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These are the Top 30 UK club events in October 2018

fabric 19th Birthday, No Bounds Festival, Simple, Simple Things Festival, At One, Terminal V... 

No Bounds Festival 2018, Sheffield
No Bounds Festival 2018, Sheffield

If there were arguments as to whether the UK’s regional cities were undergoing an electronic renaissance then this month settles it. 

Not that London’s October doesn’t mean business. Fabric turns 18, so European door times hit Farringdon with an equally long list of players and Sunday atmosphere that’s hard to replicate. Not sold? Make Me unleashes an enviably astute line-up too— Mumdance, dnb legend Storm, politicised house deity Sprinkles and recent DJ Mag Cheeky Bubbler, Breakwave

Team Rupture are also here, toe-to-toe with Samurai for futurist junglism via Loxy and Presha, Digital, Double O, Mantra, Clarity and The Untouchables. Which is before we get to house royalty and new school treats at Printworks for Hydra— Moodymann, Marcellus Pittman, Omar S, MoxieDâm-Funk. And Egg getting organic via Jan Blomqvist live, Disco Halal’s Chaim and YokoO

Nevertheless, outside the Big Smoke buzz points abound. Sheffield’s No Bounds Festival rightly gets #1 in the North— props to mastermind Lo Shea of Hope Works, who’s drafted a wealth of techno innovators, not least Houndstooth’s otherworldly priestess and one of our recent interviewees, Aïsha Devi, live powerhouse duo Giant Swan, darkroom heroes Demdike Stare, Timedance next leveller Batu and Plant Mu boss Mike Paradinas

That’s before we mention underwater art installations and how legit South Yorkshire’s biggest town is. But let’s move on. Trentemøller plays live for the first and only time in the UK this year— at the aesthetically stunning Church, Leeds. And CEM, resident at Berlin’s notorious must-attend hoedown, Herensauna, hits Manchester (well, Salford), for Meat Free with Smart Bar star du jour Eris Drew and DVS1

Away from the North, Simple Things touches down in Bristol, easily one of Europe’s top city fests. Don’t miss Kamaal Williams by day, and for nocturnal tips Concrete’s new-ish resident Deena Abdelwhad is one of the most impressive players we’ve heard all year. Oh, and our October cover star, DJ Stingray, will also be knocking about. 

Sticking to the West Country, Truss and Tessela, who have a keen understanding of what UK rave should sound like, head for Bristol with elusive Leeds hero, Happa. And Scottish genre splicer Eclair Fifi visits Bath while Ferro— A&R of Amsterdam tech crew VBX— attends the next Dogruff in Cardiff. 

Leicester trumps all in the Midlands— Mall Grab’s there on a Friday, and Chi-town maestro Justin Long is in the postcode, too. Up in Nottingham, Wigflex’s birthday involves the majesty of Nathan Fake live, Acid Arab and Lena Willikens. And House of God returns to Birmingham, meaning anyone who missed the unabashed ferocity of pre-millennial techno nights will leave with a newfound appreciation for life. 

Scotland’s big on Halloween, as per— Terminal V is top, but Ansome and Perc, Slam with Aisha and Dave Clarke’s electro set all make Maximum Pressure similarly unmissable. Less spookily, another of our office favourites, rRoxymore, joins local Studio Barnhus affiliate Wheelman in Glasgow. And an Edinburgh swimming pool hosts underground crews Hybrid and Overground (oh the irony) for an evening session. 

Ireland, on the other hand, has Canadian enigma Peach at Belfast’s intimate Speakeasy with Holly Lester. Not forgetting the South, where Loefah plays nothing but 140BPMs for less than £5, James Holden & The Animal Spirits are live at a university auditorium dedicated to Dicky Attenborough and Bugged Out! captures a Margate amusement park. 

As ever more complete listings can be found in the latest UK edition of DJ Mag— October 2018 or Issue 586, if you’re counting. 

 

LONDON

fabric Room One

1. FABRIC 19TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
SATURDAY 20TH - MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER 
FABRIC 
Call us predictable, but we’re suckers for a three-day soiree, and with Room Three now re-opened, there are even more reasons to be cheerful. Chieftains Craig Richards and Terry Francis, Apollonia, Dax J, DVS1, Helena Hauff, Jay Clarke, Joy Orbison, Saoirse and Sonja Moonear were early confirmations, and now you know that’s just for starters. 
11PM - 5AM / £20 (Sunday) - £30 (Weekend) 

2. MAKE ME  
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 
CORSICA STUDIOS  
DJ Sprinkles, Storm, Mumdance, Anastasia Kristensen, Joe, Parris, Breakwave, more.
11PM - 8AM / £17.50 -£20 

3. RUPTURE X SAMURAI
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER  
FIVE MILES  
Loxy b2b Presha, Digital, Double O, Mantra x Clarity, The Untouchables, more.
10PM - 4AM / £10 - £12 

4. THE HYDRA  
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 
PRINTWORKS 
Marcellus Pittman, Moodymann, Omar S, Theo Parrish, Jayda G, Moxie, Dâm-Funk.
12PM - 11PM / £30 - £32.50 

5. EGG LDN & DUSTY LOVE TRIBE  
DATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
EGG 
Jan Blomqvist live, Chaim, YokoO. 
11PM - 8AM / £5 - £20 

 

NORTH

No Bounds Festival Sheffield

1. NO BOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 
FRIDAY 12TH - SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER 
VARIOUS VENUES, SHEFFIELD 
Back for year two, No Bounds is on its way to becoming the UK’s most forward-thinking city festival and is a stellar addition to Sheffield’s ground-breaking heritage. Aïsha Devi, rRoxymore, Giant Swan, Daniel Avery, Imogen, Demdike Stare, Machine Woman, Jensen Interceptor, Batu and Mike Paradinas lead the mind-melting charge. 
7PM - 11PM / £35 - £40 

2. INNER CITY ELECTRONIC PRESENTS TRENTEMOLLER LIVE 
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
CHURCH, LEEDS 
Trentemøller, more. 
10PM - 3AM / £22.50 

3. RUSH HOUR - DAY & NIGHT 
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT, MANCHESTER
Soichi Terada x Kuniyuki x Sauce81, DJ Nobu, Sandrien, San Proper, DJ Okapi, Sassy J, Sadar Bahar, more.
2PM - 2AM / £29.50 

4. FOREPLAY 1ST BIRTHDAY 
THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 
DIGITAL, NEWCASTLE 
Marcel Dettmann, Or:la, Dr. Rubinstein, Hammer. 
10PM - 4AM / £15 - £22.50 

5. MEAT FREE  
FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER
THE WHITE HOTEL, SALFORD
DVS1, Eris Drew, CEM, more.
11PM - 8AM / £18 - £20 

 

SOUTH

Simple Oxford Bullingdon

1. SIMPLE 
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
THE BULLINGDON, OXFORD
By combining the tough, exploratory futurism of Lena Willikens and the organic house and techno of Juju & Jordash, team Simple clearly have some pretty big ideas for their latest party. Fear not, though, the context and principle remain untouched: a sweaty, intimate hoedown in a tidy backroom space. Who could ask for anything more?  
11PM - 4AM / £16 

2. FOUNDATIONS X FREERANGE 
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 
Loefah (140BPM set). 
11PM - 4AM / £3 

3. BUGGED OUT IN SCREAMLAND
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
DREAMLAND, MARGATE 
Hot Chip, Artwork, Horsemeat Disco, MJ Cole, Theo Kottis, Lemmy Ashton. 
8PM - 2AM / £23.50  

4. POLAR STUDIO LATES
FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER
KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON
Holly Lester, more. 
10.30PM - 4AM / £6 -£10

5. BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 
ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, FALMER
James Holden & The Animal Spirits live. 
7PM - 10PM / £14 

 

WEST & WALES

Simple Things Festival Bristol

1. SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL 2018 
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 
VARIOUS VENUES, BRISTOL 
A host of quality acts and bands will take to spots across Bristol by day (don’t miss Kamaal Williams or James Holden & The Animal Spirits), but it’s the nocturnal offering that has us most excited, with American rarity DJ Python, the jaw-dropping talent of Concrete newcomer Deena Abdelwahed, Dave Harvey, Optimo, Jane Fitz, Stingray and Helena Hauff. 
2PM - 11PM (Day), 10PM - 8AM (Night) / £34.50 (Day), £20 (Night)

2. GOODNESS 
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 
THE ISLAND, BRISTOL 
Truss & Tessela, Happa, more. 
10PM - 3AM / £14 

3. BUGGED OUT! PRESENTS TO THE RHYTHM
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
MOTION, BRISTOL 
Erol Alkan (all night). 
10PM - 6AM / £7.50 - £13.50 

4. ORIGINS 
FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 
MOLES, BATH 
Eclair Fifi, more. 
10PM - 4AM / £10 

5. DOGRUFF'S 9TH BIRTHDAY
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
MOZART'S, SWANSEA 
Ferro, more. 
10PM - 6AM / £10 - £15 

 

MIDLANDS 

At One Dryden Street Social

1. AT ONE 
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER
Dryden Street Social, Leicester 


After regularly hitting our pages over the last year, the crew behind At One excel themselves with a veritable coup. Australian wunderkind and absolute don when it comes to all things dusty, stoned but incredibly danceable, Mall Grab heads to Leicester’s best address with fellow Aussie and one-to-watch Nite Fleit. 
10PM - 5AM / £16.50

2. DON'T BE AFRAID
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER
2FUNKY LOUNGE, LEICESTER 
Justin Aulis Long, more.  
11PM - 5AM / £15

3. WIGFLEX 12TH BIRTHDAY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 
THE BRICKWORKS, NOTTINGHAM 
Lena Willikens (4 hours), Acid Arab, Nathan Fake live. 
10PM - 6AM / £10 - £18

4. HOUSE OF GOD VS SATIVAE
FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 
TUNNEL CLUB, BIRMINGHAM 
Neil Landstrumm, Tobias Schmidt, Dave Tarrida, more. 
10PM - 6AM / £10 - £14 

5. 10 YEARS OF DBE 
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 
LOUGHBOROUGH STUDENT UNION, LEICESTERSHIRE
PBR Streetgang, Marshall Jefferson, Mollie Collins & IC3, GLXY, Oneman, Elliot Adamson b2b Big Miz, Plastician, more. 
3PM - 4AM / £15 - £25 

 

SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

Terminal V Edinburgh Highland Centre

1. TERMINAL V
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
ROYAL HIGHLAND CENTRE, EDINBURGH 
A massive entourage of A-listers touch down inside one of Scotland’s biggest spaces for what should be 11 hours of enviably good times. Amelie Lens, Len Faki, The Black Madonna, Sam Paganini, Moodymann, Robert Hood, Eats Everything, George Fitzgerald, Call Super, Or:la, Optimo, Prosumer and Krystal Klear all feature. 
12PM - 11PM / £44.95

2. MAXIMUM PRESSURE HALLOWEEN 
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
SWG3, Glasgow 
Dave Clarke (electro set), Dax J, IDA, Matrixxman, Perc & Ansome Hybrid live, Blawan, Slam & Aisha. 
5PM - 3AM / £30 

3. BREEZEBLOCK 
SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
THE SPEAKEASY, BELFAST
Peach, Holly Lester. 
9PM - 2AM / £10 

4. MOONLIGHT 
FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 
STEREO, GLASGOW
rRoxymore, Wheelman. 
11PM - 3AM / £5 

5. HYBRID 
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 
THE VICTORIAN SWIMMING POOL, EDINBURGH
Conor Larkman, Jack Miller, James Wright, Wrisk,  more. 
7PM - 1AM / £15 - £30 

 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Clubs Listings Editor, hunt him down on Twitter @martinghewitt

 

 

 

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