We’re now less than a month away from the longest weekend of the year. Bring on the chocolate eggs, it’s Easter! Sandwiching Saturday and Sunday between two public holidays is a true gift to the hardcore contingent. You can even stay out the entire weekend if you plan accordingly…
From Thursday 18th - Monday 22nd April, we’re sending our clubbers on a Easter egg hunt around the capital.
The following day - Good Friday - we move central to Allhallows Lane for Peach at The Steelyard. The trance promoters who have amassed a loyal following with their legendary parties at KOKO, bring Graham Gold and a host of favourites to their temporary new home. Gold himself is set to play two-sets - one in either room. What a treat!
Going all the way through to the following morning? Might as well stick around! At 11:00, The Steelyard re-open for a special edition of UKG Brunch. Much like the last supper, you’ll want to gorge on unlimited spicy chicken wings before shakin’ a leg on with dancefloor with a cup of rum punch. Naturally, soundtracked by classic garage anthems.
By nightfall, it’s time to move on again. We head south to Elephant & Castle. Corsica Studios host 33, who bring Manchester wonderkid AJ Christou to the capital. This one is the for the heads down, hands up audiophile crew. No frills, no distractions, just an immaculately tuned sound system. Full support comes from the likes of Late Replies, NinetyOne and Jo Poole.
Easter Saturday itself arrives, and we direct you eastward to docklands. ABODE takeover Tobacco Dock from midday until late, with Erick Morillo in control of the Great Gallery. Other notable names making an appearance, include Guti, Matthias Tanzmann and Davide Squillace as well as the party’s trusted residents.
Alternatively, you may wish to seek hidden treasure north. Kings Cross to be precise. Purveyors of European underground and S&M fetishes Berlin Berlin embark on a new Day & Dark concept at Egg London. As ever, use of cameras is strictly forbidden. An astute soundtrack will accompany the suggestive production. Again, this is an early start - but goes all the way to 06:00 the following day.
Yay! We made it the whole way through the weekend, collecting lots of goodies on the way.
Of course, if you’re based outside of the capital, you needn’t miss out on the fun! Lost In Music bring US house selector Mark Farina to Joshua Brooks, Manchester on Maundy Thursday, while D&B powerhouse Metalheadz are brought to Brighton’s Volk club to close out the extended weekend on Bank Holiday Monday 21st April.
North of the border, Terminal V throw a star-studied festival. The Rising sees the likes of Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Nastia, Patrick Topping and many more grace Royal Highland Centre in Islington, Edinburgh on the 20th. Plenty to get your teeth into!
Tickets for all of the above shows are on sale now.