New open-air venue to open in Manchester, Progress Centre
Fitted with a Funktion-One soundsystem and custom lighting rig for "the sole purpose of making you dance"
A new open-air venue called Progress Centre is set to open in Manchester.
Progress Centre is an outdoor but covered event space in central Manchester fitted with a Funktion-One soundsystem and custom lighting rig for "the sole purpose of making you dance". It also boasts a "chill-out area" and street food.
The venue is due to open its doors on 7th April with a drum & bass-led night powered by dBridge, Fabio, Randall and other unconfirmed guests. Traumer, Dusky, Junior Simba, Sasha, Josh Baker and many more artists will play in April. See the full monthly lineup for April below and pick up tickets here.
The venue is being run by the people behind The Loft, Animal Crossing and Summer of Love festival, and will host events throughout summer until September. Check the Progress Centre site for updates.
The team behind Manchester community arts centre Niamos recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to help it stay open. You can find out more about Niamos, and donate to help keep it open, by heading to its Crowdfunder page.
In December, a new record store opened on Manchester's Pollard Street East. Haunted Dancehall takes its name from a 1994 album by Sabres Of Paradise, the project of Andrew Weatherall, Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns.