A socially safe way to go clubbing is coming to Manchester next month. From the creators of The Albert Hall’s popular club night La Discothèque comes Puffin Box – a unique rave experience which will launch exclusively in the city on Friday 7 August. Combing an industrial backdrop, eclectic selection of music, drinks packages and of course, a dancefloor – PuffinBox describes itself as ‘a rave in a box’ – where guests can enjoy a 90 minute mini-clubbing experience within their own social bubbles.

Located in the basement of the Northern Quarter’s recently refurbished Hilton House, these micro events will take place every Thursday and Friday (4:15pm-11pm) and every Saturday and Sunday (12:15pm-11pm) offering a mix of disco, funk, hip-hop, house and techno. Featured DJs and performers will include Funkademia, Hit & Run, La Discotheque and Love Dose amongst others. Each of the five cubed ‘Puffin Boxes’ can hold up to eight guests at a time and come complete with a fully stocked fridge of pre-ordered drinks plus comfy sofas and your own dancefloor. The boxes are positioned to surround the DJ, so you’ll be in prime position to dance your cares away.

Every measure has been taken to ensure your experience is both fun and safe including a one-way entry-exit system, social distancing in queues and a full clean of the areas between each session. Co-founders of Puffin Box – Kat Warburton and Natalie Lea see this launch as a way of adapting the clubbing experience whilst also supporting the nightlife industry during this difficult time. “As the spiritual home of rave, we’re so excited to launch Puffin Box in Manchester. While we can’t go to stereotypical raves in the city we have to adapt, so here we have a rave in a box” says Kat. “As the hospitality industry slowly recovers, it’s so important to support DJs, performers, sound and light engineers as much as we can.” Natalie adds. Puffin Box are also hoping to continue partnering with some amazing artists and brands in the future – both locally and internationally. Below is a quick run-down of the line-up throughout August:

Fri 7, Sat 8, Sun 9 August – La Discotheque
Thu 13 August – Hit & Run
Fri 14 August – Love Dose
Sat 15 August – Funkademia
Sun 16 August – Joy Social vs High Hoops
Thu 20 August – Hip Hop/Hula
Fri 21 August – Zutekh
Sat 22 August – So Flute
Sun 23 August – Bad Fun
Thu 27 August – Ghosts of Garage
Fri 28 August – Kaluki
Sat 29 & Sun 30 August – Manchester Pride

Tickets will go on general sale Wednesday 22 July at 9am. However, if you head to their website and register to the mailing list, you’ll gain access to exclusive pre-sale tickets a full 24 hours before general sale. For more information on the events, line-up and to book check Puffin Box socials including Facebook and Instagram.

Fri 17 Jul, Hilton House,
Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EH
, Price TBC
Cat Allan
Published on:
Fri 31 Jul 2020