AFTER a small hiatus last year that saw the Sankey’s troop bugger off to their parish in the Balearics, throw on togas and dance until their toes went a strange gamboge colour and started shouting at them (or at least they thought they had), they’ve now rolled back into the city that has housed them for the past two decades.
The sweaty Ancoats dance cave, which a few years back scooped DJ magazine’s ‘Best Club in the World’, beating away competition from the likes of Ministry of Sound in London and Ibiza’s Pacha, also saw in the opening of a transatlantic branch in the Garment District of New York last year.
Ibiza, New York, Manchester. Trendy buggers.
Sankeys, which has previously drafted in the likes of Daft Punk, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox and Swedish House Mafia to perform in Manchester, features the main basement room equipped with an LED light system and ear-slapping Phazon soundsystem, the smaller Spektrum room, an outdoor terrace and a bar with attached cinema.
You can win four tickets to any of their March dates (excluding 2Many DJs, they've already sold out):
FRI 7 MARCH: TRIBAL SESSIONS - THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS/DARIUS SYROSSIAN/JOZEF K/FLIC/DI CHIARA BROTHERS/DANIEL SANDERS & KEIRAN SHARPLES
FRI 14 MARCH: MUSIC IS LOVE - MOODYMANN/LEVON VINCENT/DELANO SMITH/OLI FURNESS/WBEEZA/NEW JACK CITY/MIKKI FUNK
SAT 15 MARCH: MICRON - CASSY/MATT TOLFREY/SHAUN REEVES/DALE HOWARD/MICRON DJS
FRI 21 MARCH: 2 MANY DJs - 2 MANY DJS/JUSTIN ROBERTSON/RITON/WILL TRAMP/SIGIURIMN (excluded from ticket competition)
FRI 28 MARCH: DROP THE MUSTARD - DUKE DUMONT/MARIBOU STATE/FRIEND WITHIN/ED NORRIS & OLI HACKETT/SAM GRAHAM
SAT 29 MARCH: MVSON - TANIA VULCANO/GERMAN BRIGANTE/CUARTERO/OMAR GUEDAR/FRAN & HENSHAW/MVSON COLLECTIVE
Follow @sankeysclub on twitter.
Sankeys, Radium Street, Ancoats M4 6AY. 0161 236 5444.
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