Victoria Warehouse, the Old Trafford venue that hosted the BBC 6 Music Festival earlier this year, will be home to a heady cocktail of whisky tasting and live music in November, as the Whisky Sessions debuts in the city. Bartenders from Northern Quarter bar Whiskey Jar will be joined by acts including I Am Kloot, British Sea Power and Gomez over the course of this two-day event. Formerly home to The Warehouse Project, Victoria Warehouse boasts a whooping 4,000-capacity venue for live music – with its adjoining hotel (pictured) set to host whisky tastings, included within the ticket price. The Whisky Sessions will also be featuring as a pop-up at various festivals throughout the country this summer, with plans to to take it to London in 2015. With whisky being heralded as an inspiration for musicians throughout history, the organisers are planning to introduce new whiskies from around the world – culminating in an exciting and unprecedented festival of music and whisky in equal measure. See below for the live music line-up per day. We’ve got a pair of tickets for the Friday session to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, send the answer to the questions below – plus your name, age, Twitter handle and phone number – in an email to competitions at manchesterwire dot co dot uk with the subject line ‘Whisky Sessions competition’. The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 18 November, and we’ll contact the winner by email the following day.

Please note: this competition is now closed – but you can still book tickets below

Fri 21 & Sat 22 November, Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, M17 1AB, Tel: 0161 832 1111, 4.30pm, £35 general admission, £55 VIP pass, Tickets available from The Whiskey Jar and online at

Friday 21 November
I Am Kloot
British Sea Power
Tim Burgess
Admiral Fallow
The Travelling Band
Matthew And The Atlas
Jon Allen
Treetop Flyers
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Lisbee Stainton

Saturday 22 November
Turin Brakes
Badly Drawn Boy
To Kill A King
Josh Record
The Tapestry
Little Comets
The Riptide Movement
Robbie Boyd
Marcus Bonfanti
The Young Folk
Rainy Boy Sleep

Fri 21 Nov - Sat 22 Nov
Nancy Dent
Published on:
Wed 12 Nov 2014