New On Skiddle: 51st Festival, 90s Baby Pop, Switch Oxford ft. Bou & more

Discover the latest events now on sale with Skiddle

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 14th Nov 2022

With the annual observance of Guy Fawkes Night, the infamous foiled gunpowder plot of 1605, now well out of the way, the forthcoming coming festive period takes precedence. Unless you're a football fan, of course (T-minus 13 days until the kick-off at this year's Qatar World Cup).

Less than 7 weeks remain until Christmas Day, meaning you have just 47 days left to source and buy some amazing gifts for your friends, family and loved ones. Struggling with ideas for the perfect present? Panic already settled in? Let us lend a helping hand...

Below, we've listed a selection of the very latest and greatest events with tickets now on sale. Why not spoil yourself with a ticket to a wild New Year's Eve party? Or go one better and treat that special someone in your life to a full-on festival experience in the summer of 2023? 

Be the number one gift giver in your household this Christmas. 


(Click or tap on the event titles, artists or venue names below for tickets and more)



51st Festival

When: Saturday 5th August 2023

Where: Copthall Playing Fields in London

Dance all day long at the return of London's 51st Festival in 2023, to the sounds of some of the electronic scene's biggest and most sought-after acts. 

Taking over Copthall Playing Fields, less than an hour's train journey from the centre of the English capital, on Saturday 5th August, the summer soiree is set to host a broad variety of acts, representing an eclectic mix of genres - from classic house and tech house to afro house, garage, soul, dancehall and much more.

This year's successful edition saw world-class performances from DJ names the likes of Roger Sanchez, Kenny Dope, Charly Black and Mark Knight. Expect the same calibre of talent in 2023.


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90s Baby Pop - The Biggest Pop Show Ever

When: Saturday 28th October 2023

Where: AO Arena in Manchester

The biggest Pop show on Earth, or at least in the UK, lands back in Manchester in a little over a year's time, bringing with it a who's who of pop music icons from the golden era of the genre. 

Last month's bubble gum extravaganza featured showstopping performances from heartthrob names the likes of Five, Gareth Gates and 911, as well as 'Barbie Girl' composers, Aqua, B*witched, Atomic Kitten, and Liberty X to name a few. 

If you missed out on the opportunity to relive the music of your youth at this year's edition of 90s Baby Pop, here's your second chance. Grab your tickets now on the link below, whilst you still can.


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Switch Oxford - Bou & Haribo, Gray & more

When: Saturday 3rd December 2022

Where: O2 Academy Oxford in Oxford

People of Oxford, hold onto your hats. Conditions within the city's O2 Academy venue are going to get hazardous, as four of the biggest names in drum n bass roll into town this December, armed to the teeth with the filthiest of D'n'B bangers.

Cranking up the gigawatts and taking the energy to the next level, producers Bou, Haribo, Gray and Kara, along with supporting acts SOTA, Matt Fluid and the Switch DJs, will have crowds eating out the palms of their hands as they throw down a score of ground-moving anthems from 11 pm until 3 am the following day.

Gun fingers at the ready, this one is guaranteed to go off!


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Worried About Henry presents Wilkinson

When: Saturday 31st December 2022 (New Year's Eve)

Where: Dreamland in Margate, Kent

Worried About Henry will host a leading name in electronic music, a force to be reckoned with, Wilkinson on the closing day of 2022 at Kent's vintage amusement park, Dreamgate.

The acclaimed drum n bass producer, signed to Andy C's RAM Records and Virgin EMI, is widely recognised as one of the most successful stars in modern dance music, having sold over a million singles worldwide and scored a number of top ten hits - such as 'After Glow' featuring Becky Hill, which peaked at number 5 in the UK charts. 

The highly decorated dance legend, who's previously collected awards for 'Best Single’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Live Act' at the National Drum & Bass Awards, will put all present through their paces on the eve of the new year with his usual dynamic set. See for yourself. Tickets are available on the link below...


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Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics at Warwick Castle

When: Saturday 13th May 2023

Where: Warwick Castle in Warwick

Ibiza sunset venue and clubbing institution, Cafe Mambo will pack its bags, board a plane and head to British shores in the spring of next year, in anticipation of its festival-level event at one of England's most iconic medieval fortresses. 

Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics at Warwick Castle will see the celebrated brand take command of the grounds of the stunning ancient stronghold, soundtracking an evening stocked with the many anthems that have defined the Balearic dance mecca over the years. 

Evoking memories of Ibiza's golden years and with a firm focus on delivering nothing but good vibes, the event will see a handpicked selection of special guest DJs combine with spectacular production to produce one of the highlights of the event calendar in The Midlands, in early 2023 

Experience the magic of Isla Blanca and Cafe Mambo on home soil next May. Tickets on the link below...


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Reggae Land Festival 2023

When: Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th August 2023

Where: Milton Keynes Bowl in Milton Keynes

The most authentic Reggae experience on the UK festival calendar, Reggae Land has confirmed a brand new venue for its grand return next year. Residing over the colossal National Bowl in Milton Keynes, the two-day spectacle promises to once again present a long list of new stars, enduring pioneers and legends to all who choose to experience the Caribbean wonderland.

Exceeding the limitations of its former location, the hugely popular family-friendly event will now take place at one of the region's biggest outdoor entertainment arenas, bringing an even greater show to revellers. 50-plus acts, representing the very best in dub, reggae and dancehall, will appear across four stages, with a bounteous offering of mouth-watering Caribbean food and alternative entertainment options - from flea markets to fairground attractions - also available. 

Details of the lineup for Reggae Land 2023 have yet to be disclosed. Keep a keen eye on the Skiddle blog for updates coming soon.


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In It Together Festival 2023

When: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May 2023

Where: Old Park Farm Margam in Port Talbot

The headliners of the 2023 edition of Port Talbot's In It Together Festival have recently been unveiled and let us be the first to say, the lineup is incredible!

Announced to top the bill over each of the open-air event's three days are the likes of Anne-Marie, the serial chart-topping British songstress behind anthems such as '2022, 'Friends' and recently released single, 'Psycho', 00s pop-rock group, The Kooks, and Madchester legends, James. Other names confirmed to wow the include Groove Armada, Chase & Status, Hedex, Friction and Kettama, amongst many others (check out the flyer above for more). 

Join 40,000 festival-loving musos at Wales’ biggest and best music festival over an extended weekend in May 2023, to catch a score of internationally acclaimed superstar acts alongside some of the nation's best burgeoning talents. Expect a weekend like no other in the Welsh valleys. 


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Detonate Festival 2023

When: Saturday 10th June 2023

Where: Colwick Country Park in Nottingham

Nottingham's Detonate, purveyors of the finest underground raves and open-air dance events in the East Midlands, have announced details of what is customarily their biggest shindig each and every year - Detonate Festival.

More than 60 renowned live artists and DJs will be in charge of soundtracking the day-long summertime party, entertaining up to 15,000 avid dance junkies. 'Reimagined' for the coming new year, those who attend the festival will experience quality live music atop floating stages and in secret hideaways, hidden deep within the woodlands of Colwick Country Park. Cocktail bars, global street food offerings and a special VIP island have also been promised by Detonate Festival's team of organisers.

One not to be missed. Watch this space for more lineup details in the coming weeks.


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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.