We still have a plethora of events being added to Skiddle at the moment. We may have had a setback with the lifting of restrictions being delayed until July but we will endure and there's so much taking place later in the year that we can go out and enjoy.
This week in additions to Skiddle we have the re-launch of an iconic venue in manchester, a new festival of comedy in Glasgow and a new festival of underground music coming to Manchester. It's great to see that these events aren't afraid to be announced and is a promising sign that they're very confident of going ahead.
So let's start looking forward to things and treat ourselves in the second half of 2021.
(Click or tap on the events, artist names and venues below, for tickets and more...)
Joshua Brooks launch weekend
When: Friday 23rd- Saturday 24th July
Where: Joshua Brooks, Manchester
Good news! Manchester's beloved venue Joshua Brooks is re-launching in July after a period of renovation. Back under new management, they have decided to kick things off with two launch event over the July weekend starting July 23rd. Take in the new space with an all-night set from Darius Syrossian on the 23rd and another all-nighter with Mark Knight on the 24th.
These are going to be absolutely wild launch parties with two excellent DJ's, with the venue pulling off such an exciting weekend. They'll be hoping for a lot more in the future under the new ownership too. Make sure you don't miss out on tickets.
Find tickets for Darius Syrossian at Joshua Brooks here.
Find tickets for Mark Knight at Joshua Brooks here.
The Summer Of Love
When: Saturday 21st- Sunday 22nd August
Where: The Love Factory, Manchester
There's a new festival on its way to Manchester this year! The Summer Of Love festival will be showing you the very best of underground music with names such as ZIP, Onur Ozer and Evan Baggs all making their way over to deliver some mouth-watering sets.
The organisers Animal Crossing have a habit of putting on events in unorthodox places and this festival will be taking place in a renovated warehouse in the middle of Manchester. With an emphasis on community spirit, it seeks to bring people together too with arts and wellbeing being catered for. There are yoga classes and even a record fair for all you vinyl lover. It's definitely not your average festival.
Find tickets for The Summer Of Love here.
MK in Glasgow
When: Friday 3rd December
Where: SWG3, Glasgow
Producer, remixer, DJ and label boss are all tags that you can associate with MK. He'll be coming down to Glasgow later in the year and bring with him an impressive array of tracks that he's worked on throughout his long career. This is a set that will surely be remembered for a long time to come.
He's been associated with artists such as Jay Z, Rihanna and Beyonce and his floor fillers are just as legendary. Make sure you don't miss out on tickets for MK because it's not often you get a chance to get so close to him. It's a must for fans of house music.
Find tickets for MK in Glasgow here.
Sub Focus: Reworks LP launch
When: Friday 30th July
Where: Ministry Of Sound, London
Sub Focus is one of the biggest names within dance music, rising quickly to world renown. He's released three albums and has an iconic back catalogue of drum and bass tunes. Now, he's brought together some of his favourite drum and bass artists to remix a selection of his classic productions from his first album.
Coming out July 30th, he's putting on a celebration of the release to be held in London. The event headlined by Sub Focus, he will be joined by a lineup of Culture Shock, Bou, 1991 and more. After so much time away from live music, this show is going to be a memorable one.
Find tickets for Sub Focus: Reworks LP launch here.
Redcar Fun Gala Festival
When: Saturday 14th- Sunday 15th August
Where: Mo Mowlam Memorial Park, Redcar
Redcar Fun Gala Festival promises fun for all the family with live music coming from local artists, tribute bands and even chart-topping stars such as Atomic Kitten. On Saturday they have the incredibly exciting Greatest Show Live which is inspired by the hit movie 'The Greatest Showman' and features songs, choreography and circus-style tricks.
There's so much more happening over the weekend too, a massive funfair, motorcycle stunts, kids entertainment and a huge selection of food and drink traders. It would be near impossible not to find something that satisfies. It's going to be an action-packed weekend.
Find tickets for Recar Fun Gala here.
Laugh In The Park
When: Saturday 24th July
Where: Queens Park Arena Bandstand, Glasgow
Laugh In The Park is taking place just after restrictions are hopefully lifted so what better way to spend the first weekend than having a good laugh? This small comedy festival is taking place in an outdoor performance area and tickets will be sold in seating bubbles of two, four and eight so you can make this a full day out with your friends.
Looking to cement themselves as a permanent fixture within Glasgow, they've pulled together a lineup of comedians who are some of Scotland's best such as Christopher Macarthur-Boyd, Marc Jennings and Jay Lafferty. So expect three full hours of side splitters and award-winning comedy.
Find tickets for Laugh In The Park here.
If you want to have a browse of what else we have to offer on Skiddle from festivals to theatre shows or gigs then head over to our What's On page or use our Festival Finder Tool.