With the weekend fast approaching, so is the need to plan how you’re going to let your hair down and escape that hellish week at work. Promoters and nightclubs all strive to get the best line ups and best ideas to draw in the UGrooving crowd; it can be a challenge deciding what the best option for you is. We at UGroove have decided to put together a weekly round-up of our ‘top picks’ to help keep it simple. We’ve selected what should be set to get those heart rates pumping with events from all the way up North to the down and dirty South of England.
Spilt Milk ‘Opening Terrace Party’
Saturday 19 May, 1pm-10pm
Tom Clark, Daniel Dreier, Chris Maran, Lee Rands, Tred Benedict
This summer our opening party will take place in a brand new unused outdoor space. So expect another year of the highest quality Dj’s, producers and label showcases the industry has to offer as they take to their stage for another action packed summer of outdoor parties. Topping the bill for the opening party are 2 extremely talented DJ & producers from one of the important and highly respected labels to come out of Germany. It’s been Spilt Milk’s goal to get these guys over this summer, so it gives them great pleasure to announce that the first of many headliners this summer will be a Highgrade Records Showcase with label boss Tom Clark and Bar 25 resident Daniel Dreier.
Friday 18 May, 10pm-7am
Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ
Sven Vath, Sascha Dive, Geddes, Chris Stanford, Tred Benedict
LWE and Cocoon join forces to present to you a very special set from Cocoon boss Sven Väth, who will be joined by one of the hottest talents on the Cocoon roster at the moment – Sascha Dive. This is the first full Cocoon show with Sven and the gang in London for quiet some and with such a special line up we expect it’s going to be a popular affair.
Krankbrother BBQ Terrace & Loft Party
Saturday 19 May, 4pm-4am
77-81 Scrubs Lane, NW10 6QP
DJ T, Todd Terie, Krankbrothers, Nick Lawson, Adeline, Ashley Wild
After a long winter of discontent, krankbrother open its season of outdoor parties with a special line up at one of their favourite venues – which will include an outdoor terrace, a loft and a warehouse space. They’ll also have a delicious BBQ on the go all day. Butcher & Baker will be serving up some hearty American food offering an American Po’ Boy classic; the Philly Cheesesteak! To suit the warmer weather and the pleasant surroundings, Krankbrother have booked two pioneers of the modern disco sound – Todd Terje and DJ T.
Louche Presents The Garden Get Together
Mint Club, Leeds
Saturday 19 May, 10pm-6am
8a Harrison St, LS1 6PA
Dyed Soundorom, Genius of Time and Residents
They welcome back one of their favourite guests this May; the ever impressive Dyed Soundorom returns to Mint Club, joined by the live house duo Genius Of Time for their Leeds debut. Saturday 19th is one of a series of ‘Garden Get Togethers’, a shindig thrown with the help of Croatia’s magnificent Garden Festival, where Louche are hosting a party this summer.
The Other Rooms, Newcastle
Saturday 19 May, 10.30pm-3.30am
Times Square, NE1 4EP
Miguel Campbell, Richy Ahmed and Residents
Fresh from smashing Digital, Motion are now approaching their 2nd Birthday! To celebrate two whole years they return to where it all started, The Other Rooms. The first year was unbelievable and the second just might have even topped that, from boat parties to Cosmic Ballroom to NO.28, theCUT and Digital, it’s been a massive year. To mark the occasion Motion have brought in two of the most respected British artists of the moment, Miguel Campbell & Richy Ahmed. Both firm staples of Jamie Jones & Lee Foss’s Hot Creations imprint.
Saturday 19 May, 9pm-4am
160 High St, Digbeth, B12 0LD
Ian Blevins, Moustache Mamas, Matt Cooper & Residents
We all know by now what to expect from the crazy MUSTACHIO! crew – no expense spared on decor, costumes, parades, themes & of course Moustaches. Since they have introduced these guys to you at the Rainbow ravers have always been good sports & got involved with whatever vibe they have thrown, so they’re back for another party with the theme this time being FIVE KINGDOMS.