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Bank Holiday Weekend Round-Up

There’s plenty going on at Pride, Sankeys, Band on the Wall, Panacea, Mint Lounge and more

Published on August 25th 2011.

Bank Holiday Weekend Round-Up

MANCHESTER Pride festival promises to be as fantastic as ever but there are also plenty of other club nights and events happening around town this Bank Holiday. With a Monday morning free you have no excuse not to get involved with as much as you can. For a round up of what’s going on at Pride click here.

Meanwhile, here’s our full Bank Holiday weekend round up.

(Funkademia image by Nathan Cox Photography)



Friday 27 August

Thank F*ck It’s Friday @ Sankeys
It will be the last of these Friday events before the upcoming calendar of autumn and winter club nights.

Music: Wolfgang Gartner, Harvard, Jason Herd, Dutch Rudder

Time: 11pm – 5pm

Price: NUS £10 tickets available in Gaffs. Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15


Murderers: A covers evening in aid of the stroke association @ Night and Day

A bunch of the venue’s favourite band and solo performers take on a daring task of covering an old school act of their own choice.

Time: 9pm – 2am  

Price: £3


Miller Live @ Band on the Wall

The American brewer is putting on a show at the northern quarter venue. It’s a special showcase of Manchester’s lo-fi talent featuring live performances from Jesca Hoop, the Paris Riots & Golden Glow. 

Time: Doors open at 7.30 pm

Price: £10

Saturday 28 August

Manchester Pride Parade

A 100 strong float procession will be making its way through Manchester. Expect a lot of festivities, bright colours and excitement. The parade begins at Deansgate and will make its way to Manchester’s Gay Village.

Time: 1pm onwards

Price: Free


Pixie Lott Live @ Manchester Pride

The pop princess will be performing for Manchester Pride at the the Gaydar Main Arena situated on Bloom Street/Sackville Street

Price: Advanced weekend tickets £20. Onsite box office tickets:£25. Day tickets: £12.50


Kaluki @ Sankeys

Kaluki - which will now be running weekly through the rest of the year - offers another smorgasbord of electronica.

Music: Ellesse, Seuil, Tolga Fidan (live), Le Loup, Treehouse - Dead Rose Music Company, Plastic Co., Jay Smith

Time: 11pm – 6am
Price: NUS £10 available at Gaffs and O.T.D all night. Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15


Funkademia @ Mint Lounge

Funkademia welcomes back Gareth Brooks from XFM to the main room, his long hot summer has included gigs all over the UK and Europe but he's happiest pumping out flavours to the Mint Lounge dance floor. Warming him up will be Chris Massey from Blackdog Ballroom/Electriks.

Music: Funk

Time: 10.30pm till 3am

Price: £5 before 11pm / £6 after

Sunday 28 August

Federation @ Sankeys with Pride
Federation will present a very special event at Sankeys on Bank Holiday Sunday as part of Manchester Prides Big Weekend this event is aimed at our different soundtracks with 3 rooms of music

Music: Tough chunky house, the hugely popular Federation classics and a cool mix of New York style Electronic Disco in the most underground venue in the city.

Time: 11pm – 6am
Price: £18


Sugababes, Alexandra Burke, Patrick Wolf and others live @ Manchester Pride              

Pride have brought a whole host of pop brilliance to the festival this year so catch what you can.

Time: All day.                                                                                                       

Price: Advanced weekend tickets £20. Onsite box office tickets: £25. Day tickets: £12.50


Panacea’s ‘Sunday Sessions’

Panacea on John Dalton St is bringing ‘Sunday Sessions’ to Manchester for the first time this Bank Holiday Sunday, with exciting DJ talent DJ Pete Jay and DJ Xander (of Romp and Planet X) keeping the party buzzing.

Music: Balearic and funky house beats

Time: 8pm-3am

Price: Free


Lost & Found @ Moho Live

Electro Vs Hypnotic and Back To The Old Tunes with Live PA from Dream Frequency.

Time: 10pm onwards

Price: £12.00


Foam Party @ 5th Avenue

Manchester’s biggest foam party is back for one more time this summer.

Music: Indie and all-sorts

Time: 9.30pm-2am

Price: £4 before 10.30pm with flyer/NUS, £5 after. £6 without.


Shut The Far Cupboard @ Odd Bar (Northern Quarter)

Tap your feet to the Travelling Band and their night ‘Shut the Far Cupboard’

Time: 8pm – late

Price: Free entry

Monday 29 August

Live performances @ Gaydar Main Arena, Manchester Pride

For the final day the festival’s big weekend the main area has a massive selection of acts performing on the main stage. Headlining the day is boy band Blue, fresh from a valiant effort at the Eurovision song contest. Also throughout the day will be performances from Four Poofs and a Piano, Toyah, the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus and the Original Bucks Fizz.

Time: All day.                           

Price: Advanced weekend tickets £20. Onsite box office tickets: £25. Day tickets: £12.50

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

John NuttallAugust 27th 2011.

your days/dates are wrong

Mark GarnerAugust 27th 2011.

Now John, spit it out, which?

1 Response: Reply To This...
Matt WilsonAugust 27th 2011.

Come on.. just look at it! Mancon does seem to be struggling with basic dates lately! See it was widely accepted that Friday was the 26th, today (Saturday) is the 27th, thus explaining why Sunday will be the 28th (as you correctly predict) and Monday by all accounts will be the 29th (well two out of four ain't bad I suppose). Suggest Mancon purchases a calendar! ;)

AnonymousAugust 27th 2011.

go hiding in the hideaway - it's rustic ;-)

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