Since 2006, Manchester has hosted the perfect tonic to those suffering from post-festival season blues — Warehouse Project.
Over the years, WHP has gained an international reputation for attracting some of the world’s biggest DJs. Annie Mac, Armand Van Helden, Aphex Twin, Deadmau5 and Pete Tong, to name a few, have rubbed shoulders with music acts including Disclosure, The Prodigy and Foals as the lineup catered to a wide audience.
This year’s lineup draws from stars of techno, dance and hip-hop; and we will be attending a number of WHP nights that promise to be a great way to round off a great year for music. Tonight’s opening party showcases a cross section of talent. From 19 year old grime star Novelist, to one of this summers biggest stars in Mura Masa. From a DJ set by Jungle, to Indian hip-hop queen M.I.A — WHP 16 are setting the bar incredibly high.
Fresh from his victory at the Mercury awards, Skepta headlines a night of some of the most promising talent from the immovable grime scene. Having witnessed a storming set from the godfather of grime at WILD LIFE, I can only imagine how wild the crowd will go with the likes of Giggs in tow!
But this isn’t just about the big name acts, this is about the larger club scene and on November 11 WHP shows it’s support for legendary venue Fabric with FABRICLIVE. Tickets are still available for this mouthwatering night of hip-hop, with all proceeds going towards the #savefabric fund.
After releasing the biggest independent record of the year, Chance the Rapper comes to WHP for the first time, with not one but two nights in November which will no doubt be among this years highlights. Another of 2016’s newest stars Flume has been given a whole night to showcase some of his favourite acts as well as dropping his own stellar productions.
Granada Studios is used to putting out Coronation Street, but in December minimalist maestro Nicolas Jaar will have Manchester in the palm of his hand, melting into his unique sparse electronica. And only a few days later, WHP welcomes arguably this years biggest name — Fatboy Slim.
WHP 16 continues the history of this legendary event, showcasing some unbelievable talent from crossing all manner of genres and we’ll be there, bringing the party to you.
Please support Fabric in their cause, and visit www.fabriclondon.com/save-culture
Words by HQ