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These are the Top 30 UK events in June 2018

Junction 2, Inner City Electronic, DJ Kicks Tour, Gottwood, Wigflex x Multimodal, AVA Festival... 

If last month's choice selections didn't make it clear already then the Top 30 UK events in June 2018 certainly will. It's now festival season

The coming weeks are testament to the fact Britain's summer scene still has plenty to offer, with major events like London's much-feted techno-off, Junction 2, Welsh super-session with added fairytale elements, Gottwood, and Belfast conference-cum-party AVA accounting for 50% of our top picks. 

Then you have newbie Inner City Electronic— one day and night of panels, workshops and dancing across Leeds, with Basics ressie and hugely respected local Ralph Lawson curating. Elsewhere up north, The Tower should be a solid option, with strong bookings such as John Gomez, Optimo and Parris Mitchell, and a cosy vibe. 

Relative newcomer Kallida is back in Wales, offering great grounds to wander and an exploritory atmosphere, but mainly forward sounds at the notorious Baskerville Hall mansion. Scottish crew Tweak evidently like that idea, given they have their own manor house for a 12-hour ticket featuring everyone from Swedish new schooler Kornel Kovacs to longstanding Glasgow hero Domenic Cappello

Another couple of veterans are also worth shouts this month. Derry's Celtronic is now 18 years old, but you wouldn't notice with all the fresh noises on the menu. And a pub garden in Oxfordshire gets Chicago legend Sadar Bahar and his Soul In The Hole affiliate, Lee Collins, all afternoon.

Sticking with random locations, there's a car park in Cardiff Teak are using for Offen's Vladimir Ivkovic and Salon des Amateurs' MVP, Lena Willikens. Not everyone is outside, though.

In London Bunker NYC chap and Hot Mix member Justin Cudmore flies in, disco rarity DJ Kon is playing in an 18th Century freehouse, while Ben UFO celebrates his love of dnb and jungle for the latest in his XOYO residency. It's also worth noting DROP's 8th event in York, with multi-faceted Madam X, Rinse FM's Oneman and rising star Octavian, Club Bad honcho Mele in Southampton, Disco Halal's Moscoman in Brighton and one of our favourite jungle teams, UVB-76 Music, taking over Bristol. 

As ever, more complete listings are featured in the latest copy of DJ Mag (Issue 582 - June 2018). 


1. Junction 2 Festival 
Saturday 9th June 
Boston Manor Park
Junction 2 returns to reclaim its title as London’s outdoor dance ticket. Equal parts serious and esteemed, LSD (Luke Slater, Steve Bicknell, Function) play their first ever festival, Scuba does SCB, Sonja Moonear goes b2b with Nicolas Lutz, Carl Cox joins Adam Beyer, Dixon & Ame are on for six hours and that barely scratches the surface. 
12PM - 10PM / £65 

2. Field Day 
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June 
Brockwell Park, London 
AJ Tracey, Avalon Emerson, Daniel Avery, Four Tet, Gilles Peterson, Jeff Mills and Tony Allen, HAAi, Donna Leake. 
1PM - 11PM / £44.50 (Friday), £49.50 (Saturday), £89 (weekend) 

3. XOYO 
Friday 1st June 
Ben UFO, DB1, dBridge, DJ Storm, Beneath, Parris.
9.30PM - 4AM / £13.50 

4. Nibiru 
Friday 8th June 
Justin Cudmore, Joe Hart & Scott Fraser. 
10PM - 6AM / £10 

5. Rave In A Pub 
Friday 8th June 
The Old Queens Head 
DJ Kon. 
8PM - 2AM / £6


1. Inner City Electronic 
Saturday 2nd June 
Various Venues, Leeds 
Back To Basics big gun Ralph Lawson curates an incredible programme of live acts and DJs across multiple venues. Floating Points, KiNK, Dopplereffekt, Radioactiveman, Andrew Weatherall, Central Processing Unit, Objekt, Paul Woolford, Peggy Gou, Midland, Death On The Balcony, Leon Vynehall, Midland, Nicolas Lutz… basically unmissable. 

12PM - 8AM / £32 - £36 

2. Baltic Weekender 
Friday 1st June - Monday 4th June 
Various Venues, Liverpool 
Kenny Dope, Omar S, Helena Hauff, Romare, Dele Sosimi, San Proper, Truss & Tessela’s Overmono, Children of Zeus. 
5PM - 4AM / £40 (weekend)

3. Parklife 2018 
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 
Heaton Park, Manchester 
Skepta, Jamie Jones b2b Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers, Adam Beyer, Green Velvet, Young Marco, Kolsch, Eric Prydz. 
12PM - 12AM /£65 (Sunday), £119.50 (Weekend) 

4. The Tower 2018 
Friday 29th June - Monday 2nd July 
The Tower, Market Rasen
Bullion, Dan Shake, John Gomez, Optimo, Parris Mitchell, Tornado Wallace, Voyeur. 
12PM - 12PM / £60 - £70 

5. DROP. 018 
Saturday 2nd June 
Mansion Underground, York 
Madam X, Oneman, Octavian. 
11PM - 5AM / £10 - £12 


1. DJ Kicks Tour 
Saturday 23rd June 
The Arch, Brighton 
A mix dominated by Chicago and Detroit productions, Deetron’s DJ Kicks packs plenty of soul into its 80-minutes or so of techno rhythms. As such we’re expecting something along the same lines from this one-off session, which forms part of a wider schedule celebrating the release. In short— slick sounds, flawlessly selected, and that's before we mention Will Saul. 
11PM - 5AM / £7 - £10 

2. Simple 
Saturday 16th June 
The Bullingdon, Oxford 
Young Marco. 
11PM - 4AM / £14 

3. Goodness Day Party 
Thursday 21st June 
The Isis Farmhouse, Oxford 
Sadar Bahar, Lee Collins. 
2PM - Midnight / £12.50

4. Warehouse 
Saturday 9th June 
Switch, Southampton 
9PM - 4AM / £10

5. Patterns 
Saturday 2nd June 
Patterns, Brighton 
11PM - 4AM / £6 - £8 WEST / WALES


1. Gottwood Festival 2018 
Thursday 7th - Monday 11th June 
Carreglwyd Estate, Llandudno
One of the UK’s priceless festival jewels, Gottwood has again upped the ante on the bookings front. Craig Richards, Ben UFO, 2 Bad Mice, Move D and Ruff Dug are amongst returning dignitaries, with the likes of Special Request, Andrew Weatherall, DjRUM, and Orpheu The Wizard also hitting the Welsh institution. See you by the lake for ice cream (and the rest). 
4PM - 3AM / £175 

2. Kallida 2018 
Friday 22nd - Monday 25th June 
Baskerville Hall, Hay-On-Wye 
Daniel Avery, Rockwell, Moxie, L-Vis 1990, Children of Zeus, Make Me. 
12PM - 2AM / £105

3. Just Jack - Super Summer Slam 
Saturday 2nd June 
Motion, Bristol 
Omar S, Job Jobse, Maurice Fulton, Objekt, Lena Willikens, Awesome Tapes From Africa. 
1PM - 10PM / £23.50 - £27 

4. Noise Test: UVB-76 Music 
Friday 15th June 
Blue Mountain, Bristol 
Pessimist, Overlook, Forest Drive West, Clarity, Outer Heaven, Vega, Karim Maas, Kolectiv. 
10PM - 5AM / £5

5. Teak: Miami Vice 2018 
Saturday 2nd June 
Jacobs Car Park, Cardiff 
Vladimir Ivkovic, Lena Willikens, Paramida. 
3PM - 5AM / £TBC 


1. Wigflex x Multimodal 
Friday 1st June 
Nottingham Contemporary Arts Centre, Nottingham  
Craig Richards makes the journey to Nottingham for a night on the tiles with Lukas Wigflex, sharing the booth from open to close. Room two, meanwhile, hosts a quadrophonic audio-visual experience which looks to explore ‘interference patterns and the phenomenon of beat frequencies’. Which sounds suitably surreal. 
9PM - 3AM / £15 

2. Heritage 
Saturday 9th June 
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 
DJ SS, Stanton Warriors, Graeme Park, George Morel. 
8PM - 3AM / £12.50 

3. Denis Sulta X Mall Grab 
Sunday 10th June 
Rock City, Nottingham 
Denis Sulta, Mall Grab. 
9PM - 3AM / £10 

4. Stealth Saturdays
Saturday 2nd June 
Stealth, Nottingham 
Marquis Hawkes. 
10PM - 3AM / £5 - £10 

5. Freerange 
Friday 1st June 
The Nottingham Irish Centre, Nottingham 
Coki, Goth Trad, Sukh Knight. 
10PM - 4AM / £10 


1. AVA Festival 
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June 
S13 Warehouse, Belfast 
Moving to a former B&Q warehouse for 2018, AVA again boasts some serious talent on its two-day schedule. Insanely good Irish players such as Bicep, Or:la, Swoose, Cromby, Timmy Stewart, Sunil Sharpe, Brame & Hamo and Saoirse go toe-to-toe with Floorplan, Larry Heard, KiNK, Rodhad, DVS1, Hunee, Job Jobse, Jayda G, Moxie and Mella Dee. 
12PM - Midnight / £45 (Friday or Saturday), £65 (weekend)

2. Celtronic 2018 
Wednesday 27th - Monday 2nd June 
Various Venues, Derry 
Roman Flugel, Gerd Janson, Steve Bug, Avalon Emerson, DJ Seinfeld. 
9PM- 2AM / £55 

3. Tweak_ in the house: 3rd Birthday 
Saturday 9th June 
Kippilaw House, Scottish Borders 
Kornel Kovacs, Big Miz, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Domenic Cappello, Kieran Apter. 
1PM - 1AM / £34.50 - £44.50 

4. Holo 
Saturday 2nd June 
Braehead Arena & Waterfront, Glasgow 
Eric Prydz (Holo), Camelphat, Cristoph, Jamie Roy, Raeside. 
6PM - 3AM / £40 - £45 

5. Hidden Door 
Sunday 3rd June 
Old Leith Theatre, Edinburgh 
Romare live, Nabihah Iqbal (Throwing Shade). 
6PM - 1AM / £13 - £16 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Clubs Listings Editor. Send event suggestions and interesting anecdotes to him on Twitter