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These are the Top 30 UK club events in September 2018

Innervisions Royal Albert Hall, Mint Club 20th Anniversary, Field Maneuvers, Brock Out vs Planet Fun!, Expert Death, FLY Open Air... 

Field Maneuvers 2018
Field Maneuvers 2018

The warmer months are about to become distant memories, but despite HBO recently unveiling the new 'Game of Thrones' teaser we're not quite ready to say "winter is coming", with a handful of outdoor sessions still inbound.

Not least the beloved Field Maneuvers, FLY Open Air, Mint Festival at a brand new location, experimental newcomer Cosmic Roots (with De School resident Elias Mazian amongst others), the first ever Diynamic Festival and upmarket Festival No.6's final instalment for the foreseeable future. 

As summer thins the club season restarts, though, and London's priorities include two of its newest spaces. Berlin's KILLEKILL, born in Berghain Kantine, celebrates a decade in business via RadioactivemanNeil Landstrumm and bossman DJ Flush at charitable spot The Cause. And 24-hour licensed venue FOLD goes EBM via Rotterdam's Pinkman— Marsman b2b Allesandro Adriani, Black Merlin, Identified Patient and one to check, Lokier. Not forgetting Freerotation at Pickle Factory; Tom & Joe Ellis, Leif and Steevio & Suzybee showcasing the sound of their celebrated Welsh rave. 

Highlights up North, aside from Leeds institution Mint Club turning 20, include Pretty Pretty Good's stellar line-up— Hivern Discs’ leader John Talabot joins Mor Elian of Hypercolour, Offen’s Vladimir Ivkovic and superbly astute selector Gwenan in Sheffield. Manchester, on the other hand, shouldn’t miss subterranean techno soiree Rhythm Theory, which scores a coup with Taapion honcho and Parisian Concrete regular Shlømo touching down ahead of a forthcoming album. 

We’re sad to see Southampton’s Junk bowing out after 13 years down South. Guests will be revealed on the night, but expect hugeness given this is where it all ends. More positively, we're happy to have  Bass Clef on our pages, the multi-instrumentalist utilises everything from trombones to modulars in his sets, and is joined in Brighton by sound artist Rosen and synth popper A’Bear

Noise Test returns to Bristol this month, again offering junglists live works in progress from scene heroes— this time Resound’s Rhytual project, The Untouchables and Artilect. In:Motion kicks back into life, too, with a massive bill including Blawan, Floating Points and Amelie Lens. Oh, and don’t forget Mi Casa Su Casa, with rising London technoists Blind Motive and Bristol’s wildly varied Waxmouse

Elsewhere, City Fly helps open a brand new venue in Leicester via UK spinner Aroop Roy (expect Afro, Latin, jazz, house and disco), grime-bass label SpentShell has a showcase in Nottingham with Flowdan, Italian techno pioneers Domenico Crisci and Yari Greco head to Birmingham, the multifaceted Debonair and Planet Mu don µ-Ziq, AKA Mike Paradinas, hit Glasgow and Ross From Friends begins his UK album dates at Aberdeen’s The Tunnels. 

More complete listings are available in the latest UK edition of DJ Mag, Issue 585. 

 

LONDON 

 Innervisions Live at Royal Albert Hall

1. INNERVISIONS  
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
If the rich sonic tapestries of Innervisions were made to be heard anywhere it’s probably the Royal Albert Hall. A veritable prom of deep, slow-burning fours, Âme play live with guest collaborators, and b2b with Dixon, Henrik Schwarz’s jazz-inflected moods are here, Marcus Worgull is also on the bill, as is visual and performance artist Nina Kurtela. 
6PM - 12AM / £25 - £60 

2. UNBOUND EVENTS X KILLEKILL: 10 YEARS OF KILLEKILL 
SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 
THE CAUSE  
Radioactiveman, Neil Landstrumm, Affie Yusuf, DJ Flush, more. 
9PM - 5AM / £7.50 - £15 

3. PINKMAN: 5 YEARS OF TEARS
SATURDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER  
FOLD
Marsman b2b Allesandro Adriani, Black Merlin, Identified Patient, Lokier, more. 
10PM - 12PM / £TBC

4. PICKLE FACTORY x FREEROTATION 
FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
THE PICKLE FACTORY
Steevio & Suzybee, Leif, Tom Ellis, Joe Ellis, Cubic Space Collective live. 
10PM - 6AM / £10 - £12.50  

5. DIYNAMIC FESTIVAL 
SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
MORDEN PARK 
Solomun, Adriatique, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, HOSH, Karmon, Johannes Brecht, more. 
11AM - 10PM / £30 - £35

 

NORTH

Mint Club 20th Anniversary

1. MINT CLUB 20TH ANNIVERSARY 
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 
MINT CLUB, LEEDS  
Mint has been hosting notoriously debauched parties week-in, week-out longer than many marriages last. Impressive, if those unisex toilets could talk we can barely imagine the tales. Decade-spanning Leeds native Nightmares On Wax is a fitting booking to start two months of celebrations, better yet he’s on for three hours tonight. 
10PM - 4AM / £10 - £17.50

2. PRETTY PRETTY GOOD 
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 
HOPE WORKS, SHEFFIELD 
John Talabot, Mor Elian, Vladimir Ivkovic, Gwenan. 
12AM - 7AM / £12 - £15 

3. MINT FESTIVAL 2018
RAF CHURCH FENTON 
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 
DJ EZ, Adam Beyer, Dixon, Moodymann, Derrick Carter, Butch, Eats Everything, more. 
10AM - 11PM / £50 - £55

4. APE-X: THE HIGHEST POINT 
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
DIGITAL, NEWCASTLE 
Dax J, Special Request, Mella Dee, Nyra, Lucas Welle. 
9.30PM - 4AM / £8 - £26

5. RHYTHM THEORY 
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER 
Shlømo, more. 
11PM - 4AM / £8 

 

SOUTH

Field Maneuvers 2018

1. FIELD MANEUVERS 2018 
FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST - SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 
TBA - ONE HOUR FROM LONDON
Lauded for atmosphere, intimacy and refusal to veer from a booking policy that favours talent over hype, FM is back and the UK’s festival circuit is better for it. Highlights this year will no-doubt include Jayda G, Dr Rubinstein, Powder, rRoxymore, Eris Drew, Andy Blake, Violet and HouseWork (Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy and Golesworthy). 
12PM - 12AM / £129 

2. COSMIC ROOTS FESTIVAL  
THURSDAY 6TH - SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
THE WALLED GARDEN, NORFOLK 
Donna Leake, RAMZi, Elias Mazian, Jamie Tiller, Butter Side Up, more. 
10AM - 5AM / £75 - £95 

3. JUNK: 13AND OUT 
SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 
JUNK, SOUTHAMPTON  
TBA
10PM - 5AM / £15 

4. BRIGHTON LOVES JUNGLE
FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 
THE VOLKS, BRIGHTON 
Fracture, Doc Scott, DJ Stretch, Ilk, X Nation, Kosine, Biggsy, more. 
11PM - 7AM / £8 - £10 

5. BASS CLEF 
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
THE ROSE HILL TAVERN, BRIGHTON 
Bass Clef, Rosen, A’Bear. 
7.30PM - 11PM / £6 

WEST & WALES

Brock Out vs Planet Fun!

1. BROCK OUT vs PLANET FUN!
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
JACK OF DIAMONDS, BRISTOL  
If the idea of getting down and dirty in an old Bristolian strip club doesn’t appeal then you should have a word with yourself. Especially when the soundtrack comes via techno hero Jerome Hill, booty music maker Mustard Gunn and new school rave belters DJ Detweiler and DJ Fingerblast. Dress to sweat or expect to regret. 
10PM - 6AM / £8 - £10 

2. NOISE TEST #18 
FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER  
BLUE MOUNTAIN, BRISTOL 
Rhytual, The Untouchables, Artilect. 
10PM - 5AM / £6 

3. FESTIVAL NO.6 
THURSDAY 6TH - MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
PORTMEIRION, WALES 
Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan, Honey Dijon, Nabihah Iqbal, Peach, Willow, Swing Ting, more. 

1PM - 1AM / £180 - £190

4. IN: MOTION OPENING WEEKEND
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
MOTION, BRISTOL 
Amelie Lens, Floating Points, Joy Orbison, Midland, Blawan, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Gideon, Horse Meat Disco, Josey Rebelle, more.
3PM - 7AM / £23.50 - £33.50 

5. MI CASA SU CASA
SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
DARE 2 SWING, BRISTOL 
Blind Motive, Waxmouse. 
4PM - 4AM / £10 

 

MIDLANDS

Expert Death

1. EXPERT DEATH 
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 
SECRET LOCATION, NOTTINGHAM  
All we know about the location is it’s a 125-capacity, previously-unused attic space somewhere in central Notts. As for the party, Expert Death is about forward-thinking UK electronics and vinyl-only selections belting out of a top-drawer soundsystem. In this case from Benny Ill, of Horsepower Productions, all night long; tickets, please.  
10PM - 3AM / £5 - £10

2. SENTEMENT  
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 
MONASTERY DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM  
Domenico Crisci, Yari Greco, Chris Stanford, more. 
9PM - 5AM / £8 

3. SPENTSHELL x ROUGH TRADE 
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER  
ROUGH TRADE, NOTTINGHAM 
Flowdan, YGG, Riko Dann, Grandmixxer, Spooky, Manga, more. 
7.30PM - 12AM / £5 - £10

4. FORBIDDEN FOREST 
SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
WYMESWORLD AERODROME, LEICESTERSHIRE  
MK, My Nu Leng b2b Redlight, Huxley, Camelphat, Hype, Latmun, Pawsa, Route 94, more. 
12PM - 11PM / £49.50 

5. CITY FLY
FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 
THE COOKIE, LEICESTER 
Aroop Roy, more. 
10PM - 4AM / £6 - £8

 

SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

FLY Open Air

1. FLY OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 
SATURDAY 22ND & SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 
PRINCESS STREET GARDENS, EDINBURGH
There are iconic locations, then there’s the famously photogenic Princess Street Gardens in the centre of the Scottish capital. Kerri Chandler, Henrik Schwarz (live), Move D, Theo Kottis and Hammer are in charge of Day One, before Jasper James, Hunee, Peggy Gou, Palms Trax and Harri & Domenic take the mantle and play Day Two. 
12PM - 10PM / £45 (Saturday / Sunday), £75 (Weekend) 

2. HEADWAY  
FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
THE READING ROOMS, DUNDEE 
Avalon Emerson, more. 
10.30PM - 3AM / £12 - £14 

3. NOTHING MORE TO SAY 
FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 
THE TUNNELS, ABERDEEN
Ross From Friends, more. 
11PM - 3AM / £10 

4. SOMETHING WICKED  
SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 
THE ART SCHOOL, GLASGOW
µ-Ziq (AKA Mike Paradinas), Ceephax Acid Crew, more.
11PM - 3AM / £10 - £13

5. NAIVE MELODY  
SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 
SUB CLUB, GLASGOW 
Debonair, Baz & Sofi.
11PM - 3AM / £5

 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Clubs Listings Editor, you can find him on Twitter @martinghewitt

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