Gargantuan line-ups have defined the semi-nomadic TWP since inception in 2006, which is why the seasonal session lures punters from across the UK and further afield between September and New Year’s Day, inspiring imitators in the process.
Again returning to the belly of Piccadilly Station for 2015, after relocating from here to an old factory for a stint and starting life in an abandoned brewery, the venue, Store Street, was an air-raid shelter, is usually a car park when this rave is inactive, and is aesthetically impressive. A cavernous main room comes with brick arches and incredible production, whilst the second area is a quality, intimate space ideal for heads down mayhem.
Residents Greg Lord and Krysko are homegrown favourites, whilst takeovers during the weeks it ran for last year came via the likes of Feel My Bicep, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Annie Mac Presents, Circus, Ram Jam, Life and Death, Dekmantel and 50 Weapons, with Modeselektor choosing this space for one of their label’s final parties. Meanwhile, live shows grew in significance, with New Order and Jungle headlining dates. 2016’s venue is yet to be confirmed, but we’re expecting similar activities.