With a four day weekend looming close by, you can be sure that the usual crop of bank holiday big nights will be on offer. Sorting the wheat from the chaff – or the sublime from the scouse house – we’ve picked our top five clubs and a couple of belting live music and DJ events for those that want to wish Her Majesty a happy Jubilee by staying up to the early hours and listening to boss tunes (which is unlikely to involve Gary and Sir Elton dad dancing around a fountain). Patriotism is rife round here.


After a triumphant opening party at Easter, Luna is back to the basement at Ludus with their two resident DJs at the helm. Steve Parry and Mark McEvoy have been on the scene in Liverpool for long enough to know how to get a party rocking so you’re in safe hands with these two. Door fare is a £5 which is good value for a Friday night to kick off the Jubilee weekend.

June 1
10pm – 3am
Ludus, Bold Street


A night that knows how to do Bank Holiday events to great aplomb, Circus show off with a line up that boasts tech house genius James Zabiela, techno whizz Adam Beyer, electro goddess Heidi (pic above) and resident supremos Yousef (pic r) and Lewis Boardman. Firmly back in their spiritual home of The Masque, you can rave it up all night with the knowledge there’s no work Monday morning. God save the queen.

We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for this, follow us on Twitter (RT us to enter) for more details.

June 3
10pm – 3am
The Masque, Seel Street


Not content with holding a night event, mUmU are starting their celebrations at 4pm and running all the way through to 4am (no doubt with afterparties on offer too). Deetron is on board making his Liverpool debut as is Circoloco resident DJ W!LD.
As always with mUmU, the venue is a closely guarded secret until nearer the event but they’ve got a keen eye for picking boss dancefloors and we’ve no doubt this will follow suit.

June 3
4pm – 4am
Venue TBC

X and Y Festival

A new festival? Why not. This two-dayer straddles the Bombed Out Church, O2 Academy and the Shipping Forecast with The Hummingbirds (you might have seen them on the roof, in Paradise Street at Sound City), Get Back Colquitt, The Thespians and Sharks among many, many others. At just a tenner, that’s a lot of bang for your buck

June 2-3
Various venues

Fiesta Bombarda

The Pulp Tropicana DJs and crew will be doing a special little anti-rain dance in the Bombed Out Church this weekend: and you’re invited. Friday night is Fiesta night, with live music from White Bicycles and Highfields, and a host of DJs spinning until 10. Afterparty, er, afterwards in a secret location. But we’re sure they’ll tell you. We’d wager this is the perfect start to summer, and it even welcomes the Olympic Flame as it passes the chruch at 6pm on Friday night. Scorchio.

June 1
Bombed Out Church

Abandon Silence

Still going great guns in The Hold, Abandon Silence are having a joint celebration – it’s their 2nd birthday! Get down to Slater Street to wish them many happy returns and also take in Julio Bashmore, Midland and the Abandon Silence ressies.

June 3
10pm – 4am
The Shipping Forecast, Slater Street

Stephanie Heneghan

ED: Can we add one more? The winsomely lovely Stealing Sheep are playing at Leaf on Saturday, June 2. Bless. With Married to the Sea. Bless them too.


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