Skiddle Recommends: The best events to attend in December 2023

All of Skiddle’s biggest and best events in December 2023, all in one place. Grab your tickets in the boxes provided and make it a month to remember!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 5th Dec 2023

With Christmas and New Years fast approaching, it's only right we gave you some events to attend for both of the occasions? That's right, we're back with Skiddle Reccomends for December, and this month it is absolutely STACKED with incredible events.

In this months Skiddle Recommends we've got a whole bunch of insane NEw Years raves for you and your pals to see in the new year; a bunch of massive raves courtesy of Warehouse Project; some funny bone-bruising comedy; as well as some of the very best touring bands tearing up a whole range of venues. Basically, whatever you fancy doing this month, Skiddle will have something to satiate the craving.  

So, don't let December, Christmas and New Year pass you by without some unforgettable memories. Check out the list below and secure your tickets for these amazing events, all available for purchase on Skiddle!  



Defected & Glitterbox WHP

When: Saturday 9th December 2023

Where: Depot (Mayfield) in Manchester

An epic collaboration between two huge, massively respected party brands known for impeccable vibes and brilliant house music. The Defected & Glitterbox event goes down at the usual but still incredibly iconic Depot (Mayfield) on Saturday 9th December 2023. The lineup, as to be expected, is massive with Hannah WantsEats EverythingLow SteppaDarius SyrossianIdris ElbaGirls of the InternetSam DivineLuke Solomon, and more. Incredible. Grab your tickets now below.  


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LoveJuice NYE at Boxpark Wembley

When: Sunday 31st December 2023

Where: Boxpark Wembley in Wembley

LoveJuice returns to Boxpark Wembley for the biggest New Years Eve party in London, get ready for the countdown with a two-stepping boogie, and let the beat and the musi lift you into the new year. With the likes of Majestic, Sammy Porter, George Mensah, Emily Nash, Charlotte Van De Peer, Goody, Charlie Powell, and Tilli Murphy providing the tunes, it's set to be a belter in the big smoke. 

This is shaping up to be the most epic New Years yet! Get your tickets now before they sell out! 


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New Years Eve at Mama Roux's - Enter The Future

When: Sunday 31st December 2023

Where: Mama Roux's Manchester in Manchester

Set inside their brand new Manchester establihsment, Mama Roux's are askig you to prepare to enter the future as they throw their biggest party of the year. Everything you love about Mama Roux's, but even more decadent, even dirtier and even bigger for the Grand Finale of 2023.

Expect to see wild performers, cabaret all stars, thier legendary house band, glitter cannons and of course the iconic rave sounds from the very same DJ's they took with them to Ibiza.

See out the year in style at the Disco Den, grab tickets below!


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Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics London New Years Eve 2023/2024

When: Sunday 31st December 2023 

Where: LDN EAST in Canning Town

Say goodbye to 2023 as the iconic Ibiza brand return to the capital to ring in the new year with their BIGGEST NYE event yet at LDN East! Expect surprises, live performers & spectacular production accompanied by the very best Ibiza inspired soundtrack as we welcome 2024! Expect the unexpected with Cafe Mambo Ibiza Classics!

LDN East this year has cemented itself as one of the leading new event spaces in the capital, the sprawling festival sized space boasts a state of the art sound system, a fully retractable roof cover, multiple floors including chill out spaces, food vendors, badsically if you had any doubts about this being an insane way to enter 2024, you can rest assured this will be as epic as it was on the balearic isles!


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25 Years Of Hazard

When: Friday 22nd December 2023

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

This year Birmingham’s own DJ Hazard is celebraring 25 years in the DnB scene in LAB11, and his bringin with him a lineup of absolute legends. Having captivated the DnB scene across the world with his many record releases which have helped him become a house hold name, it’s fitting for the 25 years anniversary to take place in his home city at his favourite venue.

On, and on the night he will also be celebrates his Birthday so it's a 2 time celebration, and say things come in 3’s it’s also a Xmas party. Grab tickets to see this true local legend celebrate his career now!


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CLOSEUP COMEDY at Herberts Yard with Kane Brown

When: Wednesday 13th December 2023

Where: Herberts Yard in Birmingham

Part of Closeup Comedys run of gigs around Birmingham, every Wednesday in the run up to Christmas, this night at Herberts Yard, with the increidbly charismatic and funny Kane Brown looks set to tbe the best of the bunch. Expect uproarious laughter, a crowd like no other, and potentially an audience member getting Kane to recreate his viral clip (cha, upset me, nasty b***h) this show is going to be a belter, and there are few venues in Birmingham better to see comedy in December.


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Finnlay K + Support

When: Friday 15th December 2023

Where: Arts Club Loft in Liverpool

Following on from a sell-out show at Jimmys in June, Finnlay K and his band return to Liverpool for a Christmas extravaganza. Playing the 'Do You Know?' EP in full, alongside new music and a couple of Have A Word Podcast favourites.

Hailing from Rhyl in North Wales, and a part of the juggernaut that is the Have A Word Podcast, Finnlay is the newest voice in the UK Indie Pop scene. Synth-infused, guitar-driven choruses and introspective lyrics have drawn comparisons to the likes of Blossoms and Dermot Kennedy.


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Bassfest NYE Sheffield 23-24

When: Sunday 31st December 2023

Where: Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham

Bassfest, one of the leading UK events brand for all things, hard, heavy, and bass-fuelled, are bringing an absolute stomper of a lineup to Sheffield for New Year's Eve, with the bill for this year-ending bash will read like poetry to all fans of the drums and the bass. The likes of Hybrid MindsAndy CArrdeeSammy VirjiBouFlowdanHoly GoofTurnoMozeySimulaInterplanetary Criminal, and SO many more will be providing the flames across the three arenas at the Magna Science Adventure Centre.

So basically, if you don't sign up before 10, there's something seriously wrong with you, what better way to end the year?


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Meraki x That's That: HUNEE

When: Saturday 9th December 2023

Where: Meraki in Liverpool

For the first time in four years Hunee will be playing in Liverpool, making his Meraki debut on Saturday 9th December. A DJ who has a close relationship with the dancefloor, he is known for taking you on a musical journey, making this an incredibly exciting prospect.

This will be an intimate space to see him in, a rare occurrence given his profile. What you can expect to hear is an exploratory journey through multiple genres, with most of his sets being completely unique, you won't know which avenue he's going to turn down next.


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AFTA DARK - New Years Eve

When: Sunday 31st December 2023

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

Afta Dark is returing to the LAB11 greenhosue for one last time before they kick off 2024 with a bang, and they are doing so for a NYE Extrvaganza like you've never seen from them before

A place that ticks every box you could imagine for the perfect after hours party. Attention to the small details, the experience from the minute you step inside until the final song of the morning. This is the party you have always dreamed of... Grab tickets below!


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When: Thursday 7th December 2023

Where: New Century in Manchester

The Berlin-based electronic maestro Roosevelt is coming to Manchester this December, and we quite simply can't wait to be there. The 80s-synth-inspired cinematic soundscapes he produces will be beaming into the eyes and ears of those in attendance, New Century Hall will be alive with a disco fervour, and there will be a night-long boogie of epic proportions, get on it now before it sells out!


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Christmas Comedy at the Market ft Tez Ilyas

When: Thursday 14th December 2023

Where: Red Brick in Wellington

What better festive present than a proper good laugh, eh? This year in Wellington, just outside of Birmingham Tez Ilyas, one of the most celebrated stars in British comedy, is joined by regular MC Rob Mulholland, with Mike Newall & Adam Beardsmore supporting, for a Christmas comedy extravaganza at the Red Brick market that looks set to be one of the best comedy events in the city this festive season. 

Don't miss out on some yuletide giggles, and grab your tickets below! 


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When: Sunday 3rd December 2023

Where: Hockley Social Club in Birmingham

Following a massive return back in May, where they delivered a sneaker expo with some of Birmingham's biggest specialists, cleaners, a trading pit, and streetwear collectors; Sneaks & Peaks are returning to Hockley Social Club for Volume 2 on the 3rd of December, just in time for a Christmas special!

So for all you Sneaker and Streetwear geeks, this will be a hall filled with some of the most exclusive gear and some of the most like-minded enthusiasts of the scene.

Plus, you don't have to worry about getting hungry during your peruse of the rails, as Digbeth Dining Club will be on hand to satiate all your cravings, serving food all day; this time from Only Jerkin’, Urban CheesecakeDai Pai DongStreet Souvlaki, and Filthy Butties


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The Twang

When: Friday 8th December 2023

Where: The Rockin Chair in Wrexham 

Brummie emotional indie pop legends, The Twang, are heading out on tour at the back end of the year, and this date in Wrexham looks set to be an absolute stomper. With a gig that will promise classics like 'Either Way', 'Barney Rubble', and 'Wide Awake' alongside all the deeper cuts their true fans know and love this set will be one for the memory books, as the Twang never fail to deliver a wicked set.

Pastels and The Effenaar will be supporting on this one, grab tickets below!


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Elrow presents Delusionville

When: Saturday 16th December 2023

Where: Depot (Mayfield) in Manchester 

Elrow pres Delusionville looks set to be the most colourful party of the whoel WHP season. Elrow has been setting a high standard for raves for a few decades now, bringing unbelievable parties to Ibiza, Barcelona, the UK, and more, so you know you can trust it to deliver an incredible show. We're talking wild lights, psychedelic props, and so much more to stimulate all senses.

Who’s playing? We’re glad you asked. With Paco OsunaPaige TomlinsonArielle FreeLuuk Van DijkMatrefaktYousefIlario Alicante, Sama' Abdulhadi, Krysko, and more on the decks, this one brings house and tech house bangers to Depot (Mayfield). Secure your tickets below. 


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Evolve + Tetra presents Billy Gillies & DOD

When: Saturday 30th December 2023

Where: The Liquid Room in Edinburgh

An absolutely STACKED lineup in AUld Reekie the day before NYE courtesy of Evolve and Tetra. With a holy trio of Billy Gillies, Kimmic, and DOD, as well as a huge range fo other major steppers, this groovy spectavle will have you stomping to the beat for hours on end. Whether you want to get a top quality rave in before the new year, or you want to make New Years weekend a two day sessionof the very best kind, this event will tick all the boxes.

It is on its last release however, so make sure to secure them asap if you want to attend! Tickets below.


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One Nation New Year's Eve 2023

When: Sunday 31st December 2023

Where: O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth

One Nation NYE! That's right the heavy dubs of the One Nation collective are coming once again to the South Coast’s for the areas biggest NYE rave. So if you treat the drums and the bass as your gosepl, and you prefer a skank to a two-step, then look no further for your New Years bash.

With the likes of Bou, Basslayers, Majistrate, Kendrick, and Nicky Blackmarket, Profile, and Fatman D on a 360 Showcase; its going to be an absolute stomper. Grab your tickets now!


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Skyline Presents Moments feat. Guy Mantzur, Khen & more

When: Sunday 10th December 2023

Where: Radisson Red Glasgow in Glasgow

Skyline favourite Guy Mantzur is one of the most influential figures in contemporary music, not least thanks to his cutting-edge Moments imprint, which brings clubs and records together perfectly. And now, for the first time in the UK, Moments touches down with a truly stellar line-up of Guy himself, Khen, Sahar Z and Chicola.

As always at Skyline we are breaking the mould, blazing a trail with debuts for Sahar Z and Chicola, along with a return appearance by public demand for the amazing Khen. Get yourslef raving up in the sky and graba ticket now!


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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.