Ten of the best... Events you can still experience before July 19th

Four more weeks to wait before our freedoms return once more... That doesn't mean to say there's no fun to be had in the meantime! Check out our list of ten of the best events you can still experience before July 19th

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 17th Jun 2021

And so, the inevitable has somewhat predictably transpired. Our promised day of freedom here in England has been postponed by another four weeks until Monday 19th July. Fortunately, the outlook this time around isn't as bad as it seems. In fact, we're all in a much better place than we were this time last year, don't forget! 

Yes, it sucks that we have to wait a little bit longer to experience what it's like to be a part of a huge crowd at a festival again, or until we can hug strangers at 4 am on a sweaty dancefloor in the club - not that anyone really wants to do that anyway - but at least with the current restrictions, we can still party like it's 2020. In socially distanced, pandemic defying style. It's something we've all become very good at. Like, who isn't a seasoned COVID complaint party pro by now?! 

And there's more good news - there's still a buffet of smashing, socially distanced events taking place in the run-up to our newly announced date of freedom with tickets still on sale!

From responsibly managed outdoor music festivals to mouth-watering beer and food events, raves in purpose-built open-air venues and socially distanced comedy shows - there's a real eclectic choice of events to be experienced whilst we wait for the conclusive end of the government's lockdown roadmap. 

Unfortunately, however, as a direct result of Boris' floundering, many promoters and events are still set to lose out, and might even be forced to lock away their party-throwing expertise and talents for good! Imagine a world in which we didn't have live gigs, raves and festivals... A terrible place no doubt! 

Teams of event organisers across the UK, who Skiddle so closely work with and greatly admire, are scrambling into action, doing everything they can to once again rearrange the events scuppered due to the government's latest postponement.

For those of you reading who have acquired tickets for an event that has now unfortunately been postponed, we encourage you to keep hold of your ticket to help support our excellent events sector, the dedicated teams who are working tirelessly to bring them back, and the music industry in general. Trust us, once society does reopen for good, you're going to be glad you kept hold of your tickets. It is without question, going to go off. 

Anyway, preaching over with... For those who haven't got tickets to events or plans for that matter, check out our list of ten of the best events you can still experience before Monday 19th July below, and grab yourself a ticket whilst you still can!


(Click or tap on the event titles, artist and venue names for tickets and more...)


The Knowsley Social Presents InDemands Summer Soiree

When: Sunday 20th June 2021

Where: The Knowsley Social Knowsley Safari in Prescot 

Arguably Northern England's biggest COVID secure venue for entertainment, The Knowsley Social presents the Summer Soiree in partnership with one of the regions hottest new radio stations - InDemand Radio.

Taking place on a wide-open stretch of land, under a big top tent adjacent to the popular Knowsley Safari Park attraction, the Summer Soiree will welcome a host of excellent dance music greats to perform live across the 6-hour long party. 

Running from 5 pm until 11 pm, those present on Saturday 20th June can expect to see world-class DJ sets from the likes of K-Klass, Ultrabeat's Ian Redman, Billie Clements and many more. 


Find tickets for The Knowsley Social Presents InDemands Summer Soiree - here



DJ Yoda - An '80s DJ & AV Show

When: Thursday 17th June 2021

Where: Escape To Freight Island in Manchester

Multi-award-winning hip hop producer, turntablist and sample master, DJ Yoda has announced his plans to make an appearance at one of Manchester's latest COVID complaint venues - the impressive Escape To Freight Island. 

Providing a customary first-rate performance, the trusted selector and renowned mixtape creator is set to curate a stellar soundtrack fit for a summers evening spent in the city, alongside his all-new audio-visual project. 

Expect to hear some of the finest hip hop, pop and electro cuts, from one of the greatest and most progressive eras of music - the '80s, in Manchester this June.


Find tickets for Made In Leeds Festival - here



Monta Musica Social Dis-Dancing Outdoor Day Party

When: Saturday 26th June 2021

Where: Rainton Arena in Houghton-le-Spring

People of North Eastern England, prepare yourselves for two days of turbocharged hardcore techno in one of Sunderland's most versatile event spaces - the Rainton Arena in Houghton-Le-Spring.

The UK's biggest Makina brand, Monta takes over the huge venue for a very special outdoor day party on Saturday 26th June, after a 6-month long break. 

Punters will be spoilt to a wealth of hard and heavy sets from DJ names the likes of K9, Danny Eclipse, Assault and more, whilst also be offered limited dance bubbles, whereby friends of up to 6 can dance together in a COVID secure setting.


Find tickets for the Monta Musica Social Dis-Dancing Outdoor Day Party here




The Knowsley Social Presents Nathan Dawe, Anton Powers & Billie Clements

When: Saturday 19th June 2021

Where: The Knowsley Social Knowsley Safari in Prescot

Chart breaking electronic producer and DJ, Nathan Dawe will head up a bill of contemporary dance names on Saturday 19th June at The Knowsley Social in Prescot, just outside of Liverpool.

Joining him on stage on the night, Kiss FM radio presenter Anton Powers and world-renowned DJ, Billie Clements will each take turns at warming the crowds with a selection of house and tech-house bangers.

Get ready to reach for the lasers and raise the roof for these three accomplished artists.


Find tickets for TKS Presents Nathan Dawe, Anton Powers & Billie Clements - here




When: Saturday 10th July 2021  

Where: The Cause Ashley House in London 

The team behind one of the UK's heaviest and loudest brunch events, DNB Brunch has announced their plans to return to the centre of London this July, for an outdoor, socially distanced BBQ event in dedication and with love and appreciation to drum n bass. 

Join bass heads and junglists on the Costa Del Tottenham on Saturday 10th July, sip back on some of the most potent cocktails, and sample the vibes on offer from dependable D'n'B heroes the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, Randal, Kenny Ken and DJ Storm, alongside masters of ceremonies, MC Moose, Stamina MC and more. 


Find tickets for DNB BIG BBQ - here



Hockley Social Club

When: Thursday 17th June - Sunday 18th July 2021

Where: Hockley Social Club Birmingham

From the creators of award-winning street food event, Digbeth Dining Club comes Birmingham's latest late-night hangout, trendy eatery and casual bar - the Hockley Social Club.

Championing and celebrating the delicious delights of vendors and producers from around the Midlands, the brand new venue hosts a forever changing list of highly regarded chefs and restauranteurs, each of whom offers those present a flavoursome, life-affirming selection of drinks and food. 

Are you big into your food? Fancy stepping out and trying something new? This is the event for you!


Find tickets for Hockley Social Club - here



Social Avenue Presents Do Not Sleep

When: Saturday 19th June 2021

Where: Social Avenue in Trafford Park

Respected Manchester event promoters, JBM Music have commandeered a car park in the centre of their home city, transforming it into a socially distanced, outdoor venue fit to welcome the biggest artists in the electronic scene. Introducing, Social Avenue.

Set to take over selection duties at the new and adapted venue on Saturday 19th June, Ibizan house and techno brand, Do Not Sleep will show the love to two of the most stand out names in both of their respective genres - Detlef and Prok & Fitch.

Further support for this event has yet to be announced. Advance tickets are now available for purchase. Tables can be booked for 4, 5 or 6 people.


Find tickets for Social Avenue Presents Do Not Sleep - here



Zutekh Presents: Kettama & Partiboi69, Effy, Shawn Cartier

When: Saturday 10th July 2021

Where: Square One in Manchester

As part of the venues first opening season, Manchester's newest COVID friendly event space, Square One will see club hedonist and serial dancefloor destroyer, Kettama taking to the helm with fellow dance producers, Partiboi69, Effy and Shawn Cartier.

Presented by renowned clubbing brand, Zutekh the event will run from 2 pm in the afternoon until 11 pm at night. Tickets are selling fast for this. Don't hang about, get yours now.


Find tickets for Zutekh Presents: Kettama & Partiboi69, Effy, Shawn Cartier - here



Euro Fan Park - Czech Republic vs. England

When: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Where: The Knowsley Social Knowsley Safari in Prescot

Football fans rejoice! The Euro's are finally here and what's more, nearly every game is being beamed on huge screens across the land! Back of the net!

So, where can I catch England's group games? Why at The Knowsley Social, of course! 

Showing England's last group qualifying game live on Tuesday 22nd June, watch the Lions rampage their way to victory - hopefully - against the Czech Republic, at this massive COVID friendly venue. See you there?


Find tickets for Euro Fan Park - Czech Republic vs. England - here



The Knowsley Social Presents Hot Water Comedy Club

When: Friday 25th June 2021

Where: The Knowsley Social Knowsley Safari in Prescot

We're all in need of a good laugh right now, that's a given. Bojo the clown has delivered absolutely nothing to smile or laugh about this time around. If like us, you're in need of some light-hearted comedy, you should head to The Knowsley Socials Hot Water Comedy Club, on Friday 25th June.

Watch comedians Paul Smith, Andy Adkins, Freddy Quinne, and Brennan Reece bring one of the UK's funniest comedy clubs to the big top tent. Get ready for some bellyaching fun.


Find tickets for The Knowsley Socials Hot Water Comedy Club - here



Fancy yourself a bit of an adrenaline junky? Experience nerve-shredding rollercoasters and attractions at some of the theme parks and funfairs listed below, before Monday 19th July...


Alton Towers Resort and Hotel


When: June - September 2021

Where: Alton Towers Resort Hotel

In need of some excitement to fill the void? Looking for a day out, fit for all ages? Fancy testing your mettle on some of the gnarliest rollercoasters in Europe? Then head to the UK's largest theme park and resort hotel - Alton Towers.

Experience all 40 of the park's amazing attractions, including the Smiler, Nemesis, Wickerman or Oblivion, if you're feeling courageous. Ride the Congo River Rapids, take a tour of Duel, the haunted house, or experience rides with the little ones at CBeebies Land.


Find tickets for Alton Towers Resort and Hotel - here



Ridezone Plus - Family funfair


When: Wednesday 16th June - Saturday 3rd July 2021

Where: Fair Road Bradford BD6 in Wibsey

The Ridezone Plus family funfair has set up shop in Wibsey, Bradford, bringing a selection of fantastic funfair attractions and rides with it!

Taking over the expansive grounds of Lister Park for the next few weeks, adrenaline seekers will be delighted to hear that wrist bands for unlimited rides, per individual session, will cost only ten pounds! 

Local to West Yorkshire? Stuck for something to do this weekend? Head down to Lister Park and fill your day with hours of thrill-seeking fun!


Find tickets for Ridezone Plus - here



For more events happening before the eventual lifting of all restrictions - here's hoping - on Monday 19th July 2021, check out our 'Events in the lead up to Freedom day' Inspire Me page


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