What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 1st July 2017

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Band On The Wall
Keep It Unreal 18th Birthday with Mr Scruff & Jamie 3:26

The original Manchester residency celebrates 18 years! Mr Scruff & extra special guest Jamie 3:26 will be rolling up their sleeves for a 5 hour session of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, electro, techno, new wave and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category. Expect fantastic sound, a lovely mixed crowd & great atmosphere at Band On The Wall for what will most certainly be a special night. As ever this is a non-mobile disco so please don’t use cameras and phones on the dance floor!

9pm – 3am / £12 adv / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

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Various Venues
Sonder Festival 2017

SONDER Festival is a three day music, comedy and arts festival based here in Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter. The festival looks to bring together creative talent from across the region and also supports some amazing causes while doing so. SONDER aim to create an incredible festival, while also being able to stay at a price that is inclusive and offers great value for attendees. This year SONDER is showcasing some of the best rising talent around with a plethora of artists who have performed on BBC Introducing, Radio 1, Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, XFM and many more, including headliners Prose, The Lottery Winners & Kapital.

Sonder Festival, Various venues

Midday / £10 day / £15 weekend / BUY TICKETS
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
The Castle Hotel / 66 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

saturday social, artikal, gw harrison, stage radio

Stage & Radio
The Saturday Social featuring Artikal and GW Harrison

Month three for The Saturday Social, and they’ve got a couple of belters for you; Artikal and GW Harrison are two of the residents for the absolutely humongous ABODE party from London. The Boxed:Music residents have been to two of the Abode parties and Artikal and GW’s set were so impressive that they said (both times) “We need to get these two to one of our parties” and here they are. Support comes from the Boxed:Music residents, inc. Versus. Main Bar will be hosted by resident Dave Kelly and his +1 this month is Micron resident Ronny Gill.

9pm-2am / £5 adv / £10 otd / BUY TICKETS
Stage & Radio / 43 Port Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EQ

kiss me again 1st birthday, hesska, john loveless, soup kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Kiss Me Again 1st Birthday with Hesska & John Loveless

Kiss Me Again are celebrating their first birthday! They’re going to be celebrating in style with not one, but two guests and they can’t wait! Hesska is local Manchester DJ who has been running parties in some form for quite a few years. John Loveless, once a regular fixture of Manchester dancefloors and decks, abandoned the perennial dampness for the sunnier climes of Berlin a few years back. He’ll no doubt bring the heat for this overdue homecoming. There will, of course, be music on the night from Kiss Me Again DJs too.

11pm – 4am / £3 early / £5 adv / BUY TICKETS
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

The Castaways, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
The Castaways

The Castaways, led by trombonist Mel Howard (formerly Freedom Masses & Creation Roots amongst many others), brings you Ska, Rocksteady and a touch of Reggae fused with more than a little Jazz. If you love the music of the Studio One days from the likes of the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals and many more, you’ll love The Castaways! Catch them at Matt & Phreds tonight.

9.30pm-1am / £5 / FREE ENTRY (Standing) with an NQCard
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Mint Lounge
Funkademia with Adam Unsworth

This Saturday Adam Unsworth takes control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house, feeding a friendly crowd with a diet of pure unadulterated soul-funk with the dj collective taking you on a journey through four decades of the very best soul, funk, electric disco and hip-hop with a touch of smooth r&b and some big house classics.

This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.

10.30pm – 3am / £5 Adv /£6 / BUY TICKETS / Queue jump & 2-4-1 entry with an NQCard
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Juvenile Child, Night Day

Night & Day
Juvenile Child

A five piece band from Manchester, known as one of the most exciting and energetic live unsigned acts on the scene, with a shout from bands like Northside, Chameleons and John Levers Bushart, Juvenile Child‘s style is a mix of grunge, punk, metal with a bit of Manchester thrown in. Nominated as a future classic band by Real Xs radio, this is a band to watch and definitely one you won’t forget. With new single Sandy Brown just released you might want to check them out at Night & Day tonight.

8pm – 11pm / £5
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day
Night & Day DJs

After the live show you can settle in, or get on your feet, for a late night showing from the Night & Day DJs.

11pm / £3
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

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The Peer Hat
Tin Pot Dictators

Tin Pot Dictators and Monster Island celebrate a decade to the day since their first gigs, both having shared a stage at The Castle vs Cancer event which ran to 1st July 2007. Tin Pot Dictators will reform for a special not-to-be-missed one-off performance and the party will take place at The Peer Hat, one of the Northern Quarter’s newest spaces. As well as TPD on the bill there’s obviously Monster Island, plus Big Debbie and DJ Kev Le Voi.

3.30pm – 9pm / £tbc
The Peer Hat / 14 – 16 Faraday Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Remake Remodel, Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge
Remake Remodel

After a string of ‘specials’, it seems that the things are back to normal at Remake Remodel, so expect the usual from “The Nations Saving Grace Of Alternative, Rock n Roll” downstairs in The Ruby Lounge.

11pm – 3.30am / £4 adv / £6 / BUY TICKETS
The Ruby Lounge / 28 – 34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC Phil Ellis presents Andrew Ryan, Tony Burgess and Phil Nichol for The Frog and Bucket‘s flagship Saturday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.

7pm / £20 adv / £17 adv concessions / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

Saturday at NoHo

The Northern Quarter’s “Hippest Boogie Den”, NoHo‘s resident DJs crank up the beats and unleash the classics onto the floor of revellers before them. From high in the DJ control deck he witnesses the shapes, the struts and the boogies as he plays out 80?s soul, funk, disco, rare groove & boogie. You will be moved and if you need to reserve an area or a table so you have your own personal spot then get in touch with the bar.

5pm – 3am / FREE
NoHo / Corner Stevenson Square & Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FB

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Pen & Pencil
Saturdays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs. Tonight manning the decks is Duncan Wallis (aka Duncan off of Dutch Uncles).

9pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

Lost in Tokyo

Lost In Tokyo
Tokyo Saturdays!

Get lost with Lost In Tokyo‘s resident superstar DJ spinning Disco & Funk classics and topping it off with huge Hip Hop jams for all the kawaii cats to let loose to! There’s free entry as well as 2 cocktails for £10 every night of the week from 4pm – 10pm (excluding hard hitters). Dress well, dress code is smart casual.

5pm – 3am / FREE
Lost In Tokyo / 26b Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW

Eastern Bloc new logo

Eastern Bloc

Established as a record shop for over 30 years Eastern Bloc is now a fully licensed bar open until 11pm with the occasional late license event. Some special local selectors as well as current and past staff members take the helm at the decks and provide your soundtrack. New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

6pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

PB&J Saturday Sessions, Blue Pig

The Blue Pig
PB&J present Hip Hop/Funk/Soul/R&B Saturday Jams

The Blue Pig has a brand new Saturday residency with PB&J collective bringing you the best hiphop, funk, soul and R&B known to man at their Saturday Jam sessions. Seriously good booty-shaking tunes and good times to be had in the NQ.

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Neil Smallridge Black Dog

Black Dog Ballroom
Neil Smallridge

Every Saturday Neil Smallridge spins the beats ‘Down at the Dog’ as he blends and bends the genres, smoothly flowing between house, disco and hip hop, with queues around the block every week.

10pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner of Tib & Church Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1PW

Leo Menace, odd

Odd Bar
DJ Leo Menace

Head to Odd for Hip-Hop, RnB, House, Disco, Electro, Soul and anything that makes you get up and dance with Friday resident DJ Leo Menace. Mixing dancefloor filling classics, new gems and re-mixes, Leo is known for producing a unique, genre-hopping sound that’s seen him play in clubs, festivals, bars and parties all over the country, from Notting Hill Carnival in London to Tramlines in Sheffield and The Ritz and Sankeys in Manchester.

8pm – late / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

Ignition, Hula

Ignition starring Gareth Brooks

Head down to Hula for a night filled with and fueled by rum. Expect a wild mix of tiki fun like nowhere else and of course a fantastic soundtrack of old school Hip Hop & R’n’B provided by everyone’s favourite ex-XFM DJ, Mr Gareth Brooks. Get there early, avoid the inevitable queue. TAPS AFF!

9pm – 4am
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Juicy Bar Sessions, Trof

Juicy Bar Sessions

Juicy DJs provide the soundtrack to Saturdays at Trof from 9pm. Expect classic R&B, party hip hop, funk & of course DISCO! If you fancy grabbing one of their mixtapes get yourself over here.

9pm – 3am / FREE before 10pm / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two

Down in the basement at Twenty Twenty Two you find all night partying, ping pong, beer pong and reckless behaviour. Enjoy the good vibes until 4am with a soundtrack of Rap, RnB, Disco, Grooves, Garage, House and Bashment with DJs on rotation – Stylus, Bad Osiris, Klepto, Darka and Murkage Dave, with the odd special guest thrown into the mix too.

9pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ