What’s On in the Northern Quarter ~ Saturday 22nd December

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What's On in the Northern Quarter

High Five for Christmas

High Five returns to Manchester for a special Christmas party and to make it a proper celebration they’ve got twelve of their favourite DJs back to play a special set featuring FIVE of their favourite tunes of all time, on top of that they have a special guest who will be treating us all to an extended set well into the early hours. As this is the season of goodwill to all men all proceeds from the night will be donated to the Campaign Against Living Miserably charity (CALM). 2022NQ will also be transformed into a Christmas Rave Grotto and being High Five they will be gifting someone with a very special prize. Spreading the Christmas cheer with a very special set each will be Krysko (The Warehouse Project), James Holroyd (Back to Basics), Greg Lord (The Warehouse project), Gareth Brooks (XFM), Neil Diablo (Diablo Disco), Luke Unabomber (Electric Chair), Jamie Scahill (Funkademia), Oli Furness (LIVE), Mark Webster (Cosmic Disco), Adam Ross (TPot), Alan Hall (High Five) and Matt Wilden (High Five) plus an extended set from a special guest to be confirmed.

High 5 Xmas

Entry is just £6, or just £5 in advance, all of which will be going to CALM. High Five parties have raised over £8,500 for various causes and all proceeds from this event will be going to The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) which was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support.

9pm – 3am / £5 adv / £6 OTD
2022NQ / 20-22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Saturdays, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
‘Saturdays’ at Soup Kitchen

The guys at Soup Kitchen have gone for a simple solution when it came to naming their regular Saturday night event and consequently it will be called… er… “Saturdays”! The night will exhibit friends and local talents in the cavernous surroundings of their underground dancing den. They have DJs on rotation in the Kitchen and hand the cellar over to a different promotion every week. This week taking over the basement is meandyou.

meandyou xmas

meandyou. Christmas Party with Joy Orbison & Juniper

For their final party of 2012 meandyou. showcase the talents of two of their residents, Joy Orbison and Juniper. This party gives you the opportunity to see their residents play at peak time slots. Support on the night comes from meandyou’s founders Andrew Lyster, Sam Lewis and Alexander Taber. This is the first time the trio have played at their own party.

Joy Orbison continues to build on his reputation as one of the UKs leading djs and producers, having recently compiled his first Resident Advisor podcast. His residency gives him the rare opportunity to explore and dig deeper into different spheres of electronic music.

Juniper has recently gained recognition through a series of releases for Smallville, Underground Quality and Ominira. Juniper’s ‘Jovian Planet‘ was recently included in Ben UFO’s Fabriclive mix cd. Next year will see the release of a remix on Joe Ellis and Leif’s UnitlMyHeartStops label, as well as a number of releases confirmed on established imprints.

Kitchen ~ 8pm – 1am /  FREE // Basement ~ 10pm – 6am / £5 adv / £7 otd
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF

Dry Saturday Flyer New

Dry Bar
Blue Saturday

DJ Tobin Lochrie brings a musical mash up of indie, soul and funk with a dash of Britpop and a pinch of 90’s house.

9pm-4am / FREE


The SuperPhone / Fax Paus / The Natural Vibe

Manchester’s newest band The SuperPhone are back to play their first gig since recording for Sony BMG. Complete with the existing tunes there are a few new ones which will amaze their listeners. With two fantastic support acts in tow this is a night of real music.

7pm – 10.30pm / £5


House Proud with The Love Lost / Deepbeta

House Proud hits Dry Live tonight and to celebrate an amazing year they are throwing a FREE party for all their amazing followers. All the latest and greatest that house music has to offer from 11pm till 4am featuring DJ sets from Liverpool’s The Love Lost and House Proud’s resident DJ Deepbeta. Expect all the biggest tracks from Defected, Hed kandi, Hot Creations and more plus a bucket load of amazing underground, deep house, tech house and electro house to keep you dancing all night and all morning.

11pm – 4am / FREE
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Craig Charles Xmas

Band On The Wall
Craig Charles Funk n Soul Club Christmas Special featuring The Mouse Outfit live

Yo Ho Ho! It’s the Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Club Christmas special featuring a full live set by the incredible 10-piece Mouse Outfit followed by presenter, DJ, actor and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks until 3am.

The Mouse Outfit

The Mouse Outfit is a 10-piece band based in Manchester. They have gigged relentlessly around the UK over the last 2 years, supporting many of their influences including Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Youngblood Brass Band, Akil the MC (Jurassic 5), Souls of Mischief, The Sugarhill Gang, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), DJ Format, The Nextmen, 6ix Toys, Louis Logic, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, DJ Vadim, The Herbaliser, Fabio (Radio 1). In 2011 the band began performing and recording with UK hip hop legend Dr Syntax. Having cut his teeth on tracks with Foreign Beggar’s on their debut album ‘Asylum Speakers‘, Doc Synners soon gained a reputation as one of the UK’s most talented wordsmiths and charismatic performers. With their blistering live shows getting dancefloors around the UK jumping wherever they play,  expect this to be a corker of a night.

9pm / £15 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Terri Shaltiel, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Terri Shaltiel

Performing soul/ jazz/ funk/ blues and rare-groove classics along with some of her original material, Terri has recently been enjoying radio play via the Craig Charles Funk and Soul show. Terri’s music is best described as funky soul/blues fused with contemporary R&B and Jazz. She takes inspiration from a diverse range of artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marlena Shaw, Roberta Flack and Ray Charles with a contemporary twist.

9.30pm-1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Mint Lounge
Funkademia Xmas Party with Dave Redsoul

This Saturday Dave Redsoul 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. www.funkademia.net

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

10.30pm – 3.30am / £5 adv /£6
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

VFM Scooter Xmas

The Ruby Lounge
The VFM Scooter Collective Big Christmas Shindig

The country’s number one rally DJs playing all the top rally sounds and more in this special Christmas celebratory shindig.

9pm – Late / £4
Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester


Night and Day Cafe

Night & Day
Chips with Everything Christmas Special

Head down to Night & Day for a night of solid tunes and tasty beverages, all served up with chips!

8pm – 2am
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Odd Weekend

Odd Bar
Jon Kraus

Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City) ‘Loose Change’ at Odd Bar Jon will be delving between the seats to create a colorful montage of Saturday night drinking music, tackling a healthy mix of Disco, Boogie, House, Afro, Brazilian, Psych, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Ska, Reggae & Soul.

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


Saturday Social

The Bay Horse
Saturday Social

The Saturday Social takes place every Saturday in the wonderful surroundings of The Bay Horse Pub. A soundtrack of the weird, wonderful and well known, from the old to new, Funk to Punk, Disco to Indie, Folk to Pop, all played on lovely crackly vinyl. Your DJs for this aural journey are Craig Johnson and Ian Scott.

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Manchester / Northern Quarter / M4 1NA

Mondo Pop at Trof

Mondo Pop!

Mof Gimmers shares his love of outlandish pop music at his weekly, Saturday night musical variety show, Mondo Pop! Spinning soul, funk, disco, pop, rock and more from across the ages, expect cheeky cover versions of songs you know and songs you haven’t heard for ages, but wish you had. Good vibes and dancing to be had ’til late! “Dancing on tables encouraged”.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Friends In Common

Friends In Common with White Pepper

Every Saturday night (apart from the 2nd of the month) Common invite their favourite friends to play their favourite records. Expect to hear music you never knew you liked. Pop music played with sense and sensibility, country with soul, and maybe something that will make you dance. Tonight’s special friend is White Pepper.

Free entry before 10pm / £2 after
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW