Club picks: August bank holiday specials
Liverpool’s got Creamfields, Leeds and Reading have rawk and London’s got Notting Hil Carnival, but Manchester is hosting Kelis, Todd Terry, Danny Krivit and loads of club nights that make it an essential place to party on the penultimate bank holiday weekend of the year. Check out some of the best ways to get down this weekend.
Friday 27th August
For the last minute ravers like me, Sankeys is hosting Hacienda throwback night ‘Thank Fac It’s Friday’ with Todd Terry headlining a line up including Graeme Park, Peter Hook and singer Rowetta who’s doing a live PA.
And just in case you don’t already know, CNYD is kicking off at Sound Control in, ooh, about 10 minutes. Expect house, disco and techno US-style from the likes of Timmy Regisford, Tevo Howard, Robert Owens, Danny Krivit, Stacey Pullen and Rolando.
Saturday 28th August
Funkademia is currently making every Saturday night a, erm, funky one at Mint Lounge. Described as a ‘chronological history of soul’, Funkademia has party-starting soul anthems, great dancers and a friendly atmosphere.
Away from clubs, Kelis, one of my favourite singers, is headlining Alternative Day at Manchester Pride 2010. Unfortunately I can’t make it but if anyone goes let me know, because I want to see her at The Warehouse Project in October.
Sunday 29th August
Always the best day of bank holidays in my opinion, because there’s no work in the morning. Soul Out is my choice; a relaxed evening of soul, r’n’b and jazz.
Last year, Mint Room’s second room was thick with talcum powder being kicked up by the jazz dancers. Hopefully this year it will be more of the same from DJs Paul Mac and Andy B, while the main room has a varied choice of smooth beats spun by Southport Weekender regular Mike Stephens and Owen D.
Have a good one where ever you go x