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April Clare Welsh
3 April 2024, 11:48

House music is “most popular club genre” in the UK, according to new research

According to the study, Birmingham has the most "versatile taste" in club music

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House music is the UK's “most popular club genre”, new research by A2D2 has revealed.

An event-based analysis using 2024 data from Resident Advisor found that house is the top genre with 2,203 music events in nine out of 16 UK cities: London, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Liverpool, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The data also showed that techno is the most popular genre in Newcastle, Belfast, Glasgow, and Aberdeen — with 1,375 events so far in 2024 — while finishing in second place overall. In Sheffield, jazz is the second most popular genre.

According to the study, Birmingham has the most "versatile taste" with drum & bass coming in as the top-rated club music genre followed by Afrobeats and grime. Meanwhile, the city of Dundee holds disco in the highest esteem.

See the infographic below and check out the full results of the A2D2 study here.

Last year, a petition was launched to prevent the demolition of a building which formerly housed the beloved Chicago nightclub The Warehouse, widely known as the birthplace of house music.

Watch DJ Mag's recent mini-documentary on Ultra Naté's house music anthem 'Free'.