Halloween has been and gone. There's only bonfire night left to get over with before the big countdown to the festive period begins. Come Saturday morning, dear friends, there'll be less than fifty days between us and Christmas day. Read that again - Fifty Days...
Before you all lose your heads and start throwing tinsel on everything, just take a moment. Take a deep breath in... and breathe out slowly. Now, take look at some of the amazing parties we've lined up for you in this week's New On Skiddle.
Below, you'll find live music gatherings in the run-up to Christmas, as well as events happening in between Christmas and the New Year, some end of year specials and even some festival offerings happening next summer, all with tickets on sale this week!
Struggling with ideas for Christmas presents this year? Scroll down to discover some possible solutions to your problem and begin your gift preparation early. Or swerve buying gifts for others altogether and treat yourself to a cracking night out.
(Click on the event, artist and venue names below for tickets and more...)
CIRCUS x Drumcode Liverpool feat. Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Rebuke & more
When: Monday 27th December 2021
Where: Blackstone Street Warehouse in Liverpool
Swedish techno producer and mixmaster extraordinaire, Adam Beyer will bring his revered Drumcode label party to Liverpool's massive Blackstone Street Warehouse for a post-Christmas celebration this December.
Taking over the huge industrial space, located on the banks of the River Mersey, on Liverpool's North Docks, Beyer, in partnership with Yousef's CIRCUS brand, will treat dance fans of the city and surrounding towns to an evening of first-rate rave music courtesy of a list of respected talents.
On the lineup, Alan Fitzpatrick will perform a special back-to-back set with Irishman, Rebuke, before the likes Nicole Moudaber, Layton Giordani and Lilly Palmer each step up and take turns at tearing the striking arched warehouse venue a new one.
Find tickets for CIRCUS x Drumcode Liverpool - here
DNB Allstars New Year's Eve 2021/22
When: Friday 31st December 2021 (New Year's Eve)
Where: Portland House Bank And The Vaults in Cardiff | Unit Nine in Milton Keynes
Fresh from their event at one of London's most frequented rave spaces, Printworks London, the team behind DNB Allstars have recently announced that tickets for their set-to-be highly sought-after New Year's Eve parties are now on sale.
The drum and bass brand, which began as an online community bringing bass heads together, now running sell-out tours of the UK with some of the biggest names on the scene, has two epic end-of-year parties planned - one taking place in Cardiff and the other in Milton Keynes.
Confirmed to take punters on one of the hardest and heaviest sounding, musical New Year's adventures this year - running from 9 pm until 5 am on the first morning of 2022 - are the likes of DJs, Sub Zero, Alcemist, Gray, TURNO, Hedex, AC13, Goddard, Unglued and many more.
Tickets are moving fast for both events. Don't hesitate - Get yours now!
Find tickets for DNB Allstars NYE - here
Dance Generation presents Cafe Mambo Ibiza
When: Friday 17th December 2021
Where: Digital in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Bringing the warm and sunny Ibiza vibes most of you dance fans will have now been without for far too long, event collective Dance Generation presents Cafe Mambo at Newcastle nightclub, Digital on Friday 17th December.
Delivering the ultimate pre-Christmas party on the last Friday before the big day - known natively as Mad Friday - those who get their hands on tickets can expect to be whisked away to the shores of the infamous White Isles, as music from some of the legendary dance brands' biggest and most regular faces rings out around the two-thousand plus capacity venue.
Details of the lineup have yet to be announced but we can almost guarantee it'll be one worth taking note of. Watch this space.
Find tickets for Cafe Mambo Ibiza in Newcastle - here
Pie Radio presents: Da Beatfreakz & Friends
When: Friday 3rd December 2021
Where: Academy 2 in Manchester
Bedroom producers turned internationally acclaimed studio wizards, Da Beatfreakz have come together with Manchester's number one youth-led music station, Pie Radio to bring a next-level night of entertainment to fans of dancehall, funky house, hip hop, R&B, rap and more.
Made up of brothers Obi and Uche Ebele, the duo has collaborated with an eye-popping list of high profile names since rising up and out of their makeshift home studio. On the credits of records by Usher, D Block Europe, Skepta, AJ, Cadet, Russ Millions, WeWantWraith, Sean Paul, Ellie Goulding, Jay Parks and N-Dubz, to name a few, the pair have become quite the force to reckon with, achieving platinum-selling status.
Join them alongside supporting acts DJ Oyaz, DJ Eddy and TOOJ, as well as some A-list special guests, on Friday 3rd December at Manchester's Academy 2. Tickets are now on sale on the link below...
Find tickets for Pie Radio presents: Da Beatfreakz & Friends - here
The Dualers plus special guests
When: Saturday 23rd July 2022
Where: Central Park in Chelmsford
One of the UK's most favoured reggae/ska acts, nine-piece South London outfit, The Dualers have announced plans to return to Chelmsford, Essex next July.
The group, who, despite no industry backing, first broke onto the mainstream music scene back in 2004 with top thirty single, 'Kiss On The Lips', have had a prolific career thus far, releasing a number of highly-rated albums and achieving chart success with several other singles. They've taken their music and impressive live show on the road, performing to a fan base that spans across the globe, and continue to embark on adventures to venues in the UK and Europe. One of those is Chelmsford's, Central Park.
Returning to the Eastern county next summer, The Dualers will showcase some of their biggest hits alongside a jam-packed lineup of special guests, yet to be announced. Don't miss what will surely be one of the biggest ska events in the south next year.
Find tickets for The Dualers plus special guests - here
20 Years of Breakin Science
When: Saturday 5th February 2022
Where: Printworks London in London
Celebrating a huge milestone in the brands' history, Breakin Science will mark twenty years at the forefront of the drum n bass movement in February 2022 with a party of epic proportions.
Commandeering London's visually distinctive Printworks venue on Saturday 5th February, the passionate team of bass heads behind the trusted label have worked hard to put together a programme of artists and DJs to end all others, with some of the scenes biggest selectors set to take revellers on an eleven-hour bass music voyage.
Joining in with the celebrations throughout the day and taking the English by storm, Hedex, Serum, Voltage, Benny L, Dillinja, Ed Rush and Optical make up some of the thirty plus names set to throw it down.
Trigger fingers at the ready - Tickets are available on the link below...
Find tickets for 20 Years of Breakin Science - here
Junction 2 Festival 2022
When: Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th June 2022
Where: Boston Manor Park in Brentford
Making its long-awaited return to the iconic setting of Brentford's Boston Manor Park in 2022, Junction 2 Festival is back and promising one of its biggest editions to date.
Two years in the making, next year's already anticipated event will feature performances from a long list of renowned electronic names and rising underground stars. Delivering heat across the festivals numerous bespoke and distinguishable stages, punters can expect to see world-class sets from influential artists such as Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, Midland, Avalon Emerson, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens and many, many more.
Experience some of the best in house, techno and electro amongst the striking industrial features for which the festival has become famed, over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June 2022. Tickets now on sale!
Find tickets for Junction 2 Festival 2022 - here
El Dorado Festival 2022
When: Thursday 30th June - Sunday 3rd July 2022
Where: Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Ledbury
The fabled festival destination that is El Dorado will re-appear amidst the stunning woodland of Eastnor Castle in Ledbury, Herefordshire next June, welcoming festivalgoers through its golden gates once again for a weekend full of magic and mayhem.
A self-proclaimed expression of togetherness, the festival offers a place like no other where guests are encouraged to explore, dance and make memories with new and existing friends in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. Promising much more than just a music event, the grounds of the event are engulfed by scenes of stunning n natural beauty which offer respite from the stresses of the modern world.
Another festival two years in the making, next summers return instalment will boast performances from a host of previously billed favoured names, providing eclectic shows through the day and into the night, as well as an array of new and exciting talents.
Expect more colourful surprises, more pleasure, more discovery and awareness at what will be the most sustainable edition of El Dorado yet, in 2022.
Find tickets for El Dorado Festival 2022 - here
This is Bounce UK vs This is Hardbass - New Year's Eve 2021/22
When: Friday 31st December 2021 (New Year's Eve)
Where: Pure Nightclub Wigan in Wigan
The connoisseurs behind one of the UK's biggest bounce music brands, This is Bounce will go head to head with event brand, This is Hard Bass on Friday 31st December, throwing one of the biggest and hardest New Year's Events in the North West of England this year.
Representing the bounce team, Footrocker & Cotty Present Tranzient, Initi8, HeadzUp, Essential Bounce and more will size up the selectors on the hard bass team, DBC - Performing a one-off 'History of Hardbass' set, Luke Hudson, DJ Kenty, Scouser and Keenan Lee to name a few.
Running from 8 pm until 4 am at Wigan's Pure Nightclub, those planning to score some tickets can expect to witness a total of thirty acts going at it all-night-long, across two huge rooms.
For those who like their dance music hard, fast and heavy. One not to be missed.
Find tickets for This is Bounce UK vs This is Hardbass - New Year's Eve - here
Hybrid Minds Live feat. special guests
When: Friday 28th January 2022
Where: Manchester Academy | Leeds O2 Academy
One of the loftiest names in drum n bass, Hybrid Minds, AKA electronic DJ and production duo Josh White and Matthew Lowe, head up north in the new year, kicking off 2022 with a bang at two massive events on Friday 28th January.
Jumping between two venues, performing at each on the same night, the pair will exhibit a tracklist of some of their most heavy-hitting records - including melodic stormers, 'Let Me Hold You', 'Touch' and 'Bad To Me' from their latest album, Reflections, at the Leeds O2 Academy and the Manchester Academy.
Turning up the dial and bringing that full-throttle energy, supporting selectors, TURNO, Bou, Technimatic, Hedex, Koven and more will assist in making sure both events go off across either side of the Pennines.
Celebrate the first payday of 2022 at one or maybe both of these events next year. Tickets will be available to purchase from 9 am tomorrow morning (Friday 5th November). Be sure to set those alarms people!
Find tickets for Hybrid Minds Live feat. special guests - 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 Inspire Me page.