Sankeys 24th & 25th Aug

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Friday's Continue Party at Sankeys.

By Matthew Tyas | 22 August 2012

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As the Summer Bank Holiday season swings to an end, Sankeys flips the musical styling for one weekend to invert their usual Friday/Saturday split. This time the deepness and musical ingenuity that normally characterises Saturday’s dalliances hogs the limelight the day before, with Friday’s bolshy, escapist and in-yer-face blissful abandon getting switched to the main weekend slot. Both benefit from a rather delectable ensemble of talent assembled for Continue and The Manchester Pride Dance Party.

As part of the summer’s 18th anniversary celebrations at Sankeys, Continue has added further gravitas to the club’s pantheon of in-house parties. Friday’s instalment sees legendary DJ Pete making his Manchester debut. The Berlin native has been one of the iconic figures in the city’s mesmerising take on global electronic trends, his dub infused techno under the Substance alias adding a lasting legacy to the genre worthy of stalwarts such as Basic Channel. Melodic techno provocateur James Holden, himself a fearless exponent of leftfield electronica, gifts an extra sense of beat led swagger.

Finest has two pairs of tickets to give away to Continue on Friday. To win these tickets simply comment at the bottom of the page as to why you should get them.

The support cast then ripples elegantly through the more esoteric elements of dance music, with Danish sensation Kolsch adding a live element, Instra:mental member Boddika, Cosmin TRG (who’s recent efforts on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint have been nothing short of inspirational) and Mancunian dream-laden beatsmith Synkro the final guest.

Saturday then pumps its fist to the sound of Federation. The Leeds based party has become something of a Sankeys Bank Holiday tradition, their effusive take on vocal led house, foot-stomping electro and filthy beats perfect for the epic showcases that can only take place when the weekend plunders another day from the working schedules.

The August Bank Holiday this year also marks the end of Manchester’s week long Pride celebrations, and with the city one of the finest in Europe for its open and inclusive attitudes towards everyone regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender, Sankeys and federation will be offering the perfect riposte for everyone to celebrate the rainbow culture.

Friday 24th August
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
DJ Pete (Hardwax)
James Holden
Kolsch (live)
Cosmin TRG
Jozef K
£11 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
11pm – 5am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444

The Manchester Pride Dance Party (Federation and Beyond)
Saturday 25th August    
@ Sankeys, 4 Radium Street, Manchester, M4 6AY
Nik Denton
Gregg Holden & Lee Harris from Federation
Paul Heron & Jonny M from Beyond
£12 available in Gaffs and O.T.D all night
11pm – 6am
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 236 5444

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