Scottish Clubbing Highlights: May 2023

Lots of Bank holidays in May, which means A LOT of Sunday nights out. May’s top picks include Lena Wilikens, DJ Bone, Anz, and Viscerale

Article by Heléna Stanton | 03 May 2023
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Kicking off May, in Glasgow Chispa presents: diessa at Stereo; expect wacky edits and bootleg (4 May). Missing Persons Club is back at La Cheetah with Detroit Techno legend DJ Bone (5 May), while Frenetik X Industrial Estate invite Kamafaka (5 May). Melting Pot X Heverlee Springtime Weekender is back once again at Queens Park Recreation Ground with over 15 artists (6-7 May) while The Berkeley Suite sees Amsterdam legend Lena Willikens take the reins (7 May).

Over in Edinburgh, Palidrone invites French artist De Grandi to Sneaky Pete’s (5 May). At Cabaret Voltaire, Harrison BDP, Anna Wall (Fabric) and Alien Communications are playing all night (6 May).

Aberdeen hosts a huge techno lineup for Cultivate Festival with acts including Charlie Sparks, Franck, TAAHLIAH, 999999999, at Innoflate Aberdeen (12 May). 

Anz performs at La Cheetah (12 May). Voight-Kampff are back at Stereo with Berlin-based hardcore artist Viscerale, with support from Whitley and DJ Aveen (13 May). On 14 May, CBR Sundays presents 12th Isle, Glasgow label legends. Pop Mutations returns with a huge lineup at The Flying Duck on 19 May, featuring Coolant + Pink Pound, General Ludd + DJ Peanut – a night of experimental music. 

Over in Edinburgh, the legend Erol Alkan play Sneaky's on 13 May. FLY Open Air Festival is back with a combination of local stars and international acts. (20-21 May).

On 27 May Glasgow local star Miss Cabbage & Stereo present Goth Jafar, birthed by NYC’s rave scene. This will be a huge night, not to be missed!