There aren't many venues in the country which can bost a Grade II listed certificate, like The Albert Hall in Manchester can. For over 40 years the building has laid dormant in the centre of Manchester whilst the likes of The Hacienda, the acid house explosion and more recently The Warehouse Project have cemented Manchester's place in clubbing history the world over. 2014 however, will see the Wesleyan chapel open it's doors again – albeit to a very different sort of congregation...
Trof, the minds behind Gorilla and The Deaf Institute, have restored the building into a stunning purpose built music hall and events venue to be revealed in 2014 – having already hosted special one off performances and events from Goldfrapp with the RNCM String Orchestra, Mogwai, Maxine Peake starring in a theatrical adaption of 'The Masque of Anarchy', The Hacienda (pictured below) and much more.
February and March see a string of Manchester based promoters including The Warehouse Project, Kaluki, Ape and Drop The Mustard take to the venue with a string of events covering the full spectrum of underground electronic music. Check out the full event details below.
Friday 7th Feb // Moderat [Live] + Special Guests
Saturday 15th Feb // Crosstown Rebels Presents: Rebel Rave
Friday 28th Feb // Kaluki & DTM Presents: Hot Since 82, MK, Huxley, Ejeca, Shenoda & More
Saturday 1st March // Ape At The Albert Hall with Annie Mac, David Rodigan & More
Albert Hall Manchester Tickets on sale now for all four above shows. These shows will sell out in advance and we advise buying tickets sooner rather than later to avoid missing out. Moderat have also now been recetly added to Lovebox 2014 - view the full lineup and buy tickets here.
Article by Alex Ogilvie
Images courtesy of The Albert Hall