End Of Year Riot Venue Change

Due to some difficulties regarding licensing conditions, Mantra Warehouse has been forced to cancel a number of upcoming events whilst they work the issue out with Manchester Council

By Matthew Tyas | 15 December 2016

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Due to some difficulties regarding licensing conditions, Mantra Warehouse has been forced to cancel a number of upcoming events whilst they work the issue out with Manchester Council.

Given the situation and after some serious thinking we have decided to move the End Of Year Riot to deep darkest Strangeways, 5 minutes from Victoria Station where the mighty Hidden nightspot will be our riot destination.

Another firm favourite of ours, described by many as one of the best ever Manchester venues and having seen 3 Homoelectric events there we can safely say it truly is a fantastic spot…underground and off piste with twists, turns & good people.

Whilst we’re disappointed that the party can’t go ahead at Mantra Warehouse, we feel this is the right decision and Hidden is the perfect place to unite the clans in a place what feels like the Roadhouse meets the Music Box with lashings of Legends!

Funnily enough it was our initial new venue choice but the lack of a 3rd room made it unsuitable…however we can reveal there IS now an amazing new 3rd room loft space which is being showcased for the very first time on December 27th! Luckily we have managed to keep our entire announced line-up minus our mystery guest, who we are working to bring back to Manchester next year…seek & ye shall find.

Wishing all the boys at Mantra all the best with their council difficulties and we hope they are back up and running soon.

Same beef, different gravy…a northern powerhouse in northern warehouse…

Keep the faith, stay free, music is life…Strangeways here we come

Get your tickets asap… this event will sell out… no phone calls or messages over Xmas…

**Please note that last entry at Hidden is 12am**

Riot Warm Ups + Red Rack’em 1 Deck
We’ve got a real hat trick of Riot related shenanigans to get involved with this year!

Not one but two warm ups on the night of the 27th with guest selectors bringing the vibes to perfectly get you ready for the night ahead…

Warm Up #1 – Electrik Bar, Chorlton
8pm – late
The Social Service Vs The Disco Mums
Louis Finch (Idiots Are Winning)

Warm Up #2 – The Refuge, Manchester
8pm – late
James Holroyd
Neil Diablo
Guy WIlliams

And as if both of these weren’t enough we also have something pretty special lined up for the day after…

1 Deck Post Riot Social with Red Rack’em

8pm – 12.30am
The perfect hangover remedy…we’re thrilled to say that Red Rack’em will be hosting the legendary “1 Deck Wednesday Social” the day after the End Of Year Riot at our good friends Electrik in Chorlton!

Free entry…1 record deck…no headphones…no mixing…vinyl only!

Manchester Keeps On Dancing!
Manchester has always prided itself on its past, but even more so its present and future.. this will be the focus point of the upcoming “Manchester Keeps On Dancing” film which features interviews & footage from many of our cities musical heroes.

We have been lucky enough to have a End Of Year Riot type teaser cut together using footage of the film which includes some rare & previously unseen Electric Chair memories alongside words from friends including Laurent Garnier, Andrew Weatherall, Carl Craig, Greg Wilson, James Holroyd & Luke Unabomber.

Its all presented over at Ransom Note along with a snappy & insightful interview between Krysko & Luke Unabomber…

Click the image above or link below…feel the force…keep on dancing…


Electric Char Presents End Of Year Riot 2016
Mark your calendars… Electric Chair presents…An End Of Year Riot…

a northern powerhouse, in a northern warehouse

Chris Duckenfield
Move D
Red Rack’em
Jon K
Maurice Fulton
Dicky Trisco
Down To The Sea & Back with Kelvin Andrews & Balearic Mike

Tuesday 27th December
Hidden, 17 Downtex Mill, Mary Street. M3 1DZ
10pm – 4am

**Please note last entry at Hidden is 12am”

Tickets £26…no early birds…no late birds:

Available at:
Skiddle : skiddle.com/e/12844692

Electrik, Chorlton. no booking fee!

Volta, West Didsbury. no booking fee!

Piccadilly Records, Oldham Street, Manchester

***Let’s Start The Dance***

2 pre gatherings to get involved with…7pm at Electrik, Chorlton & 7pm at The Refuge, Oxford Rd MCR.
Guest DJs at both venues getting you jumped up & jazzed out for the night ahead…it’s an all-star dance party.


It’s everybody’s night… electric chair made me do it