Back in May 2013, Sankeys (Manchester) announced the shock news that they would be closing down.
In the 6 months that followed the rumours flowed and a lot what said as to why the club was forced to shut down. However, now as we near Christmas Sankeys has revealed that the club will now be reopening on the weekend of the 20th and 21st December with two special back-to-back parties over the two days.
Here's what owner David Vincent has to say on the situation...
“We honestly did not know whether the club was ever going to open again when we shut it back in May. We had to overcome various major financial difficulties caused by certain elements, and even a court case to win the club back. When I said the club was closing back in April I always said the club would be shutting down indefinitely and did not know what the future held. There seems to be some confusion about what the term ‘indefinitely’ means. The definition is that it is not a definite time or clear time period. Unfortunately some people like to manipulate my words to their own stupid gains or clearly do not understand English. I’m just really happy for Manchester that Sankeys is returning to its spiritual home”.
New Years Day sees extended sets from Hot Since 82 and long standing Sankeys resident Darius Syrossian provide the soundtrack for the first party of 2014 at the venue. Check out Darius' special Sankeys mix below and grab a ticket whilst they still last.
First release tickets have now sold out for this event, with the lat remaining advance tickets selling fast. Buy tickets now for Sankeys NYD to avoid missing out.
Article by Alex Ogilvie
Images courtesy of The Beat Mainfesto, Gemma Parker and Sankeys.