Skiddle Recommends: The best events to attend in May 2024

All of Skiddle’s biggest and best events in May 2024, all in one place. Grab your tickets in the boxes and make it a month to remember!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 17th May 2024

The sun is finally starting to shine, and with one bank holiday out the way, and another on the horizon, you may be waiting to take advantage by booking some epic events booked to make May a month to remember! 

In Mays Skiddle Recommends, festival season is starting, and there are a whole array of festivals from big to small opening the fields to the masses; we've also got a whole bunch of raves happening across the country, from huge outdoor parties, to more intimate affairs; plus, there's a huge comedy festival coming to Warwick Castle that will have you locked in a weekend-long giggle. Basically, there are so many opportunities to get out and active this month!

So, don't let May 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!    



Cross The Tracks


2024 Lineup: Erykah BaduBadBadNotGoodMr ScruffDavid RodiganEveRomareYazmin LaceyEmma-Jean ThackrayGilles Peterson and many more 

When: Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Brockwell Park in London

Probably the coolest festival on this list, and for good reason, Cross The Tracks is a breath of fresh air amongst the festival landscape, and it is returning to South London in 2024 at Brixton's luscious Brockwell Park for a day of music, food, workshops, talks and more.

A mixture of legendary and upcoming artists have been invited once again to represent a hybrid of jazz, soul and funk, and the lineup is well and truly stacked with awesome talent. 

They will also be inviting some of London's most talked about street food traders, alongside the city's finest craft beer brewers, For a gastronomic experience that few festivals could even hope to achieve. Plus, outside of food and music, there will also be talks, panels, workshops, a wellness area and creative markets including a record and art fair. It's truly one of a kind.


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Cross The Tracks - HERE



Comedy at the Castle

When: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Warwick Castle in Warwick

Following its massively successful debut year in 2023, Closeup Comedy, the midland's best comedy night, are returning to the picturesque backdrop of Warwick Castle with 'Comedy at the Castle'! A weekend of comedy catered by the amazing Digbeth Dining Club.

Steeped in history and grandeur, the Castle will play host to some of the biggest names in the world of comedy, all of whom will have your funny bone tickled like never before!

Such names coming to the Castle in 2024 include Simon Amstell, Nina Conti, Rory Bremner, Maisie AdamGary Delaney, Angela Barnes, Janine Harouni, Spencer Jones, Eshaan AkbarStephen BaileyMatt Richardson, Matt Bragg, and resident Closeup Comedy host, Freddy Quinne.  


Find tickets and more information on Comedy at the Castle: Friday - HERE

Find tickets and more information on Comedy at the Castle: Saturday - HERE

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Highest Point Festival


2024 Lineup: Tom OdellBustedCat BurnsSam RyderCaity BaserCharlie TeeGok WanSarah Story and many more 

When: Friday 10th - Saturday 11th May 2024 

Where: Williamson Park in Lancaster

Lancaster's number one open-air live music event, Highest Point has confirmed its return to the city's majestic Williamson Park next summer, and as UK music festivals go, it's right up there.

Taking over the magnificent grounds of the hill-top park once more, providing two days of amazing wall-to-wall entertainment, the festival will welcome a score of fantastic performances from recently announced headliners Tom OdellBustedCat Burns and Sam Ryder.

Tickets for the sixth instalment of the popular North West event are already in high demand. Secure yours now in the box below to avoid bitter disappointment.


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on Highest Point Festival - HERE



Lancaster Rocks

When: Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: Williamson Park in Lancaster

Just when you thought that Lancaster's Highest Point Festival was done, they've gone and treated us to even more, that something being Lancaster Rocks. On the evening of Sunday 12th May, after the Big Family Day Out, three of the greatest legends ever known to the world of rock and roll descend on Williamson Park in Lancaster (almost).

Lancaster Rocks is a giant nod to the amazing performers known across the world as Oasis, Foo Fighters & Queen, however, unfortunately, the actual bands were not able to perform in Lancaster that weekend, so they've gone and got the next best thing; Definitely OasisFoo Fighters GB, and Supersonic Queen!


Find tickets and more information on Lancaster Rocks - HERE



Knockengorroch Festival


Image: Knockengorroch Festival on Facebook

2024 Lineup: A. SkillzBanco De GaiaBombskareThe BreathDJ Rap, Ewan Macintyre, Frankie Archer, Jeminma Thewes & LANES and many more

When: Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Knockengorroch in Kirkcudbrightshire

Starting off strong and slightly ancient we head to the southern uplands in River Valley on Knockengorroch Festival. As we all know Scotland loves a bit of history and as it happens so do we. Based in the uplands of Scotland, and enriched with beautiful scenary, Knockengorroch has really made a name for itself. Known as one of the few festivals where you can see the stars and be at one with the stars on stage, Knockengorroch is a Scottish music festival to watch out for. 

After celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, Krockengorroch is ready to make some more noise for 2024, and they've got the perfect lineup to help them do it. With the likes of, A. Skillz, Banco De Gaia, Bombskare, The Breath, DJ Rap and so many more. 


For more information on Knockengorroch Festival click - here



In It Together


2024 Lineup: Rag 'N' Bone ManSugababesDizzee RascalCraig DavidRazorlightEats EverythingWilkinsonEwan McVicar and many more

When: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: Old Park Farm Margam in Port Talbot

Wales’ biggest and best festival, the genre-spanning grounds of In It Together, is returning to Old Park Farm, Margam in May 2024 with an impressive set of star-studded acts and experiences to make it the ultimate weekend of jam-packed fun to remember!

Expect a weekend party like no other, filled with incredible music acts, a huge amount of family fun, and memories to last a lifetime. The family camping weekender, which will welcome up to 40,000 people to Port Talbot, is the biggest festival of its kind in Wales. As well as welcoming international superstars to the Welsh valleys, the festival will also support over 50 Welsh artists as it showcases the country’s finest exports.  

With a lineup like this one, it's incredibly hard to ignore, and we for one will be doing our best to make it, especially for a bit of Dizzee Rascal making us all bonkers on the Sunday. 


Find tickets, FAQs, and more information on In It Together - HERE



DNB Collective: The Invasion 2.0

When: Saturday 25th May 2024

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

Standing at the forefront of the drum and bass scene, the award-winning DNB Collective has been putting on some of the genre's biggest events while pushing boundaries and putting on some skank-inducing sessions for the masses. Now arriving at LAB11 in May, the collective brings six stages, packed with the world's biggest drum and bass to 4,000 very lucky bassy ravers. 

Aiming to go bigger than ever, their belting lineup features Andy C with Tonn PiperTurnoSota B2B Disrupta with Phantom, Amplify with Eksman + Azza + GrimaSASASASBorn On Road B2B BasslayerzVoltage with Dread MCSub Zero B2B Tsuki with Evil B, and so many more, including exclusive back-to-back sets from UK and European artists.  


Find tickets and more information on DNB Collective: The Invasion 2.0 - HERE



Baltic Weekender

When: Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June 2024

Where: Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, England

2024 lineup: Chaos In The CBD, Enzo Is Burning, BakeyMella Dee, Crazy P SoundsystemGhoulishJob Jobse, Ki/Ki, Palms TraxSally Csim0neShanti Celeste, Young Singh and many more

Keepin’ it cosy and local is Liverpool as they put on another Baltic Weekender for 2024. While it may be considered as small, Baltic Weekender is definitely becoming a house and techno festival to look out for. Plus this festival knows how to make some noise when they’re in town with its broad genres bubbling through the speakers from house, techno, grime, bass music, and everything in between. Baltic Weekender also know how to choose their spaces as this year they are set to party in Abandon Silence and 24 Kitchen Street.

Bringing in the tunes will be Chaos In The CBD, Enzo Is Burning, GhoulishJob Jobse, Ki/Ki, Palms TraxSally Csim0neShanti Celeste, Young Singh and that's only the phase 1 lineup, meaning they'll be plenty more talent on the decks to bring in the weekend. 

So get yourself a ticket now while they’re still dirt cheap because bangers like this don’t last forever.


Find tickets and more information on Baltic Weekender - here



TRMNL presents East End Dubs - extENDed

When: Friday 24th May 2024

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

One of the hottest house artists around, East End Dubs, returns to TRMNL for a long-awaited all night long performance! Recognised far & wide for his signature sound, which has been seen playing on the world's biggest stages including Space Miami, Amnesia Ibiza, Music On Amsterdam, Creamfields & Parklife to name a few, whenever he gets behind the decks, you know he means business.

The Eastenderz boss is flying high and shows no signs of slowing down  — his extENDed tour allows him to showcase his broad range of influences and exclusive unreleased music, taking the dancefloor on a journey through minimal, house, techno & everything in between. Grab your tickets to his all night long at LAB11's TRMNL now!


Find tickets and more information on TRMNL presents East End Dubs - extENDed - HERE



LoveJuice Garden Opening Party at Studio 338

When: Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: Studio 338 in Greenwich

LoveJuice x INLV Garden Opening Party comes to Studio 338 in London this weekend, bringing a huge cast of spinners including Sammy Porter, Charlotte Van De Peer, Robbie Doherty, Tilli Murphy, Joshwa, Korey, Ellia Jaya, and many more. Brace yourselves for their most in-demand show yet, and the way the weather is looking, it's going to be a belter in London’s hottest outdoor space, the main Terrace & The Loft for LoveJuice's biggest all-dayer YET! 


Find tickets and more information on LoveJuice Garden Opening Party at Studio 338 - HERE




Birmingham International Ska & Reggae Festival


When: Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 2024

Where: Thornborough Farm in Birmingham

Birmingham International Ska & Reggae Festival comes to Birmingham's Thornborough Farm to serve as a fitting backdrop for Two Tone Ska and Reggae music of the era and echo the city's dynamic spirit and diverse cultural landscape portrayed in the series. 

Nestled on the outskirts of Kings Norton and Wythall in Birmingham, the festival will pulsate with the infectious rhythms of ska and reggae, featuring an impressive roster of iconic artists, secure your tickets now! 


Find tickets and more information on Birmingham International Ska & Reggae Festival - HERE



FLY presents Summer of Love '92 Festival

When: Saturday 18 May, 2024

Where: Murrayfield Ice Arena in Edinburgh

2024 Lineup: horsegiirL, Salute, Mall Grab B2B Effy, Conducta, Simone, KIMMIC, Ammara, LB aka Labat, Morgan Seatree, Dominique, and more

FLY, the brand best known for FLY Open Air Festival, has announced a new festival, Summer of Love ‘92, which comes to an Edinburgh venue just outside the city centre on Saturday 18th May 2024, and they’ve announced the names who’ll be bringing the tunes. 

The fest has announced horsegiirL, Salute, Mall Grab B2B Effy, Conducta, Sam Alfred, Simone, LB AKA Labat, Kimmic, Ammara, Morgan Seatree, Dominique, and more. Basically, dance music fans of Edinburgh have been blessed with yet another cracking house and techno festival. Grab your tickets now.  


Find tickets and more information on FLY presents Summer of Love '92 Festival - HERE



You&Me Open Air

When: Saturday 25th May 2024

Where: Progress in Manchester

A top-tier lineup that is truly for the heads, found in the newly renovated ground of Progress in Manchester, Josh Bakers You&Me brings a TRIPLE THREAT with Raresh, Traumer & Josh Baker himself sharing the decks!

Raresh and Traumer are 2 of the biggest names and KINGS of the minimal world, and to be hosting them on the same lineup is a serious feat. You just know this will be one of those parties that puts your head, heart and soul up in the clouds. 

A great way to kick off summer, grab tickets below now.   


Find tickets and more information on You&Me Open Air - HERE



GLAS Spring Bank Holiday Rave

When: Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: LAB11 in Birmingham

Who’s ready for an arches transformation takeover at LAB11? Well, the answer is GLAS!

Their Easter party was HEAVY with all 3 rooms fully popping off! But, for this next edition, GLAS are putting together some serious production plans with a lineup covering house, bass, garage, tech, bassline, DNB & RnB anthems! Lose yourself as you travel through the different rooms/worlds. With special FX galore - CO2, Confetti, Pyrotechnics, Dancers & Entertainers. It's going to be an explosion for the senses that you can't miss. Grab tickets below!


Find tickets and more information on GLAS Spring Bank Holiday Rave - HERE



TN90s Festival Tonbridge

When: Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May, 2024

Where: Tonbridge Rugby Club in Tonbridge

New to Tonbridge for 2024, TN90's Festival is bringing you all the best music from the '90s, for a weekend packed with great tunes, loads of nostalgic fun, and a proper good boogie!

On the TN90s lineup are the likes of Ultrabeat, Kevin & Perry, N-Trance, Dave Pearce, Phats & Small, Baby D, Sonique, Wideboys, Sweet Female Attitude, Rozalla, and so many more. Grab your tickets for this genre-defining bash below!


Find tickets and more information on TN90s Festival Tonbridge - HERE 



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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