Have you had the chance to dance the night away at Manchester’s newest nightclub that’s opened in the heart of the city centre yet?
These past 18 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic haven’t exactly been the smoothest of rides for the night time economy industry, with many venues sadly having to close their doors for good – but now that the hustle and bustle of city life has returned to Manchester once again, it’s time to get back on that dance floor.
If you’re keen to catch up on all the clubbing you’ve missed, then get yourself down to the Printworks’ new nightlife addition, Cargo Manchester.
Part of a London-based nightlife group, with venues dotted across the UK, Cargo Manchester welcomed its first clubbers back in July, and the party is only just getting started as it brings “the energy of Shoreditch with a Mancunian twist.”
As Cargo wants to be Manchester’s premier nightlife spot that’s able to accommodate all kinds of celebrations and events, it’s brought everything we know and love about the city’s scene, while still adding its own unique expertise and character to make your night “iconic and unforgettable”.
Think big neon signs, booming cutting-edge sound systems, bottomless brunches, spaces for private hires, booths, and more.
Most importantly, there’s three massive rooms of music, so you can take your pick from ‘Vault’ – the room playing all the club classics – ‘Locker’, which blasts out the best of RnB and Hip Hop, or ‘Bunker’, which spins the best pop and indie anthems.
There’s also plenty themed nights and offers to make the most of too, including ‘Bonkers’ student nights on a Wednesday, Rumour Fridays, and ‘Manifest’ on a Saturday – which also gives students with a valid NUS card the chance to sip on a range of unmissable discounted drink offers throughout the night.
“Our goal is to provide the best nightlife experience for those in Manchester,” Cargo’s General Manager Andy Brett said ahead of the club’s opening earlier this year.
“We’re working with locally based, up-and-coming DJs and artists, with the aim to be at the forefront of the clubbing culture in the city, and are already in discussions with several local and national promoters and brands who will bring their amazing parties to our club.”
“We want to create a location where people can come to party until the late hours of the night, as well as enjoy a cocktail in a more casual atmosphere,” he added.
“We want late night party-goers to find a solid spot to end the night on a high note.”
A Manchester gaming bar is throwing a 2000s-themed Myspace party this week, taking it back to a time when studded belts were all the rage and angsty bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, and Taking Back Sunday ruled the airwaves.
Staff at Pixel Bar are getting ready to relive their Myspace Scene kid days with a free-to-enter ‘Myspace social’, which will take place on Tuesday 4 October at the Northern Quarter gaming bar.
Promising a night full of emo, pop punk and scene classics, if you regularly find yourself listening back to old Brand New songs and fingering packets of blue-black hair dye in Boots, this is probably a party for you.
Throughout the night Pixel Bar will be running a 40% industry discount on food and drink for partygoers, as well as hosting games of beer pong and giant Jenga.
Dressing up is not mandatory but it is encouraged, and its bar staff will be going all out in their best emo and Scene kid get-ups – so expect to see a lot of kohl eyeliner, sweeping fringes, and maybe even a few pairs of fingerless gloves.
Sharing the news of the upcoming party on social media, Pixel Bar wrote: “We’re officially bringing Myspace back!
“Head down next Tuesday for our Myspace special. Mega industry discount with 40% off food and drink!
“@camthedj is spinning all the Scene/Emo tracks bringing back the emo fringe.”
Originally hailing from Leeds, Pixel Bar opened its second site in Manchester at the end of 2021 and became an instant hit with the city’s gaming community.
Selling 18 different gaming-themed cocktails, with choices like ‘Jigglypuff’, ‘Princess Perch’ and the ‘Yoshi’s Island Iced Tea’, plus a selection of ‘magic potion’ shots promising do deliver ‘full health’ and ‘stamina’, it has quickly become a haven for gamers.
The bar also has a signature cocktail called ‘Who’s that Pokemon?’ – a combination of vodka, lemon juice, soda and your choice of flavoured syrup.
Elsewhere, you’ll find the newest PlayStation 5, Xbox X Series, and Nintendo platforms, arcade games, high-spec PCs and a downstairs club room playing early 00s pop punk until the early hours.
Clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know to make massive comeback in Manchester this weekend
World-renowned clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know is set to make a massive return this weekend, with a huge line-up at O2 Victoria Warehouse.
The international line-up will include Timmy Trumpet, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Third Party, and Ummet Ozcan.
Don’t Let Daddy Know is famed for its huge production, with walls of LEDs, pyrotechnics and lasers creating an almighty clubbing experience – not to mention plenty of surprises along the way.
It has grown into a global phenomenon, hosting tens of thousands of clubbers in venues around the world.
The 18+ dance event will be back after a two-year hiatus and returning to the O2 Victoria Warehouse, the site of previous sell-out shows.
The line-up is packed with EDM and HardStyle artists, including Australian DJ/producer Timmy Trumpet, who has 1.2 billion streams and first broke through with Freaks, which dominated the charts in more than 10 countries.
He said: “Manchester knows how to party!! I can’t wait to rage with you guys, this is gonna be absolutely MENTAL!!
“Don’t Let Daddy Know always brings the best production. This is gonna be one for the history books!”