Five highlights from The Warehouse Project 2019 line-up
As The Warehouse Project moves to the larger surrounds of Manchester’s Depot this year, we take a look at five of the nights you won’t want to miss
2018 marked the final year of Manchester clubbing series The Warehouse Project’s time at Store Street, following four years of parties in the venue. Starting fresh, the parties will this year move on to the new 10,000 capacity location of Depot at Mayfield.
The new space, next to Picadilly Station, is set to launch with Manchester Pride Live on 24 & 25 August, with The Warehouse Project moving in from 20 September until 1 January. The three month series has already announced nights featuring the likes of Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Annie Mac and Skepta, with even more huge events recently added.
Now that the full season has been announced, we take a closer look at just five of the parties that have us booking our trains down to Manchester immediately.
Aphex Twin Curates
As if getting the chance to witness one of Aphex Twin’s mind-blowing live shows isn’t enough on its own, the line-up Richard James has put together for this curated show (his first ever) demonstrates the incredible versatility of electronic music. Joining James on the bill will be global superstar DJ Nina Kraviz, Shanghai-based producer 33EMYBW – making her European debut – and Denmark’s SØS Gunver Ryberg, as well as Manchester local Acre and many more. 20 Sep
Curated by Four Tet
In an interesting turn of events, not only will Four Tet be playing a headline set at this show, but Kieran Hebden will also be going B2B with none other than Skrillex – sounds odd, but it’s safe to say we’re intrigued. If that doesn’t take your fancy though, there’s sure to be at least one other artist on this ‘who’s who of electronic music’ line-up to take your fancy. It features the likes of Peggy Gou, the Hessle Audio trio of Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea, Avalon Emerson, Skee Mask and Upsammy, to name just a few. 26 Oct
Homoelectric present HOMOBLOC
Quite simply the party to end all parties, Homoelectric's inaugural festival HOMOBLOC comes during WHP season and our answer is yes! Describing itself as “a non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos & don't knows”, Homoelectric show how festivals should be done, with a line-up including DJ sets from The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon, Hunee, Midland and Robyn (!!). There's also live sets from Roisin Murphy and Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers, and performances still to be revealed – consider us sold. 9 Nov
Skepta Presents in association with Noisey
BBK boss man Skepta returns to Manchester later in the year, following his string of DYSTOPIA987 shows as part of Manchester International Festival this month, and heads up this jam-packed showcase of UK music, demonstrating the best in grime, hip-hop, footwork, jungle and beyond. Octavian, Flohio, Miraa May, Sherelle and Chlobocop are just some of the bright rising talents on the bill you should brush up on ahead of time. 23 Nov
Feel My Bicep
The Northern Irish electronic duo of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar, more commonly known as Bicep, bring their Feel My Bicep party series to Manchester once again, and the list of artists joining them is as big as you'd expect. Across three rooms, you’ll be able to catch live sets from Floating Points, Aurora Halal, 808 State, Djrum and Overmono, while DJ sets come from the likes of Jeff Mills, Willow, Josey Rebelle and Bicep themselves. 30 Nov
The Warehouse Project takes place at Depot, Manchester, 20 Sep-1 Jan; more info here