Homobloc Fringe: Roisin Murphy & Luke Unabomber One-Deck at The Refuge

The Refuge has unveiled its welcoming and closing parties’ programme for Homobloc Festival and it's looking mega!

By Ben Brown | October 29th '19

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Taking place on Saturday 9th November, Homobloc looks set to be the biggest party of the year – with around 10,000 people descending on Mayfield Depot and most likely having a bloody good time.

The brand-new Manchester-based queer party for all, Homobloc will be curated by Homoelectric and was founded by Luke Cowdrey who has been responsible for running these legendary club night events since 1998.

Set across the weekend, The Refuge are getting fully involved with a series of fringe events from Friday 8th until Sunday 10th November – including some pretty big names!

The fringe weekender will see an incredible line-up including Roisin Murphy & Luke Unabomber one deck, a Sunday Drag Roast hosted by Tilly Skreams & Yassica Skreams and wellness activities provided by House Of Voga.

The much-anticipated welcoming and closing parties at The Refuge will feature the world’s most acclaimed contemporary disco queen Roisin Murphy headlining with Luke Unabomber, spinning the finest groove ridden tracks.

They’ll be joined by more incredible acts taking over the decks with Sally Rodgers (A Man Called Adam), Lucy Ironmonger, Club Suicide, Rebecca Never Becky, Claud Cunningham (Black Angel) and Edit Presents. Jaegerossa & Grant Holmes.

Friday 8th November

5pm – 8pm: Club Suicide
8pm – 10.30pm: Claud Cunningham (Black Angel)
10.30pm – 1am: Rebecca.Never.Becky

Saturday 9th November

9.30am – 10.30am: ‘Vogue Yoga’

House Of Voga will take over The Refuge with a high energy Voga class. Described as a fusion of yoga and voguing set to an 80s House beat, the class teaches breath-synchronised moves of yoga with the expressive moves of a dance class; focusing on strengthening the core with a channelling of chi.

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2pm – 8pm: Sally Rodgers (A Man Called Adam)
8pm – 1am: Edit. presents. Jaegerossa & Grant Holmes

Sunday 10th November

From 12pm: Sunday Drag Roast

Rounding off the weekend, The Refuge will launch its first Sunday Drag Roast on Sunday 10th offering a meal with all the trimmings, alongside Drag Queens Tilly Skreams & Yassica Skreams – ready to entertain and enthral guests.

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5pm – finish: One-deck with Róisín Murphy & Luke Unabomber
+ DJ sets from Lucy Ironmonger (Meat Free) & Rebecca.Never.Becky

The weekender provides an outstanding programme of events, a delectable melting pot of genres, from family-friendly fun, late night revellers and anyone looking to celebrate Homobloc weekend in style.



Homobloc Fringe @ The Refuge

Date: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November
Cost: FREE

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The Refuge, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
0161 233 5151