Here's a look at what's on in the capital this bank holiday weekend.
One of the biggest forces this bank holiday weekend is Broken & Uneven, the new brainchild of Ajay Jayaram, former head of The End. They've got something on all three nights of the weekend: Friday it's a Dimensions Festival Launch Party with Floating Points and Mala at a TBA location, Saturday it's a release party for Phon.o's latest on 50 Weapons at XOYO, and on Monday they'll help you cool down with a hip-hop set from Hudson Mohawke. Other options for Friday include Funkyzeit's closing party with Kyle Hall, Troupe featuring T. Williams at Pulse, Future Disco's Jubilee Boat party with Greg Wilson, a Sneaker Social Club (offshoot of current Label of the Month Hypercolour) event with Paul Woolford and Axel Boman, and a three-hour set from Bonobo at 2932 East.
Saturday is loaded with options too, even if you're skipping Field Day. The Rhyhthm Factory are hosting Berlin-based duo Matthew Burton & Kate Rathod along with Kris Wadsworth; Oliver $ plays for Data Transmission at East Village; Adultnapper and Alexi Delano guest at Superfreq; and Alex Celler goes back-to-back with Anthea at Basing House. Techno purists can get their fix at Dystopia, featuring Peter Van Hoesen and Dadub. BleeD are throwing a Field Day after party with Kassem Mosse and Will Bankhead, and Soundcrash have booked Luke Vibert and 808 State at a TBA location. Then of course there's the old standby, fabric, this time featuring Paris' Apollonia crew (Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom) plus DVS1 and Ben Klock.
But naturally the really big one is Sunday, with a number of the parties getting started around midday. Creche are setting up shop in the Ministry of Sound car park with Lee Foss, Danny Daze, MK and a gaggle of others. That one runs from 1:00 PM all the way until Monday morning. 2020 Visions are in it for the long haul as well: their shindig runs from noon until 6:00 AM on Monday, with sets from Laurent Garnier (presenting LBS), Ralph Lawson and FCL among others. secretsundaze will be at The House Club & Terrace all afternoon and evening with Lil' Louis, Joy Orbison and Nyra, plus residents Giles Smith and James Priestley. Chez Damier is headlining Ketoloco's daytime party, which is happening at The Light Bar from 12:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Kerri Chandler will play a six-hour set at Loft Studios starting at 5:00 PM.
More options present themselves once the sun goes down. Trentemøller, Luke Solomon and KiNK are booked for WetYourSelf! at fabric, Lindstrom will headline The Nest, Blake Baxter and I-F will play for Bloc and Bodyhammer at a TBA location, and Lo*kee will team up with Berlin underground club Renate at 7-9 Crucifix Lane for a party featuring Mario & Vidis and Snuff Crew. For something a bit darker, Plex and Perc Trax will be at Corsica Studios with Kangding Ray, Skirt, AnD and Perc himself. One of the weekend's latest-running parties will be Locomotive at Nomad, where Valentino Kanzyani and a grip of Romanian DJs will keep things going til 9:00 AM.
If you've still got it in you, there are of course more options on Monday: Dinky headlining Spilt Milk, Russ Yallop and a secret artist at You Are WE, Dan Curtin and Ralf Kollmann at Cable London, or the aforementioned Hudson Mohawke hip-hop set. Have a look at London's local event listings for a comprehensive list of the weekend's parties.
Jun 01 Dimensions Festival Launch with Floating Points, Mala,.. Jun 01 Future Disco Jubilee Boat Party with Greg Wilson, Towe.. Jun 01 Sneaker Social Club with Paul Woolford, Axel Boman, Ap.. Jun 01 Funkyzeit Closing Party with Kyle Hall & Residents, Cr.. Jun 01 Troupe - T Williams, Hackman & Eliphino, Pulse Jun 01 Bonobo, 2932 East Jun 02 Field Day 2012, Victoria Park Jun 02 50 Weapons - Phon.o Launch with Dark Sky, Anstam & Ver.. Jun 02 Alfalfa with Kris Wadsworth and Matthew Burton & Kate.. Jun 02 Badapple presents Alex Celler & Anthea, Basing House Jun 02 Dystopia presents Peter Van Hoesen & Dadub, TBA - East.. Jun 02 Datatransmission.co.uk presents... Oliver $, Trapeze Jun 02 Bleed's Official Field Day After-Party, The Waiting Room Jun 02 Soundcrash Warehouse Party, TBA - East London Jun 03 Creche - 'Mid Summer 2 Part Outdoor and Indoor' Bank H.. Jun 03 2020vision Day-Night with Laurent Garnier, Fcl Feat. S.. Jun 03 Secretsundaze Jubilee Bank Holiday Special, The House.. Jun 03 Ketoloco Daytime Terrace Party with Chez Damier, Under.. Jun 03 Bloc & Bodyhammer Launch Bloc, TBA - East London Jun 03 Plex vs Perc Trax - Kangding Ray, Perc, DJ Skirt, AnD,.. Jun 03 The Date with Kerri Chandler (6hr Set), Loft Studios Jun 03 WetYourSelf! w. Trentemøller, Kink, Tief, Luke Solomon.. Jun 03 Lo*kee Loves Renate, Crucifix Lane Jun 03 Bank Holiday Sunday Feat. Lindstrøm X Mighty Mouse X M.. Jun 03 Locomotive Bank Holiday 10 Hours Joyride Feat. Valenti.. Jun 04 Livin Proof Bank Holiday Special with Hudson Mohawke (.. Jun 04 Spilt Milk 'Jubilee Terrace Party' with Dinky & Mr. C,.. Jun 04 Jaded Jubilee Monday with Dan Curtin and Ralf Kollmann.. Jun 04 You Are WE Bank Holiday Monday Special, TBA - London