They spent the best part of a year nailing it all down before launching at The Whisky Jar at the back end of 2019. With a clear ethos for the brand, they directed their attention into nailing the simple things first. And in doing so, they’ve created something worthy of our attention.
“We put a lot of care and thought into the environment that we’re creating for people to dance in,” Harry told The Manc Audio.
“We make sure the venue, the décor, and the overall atmosphere are the kind of settings where people can really let loose and enjoy big tunes from top DJs on a quality system.”
Now – after what’s felt like forever – we can actually contemplate the idea of clubbing again.
We’re finally able to sample some Partial party action later this month. The third Partial instalment will take place in the Progress Centre courtyard on 31 July. They’ve got Youandewan and The Ghost spinning tunes between 2pm until 11pm.
“Our upcoming bookings Youandewan and The Ghost seem to have all carved their own corner into the scene in Berlin and the UK,” said Harry.
“We love the sound and style that these guys are pushing. So, we feel very lucky to have them play at our first few events. It’ll be exciting to see how the sound of Partial evolves and develops over time.”
German Youandewan has – in his words – forged his own “tender brand of deep house”. He’s also released tracks on Butter Side Up before now, a UK label which is owned by Harry’s friend. So, he makes an ideal booking for the comeback occasion.
British but Berlin-based duo The Ghost have been mates since they were 10-years-old. Both of them went on to Leeds University where they threw some legendary student parties in their time.
On relocating to Berlin, they began DJing together under the alias The Ghost. Within just a couple of years, they’ve undoubtedly become ones to watch. Not only for their sound, but for launching Berlin’s first mobile record store, built from a vintage camper van, as well as starting Ghost Records.
This will be the pair’s first time in Manchester for quite a while. So, the Partial boys are buzzing to welcome their groove-fuelled house back to the city.
On the day, they’ll have the best sound system set up, too, courtesy of Neuron Pro Audio who will be supplying a next level Danley Sound Lab system.
“This next event is a step up for us in terms of capacity and production value,” said Harry.
“The Progress Centre is a venue we’ve had our eye on for a while now. So, it’s something we really look forward to bringing to life. But all will be revealed on July 31.”
Tickets are still available, but they’re on final release. Get yours booked here.
The unique live concert will take place at City Airport in Manchester on Friday 14 July, just outside the city – the huge space surrounded by lush green fields will be transformed with epic light and sound productions.
You can expect a night of sing-along hits, good time grooves and Craig David classics.
Tickets will go on sale from 9am on Friday 31 March with Skiddle.
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Rockstock, one of the UK’s biggest and best tribute festivals, returns to Stockport this May
One of the few pains of being a music fan is that no you can’t always manage to get tickets for the biggest bands in the world, certainly not if you’re looking to see them all in one place.
Moreover, not only is there only so many people you can fit on a big field, but tickets for the likes of Download, Slam Dunk, Reading and Leeds and so on seem to be getting pricier every year, meaning it can be harder and harder for some gig-goers to make it to all the shows on their list.
So, what’s the next best thing? Well, we don’t know about you but a super affordable tribute festival where dozens of acts play nothing but the biggest bangers from some of your favourite artists all weekend sounds pretty good to us.
In fact, we know it is: we’ve been to Rockstock before and we can well and truly vouch for this local cult favourite.
Rockstock is the two-day Stockport-based tribute festival created by the same minds behind Festwich, the biggest tribute festival held just down the road in Prestwich‘s St Mary’s Park every summer for the past 11 years.
Copying the winning formula set out by its popular predecessor, Rockstock 2023 returns for its third year on May 27-28, with more than 30 different bands turning up to not just imitate the greatest rock bands in the world, but sometimes put them to the shame. No, not exaggerating.
The tribute act scene is one we’ve always had a real affection for — there’s nothing quite like going down to your local and watching a bunch of often middle-aged musicians giving it their all as ‘Metalicker’ or ‘Iffy Byro’ — and it doesn’t get much better than this.
Organised by UK Tribute Festivals, their ethos is all about sparing no expense in creating the best possible festival experience possible and delivering the same high production value you’d get if you were going along to any to see the real thing, as well as making sure there’s all the usual festival attractions.
AC/DC, The Killers, Linkin Park, The Madness, Mötley Crüe and countless others are among this year’s Rockstock lineup. It drew a massive crowd in 2022 and is sure to do the same again this summer.
Although there will obviously be plenty of sunny beers enjoyed, just like at any festival, one of the reasons we like this festival is that it has always proven to be an extremely fun-filled and safe family environment, not to mention serving as a great way for the little ones to go along to their first rock show.
Last but not least, perhaps the best part about this lovely and not-so-little festival is that despite promising to be bigger and better than ever this year, admission will only set you back a tenner, with kids’ tickets costing just £3. Absolutely ace.
You can grab your tickets for Rockstock 2023 HERE.