The Best Club Nights in Manchester: May 2019

This month we've got 2 bank holidays and over 25 top club nights...

I trust that you all had a solid Easter weekend, given the amount of amazing club nights across the board that weekend, but throughout April as well.

Well prepare for double the amount of raving as we head in to May and DOUBLE the bank holidays!

South x OBLB w/ EJECA @ South
Friday 3rd May
To launch the new set of summer parties at South, Ejeca (Belfast’s OG) promises to bring you his boiler room perfection and some seriously good EP’s. Stay tuned as there’s a huge competition coming soon.

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Tiger and Woods (Live and DJ set) @ YES
Friday 3rd May
After a successful few YES mate events, Tiger and Woods will be on the decks all night long, at first treating us to a live set and then playing their own DJ set. It’s set to be a good one!

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The Electrik Weekender @ The Refuge (with Pikes Takeover)
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May
The coolest underground club in Ibiza brings its Balearic beats to Refuge for bank holiday Sunday takeover. Expect to see the likes of DJ Paulette, Moon Boots, The Unabombers and LOADS more.

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Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Vibration @ Gorilla
Friday 3rd May
Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra are returning to Gorilla with a 10-piece orchestral blend of magical, infectious and seriously funky Afrobeat. The night will be hosted by Community Manchester and warmed up perfectly by DJ Irfan Rainy.

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Zutekh presents Hammer @ Soup Kitchen
Friday 3rd May
If it’s good enough for Bicep, then it’s good enough for me. Catch their favourite Hammer at Soup Kitchen for some good old techno. It’s the perfect setting.

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90’s Garage All Night Long @ Hidden
Friday 3rd May
What’s better than a bit of 90’s garage? A full night of 90’s garage that’s what. Well Hidden are providing all the goods this bank holiday weekend so you’re going to get a full night of Artful Dodger, Oxide & Neutrino and all that lot.

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All New Girls on Film @ The Deaf Institute
Saturday 4th May
Everyone’s favourite retro club night is having a bit of a makeover this May with the addition of 90’s tunes! That’s right, Hattie Pearson has added a whole new decade to the night so you can expect to hear everything from Blondie to B*Witched, New Order to NSYNC and everything in between!

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POOKU x MASS w/ Casa Voyager @ The Bagel Shop
Saturday 4th May
Mass and Pooku will be getting together and heading on over to The Bagel Shop on Oldham Street to put on an intimate showcase with the prolific Casa Voyager crew having their Manchester debut. Playing alongside them will also be OCB, Kosh (Live), Malik, Lijero, Cosm and more.

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LFTS x HIT & RUN: Food4Thought @ 256 Fallowfield
Saturday 4th May
The idea is simple – bring 4 tins of food on the day and get entry into a massive party featuring 12 hours of top DJs, veggie and vegan street food, art workshops, fashion and more. Having a good time and doing some charity – sounds good to me.

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Animal Crossing 010 The First Birthday Rooftop @ Secret Venue
Saturday 4th May
Animal Crossing will be celebrating their first birthday elevated up high with a stunning view over Manchester in an intimate 150 capacity rooftop (that’s still a secret). Keep an eye out on their socials for location details.

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Kaluki presents Solid Grooves @ Manchester Academy
Sunday 5th May
Kaluki never fail to put on a good party. After some recent successes at Albert Hall, they’re moving their party to a bigger venue for twice the amount of party! Join Solid Grooves on 5th May.

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Supernature Disco at Electrik
Sunday 5th May
Electrik are welcoming back their party favourites – Supernature Disco – this coming Bank Holiday as they bring forth a dance demanding selection of disco dazzlers, boogie bangers, classic clangers and plenty more. Their words not mine.

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Hidden Courtyard Day and Night @ Hidden
Sunday 5th May
Be warned, this is a busy one. A great time all the same, but incredibly overcrowded. If that doesn’t bother you, then get down to Hidden for a courtyard dance throughout the day and well into the night.

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Straight Up Disco with DJ Paulette @ Honey Trap Club
Sunday 5th May
Paulette will be heading on down to the brilliant Honey Trap Club in the NQ – taking them right through into the early hours with a night of Disco and Studio 54 classics. This one is going to be a biggie!

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You&me w/ Ferro and Youandewan @ Rooftop Glasshouse
Sunday 5th May
Come and dance your hearts out at a unique and intimate rooftop setting (is there anything better?) with Ferro and Youandewan. I haven’t actually heard of this place before, but you can find it on Lower Ormond Street, not far from Oxford Road.

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High Hoops x So Flute SFTOC After Party @ YES
Sunday 5th May
Relocating from Islington Mill to YES, Sounds From The Other City continues with the Basement will be playing host to Annabel Fraser & the Kiss Me Again DJs, while the Bar will be hosted by Regal Disco. The Pink Room will feature High Hoops and So Flute with Baloo b2b Adj, Danuka and more.

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Me Gusta (SFTOC Official After Party) @ The Old Pint Pot
Sunday 5th May
Another official after party for Sounds From The Other City, this one sees the Me Gusta residents head on over to the legendary Old Pint Pot with their usual collection of rare dance floor fillers from around the globe and visuals & decorations that will make your jaw drop.

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Stella Bourgeois @ The Old Pint Pot
Sunday 5th May
Joining Me Gusta at The Old Pint Pot, hopefully in another room, is Stella Bourgeois – bringing you all things trashy with a celebration of 00’s music and fashions. Get yourself dressed up, grab a Blue WKD and enjoy some 00’s pop, RnB & grime.

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Augmented Presents: Horse Meat Disco & Raw Silk @ Gorilla
Friday 10th May
Horse Meat Disco are joining forces with Raw Silk to provide a night of pure adulterated sexy disco at Gorilla. This lot never let us down when it comes to banging nights so you can go in all confident of an amazing time.

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Cut the Rug presents The Willers Brothers & Casey Spillman @ The Bagel Shop
Saturday 11th May
Manchester-born, Berlin-based producers, DJ’s and siblings The Willers Brothers will be hitting up the intimate attic of The Bagel Shop alongside Casey Spillman, one of the rapid rising talents coming out of London at the moment. Tickets will be going fast so be quick.

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Wax – NYC Disco Special @ Soup Kitchen
Saturday 11th May
A tribute to the DJ pioneers of Studio 54 & Paradise Garage, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano and Richie Kaczor – so you’ll find deep cuts and favourites from a vast collection of funk, soul, boogie and disco.

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Boxed: Focus with Sidney Charles @ Joshua Brooks
Saturday 18th May
Boxed:Focus are knocking it out the park again and this time it’s with the brilliant Sidney Charles. His new show has been getting raves reviews from fans and DJs alike so you’re definitely in for a treat.

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High Hoops 4th Birthday w/ Carista & LSDXOXO @ The White Hotel
Friday 24th May
The always brilliant White Hotel welcome High Hoops, who will be celebrating their fourth birthday with two very special guests from both sides of the Atlantic – Carista and LSDXOXO.

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Homoelectric @ Hidden
Saturday 25th May
Homoelectric will be smashing the bank holiday weekend with another night of the best in disco, house and techno with Kath McDermott, Michelle Manetti, Chris Massey, Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze and Will Tramp.

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The Hills Festival x Surco – La Fiestaval @ Joshua Brooks
Saturday 25th May
The Hills and Surco lot are proud to be bringing Kepler and Gavinco, alongside Flux Groove and Samuel Padden to Joshua Brooks for 12 hours of ‘La Fiestaval’. There’ll also be the usual Hills & Surco residents along for the ride too.

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DJ Seinfeld all night long @ Hidden
Friday 31st May
DJ Seinfeld has been making waves across the scene the past few years, so it’s only natural that we get to see him in a pretty intimate setting. Catch him all night long at Hidden at the end of the month.

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HIT & RUN X Kodiak: Summer Special w/ Satl @ Mint Lounge
Friday 31st May
The Hit & Run crew will be heading to Mint Lounge with this Summer Special, and they’ve teamed up with Kodiak Productions especially. The ink is yet to dry on the line up but there’ll be a debut by Satl, Metrodome B2B with Sl8r, Rich Reason and loads more.

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