Following the success of the first European Outpost, House of Vans London, Manchester was selected to host a bumper weekend of music, art, street culture and skateboarding.
The Great Northern Warehouse in Deansgate underwent a dramatic transformation into House of Vans Manchester for the two day celebration. The 900 strong venue welcomed an amalgamation of some of the biggest names in Electronic, Dub and Drum & Bass. Jenna & The G’s headed up the incredible night of music, taking to the stage with her live band. 8 Gold Rings ft Tyler Davey, Sparks and Fox delivered a potent mix of Dub and Drum n Bass whilst the likes of Madam X, Roy Davis Jr and Shadow Child plus electronic duo Maribou State, all delivered blistering sets throughout the night.
Throughout the 2 days, an art exhibition featuring works curated by three specially selected Size? x Vans ambassadors was on permanent display: tattoo artist Jemma Jones, illustrator Jake B and famed street artist Krek. Guests also had the opportunity to leave their mark on House of vans Manchester as Riso printing classes ran alongside the exhibition. Ambassadors were on hand to assist in creating prints that were then collated and compiled into a commemorative zine.
Beyond an awesome line up of local music talent, a whole programme of workshops were on offer to get involved in. Saturday 3rd of October presented an entire day of varied activities for one and all to come and take part in. Skate Schools ran throughout the afternoon in a dedicated skate area courtesy of Black Sheep Store, as well as pro demonstrations on a custom built obstacle that paid homage to the city of Manchester.
Those who were feeling creative had plenty to get stuck into and walked away with a keepsake – a free customised Vans T-shirt from Man Up Girl!
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