It's a varied weekend in Leeds clubs as hip-hop and grime night Lord of the Tings makes its city debut, big-top DJs Dusky play Canal Mills and ALTER explore the psychedelic end of techno with Peter Van Hoesen.
We've rustled through the listings to bring you our pick of club nights in Leeds this week – plus the latest news on clubs you should book ahead for, festivals and more. Think we've missed something? Send firstname.lastname@example.org the details...
Don't-miss club nights this week
Lord of the Tings: The Leeds Link-Up! @ Mint Club, 17 Feb
Experience the famous vibes of Lord of the Tings for yourself as they make their Leeds debut, bringing the darkest in grime, rap, dancehall, garage and UK funky to Yorkshire after successful nights in Manchester and London. From 11pm, £10
Dusky live @ Canal Mills, 18 Feb
In-demand atmospheric duo Dusky lead a classic Canal Mills line-up also featuring Alan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Elliott, Mella Dee and Matt Long/Grainger. From 10pm, £22.50
ALTER 2nd birthday @ Wire, 18 Feb
Leeds club promoters ALTER celebrate their second year of putting on tripped-out parties with DJ, producer and sound designer Peter Van Hoesen on hand to offer a truly immersive journey through the more psychedelic layers of techno, plus reliable resident Animist. From 11pm, £12
mono_cult 10th birthday @ Canal Mills, 4 Mar
Already on its way to selling out, book ahead for this landmark birthday for Leeds promoters mono_cult, who're coming out of retirement for a one-off party celebrating a decade of existence (who can blame 'em?). It's a solid line-up too, with Berlin's Panorama Bar resident Soundstream on Chicago house/raw jams duty, taps-aff stalwarts Bicep, soundscapey duo Tale of Us, 90s house veterans Mood II Swing and more. From 10pm, £22.50