Formed from the remains of an old abattoir, Underland’s grisly past is the exact antithesis of its reincarnation. Ahead of its event on Saturday with A Guy Called Gerald, we provide a taste of things to come for the venue which is hoping to channel the creative energy of the artists in its vicinity around Ancoats.
A project between Manchester DJ Vince Vega and business partner Simon Bullows, Underland is just what Manchester needs – a space in which the events are all varied – each based on their individual merit rather than attempting to emulate previous successes. They hope to make the most of the Ancoats location. “There are so many young creatives and professionals who live there. All the artists have studios in the mills and a lot of bands are based in Ancoats, but there has been no venue for them until now.”
Underland is going in with a fresh approach to clubbing, using the industrial space as much more than a standard music venue. We’re looking forward to an ultimate throwback event, the first in Sound & Motion series which features A Guy Called Gerald playing straight after a screening of Piers Sanderson’s film about acid house ‘High on Hope’ accompanied by the director himself who will be on hand to answer questions.
– Kim Kahan