Easter Clubbing Guide 2013 - 28th March to 1st April
Check out our round-up of the biggest clubbing events happening around the UK over the Easter weekend
As with the Christmas period, Easter is also a time for letting your hair down and dancing until the smaller hours of the morning. This round-up will feature some of the key events taking place around the UK from Thursday to Easter Monday. Many nights have yet to be announced, others have sold out but the ones below still have tickets.
This guide will be updated with new events in the coming weeks so keep them peeled for your town to appear here. Also see below the guide for even more Easter club-nights.
In celebration of the success of his latest compilation album The Trevor Nelson Collection (#1, no less), the DJ will present timeless R&B classics at Covent Garden's Foundation on Easter Sunday - tickets cost £15.
As part of his busy Easter schedule, the enigmatic producer will perform live in Bristol (Thurs), Nottingham (Fri) and at Camden's Roundhouse on Easter Saturday (also features The Bug, Factory Floor and Daddy Freddy. £25.
Cable in Southwark is the setting for an Easter Sunday Listed knees-up with Terry Francis, Mark Fanciulli, Saytek and more all booked to appear. £12 gets you an all-nighter of deep house and minimal techno until 6am.
Making a welcome return to the capital for an unforgettable Easter Thursday is the French fashion/music brand with Aeroplane amongst the guests. The event takes place at the Village Underground in Shoreditch on 28th March with tickets priced at £9.50 - £14.50.
As well as later shows in Edinburgh and Dublin, the Detroit techno pioneer will also entertain the crowds at Shoreditch's Hearn Street Car Park on Easter Saturday. The final batch of tickets are now priced £15.
It will be the duo Ratpack's 25th birthday on Good Friday so why not head to the Coronet to watch them play out with Freestylers, DJ Fabio, Grooverider, SL2, Nicky Blackmarket, Congo Natty and loads more. £20.
German tech-house DJ and Fabric and Desolat luminary Loco Dice will be appearing at Brixton's Electric for two nights over Easter, although one has sold out already. Easter Saturday is still available, priced at £20
Birmingham's Institute has gathered some top names from the world of techno and trance for Easter Saturday. Paul Oakenfold will headline the event, with trance duo Aly and Fila, plus Jordan Suckley, Indecent Noise, Paul Thomas and Mark Eteson in attendance. The whole thing ends at 6am and tickets cost £12 upwards.
Bringing his eclectic blend of acid-jazz, soul, funk, world-music and Brownswood Recordings to King's Heath on Easter Sunday night will be the DJ and BBC 6 Music broadcaster Gilles Peterson. The Hare and Hounds event will cost £12.
Maya Jane Coles
Her first Easter date will be at the Rainbow on Good Friday for the Face Warehouse Rave, followed by further appearances in the North, including Manchester and Leeds. Tickets for the Birmingham show, also starring Cassy, will cost £15.
2 Many DJs
With the return of 2 Many DJs, Sankeys in Manchester will be seriously rocking on Easter Sunday. Limited tickets guaranteeing you entry before midnight are on sale now, priced at £15.
The Warehouse Project
Just two of the four Easter club nights at the WHP have any tickets left - these include the Skreamizm night on Thursday with Skream and Rustie and the Ostgut Ton event with Ben Klock on Good Friday. From £18.50.
As well as the aforementioned 2 Many DJs stint on Sunday, Sankeys will also have a very special headliner appearing on Easter Thursday as well as Graeme Park and Mike Pickering on Good Friday (Hacienda night) and DJ Hell playing out on Saturday night with Darius Syrossian. £12 or £15.
If it's surefire Bank Holiday Bass you need on Easter Sunday then look no further than Manchester's Mint Lounge - they've scored the services of bassweight/junglist duo Serial Killaz, plus Annix and Compa for a proper rinse-out. Tickets are just £5 for Super Early Birds (limited) or £6/£7 once they've flown.
Bestival at Nation
In honour of the victims and families affected by the dreadful A3 coach crash in 2012, Rob Da Bank's Bestival and Liverpool's Nation venue have joined forces to create a fundraiser for the affected Bestival festival goers who died. The event takes place on Easter Saturday with The Cuban Brothers and Rob da Bank confirmed so far - tickets cost £15.
Circus [Club night]
Join Maya Jane Coles, Steve Lawler, Yousef, The Martinez Brothers and many more for the Easter Sunday warehouse party, brought to you by Circus. The whole thing kicks off at 8pm and continues until 4am with the final release of tickets priced at £25.
Kissy Sell Out
The city's Mission venue presents 'sessions with...' Essex-born maestro Kissy Sell Out plus a live appearance from Steve Edwards and a slot from the bass-heavy duo The Squatters, as well as a lengthy roll-call of other DJs throughout the night. This Easter Thursday session costs £6 for Early Birds (£8 standard).
Graeme Park will be busy over the Easter period, playing dates in Manchester (Sankeys, above) and this date at the Warehouse in Leeds on Saturday 30th March, which will also feature Brandon Block, Jon DaSilva, K-Klass and Leeds local Paul Murray. Advance tickets cost just £10.
Rudimental - DJ set
Here's a real coup for the city's RoXX venue - it's an Easter Thursday special with chart-stars Rudimental on the ones and twos. The Heavy DJ night also features Featurecast and Connec MC with tickets costing just £8.
Bicep will bring their '80s-influenced house to Junk on Saturday 30th March, playing as part of the regular Junk Love night, with Luca Pilato, and Craig Rogan also joining in the fray. Advance tickets cost just £7.
Dundee's Reading Rooms will become full on clubbing rooms with this Easter Saturday special courtesy of tech-house duo Slam who will perform a 4-hour set into the early hours. Tickets are still available for just £10.
Edinburgh's Caves will host a very exclusive Musika club-night on Good Friday when progressive-house luminary Sasha drops in for a set that will feature tracks from his Involver album-series - tickets are selling fast at £20.