New On Skiddle: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Connected Festival, TRMNL...

More raves, more gigs and more festivals! Get properly stuck into this week's selection of new events, with tickets available to buy on Skiddle!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 29th Jul 2021

It's that time of the week again, your fix of the freshest live events has arrived. Here's this week's New On Skiddle, featuring a hand-picked selection of some of our favourite and most recently added events on Skiddle.

So, what is it you're in the market for? A night/morning of hefty bassline, or perhaps some breakbeat drum n bass? Maybe an evening with a musical icon, a great, a legend! Or maybe you want to pack a bag, dig out the tent and the sleeping bag (and probably your wellies, let's be sensible about this) and escape on a festival journey before the summers out. Well yes, of course, we can absolutely cater to all of that and more! 

Scroll down and feast your eyes upon the many fantastic upcoming events, with tickets up for grabs! Just click or tap on the event or artist names for tickets and more...


On The Waterfront presents Nile Rodgers & CHIC


When: Thursday 16th September 2021

Where: Liverpool Pier Head in Liverpool

Prolific hit-maker and multi-Grammy Award winner, Nile Rodgers will appear live on Liverpool's iconic waterfront this September, alongside pioneering disco collective, CHIC.

Set to perform an array of the groups most celebrated chart smashing records - from 'La Freak' to 'Everybody Dance' - the multi-faceted creative, who's also widely renowned for his many high profile collaborations with names the likes of Daft Punk, Duran, Duran and Madonna, to name but a few, will be joined on stage by Liverpudlian favourites, The Zutons.

A truly unforgettable evening of music awaits, featuring one of the worlds most exceptional musical talents. Don't miss out - Get your tickets now.


Find tickets for On the Waterfront presents Nile Rodgers & CHIC - here




Connected Festival 2022

When: Saturday 30th April - Sunday 1st May 2022

Where: Lydd Airport in Romney Marsh

Returning to its native home, Lydd Airport in the summer of 2022, Kent's largest and most outrageous open-air music event, Connected Festival promises to provide an epic weekend of amazing live entertainment!

Scheduled to run over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend next year, the two-day event will welcome up to ten thousand avid ravers through its gates once more, to witness some of the biggest acts in drum & bass, jungle, house, garage and more, delivering pure heat over twenty-four hours. 

Ready yourselves for more than a hundred live acts, artists and live PA's, including Mollie Collins, DJ Hype and Nicky Blackmarket, performing over ten dance arenas and five stages.


Find tickets for Connected Festival 2022 - here




Playground Festival

When: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September 2021

Where: Rouken Glen Park in Glasgow

Easily one of this year's most eclectic festival options - Glasgow's Playground has got a little bit of something up its sleeve for everyone.

Whether it's raving through the day and long into the night, rocking out to your favourite rock n roll groups or experiencing the tracks of your youth courtesy of a handful of legendary heritage acts - Playground will not disappoint. A boutique gem nestled in the grounds of Rouken Glen Park, offering an escape from the stresses of modern life.

Amongst the jaw-dropping programme of acts set to perform at this year's weekend-long event, are the likes of Sister Sledge, Culture Club, CHIC, Kelis, Morcheeba, Leftfield, Hot Chip, The Libertines - pause for breath - Nile Rodgers, Razorlight, James, Orbital, Erol Alkan, Optimo... the list is long!


Find tickets for Playground Festival - here




Bromsgrove Dining Club 

When: Saturday 31st July 2021

Where: Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club in Bromsgrove

The passionate foodies behind award-winning street food event, Birmingham's Digbeth Dining Club will return to Worcestershire this weekend, bringing the people of Bromsgrove a selection of mouthwatering delicacies as well as some exciting entertainment!

Running from 11 am until 7 pm, those who attend can sample delights from ten expert food vendors, whipping up divine treats and meals, covering everything from loaded burgers to spicy Indian food, indulgent waffle desserts and so much more...

Bayleys of Bromsgrove, Beaufort Gin, and the Bromsgrove Rugby Club bar will also be on hand, to make sure all adults remain happy and smiling throughout the event.


Find tickets for Bromsgrove Dining Club - here




AFTA DARK - Re-opening Party Part 2 

When: Saturday 7th August 2021

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

The seasoned party experts behind GLAS, TRMNL, 02:31, EBL, SecretCity, Colours and VOID have relaunched popular club night brand, AFTA DARK, recently announcing a second re-opening party at Birmingham nightclub, LAB11 this August. It follows the brand's first reopening event, set to take place this weekend, which sold out in under twenty-four hours!

Now confirmed to take a weekly residence of LAB11, the venue has as of late undergone transformations to fulfil the needs of after-hours partying. Boasting events running each and every Saturday from 11 pm until 7 am, those considering getting their hands on tickets for upcoming shows can expect hours of the best in house and techno from some of the cities biggest and most respected underground selectors. 


Find tickets for AFTA DARK - Re-opening Party Part 2 - here




Skepsis 'Faith In Chaos' Album Launch Party

When: Saturday 16th October 2021

Where: Ministry Of Sound in London

The name Skepsis should ring familiar amongst those who pride themselves bass heads. The extremely talented, self-taught producer, DJ and lover of all things with a heavy bassline, has been causing quite the ruckus at events up and down the British Isles for the past few years.

Now, the South Londoner finds himself in the final stages of preparation for his debut album release, Faith In Chaos, due out on Saturday 16th October. To celebrate, Skepsis has confirmed he will be throwing it down, giving it the beans and spinning the record in full live at London's Ministry Of Sound on that very same day.

Hear him pushing the venue's sound system to its limits with tracks from the anticipated new record this October!


Find tickets for Skepsis 'Faith In Chaos' Album Launch Party - here




Untitled. at The Mill, Digbeth 

When: Saturday 31st July 2021

Where: The Mill Digbeth in Birmingham

A huge, all-out multi-genre showcase coming at you this weekend with thanks to the trusted team at Weird Science.

Partygoers eager for some nightlife relief after a long and drawn out week of work can look forward to a good helping of dance music from a host of in-demand names. Heading to The Mill live music venue and after-hours club, in Digbeth, this Saturday, King Of The Rollers ft. INJA, Jordana, Kanine, Alisha, Paradox City and more, will all take turns showing their worth across two separate rooms - The Main Room and the Blackbox.

Let your hair down this weekend and go BIG at Untitled.


Find tickets for Untitled. at The Mill, Digbeth - here




Niche 25th Anniversary

When: Sunday 29th August 2021

Where: Tank Nightclub in Sheffield

Celebrating twenty-five years in the music game, popular northern club night, dance event brand and world-renowned music venue, Niche will mark its milestone anniversary with an evening of pure unadulterated hedonism at Sheffields Tank Nightclub. 

The official birthplace of bassline, the iconic backstreet venue was first established back in 1992 by the late-great Steve Baxendale. The former warehouse turned underground rave space was a familiar nightspot to dance fans UK wide, delivering some of the biggest names in house music and speed garage throughout the '90s.

Join mixmasters Jamie Duggan B2B with Shaun Banger Scott, Nev Wright, Jamie Ferguson, Chris Bailey, John Allen, Gemma Fox as they deliver a soundtrack worthy of such an occasion. 


Find tickets for Niche 25th Anniversary - here




Electric Woodlands Festival

When: Saturday 25th September 2021

Where: Bygrave Wood in Hertfordshire

Ok, so this one is huge...

Straight in with the big hitters, no messing about - Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, King Of The Rollers, Skepsis, Richy Ahmed, Darkzy, Dimension, Jamie Duggan, Alisha, Bou... Just take our money already!

This epic one-day festival event will transform the enchanting forests of Bygrave Wood in Baldock, into an arena of first-rate electronic music. Boasting three huge stages, comprised of only the best sound and lighting production, trusted dance event collectives, DnB All Stars, CruCast and Foreverland will each take over hosting duties, bringing the energy and vibes. 

Pre-sale tickets are now on sale!


Find tickets for Electric Woodlands Festival - here





When: Saturday 31st July 2021

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

In need of plans this weekend? Looking to let loose? This one is absolutely for you...

Whether you're a native to the Midlands or from afar, we're almost certain you'll have heard the rumours about TRMNL parties. And we can confirm, yes, they are all true. 

Exhilarating sought-after DJ names, mind-blowing production, top quality locations, stage setups and more, with music pumping from dusk until dawn. These guys and gals know exactly what they're doing.

Join the TRMNL team at Birmingham venue, LAB11 for a summer session this Saturday. Featuring live sets from some of the UK's finest selectors in house, minimal techno and tech-house, including Archie Hamilton, Sweely, The Ghost and Lauren Lo Sung it's one not to be missed!


Find tickets for TRMNL at LAB11 - here




Gagging to get out and see some live music with your mates this year? Well, you're in luck! There are plenty of fantastic events lined up to happen over the second half of the year, with tickets now on sale at Skiddle!

From live gigs courtesy of your favourite touring bands to heady all-night raves with superstar DJ names - we've got something to suit all requirements. Head over to our Clubs page or our Live page and see for yourself! AND, if it's a festival experience you're after, why not take a look at our nifty Festival Finder Tool too.


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