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These are the top 30 UK club events in October 2017

Time to get busy. 

These are the top 30 UK club events in October 2017, so forget about nuclear war for a second... London sees Fabric pull together a monumental line-up for its birthday, be on the floor for Donato Dozzy and Peter Van Hoesen's back to back.

Trouble Vision also has an anniversary, Sprinkles bringing proper house stuff- and no doubt politics- with Willow incapable of doing wrong right now. Those aside, Sebastian Mullaert was the best thing at Freerotation this year; a continous build of achingly beautiful stomping techno, so fair play to Superstition for that booking. 

Sticking South, Southampton has slo mo curveball king Mark E- always solid. There's also serious leftfield d'n'b at Neversleep in Bournemouth, with Exit Records and 50 Weapons face Sam Binga. One of our favourite small parties, Simple, is back on it, too; NTS chap Jon Rust getting some deserving love there. And Brighton's Mono is looking serious by way of techno monsters Cleric and Reflec.

Festival season seems impossible to kill off, which is good as the commendably daring Sheffield weekender No Bounds arrives- see #1 in the North. Liverpool is also in on the act with Disco Festival 3; Jamie 3:26 doesn't appear that often, so take note. And Simple Things is back in Bristol- last year saw topless crowdsurfing while Charlotte Church covered R Kelly songs in the foyer of a symphony hall, so let's see what happens this time. 

Aside from all those, new session Club Pelicon launches in Manchester, where Canadian duo Minimal Violence will showcase inescapable techno, electro and lo-fi bang. They'll also be in store at Eastern Bloc beforehand. Leeds has something special too, as Sprinkles hits Butter Side Up with one to watch Gwenan, whose recent trips to Amsterdam, Japan, and South Korea speak volumes about her talent. As for the Midlands, Wigflex is again the most forward thinking- Truss & Tessela will be worth travelling from everywhere for. And Scotland sees a new venue open for Denis Sulta's 12 hour celebration- The Old Leith Theatre is atmospheric as they come. Meanwhile, Livity Sound's unstoppable Kowton and Swamp 81's Paleman play three hours together in Edinburgh, so fans of lightning mixing and technical prowess better buy some tickets. 

The full rundown of our Top 30 club nights in the UK is below, with more complete listings in the latest print magazine (Issue 574). Catch you somewhere loud, then. 

 

LONDON

FABRIC 18TH BIRTHDAY 
SATURDAY 21ST - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 
FABRIC 
After missing out on turning 17 properly last year due to the closure nightmare, it’s only right to show some real respect this time. 30 hours of those soundsystems, Craig Richards and Terry Francis (obvs), Ricardo Villalobos, Abdulla Rashim, Blawan, Jay Clarke, Nicholas Lutz, Raresh, Voigtmann, Margaret Dygas, Peter Van Hoesen b2b Donato Dozzy, and a re-entry policy. 
11PM - 5AM £30 

TROUBLE VISION 9TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
CORSICA STUDIOS 
Move D, DJ Sprinkles, Willow, The Pilotwings. 
11PM - 6AM £15 - £20 

THE HYDRA PRESENT NINJA TUNE 
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER
PRINTWORKS
Modeselektor, Âme, Bicep, Helena Hauff, Machine Woman, Dark Sky, Special Request, more.
11PM - 11PM £30

SUPERSTITION
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
VILLAGE UNDERGROUND 
Sebastian Mullaert, Dorisburg, Fjader.
10PM - 4AM £10 - £20

OVAL SPACE PRESENTS 
FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER
OVAL SPACE 
Robert Hood, DJ Nobu.
11PM - 6AM £15 - £25

 

NORTH

NO BOUNDS FESTIVAL 
FRIDAY 13TH - SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER
VARIOUS VENUES, SHEFFIELD 
Props to Hope Works honcho, Lo Shea, on this one — curating an incredible programme of forward arts, tech and music. Jeff Mills, Mr. G, DJ Stingray, Terre Thaemlitz doing Deproduction, Laurel Halo, Om Unit, Batu live with Giant Swan, Swing Ting, Chris Duckenfield, DJ SS, Ikonika, Ross From Friends, Luca Lozano and loads more. 
1PM - 11PM £10 - £40

LIVERPOOL DISCO FESTIVAL 3 
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 
CAMP & FURNACE, LIVERPOOL 
Dimitri From Paris, John Morales, Mr. Scruff, Prosumer, Mike Dunn, Graeme Park, Ron Carroll (live and DJ), Rahaan, Jamie 3:26, more.
12PM - 12AM £37.50 

CLUB PELICON 
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 
THE WHITE HOTEL, SALFORD 
UMFANG, Sybil, Minimal Violence. 
11PM - 6AM £12.50 - £15 

BUTTER SIDE UP 7TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
WIRE CLUB, LEEDS 
DJ Sprinkles, Gwenan. 
11PM - 7AM £10 - £12 

MICRON & 909
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
GORILLA, MANCHESTER 
Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, Kerouac, Smile, more. 
11PM - 4AM £15

 

SOUTH

PATTERNS 
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 
PATTERNS, BRIGHTON
Patterns has built a very, very strong reputation for its on-point music policy, and handing the reigns to Avalon Emerson on a half-regular basis for a ‘Curated By’ series is doing nothing to damage that. Tonight the talented US player invites the toughest techno Hessle has to offer, Pangaea, so we’re expecting some very heavy beats indeed. 
11PM - 4AM £8 

FIRST FLOOR X CLERGY
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 
MONO, BRIGHTON
Cleric, Setaoc Mass, Reflec.
11PM - 6AM £5

BLOOM 
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 
THE BROOK, SOUTHAMPTON 
Mark E.
9PM - 2AM £8 - £15

NEVERSLEEP 
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
THE BUNKER, BOURNEMOUTH 
Sam Binga.
10PM - 4AM £8

SIMPLE
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 
THE BULLINGDON, OXFORD 
Joy Orbison, Jon Rust. 
11PM - 4AM £14

 

WEST & WALES

SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL 
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 
VARIOUS VENUES, BRISTOL 
One of the most forward-thinking British events is back for another load of intelligent mayhem — Leftfield perform Leftism, Daphni, Clark, Shackleton (live), The Bug (live), Dekmantel Soundsystem, Sassy J, Shanti Celeste, Binh, and Willow, with Metronomy at opening night on the Friday. One worth a diary entry. 
2PM - 6AM £37.50 - £40

JUST JACK HALLOWEEN 
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 
MOTION, BRISTOL 
DJ Harvey, Steffi, Virginia, Young Marco, Interstellar Funk, Tom Rio, Dan Wild. 
10PM - 6AM £16.50

LATE NIGHT TALES 
FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
THE LOVE INN, BRISTOL 
Bill Brewster.
10PM - 4AM £4

THE BLAST
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
MOTION, BRISTOL 
Elijah & Skilliam,TQD, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Sam Binga, Enei b2b Kasra, Swing Ting. 
10PM - 6AM £16.50

LOOSE LIPS 3RD ANNIVERSARY RAVE
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 
THE ISLAND, BRISTOL 
Skee Mask. 
10PM - 3AM £10 

MIDLANDS

WIGFLEX 11TH BIRTHDAY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
THE BRICKWORKS, NOTTINGHAM 
Many happy returns to Lukas Wigflex and his crew — one of the best ressies in the country has been doing very, very impressive dos for more than a decade. So what next? How about Levon Vincent, Truss & Tessela’s Overmono, Machine Woman live, and Son of Phillip, alongside the namesake bossman. 
10PM - 6AM £15 - £17.50

RESONATE 
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
THE RAINBOW VENUES 
Scuba, Objekt, Joy Orbison. 
10PM - 6AM £15 - £17.50

FUSION
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 
THE ROADMENDER, NORTHAMPTON 
Phantasy with Skibadee, Shabba, Evil B; Brockie, Harry Shotta, Nicky Blackmarket, Jumpin' Jack Frost, Blackley, more. 
9PM - 5AM £12.50 - £24 

MY FESTIVAL 
SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER - SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 
STARWORKS WAREHOUSE, WOLVERHAMPTON
Rudimental, Big Narstie, WSTRN, Charlie Sloth, Blonde, Darius Syrossian, Josh Butler, Second City.
12PM - 1PM £42.50 - £55.50

MAGIC DOOR 5TH BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
LAB 11, BIRMINGHAM 
Maxxi Soundsystem, Mr. Doris, Jukes of Hazard, Deano Ferrino. 
9PM - 6AM £15 - £20 

SCOTLAND / NORTHERN IRELAND

MAXIMUM PRESSURE HALLOWEEN 2017 
FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER 
SWG3, GLASGOW 
Slam return from touring to host their longstanding Pressure party, only this time on steroids (or something similar). The Scottish techno dons headline, although there are plenty more highlights besides. Laurent Garnier plays four hours, Richie Hawtin is here, and Deepchord live and Rødhåd complete the line-up. 
8PM - 3AM £28 - £30

DENIS SULTA’S 12 HOUR SPOOKTACULAR 
TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER 
LIQUID ROOMS & THE OLD LEITH THEATRE, EDINBURGH 
Denis Sulta, Chaos In the CBD, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams (DAY) / Denis Sulta, Kornél Kovács, Big Miz (NIGHT). 
5PM - 5AM £10 - £15

HEADSET
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
THE MASH HOUSE, EDINBURGH 
Kowton b2b Paleman. 
11PM- 3AM £5 - £9 

TWITCH IS 11 
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 
QUEEN’S STUDENT UNION, BELFAST 
Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Or:la. 
10PM - 3AM £10 - £15

SHINE 22ND BIRTHDAY 
FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 
THE LIMELIGHT, BELFAST 
Joseph Capriati, Enrico Sangiuliano. 
8PM - 2.30AM £TBC

 

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt is DJ Mag's Listings Editor, and also tries to use Twitter @Martinghewitt

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