In case you hadn't noticed, club nights and parties sell out quickly these days. Like, really quickly. So avoid the horror of missing out on a great night out that all your mates are going to by getting ahead of the game and booking tickets for any - or all - of these eight great nights well in advance. If you're reeling at the thought of booking in stuff for February, just remember how quickly those tickets go. And remember to head to our clubs page for tons more great parties and nights out.
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Skate at Somerset House: Club Nights
A winter programme of ice-cool skate-based club nights (pictured, above), with takeovers from South London Soul Train, Dalston Superstore and NTS Radio.
Throughout Nov and Dec. £17.
FabricLive: 15 Years of Playaz
Drum ’n’ bass boss DJ Hype celebrates 15 years of his Playaz label in the only way possible: a huge, soul-shaking club night.
Fabric. Nov 27. From £19.
Musical auteur Matthew Herbert (pictured, above) leads a hyper-creative cast of electronic experimenters including bass-slinging DJ L-Vis 1990 and sonic eccentric Tim Exile.
Electric Brixton. Dec 5. £14-£22.
The glamorous Ibiza party returns to London in a blitz of confetti and disco drops, with John Morales, Norman Jay and The 2 Bears DJing.
Ministry of Sound. Dec 12. £22-£26.
Art's House: New Year's Day Special
Dubstep ace and all-round top selector Artwork hosts a house-party-themed NYD bash with post-Xmas surprises.
XOYO. Jan 1. £5-£15.
Smile High Club
Yes, it’s pricy, but watch the tickets fly for this huge January 2 bash featuring Fatboy Slim, 2ManyDJs, Erol Alkan, Breach and tons more. Smile on the dancefloor.
Tobacco Dock. Jan 2. £39.50.
It took 11 years, but this Dutch producer’s ‘What’s a Girl to Do?’ track is now heralded as an underground electro classic. Now he – yep, it’s a dude – is in high demand. Grab a ticket, pronto!
Village Underground. Feb 4. £12.
Kurupt FM Champagne Steam Rooms
Let DJ collective and comedy crew Kurupt FM (pictured, above) take you back to the headier days of UK garage. And don’t worry if you can’t afford the fizz – you can still have a dance.
KOKO. Feb 4. £15.