New to Skiddle: Ne-Yo, Ru Paul, Creamfields South and more

We are in July and the festivals are in full swing. We’ve seen so many massive events unfold in the UK over the past few weeks with star names from all over the world coming here to make the headlines. This weekend Silverstone had an estimated attendance of 400,000, a massive event that was a sight to behold.

If you want to get plans for later this year or want to start planning your festivals for 2023, check out the list below. This week’s New On Skiddle is jam-packed with dance events to keep you moving until the end of summer. Click on the event titles for more information.

South Creamfields

When: From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May 2023

Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Creamfields South has been a huge hit this year and they’ll be back for more in 2023. Taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, you can have fun without worrying about the world. 2022 had names such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Camelphat all playing at the festival, so we can’t wait to see who they bring next year.

Planned to be as big as its Northern Edition, Creamfields is getting bigger and better all the time. Looking forward to seeing you in 2023.

Find tickets to Creamfields South – here

Ru Paul Drag Tour


When: From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 July

Where: Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Manchester

This will be the drag event of your dreams as the Ru Paul Tour hits a city near you. Featuring some of the biggest names to ever come to the show. You’ll be treated to entertainment like Adore Delano, Blu Hydrangea, Bianca Dek Rio and Divina De Campo.

Find tickets for Ru Paul Drag Tour – here

XXL Warehouse Project

When: Saturday October 8

Where: Depot (Mayfield), Manchester

XXL is coming to the Warehouse Project in Manchester this year and it’s predictably an amazing line-up. Think names like Amelie Lens, Arkane, Charlie Sparks and Imogen all playing the best in techno. The production is going to be incredible and you are in for a night of ascension.

XXL will make full use of the room space, and you will hear all kinds of sounds attracting you from all corners.

Find tickets for Warehouse Project XXL – here

hidden 7th birthday


When: Sunday August 28

Where: Hidden, Manchester

Manchester’s Hidden celebrates its 7th anniversary later in the year and what better way to celebrate than to invite friends over for a big party. An event that will run from day to night (and probably late morning the next day), British Murder Boys, DJ Stingray and Mixtress will jump to the decks.

Be sure not to miss what will be a brilliant party atmosphere.

Find tickets for Hidden 7th Birthday – here

Faulty Warehouse Project


When: Saturday October 15

Where: Depot (Mayfield), Manchester

Defected takes over Depot and it might be one of the best line-ups you’ll see in theaters this year. They have some absolute legends playing including Groove Armada, Sam Divine, Dan Shake and Crazy P. It’s hard to contain how exciting this event sounds.

If you like to hear some of the best dance music all night long, you have no excuse not to attend this event.

Find tickets for Warehouse Project Defected – here

James Bay Liverpool


When: tuesday july 12

Where: The Cavern Club, Liverpool

James Bay is back after what felt like forever. We haven’t heard much from him since his second album Electric Light released in 2018. Today he puts on his hat and is ready to release his highly anticipated third album. You can celebrate in style at this exclusive launch show.

Find James Bay Liverpool tickets – here

Classic Cream


When: From Friday 21 to Saturday 22 October

Where: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool

Cream Classical is the event that transforms those club classics you know and love into beautiful orchestral arrangements, completely changing the way you enjoy them. This year it will be a very special edition of the event as they celebrate 30 years of Cream. They will certainly make it a memorable birthday occasion.

Find tickets for Cream Classical – here

Ne Yo


When: From Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 September

Where: Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff

Grammy-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo is coming to the UK later this year. A series of exclusive dates that will see him play in Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, you’ll have to catch him while he’s here. He will perform songs from his new album Self Explanatory which will be released on July 15.

If you want to hear all the classics he released in the 2000s that shot him to stardom, then check out one of these dates.

Find tickets for Ne-Yo – here

Check out our What’s On guide for even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head over to our Things to Do page or get inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.



Jan G. Gilbert