One of the most exciting moments in a Mancunians life is waking up to see The Warehouse Project line ups revealed for the coming autumn. That moment of uncertainty and mystery to who’s been booked and who’s playing together… This WHP season is possibly the most interesting to date with the reveal of the brand new venue in Trafford Park. Those who didn’t manage to get tickets for the Easter weekend earlier in the year, prepare to be completely amazed, the venue is absolutely massive… kind of like Store Street’s almighty big brother!
With the recent announcement from The Warehouse Project just two weeks ago, we are once again ready to fill our boots with more spicy names! Friday 28th September is the Rinse 18th birthday special which see’s Katy B, Skream, Diplo, Jackmaster and Ben UFO awaken the old dog with some heeeaaaavy bass. Welcome To The Warehouse follows on the Saturday with an interesting appearance from Nicolas Jaar, Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles b2b Heidi and Maceo Plex.
WHP Presents sees partners in crime, Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin grace the decks, with fellow masters in techno; Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz and Yousef. While SBTRKT curates and headlines the Saturday bringing us an african beat with the voice of an angel to assist. Four Tet, Caribou, Pariah and XXXY are also on this very electrifying bill.
The weekend after hosts possibly my favourite night, Bugged Out! On the 12th October, with Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco, Eats Everything, Fake Blood, Space Dimension Controller, Erol Alkan and Green Velvet all under one roof! With so many huge names, I think I might just explode when I get in there. The Saturday welcomes a much bassier carte du jour, with Sub Focus, Benga, Doom and Shy Fx all playing at the Ape Birthday special.
The Friday sees Bloc Party take to the stage on the Friday with Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz and Paul Van Dyk playing to all the Trance fans on the Saturday. Friday 26th October presents The Halloween special – curated by TEED, who will be stopping in as part of his UK tour. The 2 Bears, John Talabot and Drop The Mustard DJ’s are also set to trick and treat the guest’s with this truly spooky spectacular, making us scream with nothing but sheer excitement!
November starts off with an exciting night from Cocoon, expect some dirty underground vibes from the likes of Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Beyer and Cassy. While the mainstream D&B and dubstep fans can expect one hell of a bass emporium with Chase & Status, DJ Fresh, Skream & Benga, Beardyman and Ms Dynamite playing till the early hours.
Thursday 8th November hosts a one of performance from Animal Collective while the Friday offers a very electronic and experimental line up, Flying Lotus, Jamie XX, Illum Sphere and Hessle Audio are amongst some of the acts at the WHP X RBMA event. Saturday night is for all the progressive house lovers out there with Laidback Luke, Eddie Halliwell, Steve Aoki and Sandro Silva set to take the night up up up and away!
Next weekend see’s things get heavy again with Hospitality presenting a drum and bass fuelled night with the likes of Netsky, Andy C & GQ, High Contrast and Camo & Krooked. Then knocking it down a post or two, Hot Creations Presents Paradise see’s deep house daddy; Jamie Jones play alongside Maceo Plex, Kerri Chandler, Miguel Campbell and Danny Daze.
Another favourite to DMM, Annie Mac Presents is on for a winner with Justice, Disclosure, Annie Mac, Claude Von Stroke, Cats n Dogz, Justin Martin and Skream all in the bag. Can’t wait for this! While Saturday gets deep with the sounds of Orbital, Modeselektor, Julio Bashmore, Scuba and Blawan.
Getting cooler into December, the 8th presents The Chemical Brothers in a no doubt captivating DJ set and the week after sees the ledged Fatboy Slim, join forces with some of the biggest names around. Pete Tong, Madeon, Basement Jaxx and Riva Starr join the king, for a fun night of funky beats. Crosstown Rebels host the last event on the calendar… but not the very last! With Damien Lazarus, Maceo Plex, Art Department, Amirali and Subb-An.
I could list names for days making us “eeee” with anticipation but you may as well check it for yourself over at www.thewarehouseproject.com where tickets can also be bought
Jess and Lauren