As summer gets in full swing and Sankeys Ibiza is now fully operational with all the launch parties having past, it’s time to say farewell to the Manchester venue until the end of the Ibiza season after a hugely exciting spring in the UK.
So far this year, Sankeys has already hosted a huge number of world renowned DJs and producers such as Apollonia, Dungeon Meat, Jus-Ed, Dubfire, Nina Kraviz, Mark Knight, Ben Klock and James Zabiela for nights like Selective Hearing, Covert and Music Is Love. The most notable of Sankeys achievements this year however was the re-launch of the clubs most iconic night, Tribal Sessions, which saw Darius Syrossian bring back the most hailed event from back in the Sankeys Soap days. This becoming has seen the likes of Adam Beyer, The Martinez Brothers, wAFF, Joseph Capriati and KiNK through the clubs doors and caused Tribal Sessions to instantly become a firm favourite of many clubbers around Manchester and the rest of the UK. To help celebrate all the great nights the venue has played host to during the winter and spring there will be a closing weekend consisting of 2 parties on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June.
The first party on the 13th June sees Sankeys Ibiza residents Amine Edge & Dance bring their G-house sound to the Basement of Sankeys Manchester, bringing with them fellow CUFF label member Sirus Hood as well as Flic and Just Jorge. These special guests will be blaring their signature ghetto house beats out to the dance floor of the main room, no doubt causing chaos and making people get low. Spektrum will also see a number of special guests in the form of house hero’s Finnebassen and Dale Howard, who’s deep and jacking tracks have been heard on dance floors all around the world so far this year, no doubt appearing in many sets of DJs this summer in Ibiza. Also appearing in Spektrum is Jimmy Switch.
Right after the dust has settled from the first awesome party of the weekend, Saturday brings the second instalment of Sankeys closing weekend that again invites a plethora of DJing talent to both rooms of Sankeys Manchester from 7pm. Pre-party vibes are taken care of in true Sankeys style as there will be a BBQ, free drinks and the World Cup game shown in the Sankeys Cinema. Once the sun goes down, legendary house figure Kerri Chandler will be spearheading proceedings in the main room with Sankeys original Greg Vickers, DJ W!ld, Oli Furness, Krysko, Angus Jefford, System2 and Kühl providing support amongst others. On the Saturday, Spektrum sees deep house favourites Leftwing & Kody and German Brigante front another great line up with Sankeys Ibiza resident Jozef K, Daniel Sanders and Kieran Sharples tailing close behind. Finally, there will be an exclusive live 808 set from Winter Son, rounding off the line-up for Sankeys Manchester closings.
This is the perfect send off to end a brilliant winter and see in what is looking to be an incredible summer on the white isle. Don’t miss out.
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Sankeys