Here we are, back again after an interlude that’s felt briefer than the Premier League season’s, the UK braces itself once again for another fresher onslaught. Manchester hosts one the highest concentrations of students in England, and with this copious amounts of (generally awful) club nights aim to direct your money to their questionable causes.
Those that can resist the allure of a convenient fresher all-in-one pack, and refuse a primitive existence of drinking, chundering and b2b Guetta/Aoki combos, Nextup Throwback is here to direct you towards the better side of Manchester’s nightlife.
Whack on our exclusive mix for predrinks – you can download it for free here – so if your internet goes you don’t need to worry.
Monday 15th September
HIT & RUN – KAHN, CHIMPO, WHINEY
Bristol based Kahn comes to Manchester armed with his arsenal of Percy’s, supported by the local talents of Chimpo as well as Whiney and Metrodome. Worth checking out if not just to discover the wonderfully weird structure of Antwerp Mansion. Live African Percussion and an Electro show also taking place before the main event at 10.
COCHERA – DJ Q
Anyone suffering from excessive giddiness about beginning or resuming student life would be best to leave their time in the hands of bassline guru DJ Q. Expect high energy party riddims and anthems all night. Swift consumption of vulnerable mixer drinks is advised.
Tuesday 16th September
XOLO Club (formerly Underdog)
BOOTLEG PRESENTS – MELLA DEE
Bootleg go against the grain and back up cheap entry with a great headliner in Mella Dee. Garage infused house a plenty.
Wednesday 17th September
HEAVY RAIN / HI KU / GROOVE KITCHEN
3 great collectives coming together to show you how to party properly this week.
Thursday 18th September
RED EYE HIFI ‘RAISE THE ALARM’ EP LAUNCH
An alternative to the bass heavy nature of Freshers week. Locals Red Eye HiFi will be celebrating the release of their new EP through live performances as well as presenting some of the best vocalists living in the city.
Friday 19th September
Koh Tao (formerly Wahl Bar)
ROTATION POLICY: CIARAN HANSEN
A unique night aimed at offering people the chance to play out in clubs. Get a mix sent in and you might become part of the fresher roster. Underground Techno and House head Ciaran Hansen will be headlining.
MEAT FREE PRESENTS: YOUANDEWAN & OCTOBER
A quality name matched by quality lineups and pretty much all round quality nights. These girls have brought in some of the best underground acts in the game, this time it’s the turn of Youandewan and October.
Saturday 20th September
SELECTIVE HEARING: PARIAH B2B TESSELA B2B KOWTON
Absolutely ridiculous lineup for any avid follower of UK bass. Lots to choose from this weekend but this is a rare opportunity to 3 guys playing together at the top of their game. TIP!
Bohemian Grove (4th Birthday) Presents James T Cotton U.S.A
Tadd Mullinix hits Islington Mill under his alias James T Cotton (JTC). Tadd is one of the most diverse guys around with a ridiculous amount of aliases including (but not limited to) Dabrye,Charles Manier, Saturn V with Traxx. Good vibes all round for this one!
Pangaea Festival – Marcellus Pittman, Craig Charles, Andrew Ashong, Special Request…
Manchester favourite all-out fancy dress festival is back, with more acts and parrots than you can shake a jungle stick at. Our picks include Marcellus Pittman – master selector and one third of super-group Three Chairs, Londoner and scene veteran Andrew Ashong and more.
Sunday 21st Spetember
Zutekh vs Tpot – The Closing Party w/ DJ Tennis & Nail
Slightly legendary all-dayer which is held in the courtyard of South. Hopefully the weather will hold off for what promises to be a bangin event with top tunes all day long to welcome in the Autumn.