August 2012 Bank Holiday weekend clubbing line-up is hotting up

Posted: 10th August 2012
A.Skillz, DJ Hazard, Derrick Carter, South West Four and Notting Hill Carnival events confirmed with more being added daily, tickets on sale now

Although this is obviously a massive year for the Olympics, not only in London but right around the UK, life must go on and so should clubbing. By the time the next Bank Holiday weekend arrives at the end of August, the athletes will be taking a hard-earned rest and YOU will be wanting some serious carnage.

But rather than leave it to the last minute, have a look at our regularly-updated Bank Holiday Clubbing guide and grab your tickets early - you might even save a few quid. Here we've chosen just a few highlights from Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th August (after all, the weekend starts early, right?). NB - Notting Hill Carnival events will feature in a separate guide very soon - for the moment, we've highlighted a few below.

For full listings, head to our What's On - Clubbing section:

Birmingham's finest regular club-night is promising a jam-packed Bank Holiday line-up of in-house resident DJs across 4 stages and rooms. The Superstar Boudoir brings you THE upfront house night on Saturday with Advance Discount Tickets just £8 (VIP £15)

We head to Manchester's Joshua Brooks for a marathon 4-hour set from one of the masters of house-music, Kerri Chandler. Tickets for this rescheduled night on Friday 24th will cost just £12.50 for a limited period only.

It's also Manchester's Pride Weekend and what better way to celebrate than hit up one of the city's two Federation nights. The first is at Sankey's on Saturday night (£16) and the second is at The Ritz on Sunday (£16 - it's the very LAST Federation, so book now).

Edinburgh, you have a very special night to look forward for Bank Holiday - a Circus Records showcase at the City Nightclub with Flux Pavilion, Roksonix and more. Special Advance Discount tickets will set you back £12 before rising in price after 1st August!

Minimal-house producer and Cocoon DJ and remixer Cassy will be lying in wait at Belfast's Stiff Kitten venue on Saturday 25th, with Phil Kieran supporting. Tickets cost £11.25 for her return trip to the Shine club-night.

The infamous hard-house brand has been banging since 1997 and you can celebrate Frantic's 15th birthday at Camden's KOKO venue on Sunday 26th. You've got Andy Farley, Andy Whitby and Tara Reynolds to look forward to - but tickets are selling fast with only standards left at £15.

Chase and Status (Sat) and Skrillex (Sun) will be heading up the capital's biggest clubbing bonanza on Clapham Common, but tickets are scarce. Standards are only available for Sunday at £47.50, while there are Premium Resales for Saturday or both days from £62 and £125 (while stocks last).

This year's Notting Hill Carnival will also feature several parties in and around Brixton, including this one at Jamm featuring breakbeats from A.Skillz, Freestylers, Utah Saints and Deekline. Tickets for the Friday night will cost just £12.

Over at the O2 Arena, Matter will host its own Carnival night with Bass Heavy's DJ Hazard, Grooverider, Sub Zero, MC Skibadee and more rolling out the d 'n' b rollers til the early hours. Book now - it's just £20.

Camden's KOKO has a Vagabondz Carnival Warm-Up Party to thrust into your face with some hot skanking vibes and full-on reggae bassweight. Congo Natty, Daddy Freddy, Channel One Soundsystem all feature with tickets priced just £8

One of the UK's pioneering dubstep producers, from the Digital Mystikz stable) will be hitting Nottingham's Stealth club on Friday 24th to give your Bank Holiday a well-earned wedge of wobbles and cutting-edge dub-plates. Tickets are only £5 advance and are expected to sell out.

The Gallery [club night] The Gallery [club night]
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Ministry of Sound's Bank Holiday hedonism begins on Friday at their Gallery club-night with a triple-bill of top DJs from 10:30pm onwards. Hardwell, Robbie Rivera and Kryder will be offering up the very best upfront hardhouse and progressive house for just £14.

Wolfgang Gartner Wolfgang Gartner
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One of the Top 10 DJ's in the US makes a journey to the South Coast for a Saturday night blow-out at Brighton's Coalition. The Grammy nominee and Deadmau5 collaborator will arm himself with the tightest electro and techno and aim for a 3.30am finish on Sunday morning - £12.

Uproar - The Laser Spectacular 2012
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Birmingham's HMV Institute is all set to turn your Saturday night into a visual maelstrom of neons and strobes, as DJ meastros Hixxy, Gammer, Darren Styles and more line-up to burst your eardrums with sonically-charged hardcore. Hands to the lasers - £21.

The London Scala's soundsystem is due to be given a real test on the Bank Holiday Saturday as dubstep comes to town for a Notting Hill warm-up with Breakage, Digital Mystikz, Kode 9 and Jackmaster battle it out for some serious bass carnage. Ragga Twins and Terror Danjah will feature in room 2, Sunship in room 3 and tickets will cost just £12.

Paul Pledger