Entertainment, Manchester

Parklife Afterlife Parties

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By Frazer Macdonald 

Once again, summer is around the corner. Although our yearly heatwave has been and gone, don’t worry – we’ve still got Parklife to look forward to. The downside to Parklife is that not everyone can afford to go. The upside to Parklife is that its self-curated after parties are open to everyone for a much cheaper price. Check out our picks below:

Saturday 11th June

APE at The Albert Hall

This one is perfect for Drum & Bass fans. Headlined by international stars Chase & Status, the night promises to be raucous and high-octane, bolstered by DJs like Culture Shock and Dimension. And best of all, thanks to The Albert Hall’s massive dance floor, the crowd will be one of the biggest of the night.

Full Lineup:

Chase & Status



Culture Shock


North Base

Mark XTC

Circus at Sankeys

This one is headlined by award-winning House DJ Steve Lawler, who’s bringing a whole host of other house and techno DJs along with him, who are all at the head of their game. What’s equally as impressive as the DJs is the sheer amount atmosphere in Sankeys. It’s a massive warehouse-style building fitted with a decent-sized dance floor and a lighting rig which is unusually sophisticated for the Manchester clubbing scene. This isn’t one to be missed.

Full Lineup:

Steve Lawler


Lewis Boardman

Oliver Dollar

Lauren Lo Sung

James Organ

LO-FI at Hidden

Hidden has been the word on every clubber’s lips since it opened, and it’s easy to see why. Since last year, the renovated textile mill has been making a name for itself by booking some of the most respected DJs in the industry – and with LO-FI, it’s continuing its winning streak. On the 11th of June, the walls will be rumbling with the sound of Adam Beyer’s Techno and a host of other producers.

Full Lineup:

Adam Beyer

B. Traits

Greg Lord


Anton Fitz

MVSON Collective

Saturday 12th June

The Warehouse Project Presents: A Very Special Night at The Ritz

The Warehouse Project is always a reliable choice, and although the lineup for this event hasn’t been announced yet, it doesn’t need to have been – whoever they choose, it’s bound to be a good night. Although The Ritz doesn’t have quite the same stripped down Techno-style aesthetic of Victoria Warehouse, The Warehouse Project’s usual haunt, it does have a spring floor and a stage which is pretty well-suited for a decent light show and some good visuals.




This is Hidden’s second event on this list, and probably the best of the lot. Headliners Joy Orbison and Paul Woolford always give a good show, and I’m sure this night will be no exception. There isn’t really much more to say about this, other than it isn’t to be missed.

Full Lineup:

Joy Orbison

Paul Woolford


Class Enemy

House of Wax

Love Dose DJs

Mark Turnpenny

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