New open-air event SQUARE ONE reveals lineups

The venue launches in June - just in time for those warm summer evenings.

Hannah Starkie Hannah Starkie - 18th March 2021

A brand-new open-air venue is coming to Manchester in June – and they’re hitting us with a belting launch lineup.  

A former car park off the Mancunian Way will be transformed later this year to become Manchester’s hottest new outdoor clubbing destination – SQUARE ONE.  

With the Deansgate Square towering overhead and Piccadilly Station just across the road, the space couldn’t be more in the heart of it all – right where we belong. 

With multiple events planned throughout the summer, the team are promising us a stellar series of lineups featuring DJs from Manchester and beyond, including appearances from Zutekh, Jika Jika and Animal Crossing DJs.  

They’re debuting the series with an opening schedule spanning three weekends first of all.


Kicking things off on Saturday 26 June will be Fuse’s Enzo Siragusa, who is set to play a hefty all day long set. Then Sunday 27 June will see Mella Dee, Haider, Althea, Joe Motion and Zutekh DJs take on the SQUARE ONE space.

We’ll then have to wait three weeks for the next one on Saturday 17 July with no other than Denis Sulta, Matrefakt and Gina Breeze. Then Hot Since 82 and James Organ will close the weekend on Sunday.


The opening schedule is complete on Saturday 24 July, with a showcase from PIV Records, an Amsterdam label who will be making this their first ever Manchester show.

With no 10pm curfew or socially distanced squares in sight, it’s looking like we can finally dance together again. And with all the events starting at 2pm and running until 11pm, we can expect a full day of dancing to make up for lost time.

After a tough year for the music and events industry, SQUARE ONE is a “beacon of light” in the return to clubbing, providing Manchester with a brand new way to get back to the music.


Organisers of SQUARE ONE said: “Manchester is our home. This one is for the dancers, a new venue with no-nonsense. Let’s make up for the lost memories and come together, a good and proper open-air affair. Summer is coming and the dance floor is ready.”     

Stay up to date with SQUARE ONE via their Instagram and get ready for tickets which go on sale tomorrow at 10am.