New On Skiddle: Rong Indoor Festival, Boundary Brighton Festival & more

Discover the latest events now on sale with Skiddle...

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 6th Mar 2023

There are no two ways about it. Festival season 2023 looks set to be a monster! A bumper year for sure, the programme of events is the largest we've ever seen and by some margin.

Hundreds upon hundreds of parties are scheduled to bring sound and colour to destinations across all four home nations through the spring and summer months, with some of the globe's most prominent music icons and hyped emerging talents performing within our favourite inner city spaces and amidst the rolling green fields of Britain's back yard.

In this week's New On Skiddle, you'll find plenty of recently announced festivals to get excited about, all with tickets now on sale. From The Warehouse Project's first-ever overseas jaunt and the debut of LostWood Festival in the North of England to Peggy Gou's day-long Pleasure Garden experience in the bustling heart of London, keep scrolling down the page to discover just a handful of the many extraordinary spectacles on offer this year. 


(Click or tap on the event titles, artists or venue names for tickets and further details. All tickets are available at the time of writing unless stated otherwise)


Rong Indoor Festival

When: Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October 2023

Where: 02 Victoria Warehouse Manchester in Manchester

The UK's premier trance event brand, Rong heads back to Manchester's O2 Victoria Warehouse towards the end of the summer this year for yet another all-out dance extravaganza. 

Occupying the cavernous former industrial storehouse, Rong's eagerly anticipated indoor festival will boost multiple rooms of live music headlined by some of the best DJs in the genre. Taking to the decks across the two-day event are influential producers and pioneers of the scene the likes of Dave Pearce, John Askew, John O'Callaghan, Lange, Seb Fontaine, Signum and Will Atkinson. 

Get ready to reach for the lasers at what's guaranteed to be the loudest and most hypnotic party in Northern England this year!


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Warehouse Project Rotterdam

When: Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April 2023

Where: Onderzeebootloods in Rotterdam

Manchester's mammoth seasonal clubbing spectacular, The Warehouse Project is packing its bags and jumping on a plane this April, heading over the English Channel and landing into Onderzeebootloods in Rotterdam for its first-ever party on the European continent.

The team behind the globally-acclaimed event series have devised big plans to ensure the special occasion is marked accordingly. Set to take place in a disused submarine wharf based in Europe's largest port, located just a stone's throw from Rotterdam's vibrant city centre, the truly unique event will provide performances from some of the most current and esteemed names in modern dance. 

Joy Orbison, Bicep, HAAi, Peggy Gou, Seth Troxler, Kerri Chandler, TSHA, Overmono, DJ EZ, Prospa, Skream and Mall Grab are just a few of the many names set to soundtrack the three-day weekender. More on the poster above. 


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Boundary Brighton Festival

When: Saturday 30th September 2023

Where: Stanmer Park in Brighton

Contrary to the name of this event, there are no boundaries, no limits to what can be found at Brighton's stand-out music festival of the summer. From the wealth of talent set to bring Stamner Park alive across one-day in late September to the fairground attractions and plethora of food vendors keeping its guests fuelled, Boundary Brighton pushes the envelope of what can be expected from an immersive live music experience. 

Four out of the five headliners confirmed for this year's instalment have recently been unveiled with phase one of the full lineup imminent. Among those topping the bill are Hedex, Sub Focus, JYOTY and Kurupt FM. Keep your eyes glued to the Skiddle blog for more details as and when they come.


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LostWood Festival

When: Saturday 16th September 2023

Where: Witton Park Blackburn in Blackburn

From the team behind one of North West England's most popular music festivals, Restricted Forest, comes a brand new day-long party built specifically with fans of drum n bass and bassline in mind - LostWood Festival.

Set deep within the ancient woodlands of Witton Park in Blackburn, Lancashire, the all-new summertime event has been geared to champion the producers advocating the sound of two of the fastest-rising genres in UK dance. 

Details surrounding Lost Wood Festival are being kept tightly under wraps but we expect many more announcements from its organisers in the weeks to come. Keep your ears to the ground, people!


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Beyond Festival

When: Saturday 24th June 2023

Where: Abbey Park in Leicester

We're beyond excited to share details on this special summer soiree!

Just beyond Leicester Abbey and across the River Soar lies Abbey Park, a sprawling 32-acre green space teeming with natural features and inhabitants. Home to many species of wildlife and fauna, it's also the home of the East Midland's number-one music spectacle, Beyond Festival.

Adjacent to the lake which sits centre of the park and just beyond the path that surrounds it, a smattering of stages and big top tents will appear as if by magic on Saturday 24th June. Upon these stages, you'll bear witness to world-class performances from a list of superstar talents the likes of Pendulum, Kings Of The Rollers, Darius Syrossian, Darkzy & Window Kid, Murphy's Law, Hedex and more.

Beyond what your imagination can conceive, this one-off party will live long in the memories of all who choose to experience it, when it arrives at the peak of the summer season in 2023. 

Five times. We managed to include the word beyond five times. Not bad.


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When: Saturday 5th August 2023

Where: Braehead Arena in Glasgow

A festival that hard dance and trance fans based in and around Glasgow look forward to year after year, Coloursfest is undoubtedly up there as one of the highlights of the annual Scottish event calendar. 

Supplying ravers across the Central Lowlands with live sets from some of the biggest names in dance music for almost two decades, the festival has flourished since its inception, growing into an internationally acclaimed event that regularly attracts the dons of the global scene to its platform at the Braehead Arena. 

Showing no let up in the quality of talent at this year's upcoming event, guests of the festival can expect to see thunderous performances from Darren Styles, Showtek, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Billy Gillies and many more. 


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Daresbury Festival

When: Saturday 24th June 2023

Where: Walton Hall And Gardens in Warrington

'House, disco and happiness'... Where do we sign? 

Brand-new boutique offering, Daresbury Festival promises to be an extraordinary affair indeed. Encouraging like-minded music-loving souls to come together and dance carefree among the picturesque gardens of Warrington's Walton Hall, the occasion will boast a perfect summer's day soundtrack adeptly composed by a throng of acclaimed artists.

Those acclaimed artists include Jocelyn Brown, K-Klass, Graeme Park and Greg Wilson, all of whom have recently been announced as part of the first release of the complete 2023 programme. Many more details have yet to be revealed. Watch this space for more.


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Peggy Gou presents Pleasure Gardens

When: Sunday 6th August 2023

Where: Finsbury Park in London

One of the coolest and most skilled selectors in modern dance music, Peggy Gou has confirmed her plans to take over London's Finsbury Park this August for another instalment of her own creative production, Pleasure Gardens.  

Teaming up with renowned event specialists, Krankbrother, Peggy's Gou party in the UK capital will follow on from last year's sold-out edition and promises to be an even bigger occasion, with two stages hosting some of the best talents in the genre all curated by Peggy herself.  

Aesthetically, the event site will mimic the look and feel of a Victorian-era Pleasure Garden, hence the event's name, with summer-inspired cocktails, cold craft beers and plenty of other indulgent treats and surprises to be found scattered around. 

Watch this space for more details of this year's lineup. 


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Scooter live in Cardiff

When: Friday 8th September 2023

Where: Alexandra Head At Cardiff Bay in Cardiff

One of Germany's biggest musical exports, globe-conquering techno act Scooter come to Cardiff this year to throw a rave the likes of which Wales has never seen before. 

The trio, led by eccentric frontman and vocalist H.P. Baxxter, have racked up over 30 million in sales through the years, issuing happy hardcore favourites the likes of 'The Logical Song', 'Waste Your Youth' and 'Nessaja'. With 100 gold and platinum records to their name, they're regarded as one of the most successful electronic acts in mainstream dance music. 

Presented by the team behind The Bay Series and Escape Records, this summertime spectacle is set to be a truly unforgettable one. Join thousands of other ravers jumping all over the place this September shouting encore, hardcore!


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Schak - Day Rave at The Progress Centre

When: Saturday 27th May 2023

Where: The Progress Centre in Manchester

A name you simply can't escape at present, Schak is undoubtedly one of the hottest DJ talents in the UK right now. Taking bookings in cities and towns right across the British Isles, from Liverpool to Edinburgh, Portsmouth and Dundee, the fast-rising Geordie star and online personality has a very busy year ahead of him. And things are only set to become even more hectic for the 30-year-old as we progress through the year.

Adding to his ever-growing list of live dates, Schak recently announced his return to Manchester venue, The Progress Centre in the spring of this year. Headlining a quality bill of acts that will see the likes of Matt Guy, K1, Cait, Beckie Adams and Aitchque, the future superstar will have audiences moving and jumping all around from until late in the evening, on Saturday 27th May.


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Hannah Laing live in Liverpool

When: Saturday 3rd June 2023

Where: Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool

Another artist flying at the moment, Dundee's 'Queen of House' Hannah Laing heads to Liverpool's Invisible Wind Factory for her first-ever headline performance in the world-famous port city. 

News of the upcoming event, taking place this June, followed an update from Laing on social media in which she was astonished to share that tickets for her debut UK tour had all sold out. The tour, which is currently underway, will see the exciting talent performing in front of thousands of fans throughout the remainder of the month, in cities such as Nottingham, Newcastle and Manchester. 

Sign up for a reminder below and ensure you get your hands on tickets to see one of the most hyped names in electronic music proving her worth, live in Liverpool later this year.


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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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