Since the Albert Hall in Manchester was refurbished and reopened to the public, there has been an endless rally of stars that have passed through the building to sing, play and DJ to crowds who now share a united love for this iconic city landmark that was, until recently, an expanse of unused, wasted potential. The likes of Music On, Cocoon, Above & Beyond and Underworld have all taken advantage of The Albert Hall’s flexibility, having staged their world famous club events and shows around revered live artists such as Metronomy, Warpaint and many more.
As New Years Eve is incoming fast, we are starting to hear about all the celebrations that will be taking place in various places around the city. At The Albert Hall, The Warehouse Project and Trof will be coming together as they have done on a number of previous occasions to bring an exciting array of electronic artists to the beckoning main room that will, by looking at who’s on the bill, be a bubbling cauldron of cutting edge music and endless energy.
Headlining proceedings will be the first lady of Radio 1 Annie Mac. Annie’s Friday night show, together with her forward thinking events series Annie Mac Presents (including next year's inaugural Annie Mac Presents festival), is a reliable source for hearing the freshest music, from house to drum & bass, mixed together in a way only she can. Annie Mac has also just released her annual Annie Mac Presents compilation that contains a selection of the best dance tracks from the past year, many of which are by other artists appearing at The Albert Hall on New Years Eve. Joining Annie will be jacking house femme fatale Hannah Wants as well as Made To Play boss Jesse Rose, Redlight, and further Radio 1 stars in T. Williams, as well as Monki, who will be playing back to back with Melé.
If you think that’s it you’d be very wrong, as the line up is continued with Hit&Run promoter Rich Reason, Warehouse Project resident Johnny Dub and the resident DJs from a number of Manchester’s best club nights including Now Wave, Drop The Mustard, Rum & Bass and Szajna. This rounds off what is one tasty New Years Eve party, which will no doubt be seeing in 2015 in style.
NYE Albert Mall Manchester 2014
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of The Warehouse Project and Annie Mac