The Best Club Nights in Manchester: July 2019

Summer is finally here! Which means all the roof / terrace / courtyard / under railway arches outdoor parties you can think of.

Of course, there are plenty of indoor club nights too, but when you can enjoy a good dance under the night sky, who wants an underground rave? Not me!

July also marks the start of Manchester International Festival and you better believe that there are FREE DJ’s to check out – find out more below.

Hatch Summer Party
Wednesday 3rd July
Hatch has tripled in size which means parties they hold will only follow suit. Hatch’s summer party Jeff O’Toole on the decks from 5pm followed by live music from Ren Harvieu and an exclusive performance of never before heard piece – Mark Garry – Poet and Cassia String Quartet on the new stage!

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Cane & Grain’s 5th Birthday Party
Thursday 4th July
There’s going to a HUGE party at Cane and Grain on the 4th – all in celebration of their 5 years on this Earth. Across all three floors (Canes, Science & Industry & The Liars Lounge) there’s set to be LOADS of FREE drinks from the likes of Camden Town, Goose Island and Portobello Gin, plus a TON of FREE food and PLENTY of LIVE music all night. It’s going to be a cracker – so be there!

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Manchester International Festival @ Festival Square
Thursday 4th – Sunday 21st July
Albert Square is being transformed into Festival Square during the festival with an abundance of free DJ’s day and night! Catch the likes of DJ Paulette, DJ Yoda, Deptford Northern Soul Club, Homoelectric and tonnes more!

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Zutekh presents Jay Clarke @ Soup Kitchen
Friday 5th July
The Zutekh gang will be bringing their usual selection of top-notch techno with the line-up that includes Jay Clarke, Burton Joyce, Davy Coyle and the usual Zutekh residents. This will certainly be a banger.

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Housetrap x TDH Summer Boat Party + Outdoor After Party @ South
Friday 5th July
The first Friday of July will see TDH and Housetrap go head-to-head on a bloody boat, later tunting South’s outdoor courtyard into a House + Disco ‘mirage’ worthy of anyone’s attention. A full day of the likes of Sammy La Roche, Doug Moiser and SLAMB – coming all the way from Sydney to shove tunes directly into your ear holes.

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Animal Crossing & Friends 002: Rooftop Party with Distrikt Paris @ Secret Venue
Saturday 6th July
There’ll be an abundance of French flavours this July as Animal Crossing & Friends welcome Janeret & Distrikt Paris to this as yet to be disclosed venue. They promise that it’ll be a very unique location, a rooftop with a retractable roof overlooking the Manchester skyline – hmmmm – I wonder?!

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Pooku Loft Party @ Hidden
Saturday 6th July
Pooku always know how to put on a good party and what says party more than a loft? Flux Groove, AG Union, Zweizig and Gescu will play you into the early hours.

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Funkademia with David Dunne @ Mint Lounge
Saturday 6th July
Funkademia is Manchester’s longest weekly club night and they’ve been filling dance floors since 1995. Every Saturday night they send out some serious Funk, Soul, Disco, Classic RnB and Hip Hop and this week sees the whole she-bang orchestrated by legend David Dunne all night long.

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Me Gusta Middle Eastern Special @ Night & Day Cafe
Saturday 6th July
The always impressive Me Gusta DJ’s are heading down to NIght & Day this July to bring you a Middle Eastern special – featuring everything from Electro Chaabi from Egypt, Dabke from Syria, Turkish disco delights and everything else in-between.

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Kiss Me Again 3rd Birthday! @ Soup Kitchen
Saturday 6th July
It’s been 3 long years since Kiss Me Again first graced the basement of Soups in the NQ and they’ve decided to have a big bloody bash to celebrate. They’ve invited along Anz to get things off with a bang, alongside the usual excellence of the Kiss Me Again DJs blasting out the best in Bass Music, House, Jungle, Techno and UK Garage.

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Mall Grab @ YES
Thursday 11th July
Mall Grab and pals Brame and Hamo will be joining together for an MS fund raising event at Yes – a cause close to their hearts. Get involved for a good cause and a very good time.

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WAX: Disco Rap Special @ Soup Kitchen
Saturday 13th July
July sees the WAX crew taking it back to the birth of Rap & Hip Hop as they dig deep in to their vinyl volts to uncover gems from the late 70’s to early 80’s by artist such as Kurtis Blow, Blonde, Ian Dury, GrandMaster Melle Mel, The Fatback Band & The Sugarhill Gang + much much more.

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Sankeys 25th Anniversary @ Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Saturday 13th July
It’s the event we have all been waiting for. The return of Sankeys to its rightful home for an epicly proportioned show. Boasting four stages – open air, Sankeys Warehouse (like them good old days), Unusual Suspects and Redlight stage – expect to find Darius Syrossian, Steve Lawler, Sidney Charles, Amine Edge and Dance and many many more.

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Hacienda Classical @ Castlefield Bowl
Saturday 13th July
As we’ve seen in previous years, when Hacienda Classical is in town, no amount of rain or shine will stop us from having a brilliant time. This year, the orchestra are supported by Peter Hook and none other than Detroit’s finest, Inner City! It’s a Good Life indeed, and I’ll be having Big Fun!

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Hacienda Classical After Party @ Gorilla
Saturday 13th July
Acid House favourite Graeme Park joins the bill with the best in the Detroit house business, Kevin Saunderson immediately after the Castlefield Bowl gig finishes. Tickets are still cheap as hell so get involved quickly!

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All Day Open Air Loft Party with Love Dose Records @ Hidden
Saturday 13th July
Saturday 13th July is shaping up to be a massive day for dance music across Manchester. After the success of Love Dose Records 4 venue takeover, they return to Hidden to fight for your attention at the infamous sky lit loft at Hidden.

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Regal Disco ‘A New World’ @ YES
Friday 19th July
Once again the Regal Disco crew will be hitting up The Pink Room at YES for a night of debauchery in a futuristic tropical New World with a line-up that includes Lowell Walbank, Miss Puerto Rico, King Bongo and the Regal Disco residents. Expect African, Bass Music, Dancehall, Electronic, Themed and World Music. There’ll also be the brilliant Shoki Shoki w/ Atiké in YES this evening too – what a place!

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Nicola Roberts + Girls Aloud Appreciation Discotheque @ Aatma
Saturday 20th July
Everyone knows that Nicola Roberts is and was always the best Girl Aloud and so this night at Aatma will be perfect for EVERYONE! Expect a night of absolute Girls Aloud bangers, complete with a healthy dose of Nicola’s solo work and a sprinkling of Little Mix, Destiny’s Child, Sugababes and the Spice Girls.

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Bollox + Girls on Film + Dandy @ The Deaf Institute
Saturday 20th July
A first over at The Deaf Institute as Bollox team up with Girls on Film and Dandy for a 6-hour brain melting riot of noise, colour, glitter and LGBTQ+ counter-culture across all three floors.

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Under The Archway: Summer Day Party with Crazy P @ Fairfield Social Club
Friday 26th July
The second edition of under the archway features a very special day party indeed – an all dayer in the sun with Crazy P. All good things happen under railway arches, after all, so as well as some great underground music, you can enjoy art installations, cultural activities and craft beer.

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Joy Orbison @ Soup Kitchen
Saturday 27th July
OK, yes it’s roasting in July, but we still love a sweaty, intimate rave and we most definitely adore Joy Orbison. And for £7 a ticket, you can’t complain one iota.

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