Easter clubbing: who's playing where?
- Katharine Gemmell
- 28 March 2018
Looking for things to do this Easter? Don't miss the best DJs and parties going on this bank holiday weekend with our city round-up
The first long weekend of the year has nearly arrived and people all over the country are ready to let loose and kiss goodbye to the remnants of winter. The Easter bank holiday always seems to reward us with a stellar line-up of events with some of the best DJs in the world – and this year is no different. Heavyweights like Jeff Mills and Derrick Carter headline some of the biggest parties alongside the hottest up-and-coming talent. Here are the events you need to get tickets for to make sure you have a very happy Easter.
This year's Easter weekend highlights in our capital city are stompers. Techno wizard Jeff Mills heads up Saturday's line-up at the infamous Fabric for a massive three-hour set with his 909. Joining him in Room 1 is Fabric resident Craig Richards and Amsterdam favourite JP Enfant. The next day on Easter Sunday Klockworks presents Photon at Printworks for an all-day multi-sensory experience. The main act of the day is the infallible Ben Klock joined by a whole host of his international pals like Rødhåd, DVS1 and Surgeon.
Jeff Mills, Craig Richards, Marcel Fengler & FJAAK (live), fabric, Sat 31 Mar; Klockworks Present Photon, Printworks, Sun 1 Apr.
Over in Manchester the Easter weekend party scene is all about the gals. On Sunday you can choose to join Helena Hauff headlining a nine-hour showcase of the record label she founded, Return to Disorder, at The White Hotel. Or over at Hidden on the same night is a UK exclusive as New York's Discwoman collective join up with the inclusive and diverse High Hoops collective. Sets from Volvox, Umfang, Inga Mauer and Shyboi bring some major girl power to the bank holiday.
P13 Presents: Return to Disorder, The White Hotel, Sat 31 Mar; High Hoops x Discowoman, Hidden, Sat 31 Mar.
Up in Scotland Glasgow leads the way with a stellar pick of DJ talent. Saturday at Sub Club is the place to be with Derrick Carter spinning his brand of Chicago house at his home away from home. Joining him, of course, are Sub Club legends, Harri & Domenic, helping you celebrate yet another holiday in Glasgow. In the West End at SWG3, the folks at Pressure are hosting a massive night, so big they named it Maximum Pressure. From 5pm Optimo, Eats Everything, DJ Stingray and more will help you get loose at the Galvanisers warehouse space. Heading up the ten-hour event is techno darling / queen of the scene Nina Kraviz.
Easter Sunday Bonanza, Sub Club, Sun 1 Apr; Maximum Pressure x Easter 2018, SWG3, Sat 31 Mar.
The organisers of Terminal V are savvy to the fact that people love to party at the Easter weekend and have put on a show that fits the size of this appetite. This massive festival at Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on Easter Sunday features 4 stages, 8000 people in attendance and headline sets from Kölsch, Bicep and Rødhåd. The immense list of performers include a who's who of the current favourites on the techno scene like Amelia Lens, Artwork, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Mall Grab and Peggy Gou.
Terminal V Festival, Royal Highland Cente, Sun 1 Apr.
Best of the Rest
Elsewhere around the UK, there is plenty going on that's worth a special mention. In Birmingham, Sub Focus kick off the weekend on Good Friday at Boxxed with special guests Holy Goof, Friction and Darkzy. On Sunday the Real Gang team take over Liverpool by bringing Miffy & Miller and Nicolau to Heebie Jeebies and in Leeds on the same day Hannah Wants makes a tour stop at Mint Warehouse. Finally, in Newcastle Loop presents Kölsch & Cristoph at Digital for a massive night in the Toon.
Sub Focus, Boxxed, Fri 30 Mar; Real Gang - Easter Special, Heebie Jeebie's, Sun 1 Apr; Hannah Wants Presents Play Terrace Party, Mint Warehouse, Sun 1 Apr; Loop Presents Easter Sunday, Digital, Sun 1 Apr.