, this event provides a much-needed boost of energy and a great party to tie us over to NYE.


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T.o.T.r’s Boxin Day Hoedown


When: Sunday, 26th December

Where: Secret city centre location, Belfast

There’s not much that’s as exciting as getting ready for a mystery party and wondering where you'll be going for the night. You don’t know much, but you know it’ll be a top night. And that’s what T.o.T.r’s in Belfast promises this Boxing Day. From 10-4 am, Tongue on the Roofs annual Boxing Pay party returns with a vengeance. Expect sets from Kalizer, Lah Narrad, and more soon to be announced. An absolute steal at just £10 a ticket, grab your now for this unmatched Boxing Day blowout.


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Logic Boxing Day Classics 

When: Sunday, 26th December

Where: Club Logic, Swansea

Those over in Swansea should seize the opportunity to head over to Club Logic for its final event. While the club is still going strong, their Boxing Day bash will be the last of Club Logic as we know it. Many fantastic artists such as Alan Sykes, Andrew Butty Davies, Ben Sunders, Callan Christie, Rhys Thomas and others will take to the stage to bid a happy farewell to the beloved club night and you can too. So get down to club logic for the farewell party of the century.


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We’ve only just scratched the surface here. There are dozens of brilliant Boxing Day events going down this year just waiting for you and your mates to cut some shapes. It's the perfect excuse to stick on your new Christmas outfit, your new Lynx Africa, and the socks you know you'll get from some random relative, and get out there and tear it up this Boxing Day. 


Didn’t see anything you fancy? Check out what other amazing Boxing Day events are going down here. 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.