Manchester’s clubbing scene is probably the healthiest it’s been in a long time, you’ve got heavyweights like The Warehouse Project, The Albert hall, Victoria Warehouse and Sankeys, alongside smaller places like the Soup Kitchen all vying for attention.
Well, it’s about to get a whole lot busier, as Sankeys today announced it’s going to be joining forces with Victoria Warehouse – the former home of the Warehouse Project between 2012 & 2013 – for a run of shows at the Trafford Park venue from October 17, called Sankeys Warehouse.
Victoria Warehouse has obviously been looking for some new tenants since the Warehouse Project moved out after two high profile deaths at the sprawling venue on the opening weekend of its second year.
Sankeys owners Dave Vincent said, “I’m really excited about teaming up with the Victoria Warehouse to bring the Sankeys Warehouse series to the City of Manchester.”
On the newly launched Facebook Page, Sankeys Warehouse say they’re in it for the long haul, mentioning plans for the next 5 years, which if it’s not a typo, is quite a statement of intent.
There’s no line-up yet but it’s going to be interesting to see what they come up with and, crucially, whether it can compare to The Warehouse Project’s already announced, and stacked, line-up. And where does this leave good ol’ Sankeys, does it mean it won’t be opening again this year?