Gigs & Nightlife

A topless blacklight paint rave is coming to a Manchester nightclub

Organisers say "the revolution will be topless" and who are we to argue? (Contains affiliate links)

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 13th September 2023

A topless blacklight paint rave is coming to a Manchester nightclub this month as the city gears up to welcome a night full of silliness and hedonistic anti-patriarchal partying.

Feminist, inclusive club night Party In Your Pants is coming to The Bread Shed on Friday 22 September, promising five hours of non-stop body doodling and shape throwing.

Soundtracked by banging beats, the rebellious paint rave seeks to #freethenipple with guests encouraged to get as naked as they like with a free all-night cloakroom multi-pass included in their ticket.

Ticket prices also include all the paints, pens and powders you could possibly desire to doodle on yourself (and others, consensually) until your heart’s content.

Inside the party, there is a ‘Splat-Attack Tunnel’, where revellers can get shot at with paint guns for a kaleidoscopic painting effect, and there’ll also be holi powder, fancy dress, silly games, and a giant ball pool to frolic about in.


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Organisers, however, are keen to stress that whilst the party welcomes topless guests it is not a sex party.


Stressing that the event is about ‘desexualised nudity’, they say that ‘if you can’t understand the concept’ then ‘this is not the place for you’.

The event page reads: “This is an event for the enlightened. If you can’t understand the concept of desexualised nudity, this is not the place for you. WE ARE NOT A SEX PARTY. (We can’t help it if we’re sexy, though – liberated humans just are!)

“For every feminist, whatever your gender, come and experience your equality and your liberty the Doodlecats way.”

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Tickets for Party In Your Pants’ ‘Pantopia’ are on sale now via Skiddle and can be purchased from £16.75 each here.

Featured image – Party In Your Pants