New On Skiddle: FLY. Valve SoundSystem, Locus, DanceOnArrival and more

Discover the best new events including Valve Sound System’s tour, reggae singer Gyptian, bounce king Andy Whitby, face-to-face bouncy techno parties, festivals, and more. 

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 10th Jun 2024

What a weekend! With Manchester's Parklife, Inverness' The Gathering, Huntingdon's DSCNNCT, and a few other festivals having taken place, we’re sure some of you reading this will have a sore head. Same here. Either that or you’re still in bed - fair play. 

As rough as you may or may not be, we’ve got loads of cracking events in this week’s New On Skiddle to get you giddy including DanceOnArrival and ABODE’s tech house festival, Chaos In The CBD, Dillinja’s Valve Sound System tour, two shows from reggae singer Gyptian, a bouncy melodic techno “face-to-face” event, and more. 

Check out all the goodies we’ve got for you this week and secure your tickets below.


DanceOnArrival: At The Priory Festival 2024


When: Sunday 7th July 2024

Where: Hitchin Priory in Hitchin

For one day only, DanceOnArrival has teamed up with ABODE to bring us a delicious open-air tech house festival with a stunning backdrop. 

Among those on the lineup are Darius Syrossian, Enzo Is Burning, BLONDi, wAFF, Latmun, Murphy's Law, GW Harrison, Smokey Bubblin B, Ozzie Guven B2B DXNBY, Evie, and more across three stages. 

As with any immersive festival experience, you can expect some incredible production to bring the music to life. Head over to enjoy over 30 international DJs with 3,000 other music fans. 


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Chaos In The CBD


When: Saturday 31st August 2024 

Where: The Loft MCR in Manchester

Closing August off with a bang, Chaos In The CBD is coming to one of the best clubs in Manchester, The Loft. 

The Auckland brothers make their Loft debut with an extended set alongside Bobby Scallop, who also makes his debut, spinning house, deep house, and electronic tunes. 

Known for its community vibe and stripped-back decor, The Loft is the place to go for a music-first event, and Chaos In The CBD is the perfect act for it with an impressive knowledge of house. So from 11pm until 5am, the Purple Playground will be packed with music fans escaping the world by submersing themselves in music. 


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Valve Sound System tour


When: multiple dates from September 2024 to February 2025

Where: venues in Southampton, Sheffield, Canterbury, Cambridge, Brighton, Birmingham, London, and Bristol

The Valve Sound System was the world’s first custom-built drum and bass sound system, hand-made by Dillinja and Lemon D in 2001. And now, after four brilliant events in London and Bristol, it’s gearing up to hit the road.

While the hand-picked lineups for each event haven’t been announced yet, we know they’re going to be heavy with Dillinja orchestrating it all. 

The sound system itself has been designed to elevate the lower end of the sound, create a clear middle, and ensure a sharp top end. So with a belting DnB-focused sound system and some brilliant DnB DJs dropping tunes over it, you know this is going to be killer. 


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Locus Presents 


When: Saturday 27th July 2024

Where: Progress in Manchester

Locus, a London-based record label by the team behind FUSE, returns to Manchester with a lineup of house, deep house, and tech house in July. 

Coming in with a day and night party from 3pm until 11pm, they’re bringing Sidney Charles, L. P. Rhythm, Casey Spillman B2B Reeshy, Dennis Quin, and OBP to provide the tunes. It’s going to be unreal. 

And if you want to keep the party going, Locus - Afterhours continues until 4am with Rich NXT, M-High, and Locky. So, in just one day, Locus will take over two of the best clubs in Manchester, both with brilliant lineups. We love to see it. 


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FLY Open Air Festival


When: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd September 2024

Where: The Ross Bandstand, Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh

FLY Open Air is back, baby! The festival lands under the castle at the UNESCO World Heritage site with a glorious lineup of DJs. 

Marlon Hoffstadt, Pawsa, DJ Tennis, Josh Baker, Malugi, Max Dean B2B Luke Dean, sim0ne, SOSA, Hayley Zalassi, Surf 2 Glory, and more are set to bring some serious heat to Edinburgh in September. And that’s just the phase one lineup. Yep, there’s more to come. 

Packed with the hottest names in dance music, FLY is easily one of the best festivals in Scotland, probably even one of the best in the UK. 

If you want to spread the cost of your ticket, payment plans are available for weekend tickets exclusively on Skiddle. Secure your place for just £20, below. 


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240kmh - F2F GLASGOW: ACLP Edition


When: Friday 30th August 2024

Where: TV Studio SWG3 in Glasgow

A cracking club in Glasgow is welcoming eight UK and European bouncy melodic techno experts to get ravers sweaty and euphoric at this face-to-face B2B concept. So who’s playing?

The face-to-face rave will see Franck B2B alt8, Adrian Mills B2B Cloudy, Dominique B2B Eva, and TLO B2B GALLO. 

At these face-to-face events, DJs face each other at their decks, playing a few tracks each before switching, and feeding off each other's and the crowd's energy. You don’t get many events like this! 


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Andy Whitby & Friends - Newcastle


When: Saturday 30th November December 2024

Where: Digital in Newcastle Upon Tyne

After their scorching first event in the city back in April, Andy Whitby & Friends return, taking over one of the best clubs in Newcastle and getting ravers sweaty once again.

Bringing the sounds of bounce, hard dance, club classics, and hardstyle, The King of Bounce and his crew will set the place on fire from 10pm until 4am. 

We don’t know who’ll be joining Whitby on the decks yet but they’ve never disappointed in the past. 


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Stay Busy presents Illyus & Barrientos with Beth


When: Friday 28th June 2024

Where: Radisson Red in Glasgow

Hailing from Glasgow, DJ duo Illyus & Barrientos are coming to Radisson Red, armed with house bangers.

Known for their tracks ‘Disco Hearts’, ‘Takin’ Over’, and their ‘I Feel Love’ remix, the duo have released music on some of the most important house music labels including Defected and Toolroom. 

Glasgow-based DJ Beth joins, setting the tone for the night. Having released music on Armada, Nothing Else Matters, and Nervous, we put her on our DJs to watch list at the beginning of this year as we know she’s on the brink of blowing up. 

All this and a pretty view thanks to it going down at the venue’s Sky Bar, this is set to be one hell of a night!


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Gyptian Live in Concert - Middlesbrough and Sheffield

When: Midd - Saturday 27th July / Sheff - Saturday 3rd August 2024

Where: Empire in Middlesbrough / Network in Sheffield

English-born Jamaican reggae singer Gyptian brings us two gigs this year, one at Empire in Middlesbrough and the other at Sheffield’s Network.

Perhaps best known for his Platinum hit ‘Hold You (Hold Yuh)’, which sits with over 200 million Spotify streams and landed at 6th on Billboard’s 12 Best Dancehall & Reggaeton Choruses of the 21st Century, Gyptian is a fantastic live performer. But you’ll see that for yourself at these shows. 

Producing reggae hits, some with dancehall and pop influences, the International Reggae and World Music Awards nominee is sure to get crowds singing and dancing. 


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Showhawk Duo


When: Wed 14th, Thu 15th, and Fri 16th August 2024 

Where: Stramash in Edinburgh 

Smashing down the barriers between electric and acoustic, The Showhawk Duo masterfully perform old-school trance tracks, club classics, funky house, and more on acoustic guitars. 

If you haven’t already checked out the duo’s work, that might sound truly bizarre. But the two are truly incredible, tapping the body of the guitar to provide a beat as they skillfully play through some of the most iconic dance music of all time. 

Whether you’re a fan of guitar music or dance, you’re sure to find their performances awe-inspiring. Head over to one of their three Edinburgh shows for acoustic renditions of Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Tiesto, Alice Deejay, and more. 


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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.







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