"Forget Boddingtons. In Sankeys you can celebrate the real pride of Manchester. And just like the finest ale, it's getting better with age" DJmag, April 2009, as the club is voted 5th best on the planet
Where: Beehive Mill, Radium Street, M4 6AY When: June 2009 How much: £5 on the door after 2.30 am, £10 after 2am / NUS / Early Bird, £12 advance before 12am
Sankeys is 15! Like dog years, clubs hardly survive in the wonky world of clubland. However Sankeys has been one of the central and defining forces of Manchester’s music scene and continues to stand tall amongst the best clubs on the planet. So, get your last couple of weeks of rest people, as Sankeys are gearing up for 15 weeks of parties to celebrate their 15th anniversary and to give something special back to the crowd that have supported them over the last decade and a half. As well as a summer of parties Sankeys are looking to the future with 15 changes coming to the venue. Expect a LED basement matrix, a beach club and an even more delicious sound system amongst some of the changes that will preserve the quality clubbing experience Sankeys offers.
The club voted 5th best in the world is now going to be made 15 times better... you do the maths! These upgrades to the club will see the future of Manchester’s clubbing home changed forever, and face the coming years as an even more vibrant and confident establishment. Sankeys once again shows its dedication to the people of Manchester and the crowd that have supported it over the years by offering its clubbers a new experience to a well known and cherished venue. Here are the 15 changes to start getting excited about:
1. Barcode Entrance Technology.
2. Beach Club.
4. DJ Boxes.
5. Ice Cannons.
6. LED Bar Ceiling.
7. LED Basement Matrix.
8. LED Bubbles Lighting System.
9. LED Poles.
10. LED Video Wall.
11. Multi Coloured Lasers.
12. Sound System.
...and if that was not enough Sankeys are offering 15 weeks of parties to celebrate in your newly transformed nightclub. So that is 15 changes for 15 weeks of partying to one of the best summer line ups ever to grace Manchester.
June 19th Bugged Out - SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (DJ SET), JAMES HOLROYD, JOJO DE FREQ
June 20th - DISCO ELECTRONICA - NIC FANCIULLI
June 26th - KIDDFECTIOUS
June 27th - JOACHIM GARRAUD (DVJ SET)
July 3rd - ROGER SANCHEZ
July 10th - Tribal Sessions with JEFF MILLS, MICHEL DE HEY, GREG VICKERS
July 11th - BITCH with DON DIABLO, BOMB SQUAD
July 17th - DUBFIRE
July 18th - DISCO ELECTRONICA with PAUL WOOLFORD
July 25th - WE LOVE... with STEVE LAWLER
July 31st - RELIGION - LEMON D, HAZARD
August 1st - DAVE SPOON / LEE MORTIMER
August 7th - TANGLED with TERRY POINTON, PHIL MORSE, HERBIE SACC
August 8th - Bitch with MARTINEZ BROTHERS /
August 14th - GARUDA....ABOVE AND BEYOND, GARETH EMERY
August 15th - DISCO ELECTRONICA - LUTZENKIRCHEN + BUTCH
August 28th - ARMIN VAN BURREN, GLEN MORRISON
August 29th - JOHN DAHLBACK, STYLE OF EYE,
September 5th - LAIDBACK LUKE, NORMAN DORIAN
September 12th - Bitch with FEDDE LE GRANDE
September 18th - KISSY SELL OUT + JACK BEATS
September 19th - PETE TONG
September 25th - JAMES ZABIELA
September 26th - DISCO ELECTRONICA – PAUL WOOLFORD, WALLY LOPEZ
The quality of DJs and producers continues to be of the highest order over the coming months so get down and celebrate Sankeys anniversary... Here’s to another 15 years of disco decadence and debauchery!