Sankeys Jubilee Weekend Parties – win tickets

Posted on 29 May 2012
By Carlton Whitfield
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It’s a good time to be British in June. Never mind the weather suddenly taking a much needed turn for the better, there’s also a rather special weekend to savour coming up.

With the Queen reaching 60 years at the helm of the nation, the final May bank holiday has been moved to June and elongated to include a fourth day off. Oh, and it’s payday weekend too.

These two winning combinations ensure club land has a bonanza on its hands, and Sankeys has decided to go all out with a five party celebration in the good Queen’s honour. Royalist or otherwise, this is a full-on festival of electronica’s finest in Manchester, one that is ram-packed with star names. Take a deep breath now…

Eddie Halliwell and Fire it Up kick-start the weekend to end all weekends on the Friday. Celebrating the release of his Toolroom Knights compilation, Eddie’s patent brand of lofty electro, rump shaking house and energetic techno might be more mature than the hard dance he originally made his name with, but it is no less fun or hedonistic.

The razor edged technological prowess remains as does the emphatic showmanship which defines every performance, Eddie joined by a selection of friends and starlets on the night including Kryder and DOD for a Toolroom Knights album tour.

After the successful beginning in April, Sankeys celebrates the next two stages of the Hacienda 30th Anniversary with a two part celebration split over the weekend.

The first is a nod to the club’s legacy, Laurent Garnier (who left his native France deliberately to immerse himself in the Mancunian revolution) bringing his L.B.S project alongside San Fran house master Justin Martin and local boy Oli Furness.

Two days later on the Monday, Detroit ‘Elevator’ Kevin Saunderson headlines alongside original Hac residents Graeme Park, Jon da Silva, Dave Haslam, 808 State and the man who helped finance the road show, former New Order bassist Peter Hook.

Sandwiched between the shows is a stunning Sunday showcase. During the eighteen years Sankeys has been at the forefront of electronic music, there’s been a series of DJs that have played on the hallowed Ancoats decks. Few have formed as significant a bond with the clubbers that Dutch tycoon Laidback Luke has.

Enjoying genuine reverential status amongst the Sankeys faithful, he could sell the club out twice over such is popular appeal, delivering a tour de force of hedonistic electro and high octane house music at every occasion he blesses the club with an appearance at. Support comes from Oliver Twizt.

The final soiree sees Take the Cake pop down to rock the official opening party for Serbia’s Exit Festival. Consequently the line-up reflects the dynamic brilliance that has characterised the Balkan rave fortress over recent years, with Warp mainstay and recent Azealia Banks collaborator Hudson Mohawke headlining alongside bass music impresario Mosca.

There are further turns from two very different experimental purveyors of the garage sound, Dark Sky bringing the nasty panoramic edge that they gifted Kelis and the XX via recent mixes and Huxley’s jacking house and two step hybrid palette. Christophe warms the pot.

We have a pair of tickets to give away – fastest finger first to answer this question correctly: How long has Sankeys been open? Send your answers to shots@purplerevolver.com

The Full Line-Ups

Fire It Up presents Toolroom Knights album tour:
Friday 1st June
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Eddie Halliwell
Kryder
DOD
Third Party
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 5am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info
Hacienda 30th Birthday x2
Saturday 2nd June
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Laurent Garnier presents LBS live
Justin Martin
Oli Furness
Ellesse
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 6am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info
Sankeys
Sunday 3rd June
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Laidback Luke
Oliver Twizt
The Dutch Rudder
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 5am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info
Hacienda 30th Birthday x3
Monday 4th June
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Kevin Saunderson
Graeme Park
Jon DaSilva
Dave Haslam
Peter Hook
Allister Whitehead
Tom Wainright
808 State (Djs)
More TBC
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 5am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info
Take The Whole Cake – Official Exit Festival Launch Party 1
Tuesday 5th June
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Hudson Mohawke
Mosca
Dark Sky
Huxley
Christophe
NUS £10 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
Early bird £11 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15
11pm – 6am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444
www.sankeys.info