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Sankeys MCR

There's no questioning the importance the post-industrial landscape of Manchester played in spreading the gospel of dance, acts like 808 State and A Guy Called Gerald giving acid house a distinctly Northern swagger while retaining all the futuristic funk of their Transatlantic inspirations.

This mad-for-it buzz has been passed down through successive generations in the city, and where better to satiate that thirst than at Sankeys? A previous No.1 in this very poll, the technical wonders of the venue - its Phazon soundsystem, Disco Panel LED lights and fast-track barcode entry - have all been sung before. But it's the completist music policy that keeps the city happy. From the rugged urban sound of Twice As Nice to the deep house of the Innervisions crew, Heidi's housed-up Jackathon to the long-running Tribal Sessions, there's little that slips Sankeys' net, making it a one-stop-shop whatever your tastes.