Manchester has always been a hot-bed of musical talent and performance and to highlight this fact, the Warehouse Project based in the city hosts a welter of gigs throughout the Autumn and early Winter - just the ticket for those dark nights.
The chain of events begins on September 25th with a night of some of the UK's prime drum n bass DJs and performers. High Contrast and Goldie offer up the cream of the crop as well as other contributors from the critically-regarded Hospital label including London Elektricity and Danny Byrd. Hospital have long been the cure for some of d n b's ills over the past decade with their melodic blend of rolling breakbeats and tight rhythms minus the angry pomposity that some labels released in the late 90's. It's all about the good times after all and this looks like a night to remember.
Other key nights include Oct 3rd with Simian Mobile Disco, Oct 17th with Richie Hawtin, Oct 23rd with Jack Penate, Hot Chip (DJ set) and Rob Da Bank, Nov 6th with another cracking d n b night (Chase And Styles, Andy C and the legendary Shy FX), Nov 13th with chart-busting Friendly Fires, Dec 11th with breakbeat-electronicists Plump DJs and a truly sterling night of progressive house from Sasha and John Digweed on December 18th bringing back the party atmosphere of the much-missed Hacienda nightclub from back in the day. Other nights are no less interesting - check out the list below. By the time you read this, Little Boots (appearing on Nov 29th) may well be in everyone's bedroom (so to speak) so hurry up and book a place at another chapter in Manchester's long line of musical events.
The venue is right underneath Manchester's Piccadilly rail station - no excuses accepted for the last train home! Ticket prices are generally £20 per night.