Those who say all the good clubbing events are limited to London clearly haven't raved up North often enough. There's big clusters of quality events in most major cities, boasting sets from the house, techno, drum n bass and garage big dogs.
Whether you fancy something intimate in the depths of a basement, or you'd like to experience something on a bigger scale at a warehouse, there's a lot on offer this April. To make things easier for you, we've selected ten of the best parties from across the north of England.
NTS stalwart DJ Moxie has been making waves over the past year or so with her eclectic sets and quality selections. She's now started up her own event series 'On Loop' so that she can showcase the music she champions alongside some of her favourite fellow DJs. At Soup Kitchen she welcomes Shanti Celeste and Jon K.
Veteran breaks and big beat duo Stanton Warriors are still as relevant to the bass scene as they were back in the early noughties when they emerged. As comfortable behind the decks as they are in the studio, every set from the pair is a masterclass.
Kano can do no wrong at the moment. If you've been loving his new album 'Made In The Manor' then now is the perfect time to see the grime powerhouse first hand. He's already sent crowds insane in Sheffield and Manchester recently, now it's Newcastle's turn.
Experimental, dedicated and consistently brilliant - Joris Voorn is just one of those DJs that delivers time after time. A regular at Awakenings and ADE showcases, Voorn is one of the best underground Dutch exports.
The team behind Abandon Silence launched the Beginnings series earlier this year to spotlight some of the best up-and-coming talent alongside some of their favourite artists. With a new production installation, Beginnings has transformed the warehouse space completely. Next up for the third event are Leon Vynehall, Tom Trago, Henry Wu and Harvey Sutherland.
Renowned for his chart-ready club creations, Martin Solveig blurs the lines between pop and dance with high energy productions and equally as lively live shows. His My House concept has already been unveiled in Ibiza at Pacha, but now he's embarking on a mini UK tour.
Viper Live launches at the newly renovated Garage space with one of the most prolific drum n bass duos of all time - Matrix & Futurebound. With four UK Top 40 tracks under their belt and major remix releases to their name, these guys are the masters of uplifting DnB.
As the UK's longest running club night, the team behind Back to Basics has a big reputation to uphold, but with continuous strong line ups and a proper party ethos, they're doing just fine. This April they welcome one of their favourites, one half of Dungeon Meat - Brawther.
Techno authority DVS1 arrives at Manchester's most talked about new club to unleash his signature fusion of deep, atmospheric beats and whirling bass. He's joined by Berghain and Panorama Bar resident Tama Sumo.