The return of Homobloc: Manchester’s ‘queer block party for all’ is back, The Manc

The return of Homobloc: Manchester’s ‘queer block party for all’ is back

“No words can say how excited we are. Finally we’re coming home.”

Marking its second incarnation, Homobloc will form once again to bring its legendary gay utopia to Mayfield Depot this November

It’s a big moment for the organisers, who also run Manchester club night Homoelectric, having spent the past year (and then some) unable to host an events due to covid restrictions.

First born in lesbian nightclub Follies 23 years ago, today Homoelectric ight has a huge cult following: having spent the past two decades throwing some of the most hedonistic, wild and extravagant dances going in the city.

Homobloc - Manchester festival
Homobloc

2019 saw the collective host their first-ever sell-out music festival at 10,000 capacity venue Mayfield Depot – a night, it was firmly agreed by all who attended, that shone more brightly than any other on 2019’s Warehouse Project calendar.

Now, they’ve back for another session – and the date is set for Saturday, 6th November.

“No words can say how excited we are. Finally we’re coming home,” said the team in a statement. 

The line-up is still currently being kept under wraps, but today organisers have teased out their first launch video.

Homobloc - Paul Hemmingfield
Homobloc

Backed by a soundtrack of Moby’s Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad, it depicts digital creator Aaron James as a solitary raver steadfastly making their way to the dance – slowly stripping off their red and black checkered coat to reveal a sheer thong bodysuit underneath that reads “j’adore hardcore’ as they pass fellow Homobloc ravers, like Luke Unabomber and Meme Gold.

It’s certainly got us excited for the night itself.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 18th June at 10am, initially to the Homoelectric family and those who attended the inaugural Homobloc show in 2019 before being opened up to the general public.

For more information, head to the Homobloc website here.

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