It doesn’t matter whether you’re a season veteran or a young excitable clubber, when The Warehouse Project announces its schedule for the autumn/winter season you can’t help but look to see who is confirmed this year. While many of the same club nights return in 2016, the calendar is as diverse has it has been for some years with 16 weeks of events spread over a number of different venues. The majority of the weekend action takes place at The Warehouse Project’s home ‘Store Street’. There is over 20 house and techno parties at WHP this year, as the two evolving ever genres continue its dominance in the UK club scene. Filling in the gaps is a handful of trance, drum n bass, grime, jungle and live shows ensuring their is something for everybody across the four month period.
The 2016 seasonal programme begins at the end of September with outspoken rapper MIA topping the bill alongside Novelist and veteran David Rodigan. The annual ‘Welcome to the Warehouse’ party features a back-to-back from Adam Beyer and Joseph Capriati as well San Soda and WHP regular Eats Everything. On the 24th September before the Bugged Out crew roll through on the 31st. Throughout October their is plenty of highlights. Skepta and Giggs kick off the month, with Andy C, Lethal Bizzle, Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers, Yousef, Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Jamie Jones, DJ EZ, Laurent Garnier, Black Coffee, Nina Kraviz, Floating Points, Four Tet, and Bonobo all booked up.
In November the big names continue to flock to Manchester. Jackmaster’s Mastermix x Numbers showcase features a rare back-to-back set from Ricardo Villalobos and Seth Troxler. Two of the most unpredictable DJs on the circuit will be joined by Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Gerd Jansen, Leon Vynehall and Ryan Elliott in what is a mouth watering line-up. On the 18th Circoloco rolls into Manchester with Dixon, Apollonia and Damian Lazarus on the line-up, while Flume curates his own line-up the night before.
In December things really do hot up. Nicolar Jaar performs live at Old Granada Studios before Jeff Mills makes a rare appearance in Manchester club land. Mills headlines the Feel My Bicep showcase, which features Bicep, RØDHÅD, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison, and Leon Vynehall, hashtag flame emojis. As the season draws to a close there is scheduled appearances from Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Andrew Weatherall and that’s even before WHP reveals its plans for New Years Eve/Day.
As well as all the big name house and techno names, there is a also live show from Moderat at The Albert Hall while more commercial friendly names such Above and Beyond, Fatboy Slim, Oliver Helden, Chance The Rapper and Autechre.
The Warehouse Project claims that for twelve weeks the city is there’s, and with line-ups like this it’s hard to disagree. For the full line-ups head to the WHP website.