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Sankeys To Close

The party to end in Manchester in favour of Sankeys Ibiza

Written by . Published on April 11th 2013.

Sankeys To Close

SANKEYS nightclub is to close indefinitely this summer, due to the brand focusing on Sankeys Ibiza, it has been announced.

The famous Manchester venue, which has played host to debut performances from the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, plus live performances from big names such as Bjork and Moby, will end an era of club culture in the city with a farewell party on Monday 6 May. 

“Who knows when we will be back in Manchester, or if we ever will be back, or what comes next in this great city I love. All I can say right now about what happens next is quite simply watch this space.”

The announcement, which came via the club’s Twitter page, is already trending on the social media site. While much of Manchester’s clubbing community is shocked and saddened at the closure, some are also questioning whether it’s part of a clever marketing plan that will in fact see the club reopen after summer. Nevertheless, Sankeys boss David Vincent had this to say:

 “I have decided to close Sankeys in Manchester indefinitely this summer as I focus my attention on our third year in Ibiza.

“I want our Ibiza project to be the best club in the world, just like what we have achieved previously in Manchester, as I get the feeling this could be our summer.

“But I need my production and staff from Manchester to come to Ibiza with me to achieve this goal and therefore both clubs cannot be open at the same time.”

David Vincent - SankeysDavid Vincent - Sankeys

It’s just three years since Sankeys was voted the best club in the world by DJ Magazine readers, ahead of Fabric and Ministry of Sound in London and Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. However, there is still a glimmer of hope for the Radium Street venue according to Vincent.

He said: “I have had some truly amazing memories in Manchester, many brilliant highs including being recognised for contributing significant culture to the city of Manchester at a national museum and also quite a few challenging lows, in a journey which will continue around the world.

“Who knows when we will be back in Manchester, or if we ever will be back, or what comes next in this great city I love. All I can say right now about what happens next is quite simply watch this space.”

Sankeys Manchester

The club’s history will end with a 12 hour set (from 1pm - 1am) on Monday 6 May featuring Joris Voorn, Jozef K and more. Advanced tickets cost £15. Visit www.sankeys.info.

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David FoxApril 11th 2013.

Boooo. Love that place. Hope its temporary!

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AnonymousApril 11th 2013.


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AnonymousApril 12th 2013.

just like your comment...

Nick WestApril 11th 2013.

It'll be back open in September, I'd imagine. Under the same management and with a big fanfare. The numbers plummet in the summer, this is just Vincent "managing the narrative."

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AnonymousApril 12th 2013.

not if hmrc have anything to say about it...
it's been a shadow of its former self since the refurb anyway, completely alienated the old regular crowd.

David AddisonApril 11th 2013.

I like the bit about brilliant highs!

Clive GaleApril 12th 2013.

Had some brilliant highs myself in this place. Things move on i guess. Good luck with Ibiza Dave,and thanks for some awesome times.

Calum McGApril 12th 2013.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (hopefully it will actually come back)

AnonymousApril 12th 2013.


DavidApril 12th 2013.

In my opinion, the person responsible for this is Richard Leese. I've never seen him in Sankeys once, nor any of his comrades. What more evidence do you need that the labour party is out to destroy youth culture in the city.

Simon TurnerApril 12th 2013.

Richard Leese has more sense than to have wasted his life dodging psycho doormen, and wayward druggies in Sankeys. Moreover I doubt he's a fan of Judge Jules. I would suggest we need a lot more evidence of how the Labour party is destroying youth culture than Sir Richard's non attendance at Sankeys.

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AshbergApril 14th 2013.

I think he was taking the pi$$ mate! And judge jules? You must be in your late 40's if you think he's still going

AnonymousApril 13th 2013.

Skankeys. Went there once and thought the bouncers were full time killers who enjoyed a little light brutality on the doors at the weekend. Never again. The passing of Legends however was another matter entirely

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AnonymousApril 15th 2013.

People who get turned away from Sankeys are morons.

Poster BoyApril 15th 2013.

Clubs close. Make way for the new generation. Life moves on, and on, and on, and on...

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Calum McGApril 15th 2013.

Yeah, times change, but not always for the better. There are hardly any decent clubs left in Mcr. Basement is cool but that's about it...

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