A new four-storey venue called YES will open in Manchester later this month.
The multi-purpose wheelchair accessible venue will boast a music venue, bar and restaurant and will be controlled by local promoters Now Wave. The building was formerly used as an auctioneers house and printers press but is undergoing a renovation to install a basement club and rooftop terrace with a NASA-approved soundsystem.
Entry to the bar and roof terrace will be free to all visitors and the opening weekend is set for September 21st to 23rd. Gilles Peterson, Iglooghost and Octavian are amongst the acts lined up to play some of the venue’s first events.
“We’re proud to be able to contribute to the city’s independent scene which is why we’ll continue promoting events in its other amazing venues and we hope YES will allow our collective experience to help others do amazing things as well,” says co-founder Jon Wickstead.
Manchester got some more good news in July when plans for a multi-million pound arts venue called The Factory were given the green light by Manchester City Council.
Elsewhere in the city, The Warehouse Project will host its last ever season at its Store Street home starting on Saturday 22nd September.
You can find more information on YES here.
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