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These are the top 30 UK club events in September 2017

The best sessions in Great Britain this month

These are the Top 30 UK club events in September 2017, with highlights abound. Not least in London, with two foreign crews in town you should know about.

First up, VBX flies in from Amsterdam to join Fuse for a Sunday session with two big hitters in the bag, Ferro and Makcim. Then Moscow's Arma takes a break from its fight to stay open with an event at Great Suffolk Street- don't miss Moritz von Oswald or Fumiya Tanaka. Meanwhile, Midland celebrates his FABRICLIVE mix album, at Fabric.  

In the North, The Warehouse Project returns and our nod from the first parties goes to Floating Points and a wildly diverse lineup, from Madlib to Roman Flugel. Francois K was making a rare Sheffield appearance, at a new venue no less, but the date has now been moved to October (see below), and Ben UFO joins one of the region's finest, Lo Shea, in Newcastle.

Outdoor season still has plenty left, too. Leeds' Mint Festival has huge names by the arena-load, Rob Da Bank's Bestival hits a new site, and Nic Fanciulli's The Social Festival should offer as flawless sound as last time round. Don't forget newcomer Deep South, either, where experimental electronics and forward thinking stuff will happen in a wood.

Bicep tour their long-awaited, self-titled debut album- we've picked Brighton Concorde 2 and Cardiff Tramshed, but they also hit Liverpool and Belfast. Falmouth heads get a very (very) rare set from Renaat Vandepapeliere- AKA one of R&S' bossmen for the last 35 years, and DJ Q plays 40 hours across the country in one week, including Nottingham's Stealth.

We're also excited about another Midlands event, Sentement, where Berlin hero Resistohr joins Jaded resident Chris Stanford and three top Manchester techno names (A. Morgan, of Rhythm Theory, Joel Sutcliffe from Process, and Grounded/Abyss Recordings chap Graeson). Which is before we mention Frank Wiedemann, of Ame, and Henrik Schwarz doing the Schwarzmann at Glasgow's Sub Club; Dave Clarke, Surgeon, and Edit-Select stepping in for Slam in Glasgow while the Scottish duo tour; and a serious night of old school in Birmingham- house innovator Tyree Cooper and rave flagbearer Mark Archer.

For more detailed listings check this month's print edition (Issue 573), and we'll see you somewhere left of the speakers no doubt.  

 

LONDON

TIEF 6TH BIRTHDAY
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 
CORSICA STUDIOS 
Tim Sweeney, Mark E, Mr. Beatnick and Hesseltime are all set to play, although the real pull here is likely to be Norway’s DJ Fett Burger's all night set with Detroit underground hero, FIT Siegal. 
11PM - 6AM /  £10 - £15 

ARMA LONDON
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
GREAT SUFFOLK STREET WAREHOUSE
Moritz von Oswald, Rhadoo, Fumiya Tanaka, Nicolas Lutz, Felix Kubin. 
9PM  - 7AM / £TBA 

ABODE IN THE PARK 
SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
FINSBURY PARK
Yousef, Alexis Raphael, Solardo, Sidney Charles, Santé, wAFF, Josh Butler, Darius Syrossian, Detlef, more.
12PM - 11PM / £32.50 

FUSE X VBX 
SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
VILLAGE UNDERGROUND
Enzo Siragusa, Rossko, Ferro, Makcim. 
4PM - 1AM / £10 

FABRICLIVE 
FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 
FABRIC
Midland, Karenn, Tama Sumo. 
11PM - 7AM / £20

NORTH

HIGH HOOPS
SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
HIDDEN, MANCHESTER
Given our recent celebration of all things electro this was always going to be a winner. DJ Stingray, Lena Willikens, and Dexter arrive in Manchester to play one of the city’s finest clubs. Joined by High Hoops’ talented ressies, afters run into Sunday over at The White Hotel for those who’ve still got it in them.
10PM - 4AM / £12 - £15 

MINT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
STOCKELD ESTATE, LEEDS
Sasha, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Raresh, Seth Troxler b2b Craig Richards, Enzo Siragusa b2b Archie Hamilton, Hot Since 82, Lady Leshurr, NERVO, Guti, Nic Fanciulli, more.
11AM - 11PM / £50 

THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
WAREHOUSE PROJECT, MANCHESTER
Floating Points, Jon Hopkins, Madlib, Jeremy Underground, Roman Flügel, Sassy J, Willow, Josey Rebelle, more.
8.30PM - 5AM / £35

HUNIE 
SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER - N.B. - DATE CHANGE - SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 
SOUTHBANK WAREHOUSE, SHEFFIELD
Francois K.
11.30PM - 6AM / £12 - £18

BACKDROP
FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 
COSMIC BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE 
Ben UFO, Lo Shea, Dr. Joseph & Simon, Noissi Me.
10PM - 4AM / £13 - £17 

SOUTH

FIELD MANEUVERS
FRIDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
LOCATION TBA (60 MINUTES FROM LONDON)
Smaller can be better, as FM proves. Rising to the top of the essential festival ticket list over the last four years, it’s all about one small field, 700 heads, and choice tunes. Midland, Nick Höppner, Soichi Terada, Ben Sims, Ryan Elliott, The Golden Filter, Shanti Celeste, Jane Fitz & Jade Seattle, Mark Archer, Billy Nasty, Mark E, Storm, Brackles… 
12PM - 12AM / £119 

BESTIVAL
THURSDAY 7TH - MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
LULWORTH ESTATE, DORSET
Agoria, Andy C, Annie Mac, Avalon Emerson, DJ Shadow, Jackmaster, Job Jobse, Soul II Soul, more. 
12PM - 4AM / £190

THE SOCIAL FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 29TH - SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
KENT COUNTY SHOWGROUND, MAIDSTONE
Carl Cox, Cassy, D’Julz, Apollonia, Butch, Monika Kruse, Function, Nina Kraviz, Sasha & John Digweed, Nic Fanciulli, more. 
12PM - 12AM / £45 - £90

DEEP SOUTH
SATURDAY 9TH - MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
BROKES WOOD, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Dark Sky, Throwing Snow, Alexander Nut, Afriquoi, Rayko, Medlar, Andy Blake, more.
12PM - 12AM / £40 

BICEP LIVE
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON
Bicep, Hammer, Dark Sky. 
11PM - 4AM / £17.50

WEST & WALES

IN:MOTION OPENING 
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 
MOTION, BRISTOL
IN:MOTION swings into action for autumn, and what a start. The Martinez Brothers and Jackmaster head the bill, but France’s forward-techno chap Bambounou has us most excited, with Kim Ann Foxman, Andrea Oliva, Peggy Gou, and De Sluwe Vos also likely to provide very fresh noises. 
10PM - 6AM / £22.50 - £32.50

LOCKDOWN FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
POWDERHAM CASTLE, EXETER
SaSaSaS, AJ Tracey, DJ Pressure, Giggs, Sigma, Big Narstie, S.P.Y., Redlight, Matt Jam Lamont, DJ Cartier, Dizzee Rascal, Chase & Status, Basement Jaxx, Sam Divine, Breach, DJ Zinc, more.
12PM - 1AM / £55

R&S RECORDS 
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
PRINCESS PAVILION, FALMOUTH
Renaat Vandepapeliere. 
8PM - 11PM / £12 - £16 

YONDER FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
GLOBE FIELD, BATH 
Chris Lorenzo, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Addison Groove, DJ Boring, Krywald & Farrer, Skepsis, more. 
1PM - 11PM / £50

BICEP LIVE
THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
TRAMSHED, CARDIFF
Bicep. 
10PM - 6AM/  £TBC 

MIDLANDS

25 YEARS OF DRUM & BASS
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
LAB 11, BIRMINGHAM
Fabio & Grooverider, LTJ Bukem, Lenzman, Technimatic, Dirtbox. 
10PM - 6AM £10 / £17.50 

BEYOND THE TRACKS
FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
EASTSIDE CITY PARY, BIRMINGHAM
Orbital, Leftfield, Faithless (DJ), Jagwar Ma, Higher Intelligence Agency, Leftfoot DJs, Jukes of Hazard, Deano Ferrino, more.
2PM - 10.30PM / £49.50 

SENTEMENT
FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 
MONASTERY, BIRMINGHAM
Resistohr, Chris Stanford, A. Morgan, Joel Sutcliffe, Graeson. 
10PM - 6AM / £8 

HERITAGE 
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
HARE & HOUNDS, BIRMINGHAM
Tyree Cooper, Mark Archer. 
9PM - 3AM / £8 

STEALTH 
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
STEALTH, NOTTINGHAM 
DJ Q (all night). 
10PM - 5AM / £8 - £12 

SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

FLY OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 
PRINCESS STREET GARDENS, EDINBURGH
As mentioned in our Inner City Life feature this month (DJ Mag 573), Team FLY take control of the stunning green space at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, with high ranking residents Theo Kottis and Jasper James threatening to upstage Eats Everything, Lil’ Louis, Leon Vynehall, George FitzGerald, and Dekmantel Soundsystem. 
12PM - 3AM / £42.50 

SUBCULTURE  
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 
SUB CLUB, GLASGOW 
Schwarzmann - Frank Wiedemann (Ame) & Henrik Schwarz.  
11PM - 3AM / £20

LET IT BLEED 
SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 
UNIT 51, ABERDEEN 
Jeff Mills.  
9PM - 3AM £25

SLAM EVENTS 
FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 
SWG3, GLASGOW 
Dave Clarke, Surgeon, Edit-Select. 
9PM - 2AM £16 

SHINE  
FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER  
THE LIMELIGHT, BELFAST 
Daniel Avery, Schmutz.  
10PM - 2.30AM / £12

 

 Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Listings Editor, he also uses Twitter @martinghewitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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