The Best Club Nights in Manchester: August 2019

July was hot and August is set to be even hotter.

Not literally, as the weather has been absolutely mental, but in terms of club nights and raves, stick some factor 50 on because the list below will burn you!

It’s also August Bank Holiday so that can only mean one thing in our fair city – the biggest party of the year, Manchester Pride!

Brutus Gold’s Love Train @ Albert Hall
Saturday 3rd August
We all joined hands and formed a love train back in April and now self-proclaimed Puerto Rican love God Brutus Gold is back at the Albert Hall to bring you the very best in funk and soul. Once again, they do urge you to lock up your sons and daughters, so be warned.

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Simply Dread w/ Chimpo & Nanny Banton @ South
Friday 9th August
Friends of Finest Chimpo & Nanny Banton will be banging out the dancehall, jungle, drum n bass and more at South this August – and it’s guaranteed to be a bit of a messy one when these lads are in charge!

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Psychedelic DiscoTech presents DJ Paulette @ The Carlton Club
Friday 9th August
The name of the night gives it away really, plus if you have yet to see DJ Paulette in action, then make this your priority, because it is guaranteed that you will have a very good time. We’re quite lucky to have her back from her worldwide hiatus from Pikes Hotel in Ibiza to Paris and back again.

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Finn presents: Chunky, Tom Boogizm and Finn @ Soup Kitchen
Friday 9th August
Keeping it relatively local, Finn presents Chunky, Tom Boogizm and the man himself will be spinning tracks all night long. Expect a bit of everything…from house to jungle to techno.

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HOC’s Basement Takeover with Endor @ Stage and Radio
Saturday 10th August
A one off gig with Endor at a very intimate location – the basement of Stage and Radio. If you like anything Disco, Funky House, House, Tech House and Techno then this is the gig for you. Act quickly though, tickets are flying out the door!

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Chronixx @ Victoria Warehouse
Saturday 10th August
Singer, songwriter and producer Chronixx is one of Jamaica’s most-promising talents who is “putting Rastafarianism back into Reggae”. Catch his own take on the roots sound this Saturday 10th August at the Victoria Warehouse.

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Libero 005 – Leon (Music On) @ TBC Location
Saturday 10th August
Legendary Music On resident Leon comes to Manchester…but shhhh it’s a secret! From humble beginnings at Amsterdam festival, Music On, the Italian favourite Leon is coming to Manchester, performing at a secret location to be revealed on the day. As if we don’t love a rave enough! Spend the whole day getting down to some house with friends Roberto Surace, Mike Morrisey and Luke Welsh B2B, Craig and Grant Gordon and Dan Costello.

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Auditory with DjRUM, DMX Krew, Blasha & Allat and Alex T @ The White Hotel
Friday 16th August
DjRUM’s mix of jungle, breakbeat and techno will ensure that you never leave the dancefloor. He plays at The White Hotel alongside a live set from DMX Krew and Meat Free’s techno duo Blasha & Allatt.

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Bigga Riddim presents: Mash It Up @ Mash Tun
Friday 16th August
A new night for relative newcomers Mash Tun, Bigga Riddim will be bringing an expertly picked, handcrafted night of pure junglistic bliss to the venue with the likes of DJ Hybrid, Cautious, Slinke and more all heading up the line-up.

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Antics – The Streets Spezial @ YES
Saturday 17th August
Antics always know how to put on a stellar club night (see their set at Deep Space Disco at Bluedot a few weeks ago), but the best part of it all is that it’s completely and utterly free. This month’s event is all about The Streets.

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Trance Anthems @ Fifth
Saturday 17th August
Ok, leave your snobbery at the door as we all know the venue is a little (a lot) on the tacky side, but who doesn’t bloody love a few trance anthems? I know I do! Featuring Lange, The Space Brothers, Three Drives and more, it’ll be classic tune after classic tune at this one!

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Smif-N-Wessun + More Bounce DJ’s @ Band on the Wall
Thursday 22nd August
Natives of Brooklyn, New York, Tek and Steele made their first appearance to the world of hip-hop on Black Moon’s 1993 debut, Enta Da Stage. The tracks, ‘Black Smif N Wessun’ and ‘U Da Man’ showcased their fierce and unrestricted lyrics. Catch them at Band on the Wall in all their glory.

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Free Britney: Pop Curious? Pride Party @ Mint Lounge
Friday 23rd August
It’s Pride season so it’s time to #FreeBritney! Expect to dance to the greatest Britney singles and album tracks, plus a huge amount of hits from the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Cher and more.

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Horse Meat Disco Pride Party @ The Refuge
Friday 23rd August
And now for the big one from Horse Meat Disco. Joined by Raw Silk (Percolate), the theme is ‘come as you are’. The third instalment of their Pride parties, this one is setting up to be something really special!

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2ManyDJ’s @ Gorilla
Friday 23rd August
I feel as though Gorilla isn’t a big enough venue to contain the sheer madness that ensues when 2ManyDJ’s are in town. Nevertheless, they can put on a damn good show and you’d be a fool to miss out.

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Moovin’ Festival
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August
I must admit, during the excitement of Pride Live over the same weekend, this must have really passed me by. I’m ashamed because the line-up is to die for. Down on Whitebottom Farm in Stockport, you can still buy tickets to join Inner City, Soul II Soul, 2ManyDJ’s, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Nightmares on Wax, Soul Clap and so many more!

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Pride Live @ Mayfield Depot
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th August
Now for the humongous one – Pride Live at Mayfield Depot. It’s going to be the biggest and best Pride celebration that Manchester has probably ever seen, because none other than our very own adopted Manc, Ariana Grande is here for a very rare appearance since One Love after the Manchester Arena attacks. Sunday may have sold out, but you can buy a rainbow pass that gets you in to both days of Pride Live as well as access all areas to the gay village party throughout the weekend! £80 for an unforgettable celebration of equality and love for all, don’t miss out!

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Homoelectric featuring Honey Dijon @ Hidden
Saturday 24th August
Straight off the back of their brilliant free gig as part of Manchester International Festival, back in their rightful home at Hidden and featuring the best in the business, Honey Dijon, joined Homoelectric for a different kind of Pride celebration.

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Kiss Me Again Pride Party! w/ Loft @ Soup Kitchen
Sunday 25th August
Pride will see Kiss Me Again head on down the basement in Soup Kitchen to present their usual broad spectrum of sounds and good times to queers and everyone else – this time with the help of next-level producer LOFT.

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Animal Crossing 012 The Bank Holiday Railway Roundup
Sunday 25th August
The Animal Crossing gang have been smashing it with the parties recently and you should expect more of the same from this ‘Railway Roundup’ over the Bank Holiday weekend. The party will be set under the railway arches – making this even more special.

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Bollox Queer Pride 2019
Sunday 25th August
The most outrageous party in the city, Bollox will certainly see themselves go that one-step too far this Pride weekend by taking over all three floors at The Deaf Institute. Expect 7 hours of carnage, music and performance from a whole host of talents.

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Micron & Haus22 w/ Danny Tenaglia @ Joshua Brooks
Friday 30th August
Legitimate Manchester nightlife legends Micron will be returning to the decks this month with a little assistance from Haus22 and Danny Tenaglia – delivering up their usual selection of Minimal Techno, Techno and Tribal House.

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Under the Archway – End of Summer Day Party: UK Garage Special @ Fairfield Social Club
Friday 30th August
The last ‘Under the Archway’ was a massive sell-out – so be sure to get your tickets for their next one ASAP – especially considering it’s going to be a UK Garage special! Expect anything from Speed Garage, Bassline, UK/US Garage to your favourite Garage MCs alongside craft beers, cultural activities, arts and botanicals and more.

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Hide and Seek Festival @ Capesthorne Hall
Saturday 31st August
Had enough of festivals yet? No? Good, because in a stately home outside of Manchester you can party you final weekend of August away with the likes of Dan Shake, Francesco Del Garda, Ingi Visions (Julian Alexander & Samuel Deep), Jamie 3:26, Jeremy Underground amongst many others.

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