Last Chance To Dance: Five huge events happening this weekend

Friday at last! Get tickets to some of the wildest parties and events taking place UK-wide over the next three days, and see that your weekend doesn't go to waste

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 12th Aug 2022

At long last, the weekend has finally arrived and what's more, it seems the beaming summer sun has stuck around to see us through the next few days.

Suppose you're still without plans and long to make the most of these rare tropical conditions we're all experiencing right now. In that case, we highly recommend taking a look over our roundup of some of the wildest parties and festivals happening UK-wide, in this week's Last Chance To Dance. 

Don those sunnies, lather on that sunscreen and head out to one of the excellent events listed below...



Garage Nation Outdoor Festival

When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th August 2022

Where: Lloyd Park in Croydon

Garage Nation Outdoor Festival returns to Croydon's Lloyd Park this Saturday for an unmissable summertime party, celebrating one of the UK's best-loved dance genres. 

The team behind the world-famous club brand, which came to prominence back at the height of UKG, back in 1997, have put together a lineup jam-packed with some of the scene's most established names.

Appearing in front of thousands of eager fans, upon the 114-acre Greater London park space, lauded emcees, producers and DJs the likes of Lisa Maffia, Matt Jam Lamont, Romeo, DJ Luck & MC Neat and many more will oversee the days soundtrack, ensuring the party goes off accordingly. 


Find tickets for Garage Nation Outdoor Festival - here



Phunky Daytimes - Summer open-air rave


When: Saturday 13th August 2022

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

Situated in the West Midlands? Soak up the summer vibes with the NICE Underground crew at renowned Birmingham clubbing spot, LAB11 this weekend. 

The Phunky Daytimes summer open-air rave is set to deliver a colossal bill of dance music talents spinning an assortment of club classics tracks, taking in everything from bassline house and funky house to piano house, uplifting house, speed garage and more.

Running over nine hours - from 2 pm until 11 pm - the event looks set to be the brand's biggest to date with mind-blowing stage production, PA’s, and dancers all adding to the occasion. 


Find tickets for Phunky Daytimes - Summer open-air rave - here



Carriage Fest 2022

When: Saturday 13th August 2022

Where: Carriage Shed in Chester

Following on from the resounding success of the event's debut last year, Carriage Fest is back and ready to go even bigger the second time around! 

Commandeering Chester's striking Carriage shed venue, a unique semi-covered events space recognised for its stunning architectural design, the daytime soiree will feature an epic dance soundtrack courtesy of some of the UK's most renowned DJ names. Jamie Roy, the go-to Ibiza DJ whose performances at Ushuaia back in 2019 cemented his place as one of the top acts in the scene, will join prolific Liverpudlian selector, SOSA in headlining the event, with support from fast-rising acts the likes of Josh Gregg, Cassine, Ryan Nicholls and Louis Millne.


Find tickets for Carriage Fest 2022 - here



Pioneer Plays Festival

When: Sunday 14th August 2022

Where: Herts County Showground in St. Albans

The first-ever outing of the highly anticipated Pioneer Plays Festival comes to Hertfordshire this Sunday, straight off the back of numerous sold-out events held across the southern regions of England.

Promising to move the earth beneath St Albans, the festival will see three massive stages playing host to a selection of garage, R&B, house and amapiano artists, including headliners DJ Pioneer, Bucie, SUPA D, Uncle Waffles and Uncle Vinny

Offering much more than a stellar programme of live music, the day-long spectacle will provide festival-goers with the choice to acquire tickets for a secluded VIP area. Made for those looking for a more bougie and exclusive experience, the VIP area will boast its own VIP bar and VIP toilets, with entertainment from dancers and magicians to keep you occupied whilst you grab a moment away from the madness of the main arena. 


Find tickets for Pioneer Plays Festival - here



One Dance Festival

When: Sunday 14th August 2022

Where: Lloyd Park in Croydon

London's most exciting one-day rave, One Dance Festival is back! 

Taking to the main stage this Sunday, ticket holders can look forward to top-drawer performances from chart-smashing acts the likes of garage duo, Artful Dodger, famous for two-step bangers 'Moving Too Fast' and 'Re-Rewind' featuring Craig David, Heartless Crew, Kele Le Roc, MC CREED and Sweet Female Attitude, who will, without doubt, steal the show with their 2001 hit, 'Flowers'.

The event will also feature two other epic stages, showcasing the next generation of UK garage, drum n bass and house music talents.

Third-release tickets are now on sale and selling extremely fast. Head to the link below and secure yourself an unforgettable experience in the summer sun this weekend. 


Find tickets for One Dance Festival - 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 to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.







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