New On Skiddle: Chris Stussy, Bou, Detonate 25, Darkside, & more

Discover the best new events on Skiddle including a psytrance rave, Darkside uptempo, Look-A-Like Fest, Save The Rave Fest, Flowdan, The Vintage Explosion, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 2nd Jan 2024

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you’ve all recovered from the wildest night of the year. If not, don’t worry, you’ll be free from the hangxiety and that persistent headache soon enough. In fact, if you’re rough, take this as a sign to grab a glass of water.

Anyway, back to business. What does a new year mean? New events! 

For the first New On Skiddle of 2024, we’ve got some stunners for you (as per). Here we’ve got an uptempo rave from Darkside, Chris Stussy’s Welsh debut, Bou in Nottingham (with links to his other English tour dates), Flowdan, Save The Rave, and more.

Check out what’s new and secure your tickets for the best 2024 event below! 



Darkside: Brand New Kicks


When: Friday 1st March 2024

Where: The Classic Grand in Glasgow

In March, Jamaica Street’s Classic Grand will be going off with the sounds of modern hardcore and uptempo. 

Brand New Kicks will see four international headliners tearing up the decks with intense hardstyle sounds thanks to Darkside. This one will be their first party of the year, and they’re going extra with it. Going down from 9pm to 3am, this one promises hours and hours of nothing but the hardest tunes from some of the best in the game at one of the city’s best-loved rave venues. 

Secure your tickets now below! 


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Chris Stussy Shangri-La


When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: Depot in Cardiff

Chris Stussy makes his Welsh debut at Cardiff’s beloved Depot, one of the best venues in the city

Stussy, your 25th most-searched artist in 2023, is a Dutch DJ and producer influenced by early house, jazz, disco, and more, released his track All Night Long in May, earning over a million streams before it had been released. 

This one’s not quite on sale yet - tickets will be available today at 10am. More of a day party, this one brings the heat from 3pm to 11pm on the last Saturday in January. Fight off those January blues and secure your tickets below... At 10am, of course.  


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Flowdan [LIVE]


When: Thursday 25th January 2024

Where: Meraki in Liverpool

One of the biggest grime rappers, Flowdan, makes his live debut at Meraki, an intimate little venue in Liverpool that’s certainly one of the city’s best. 

Flowdan, who you might know from Rumble by Fred again.. and Skrillex, Baddadan by Chase & Status and Bou, or maybe even from his earlier work with garage collective Pay As U Go or grime group Roll Deep, is a certified cult figure at this point. 

Check him out at the cool, independent club Meraki, an ex-taxi garage, later this month.


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Detonate Presents: BOU


When: Thursday 15th February 2024

Where: Unit 13 in Nottingham

Request the 16th of Feb off now because you’re going to need a second to recover after Bou blows the roof off of Notts’ Unit 13 with B Live 247.

Bou comes to Unit 13, a venue with LED screens and a Funktion-One sound system, as part of his first proper headline tour. 

This isn’t all we’ve got coming from Bou. As part of his winter/spring tour, he’ll also be coming to loads more venues in England including Manchester, London, Newcastle, Cambridge, Leeds, Southampton, and more. Find tickets for his other events


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The Vintage Explosion 2024 tour


When: multiple dates throughout 2024

Where: BelfastDublinStonehavenAlloaLondonCardiffManchesterNewcastleInverurieStranraerCarlisleLiverpoolGalashielsAyrHelensburghAberdeenStrathpefferDundee, and Edinburgh 

Coming to… well, near enough everywhere in 2024, The Vintage Explosion bring rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and rhythm and blues to venues in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

The band, who’ve already earned themselves three number-one albums on the iTunes Worldwide Blues Chart and a top ten on the US Billboard Blues Charts, come to some fantastic venues this year. Rod Stewart said about them, “This guy… The Vintage Explosion is the best white soul singer I've ever heard.” 

Sure to just keep getting bigger and bigger, follow the link below to find tickets for all dates. 


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Detonate 25th Birthday


When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: multiple venues in Nottingham

One of Nottingham’s favourite event brands celebrates 25 years of incredible parties with a multi-venue city takeover. 

On the lineup for this one is Andy CBorn On RoadAriesSelecta J ManKelvin 373Soul Mass Transit SystemNotion B2B OppidanGirls Don't SyncPola & BrysonCaspaSerum & TriggaRandallFlowdan, and more. 

These massive artists come to four venues in Nottingham including Unit 13The LevelSecret Garden, and one more, which will be announced soon. Not many tickets are left, so secure yours now to ensure your place!


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When: Saturday 3rd February 2024

Where: BAR 19 in Norwich

Psylings brings Earthling and support to psytrance fans in Norwich this Feb, going down in Bar 19, a brand new open-plan venue that’ll be dressed up for the occasion with UV decor. 

Joining Earthling are Doubkore (live), Simbiotik (live), Fuzion, Psygringo, and more. As well as a belting lineup of music, they've promised crazy antics, a massive atmosphere, incredible sound, and an intimate venue so you can get front and centre for when that banger starts playing. 

Tickets are very limited (and a bargain, might we add), so if you want to join them on the trancefloor, secure your tickets now below! 


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Save The Rave Outdoor 90s Festival - Perth and Middlesbrough 


When: Perth - Saturday 25th May 2024 / Middlesbrough - Saturday 13th July 2024

Where: Perth - Scone Palace / Middlesbrough - Albert Park

Save The Rave brings retro house and acid house all over the UK with their huge outdoor fests. The all-day fests promise a huge lineup, retro 90s anthems and classics,  stunning visuals and production, performers, and street food. 

If you fancy a bit of this, but Perth and Middlesbrough are a bit tricky to get to, no worries. Skiddle has tickets for all other Save The Rave Fests in Southport, Anglesey, Heyward's Heath, Carlisle, Norwich, Southampton, Newark, Hastings, Wadebridge (Cornwall), and Chepstow - find tickets for all of those locations

Read our review of Save The Rave for an idea of what to expect, or just dive in and secure your tickets now below! 


Tickets for Save The Rave Perth

This event has been cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will now take place on 14th September...


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Look-A-Like Festival: Outdoor Tribute Festival - Perth and Middlesbrough 


When: Perth - Sunday 26th May 2024 / Middlesbrough - Sunday 14th July 2024

Where: Perth Scone Palace / Middlesbrough Albert Park

The UK’s biggest outdoor tribute festival brings the best cover bands to many areas including the most recently announced dates in Perth and Middlesbrough. 

On the lineup for these, you can expect tributes to the likes of The Beatles, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and more. The all-day family-friendly fest also boasts street food stalls, jaw-dropping visuals, and fantastic stage production. 

If you like the sound of this but live too far away, Skiddle has tickets for the fest's other editions in Norwich, Carlisle, Newark, Southport, and Anglesey - find tickets for all of those locations.


Tickets for Look-A-Like Festival: Outdoor Tribute Festival - Perth

This event has been cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event will now take place on 15th September


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2024’s already looking stunning with all these banging new events! But if you’re hungry for more, search Skiddle now to find loads more raves, festivals, gigs, comedy, and so much more near you.



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.








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