Partying, whether on a legal or illegal behind-closed-doors basis, seems to be a hot topic at the moment. And we don't know about you, but all this talk of going wild on 'cheese and wine' is getting us fired up for a big one.
Thankfully, it just so happens that we've got ten brand spanking new parties to introduce you to, with tickets now on sale. We asked the merrymaking MP's at 10 Downing Street to rank them for us, from best to worst (given their credentials it seemed silly not to), but they sadly refused to comment. Maybe next week, Boris?
Without further delay or fun-poking, here they are. Ten of the best and most recent parties, now on sale with Skiddle.
(Click or tap on the event titles, artist or venue names below for tickets and more...)
Dream Valley Festival 2022
When: Saturday 28th May 2022
Where: Location TBA in Bexley
A brand new electronic music festival for ravers based in the south of the UK, Dream Valley is one we're keeping a very close eye on.
Set to take form in the stunning fields of Bexley, Kent, just a short trip outside of London, this inaugural music gathering will welcome a host of world-renowned DJ names to perform across its seven epic stages. Already announced on phase one of four lineup announcements are notable selectors the likes of Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, Marco Carola, Chris Stussy and East End Dubs, to name a few.
Offering much more than your average open-air music event, Dream Valley will also present an assortment of alternative entertainment options, including wellbeing workshops, outdoor cinema screenings, roller disco events and more. Click on the link below for more...
Find tickets for Dream Valley Festival 2022 - here
When: Friday 11th February 2022
Where: Albert Hall in Manchester
Heading back to Manchester's Albert Hall in February 2022, Garage Nation will welcome UKG fans from across the northwest to the historic venues dance floor once more, to listen, dance and sing along to some of the finest and most renowned acts in the genre.
Confirmed to make an appearance in front of more than two thousand revellers are iconic artists the likes of Artful Dodger, the production duo behind the '90s hit ‘Re-Rewind’ by Craig David, certified UKG legends DJ Luck & MC Neat, and Sweet Female Attitude, creators of noughties banger, ‘Flowers’.
Ticket holders, at what will surely be yet another sold-out event, will also witness hotly-anticipated MC names, from MC Kie and MC Vapour to Monsta Boy, Nay Nay, Norris Da Boss Windross and MC Creed, taking to the stage, with the latter two mentioned master of ceremonies also bringing their Godfathers of Garage special to this massive northern event.
Find tickets for Garage Nation - here
Kubix Rock Festival
When: Friday 15th - Saturday 16th July 2022
Where: Herrington Country Park in Sunderland
Following on from the massive success of this year's summertime spectacular, the team behind Sunderland's Kubix Rock Festival have gladly announced its return in the height of the summer next year.
Extending to two days of amazing live music - filled with sounds from your favourite indie and rock n roll acts - the festival will take up its position on the sprawling fields of Herrington Country Park, running from Friday 15th - Saturday 16th July 2022.
Amongst the first headliners to be announced for next year's instalment are '90s favourites Shed Seven, Happy Mondays and punk band, Stiff Little Fingers, all of whom will perform live across the festivals two gargantuan stages.
Promising a weekend stocked with the very best in rock n roll, brit pop, indie and more - this is a festival you won't want to miss out on!
Find tickets for Kubix Rock Festival - here
Lytham Festival 2022 - Part one and two
When: Tuesday 28th June - Sunday 10th July 2022
Where: Lytham Green in Lancashire
A truly staggering lineup of acts will land on the northwestern coastline of England in the summer of 2022, ready and raring to play to thousands of eager music fans from all over the UK at the 12th edition of Lancashire's Lytham Festival.
Brace yourselves for this bill of acts... Headlining the largest open-air music festival in the county are international superstars of the music world, The Strokes, Diana Ross, Tears For Fears, Simply Red, Elbow, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Snow Patrol and Lewis Capaldi. Yes, you read that right.
Each of the aforementioned artists will conduct their own enthralling evening of live music, with the festival broken down into two parts - the first running from Tuesday 28th June - Saturday 2nd July, followed by the second instalment, running from Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th July 2022. A total of nine days of music will play out across two long weeks, with a record-breaking number of music lovers set to descend on the beautiful seaside town.
Tickets will sell out for this one. Be sure to secure your place at next year's Lytham Festival early or risk bitter disappointment.
Find tickets for Lytham Festival 2022 - Part one and two - here
Cafe Mambo New Years Eve
When: Friday 31st December 2021 (New Year's Eve)
Where: Albert Hall in Manchester
Another huge dance brand has revealed its plans to return to Manchester this year. Taking over one of the northern capital's most beloved live music venues, the Albert Hall, Ibiza-based clubbing hotspot and its team of renowned party throwers, Cafe Mambo will take punters on an end-of-year journey in dance music, concluding in the early hours of New Years Day 2022.
Get ready to move your body on the dancefloor all night long, with reputable artist names the likes of Todd Terry, saxophone specialist Lovely Laura with DJ Ben Santiago, Erik Hagleton and the House Gospel Choir providing the vibes and a first-rate soundtrack throughout the seven-hour experience.
Tickets are moving fast for this one, with first and second release tickets now sold out. Don't hesitate, get yours now on the link below...
Find tickets for Cafe Mambo New Years Eve - here
Crucast 2022 - Winter / Spring Tour
When: February - March 2022 (Multiple dates)
Where: Leeds, Leicester, Cardiff
Leaders of the underground sound, live event collective and record label team, Crucast are gearing up for a run of dates in the late winter/early spring of next year.
The multifaceted label, made up of bass music connoisseurs Skepsis, Darksy, Mr Virgo, Bru-C, TS7, Window Kid and founder Lazcru, has lately become one of the most influential and sought after dance music brands in the UK, regularly appearing at huge events such as Wonderwood Festival, Reading and Leeds Festival and Creamfields, to name a few.
Alongside a host of exciting new talents, the Crucast ensemble will take over hefty sound systems at venues in Leeds, Leicester and Cardiff throughout February and March, playing a second-to-none selection of electro house, drum n bass and garage anthems.
For those who love their music with deep and dirty, we suggest getting tickets for at least one of the previously mentioned dates. Tickets are available on the link below...
Find tickets for Crucast 2022 - Winter / Spring Tour - here
DEPOT in the Castle 2022
When: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th July 2022
Where: Cardiff Castle in Cardiff
How many festivals are you aware of that take place on the grounds of a castle? Not many, right? Well, Cardiff's DEPOT in the Castle certainly does (the clue is in the festivals name) and boy oh boy, is it something special!
The Welsh capital's very own summertime gathering is back in 2022, much to the delight of music fans in the aptly nicknamed 'Land of Castles'. Commandeering the stunning grounds of the centuries-old fortress, those who acquire tickets for next year's edition of the popular annual event will be spoilt to a host of live shows from some of the biggest names in current music.
The first recently revealed headliner of next years outing is non-other than Brit Award-winning, tattooed singing legend, Rag N Bone Man - the first of many acts yet to be announced.
A fun family festival fit for all ages to enjoy, revellers should also expect to find plenty of glitter, fancy dress, and a host of activities throughout the day to keep the kids entertained.
Find tickets for DEPOT in the Castle 2022 - here
LWE & Eat Your Own Ears present MYD live
When: Friday 1st April 2022
Where: Village Underground in London
Acclaimed record producer, singer, sound engineer and DJ, MYD AKA Quentin Lepoutre, will bring his highly spoken of live show to London's Village Underground on Friday 1st April 2022.
The multi-talented Frenchman who's previously had success with electronic outfit, Club Cheval, releasing on celebrated record labels, Marble and Bromance, is continuing on a fast-rising upward trajectory, bringing his unique electro/indie-pop sound to audiences around the globe.
Part of the Ed Banger roster family, the eccentric musician, who's previously collaborated with standout names the likes of Kanye West and Dua Lipa, will deliver a truly special performance alongside his fantastic live band, under the iconic railway arches of the popular Shoreditch venue.
Tickets are now on sale on the link below...
Find tickets for MYD live in London - here
Mardi Gras Festival 2022
When: Saturday 2nd July 2022
Where: Roundhay Park in Leeds
Leed's Roundhay Park will become overrun with music, colour and excitement once again in 2022 when the Mardi Gras Festival rolls into town!
A recent addition to the UK's jam-packed festival season schedule, Mardi Gras made its first appearance in the summer of this year. Now planning its already highly anticipated return to the city's prestigious park and green space, next July's event is looking to be its biggest yet.
Boasting two enormous festival stages, equipped with the best in sound and light, the festival will welcome a host of superstar DJ names and supporting upcoming names, in addition to some of the best pop and cabaret acts the UK has to offer. Details regarding the bill for next year's edition have yet to be announced. Watch this space.
Early bird tickets and first release tickets have now sold out. Act fast and get yours now.
Find tickets for Mardi Gras Festival 2022 - here
FLY Open Air 2022
When: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd May 2022
Where: Hopetoun House in Edinburgh
Well, this is long overdue... After three long years, one of Edinburgh's favourite dance festivals is back. Presenting, the 2022 instalment of FLY Open Air.
Oh yes, it's time to get excited. It won't be long before you're digging out your best summer clobber in anticipation for two days of fist-pumping, foot-stomping raving on the majestic grounds of the Hopetoun House country estate.
Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, this picturesque spot will be the site of some of the best live DJ performances to happen in Scotland next year. Booked and confirmed to set the tone of the weekend, Berlin-based party instigator and South Korean electronic legend, Peggy Gou will headline the late spring event, getting all those present moving and grooving to the best in house and techno.
Keep your eyes peeled for more huge artist announcements in the weeks to come.
Tickets WILL see out for this one. Don't miss out!
Find tickets for FLY Open Air 2022 - 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 get inspired by the vast selection of Christmas and New Year's parties on our Inspire Me page.