Manchester party The Warehouse Project has revealed its full lineup for 2022 as it returns to its home at Depot, Mayfield for another star-studded season.
As the city’s ravers gear up for an action-packed four months of unmissable moments, we take a look at the full roster of artists confirmed for this year – with line-ups spanning a host of genres, from DnB and tech house to industrial techno, disco, classic house and dub reggae.
From in-demand global tastemaker Peggy Gou, who comes to Manchester to play her only UK Gou Talk show of the A/W season, to a headline set from techno legend Michael Bibi (also the only opportunity for fans to see him in the north this year), as ever, there is a lot to get excited about.
The Hacienda also returns, celebrating forty years of FAC51 on Saturday 12 November – marking its largest ever club event across four rooms. This very special party will see electronic groups Orbital and Happy Mondays performing live, with Inner City and 808 State also headlining the show amongst other legendary acts.
Speaking on the new season’s line-up, which sees the party series return free of restrictions for the first time since Covid, Co-Founder Sam Kandel said: “We can now concentrate on delivering the best WHP season to date.
“Musically we’ve cast the net even wider this year and so far the response has been incredible.
“We all know that Depot Mayfield is the dream location for The Warehouse Project and it’s just fantastic to be involved whilst this corner of Manchester continues to transform before our eyes.”’
Peggy Gou will land at Depot Mayfield on Friday 21st October for her only show in England after the summer – bringing her Gou Talk event series to Manchester for the very first time.
The global tastemaker has carefully curated a unique blend of artists to deliver stunning musical and cultural visions – with Laurent Garnier, Robert Hood, TSHA, Saoirse, Anz and more joining her on the night.
Following the success of their previous Manchester parties, one of the UK’s finest House & Techno labels Solid Grooves will welcome Michael Bibi on Friday 28 October for what will be his only UK date in the North this year. The label showcase will also be joined by musical legends including Sven Väth, Skream, Hot Since 82 and more.
On Saturday 29 October, a Halloween special will bring some very familiar faces and sought-after names – amongst the headliners, former BBC Radio 1 legend Annie Mac, Patrick Topping, Special Request and more.
The following Friday 4 November will see a huge Worried About Henry showcase, taking over the full expanse of Depot Mayfield with an array of world-class artists from the DnB scene for what will be the final drum n bass show of WHP22. Another huge line-up featuring the likes of Sub Focus, Shy FX, Netsky, Inja and more.
How to get tickets
With the WHP22 drawing closer in time, The Warehouse Project is delighted to bring in another season of spectacular shows throughout the Autumn/Winter season.
Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday 28 July from 10am, with ticket prices starting from £29.50.
General sale tickets will then become available on Friday 29 July from 10am.
Tickets can be purchased via The Warehouse Project website.
New shows announced for The Warehouse Project 2022
Friday 21 October – Gou Talk
Times: 20.00 – 04.00
Robert Hood & Lyric Hood Presents Floorplan
Chaos In The CBD
Brain De Palma
Solid Grooves – Friday 28 October
Times: 20.00 – 04.00
Hot Since 82
Lauren Lo Sung
Skream B2B Jackmaster
Saturday 29 October – Halloween At The Warehouse Project
Full Halloween Production Across All 3 Rooms Of Depot Mayfield
Times: 19.00 – 04.00
Annie Mac / Patrick Topping
Ammara | DJ Boring | Emerald
Ewan Mcvicar | Hammer | Jaguar
Jordan Villa | Junior Simba | KETTAMA
LF System | Prospa – Live | Nia Archives
Sarah Story | Special Request | Tibasko
Friday 4 November – Worried About Henry
Times: 20.00 – 04.00
Hybrid Minds & Tempza
Sub Focus & Id
Bou & Haribo
Critical Soundsystem XX: Enei x Halogenix x Kasra Ft GQ
Mollie Collins B2B Kleu
Rob Rinseout B2B Ezair
Concourse: Shy Fx Presents
Mungo’s Hi Fi Ft Gardna
MC’s: GQ, Stamina & Dread MC
Archive: Hospitality (A-Z)
Camo & Krooked
Etherwood B2B LSB
Kings Of The Rollers & Inja
Solah (Live) Feat Emma B
Unglued B2B Mozey
MC’s: Daxta, Ruthless, MC AD & Lowqui
Saturday 12 November
Times: 14.00 – 02.00
Saturday 12 November – Haçienda 40
Times: 14.00 – 02.00
Happy Mondays Kerri Chandler
Kenny Dope Grandmaster Flash
Inner City [live]
808 State [Live]
House Gospel ChoirCe Ce Rodgers [Live]
Peter HookJustin Robertson
To see the full WHP 2022 lineup, visit the website here.
Feature image – Supplied
Award-winning Northern Quarter restaurant announces shock closure with most heartbreaking statement yet
One of the Northern Quarter’s best restaurants and bars has announced its shock closure, adding to a tidal wave of hospitality casualties.
Cocktail Beer Ramen and Bun – better known to most of us as CBRB – announced the news this evening with a frank and heartbreaking statement.
In it, the late-night Oldham Street business outlined the ‘massive financial strain’ it’s been facing, describing the obstacles that are ‘affecting everyone in the hospitality industry right now’.
CBRB stressed the staggering costs of goods and the doubling of energy bills as the ‘massive factors’ that have forced their hand.
They wrote: “It breaks our heart to have to make this decision and please know, it has not come lightly or without months of deliberation, meetings and rescue plans.
“Countless discussions about a way out of the sh*t that wouldn’t end up coming to this.”
CBRB, which specialises in huge steaming bowls of ramen, delicious small plates and award-winning cocktails, took the time to thank all the customers who have supported the hugely popular independent restaurant over the years.
They also urged people to get out and support their local favourites before it’s too late, writing: “We can guarantee they’ll need it. So many amazing ideas and talented businesses in our industry are struggling and closing almost every day now and they need your help.”
CBRB’s final day will be this Sunday, with bookings and walk-ins operating as normal.
CBRB’s statement in full
This is probably the hardest thing we’ve ever had to write. The worst news we’ve ever had to deliver.
This Sunday will be our last.
The last noodle pull. The last blue drink. The last dinner service.
We want to be as honest with you as possible. After all, it’s you lot that make this place what it is and it’s you who have kept us going as long as we have.
CBRB wouldn’t be where it is today without your amazing love + support over the last 4 years…
The business has been under massive financial strain, that we have unfortunately been unable to pull ourselves out of. The obstacles that have been affecting everyone in the hospitality industry right now. The cost of goods sky rocketing. Energy bills more than doubling. They’re all massive factors and they’ve all made it extremely difficult to continue doing what we love, without compromising on quality.
It breaks our heart to have to make this decision and please know, it has not come lightly or without months of deliberation, meetings and rescue plans. Countless discussions about a way out of the sh*t that wouldn’t end up coming to this.
So for now we just want to thank you. For making this tiny little kitchen and bar become something way bigger than we ever imagined. For making coming to work the last 4 years so much fun. For all the lovely messages, the constant support, for bringing your friends and sharing the love for the food we create.
Thank you for supporting your local Girl Gang. But for now, it’s over.
If we can leave anything behind it’s this. Go and support your local independent bar!
Eat out at your favourite family owned restaurants. Order that takeaway from your local small business. Because we can guarantee they’ll need it. So many amazing ideas and talented businesses in our industry are struggling and closing almost every day now and they need your help.
Bookings and walk ins will operate as normal this week and we’ll keep on slinging the noods and pouring the drinks until the second we have to leave.
2018 – 2023
This week will be a bittersweet one. Come see us for a drink.
Big love, Team CBRB x
Featured image: The Manc Group
Selfridges to open Louboutin bar with cocktails inspired by its iconic £700 shoes
A new bar inspired by Christian Louboutin’s infamous red-soled shoes is set to open in Selfridges, Manchester Trafford, this year.
Offering a spin on classic cocktails such as the Cosmopolitan alongside some bespoke creations, it will be located in the accessories hall on the lower level of the department store opposite the new Christian Louboutin boutique.
Running for a limited time only, Loubibar celebrates the arrival of the swanky boutique where the designer’s latest Spring collection of signature shoes and accessories are now on display.
At the cocktail bar, shoppers can enjoy bespoke cocktail creations including the Rouge Follies (a spin on the classic Cosmopolitan), the Loubifunk (mixing gin with aromatic notes of cherry and zesty limes) and the amusingly named Loubidoo (a ‘transportive’ cocktail laced with coconuts and lime).
The 360 bar itself is resplendent in Christian Louboutin’s signature red, with plush red stools and menus, and will serve bespoke red cocktails inspired by the French fashion house, which was first established in Paris over 30 years ago.
First launching in 1992 with a collection for women, swiftly followed by a men’s collection a few years later, its signature red lacquered sole makes the shoes instantly recognisable wherever they go.
2014 welcomed Christian Louboutin Beauté, while in, 2022 the House launched a new category dedicated to Kids and Pets: The LoubiFamily.
Favoured by the likes of the Kardashians and Cardi B, as well as Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, they’ve long been considered an iconic symbol of style and quality craftsmanship.