Location: Manchester, UK
“We’re privileged to work with every amazing club brand under the sun,” says Will Orchard, Head of Marketing at The Warehouse Project in Manchester.
He’s not overstating things. Originally held in a disused brewery, aside from a brief spell at an industrial site on the edge of the city centre, The Warehouse Project has long called the car park under Manchester Piccadilly train station home. The club that kick-started the British trend for booking acts a season at a time, you could argue it’s not really a club at all, given the location, and the fact it runs for just ten weeks of the year.
Despite the brief lifespan, the events pack more big names than most could in a full 12 months. 2017 saw LCD Soundsystem perform back-to-back shows, with everyone from Larry Heard to Ricardo Villalobos, Daphni and Jon Hopkins, to Annie Mac and Andy C calling in. This is in addition to esteemed residents, which last year came in the form of Artwork, Peggy Gou, Special Request, and Denis Sulta, not to mention local heroes like Krysko, Greg Lord, and Rich Reason. Put simply: compelling proof incredible things often come in surprising packages, or places.