So, Easter Bank Holiday Weekend is nearly upon us and wow what a massive weekend it’s set to be in Manchester. Birmingham has Circoloco, Liverpool has a huge night at Cream but the Mancunian clubbers clearly have the pick of the lot.
Benny Benassi @ Sankeys, Thursday 7th April
The legend that is Mr Benny Benassi is hitting Sankeys hard on Thursday to kick off the Easter weekend in style, alongside Belguk and friends. Tickets are still available, £12 each but order quickly from Skiddle.
Warehouse Project – Good Friday
One of the biggest nights of 2012 so far, Good Friday promises to be an absolute belter. Massive names in the World of dance music / house music, including fellow Swedes Axwell and Eric Prydz, DMM regulars James Zabiela (listen to his download from December’s WHP here…), John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli (tipped by Pete Tong to be riduclously big in 2012) and WHP residents of Krysko and Greg Lord, joined by Lewis Boardman in room 2.
The first night in the new Trafford Wharf Road venue and the first WHP event since the close of Store St, (R.I.P. Forever in our hearts … ) should be an interesting one. No doubt the venue will be red hot and the line-up immense but will the legendary atmosphere remain? We think it will, so bring it on! DMM will be down on the night, so expect a solid review before Sunday’s next installment!
Tribal Sessions @ Sankeys with Steve Lawler, Francois K and more – Saturday 7th April
Yet another quality, World class line up at Sankeys, (how do they do it week in week out?) when Steve Lawler leads out the Tribal Sessions crew onto the infamous Manchester nightclub’s decks. Tickets are for some reason still available online, at a respectable £12 from Skiddle, so order now to not be disappointed.
Music @ Dawn, Bassment Club, Manchester - Saturday 7th April
Relatively new, early morning house night M@D hit Dance Music Manchester by storm at their last night, we shared their fantastic podcast on Soundcloud via Twitter yesterday (listen online / download now!) so we figured we just had to include them in our Easter Weekend preview. Why not head down after Sankeys, it’s only down the road? View the M@D Facebook Page for more information.
Warehouse Project Easter Sunday
At the end of what promises to be a messy Manchester weekend lies a corker of a night, again at the new Warehouse Project venue on Trafford Wharf Road, near Old Trafford. Sold out months ago, the incredible line up includes Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, Carl Craig presenting 69 Live, Maya Jane Coles, Claude Von Stroke, Benoit and Sergio, Phillip Jung (M.A.N.D.Y), Julio Bashmore, Heidi, the incredibly talented (and drop dead gorgeous, see the picture on the right..) Nina Kraviz, Scuba, Eats Everything, XXXY and residents Krysko, Damu, Greg Lord and Andro. Wow. *Pauses for breath.
*(Both WHP nights open at 7, finishing at 4am)