Factory251 2nd Birthday

Manchester’s Factory251 indie and rock and roll club today announces a star DJ line-up, free gigs and a free film screening as part of its second birthday celebrations. DJ sets from Tim Burgess, Hooky, Zane Lowe, Doorly, Norman Jay, Dave Haslam and Tribes all feature in the line-up for ‘Factory251, The Second Birthday In Two Parts.’Part 1 of celebrations kick off at 7pm on Saturday 4th February with a free REBEL CINEMA screening of Michael Winterbottom’s award winning ’24 Hour Party People’  the film about the Factory Boardroom to be screened in the Factory Boardroom, Hooky, Clint Boon and John Robb will introduce the film and host a q & a session following the screening.

A free gig by hot new Manchester/Leeds indie four piece The Covelles follows the screening at 9pm with the club night commencing at 1030pm through ‘til 3am – Tim Burgess, Hooky and Norman Jay will play on separate floors of the three storey club.Part 1 Saturday 4th February 2012
7-9pm REBEL CINEMA SCREENING – 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE *FREE ENTRY
The Film about the Factory Boardroom screened in the Factory Boardroom
Intro and Q&A Session from: PETER HOOK, JOHN ROBB & CLINT BOON
9pm-10:30 THE COVELLES + GUESTS (LIVE) – FREE ENTRY
10:30-3am Club Lineup:
Rm1 TIM BURGESS (DJ SET)
Rm2 NORMAN JAY (GOOD TIMES SET)
Rm3 PETER HOOK (DJ SET)

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Part 2 takes place Saturday 11th February with a free full gig at 730pm by Reverend and the Makers, from 10:30pm until 3am there’s an all-star club night featuring Radio1’s ‘in new music we trust’ ambassador Zane Lowe, Ibiza Rocks favourite DJ Doorly and Haçienda legend Dave Haslam. The club will also host the NME Awards Tour after party; expect to see DJ sets from Tribe plus special guests.Successfully reworked and redesigned by Haçienda and Dry Bar designer Ben Kelly into a cutting edge club which mixes live, indie and dance influences across three floors for gig and club goers, Manchester’s essential drum and bass weekly HIT&RUN returns to its Monday night home and there’s a hot new Tuesday night – BOMBED OUT- is a collaboration from the guys behind Warehouse Project and Drop The Mustard. It’s been an exciting two years for the club, which has been lauded across the globe, in 2011 the New York Times said Factory was “must see” and it was named 3rd best club in the world by TNT Magazine.

Music continues to set the agenda for 2012 with upcoming after show parties from Pulled Apart By Horses and The Horrors full live show this weekend, hot breaking talent WARM DIGITS, and shows from NME tipsters DAYSTAR & THE SUNDOWNERS alongside Manchester’s own JANICE GRAHAM BAND.

The club, which draws on the legacy of its past but updates the original Factory ethos for contemporary bands, D.J’s and of course the people, has played host to a plethora of unforgettable nights. From Peter Hook and The Light’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ tribute to Ian Curtis to Shaun Ryder Presents solo gig and The Drums secret guerrilla gig.Commenting on the second birthday, Hooky said: “We’re in our terrible twos, we’ll be screaming and shouting until we get our own way and holding our breath till we go blue in the face. Happy birthday to The Factory and here’s to many more.”

Part 2 Saturday 11th February 2012
7:30-10:30pm REVEREND & THE MAKERS Full gig – FREE ENTRY
10:30-3am Club Lineup
Rm1 ‘IN NEW MUSIC WE TRUST’ ZANE LOWE & DOORLY
Rm2 DAVE HASLAM
Rm3 NME Awards Tour After Party TRIBES (DJ SET) + GUESTS

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