What's On: Early May Bank Holiday

What's On: Early May Bank Holiday

May is nearly here, which means the first of two Bank Holidays is on the horizon! What better excuse is there to celebrate the start of summer and make the most of the three-day weekend?

Check out a selection of day parties, festivals, brunches and more taking place across the country below, or head here to find more events happening near you.

ZimLinkUp Bank Holiday Weekender

From the Saturday welcome party to the Bank Holiday Monday day party, via the main event - the headline concert on Sunday night - Status 100 present a full Bank Holiday Weekender for their flagship ZimLinkUp event. Each event is a platform to showcase and celebrate Zimbabwe's rich culture, music, art and heritage.

When: Saturday 4th May - Monday 6th May
Where: CAVE (Sat), FORUM (Sun), Hockley Social Club (Mon), Birmingham

CASA: 'Cinco de Mayo' Bottomless Brunch

The Newcastle nightlife favourites host their first-ever bottomless brunch, taking over Motel Mexicana for a special Cinco de Mayo. Expect DJs, live performers, bottomless drinks and Mexican food, and a two-hour afterparty.

When: Sunday 5th May
Where: Motel Mexicana, Newcastle

Lib in the Square

One of the most anticipated events in Jersey, Lib in the Square 2024 marks the 79th Anniversary of Jersey's Liberation with two historic nights of music. Royal Square will be closed off for exclusive use as the event arena, transformed for an unmissable celebration featuring some of the world’s finest DJs alongside some of the very best local talent.

When: Saturday 4th May - Sunday 5th May
Where: The Royal Square, Jersey

Ibiza Anthems Brunch

The summer rooftop series has landed! Ibiza Anthems Brunch are back with a bang with sun-kissed day parties in the capital. Rewinding to the White Isle's golden era with a timeless Ibiza classics soundtrack, the event takes over the incredible Night Tales Loft in East London, boasting an amazing New York-style loft space with an outdoor roof terrace boasting views across the London skyline.

When: Saturday 4th May
Where: Night Tales Loft, London

Kickin' It Country

After several sold-out nights across the UK, Kickin' It Country are taking their rip-roaring nash bash to the stoney shores of Brighton. Expect to hear all your favourite country anthems, as well as the massive cowboy hat giveaway, cornhole. country decor, fancy dress and confetti showers.

When: Saturday 4th May
Where: Komedia, Brighton

Better Days Festival: Chapter 6

After the monumental success of last year's all-day festivals, Better Days is back to kick off summer 2024. They'll be transforming the entire outdoor spaces of Beaver Works into multiple stages of music and entertainment for a 12-hour all-day summer festival with over 50 guest DJs and brands. Expect big stage builds, open-air areas, insane decor and production, funfair rides, street food stalls, inflatables, entertainers, lighting shows, live musicians and much more.

When: Sunday 5th May
Where: Beaver Works, Leeds

YARD Open Air Club: Bank Holiday Special

YARD: Open Air makes its highly anticipated return on Sunday 5th May for some serious bank holiday business. Leading the charge is Rossi, fresh from selling out Space Miami, Printworks and Pacha to playing alongside Marco Carola, Jamie Jones and Dennis Cruz. Joining him for his return to Motion is Liverpool selector Lauren Lo Sung, Rinse FM resident PACH and rising local talent Ellis Roberts.

When: Sunday 5th May
Where: Motion, Bristol

Boat Club Summer Send Off

Ahead of another busy summer of events - from Marbella pool parties to the flagship festival in Essex - Boat Club kick off the season in style with this event at state of the art venue HERE at Outernet, in the heart of Central London.

When: Sunday 5th May
Where: HERE at Outernet, London


Ladies and gentlemen, dust off your flat caps and don your dresses for a trip to Cheltenham Races. On the menu for the day: seven hair-raising races on the track, access to the Club and Tatts Enclosure, and Chris Stark on the decks at the après party.

When: Friday 3rd May
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

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