Well, it seems the uncertainty of lockdows may finally have passed, which means we can all rave our days away happily without a care in the world…touch wood.

Here’s our pick of the latest clubnights to be announced and some highlights from this weekend.

Photo credit: Christian Belgaux

XXYLO | Off the Square | Fri 11 Feb | Free

This debut night comes from the makers of TRPHSE, who are on a mission to diversify the clubbing world of the UK, by showcasing upcoming DJs and styles across world music, garage, amapiano, soulful house and liquid drum ‘n’ bass. This inauguaral event features founders Sham Steele and a host of extras in the form of Rosie Vacci B, DJ Chaise, Jack Bagshaw and Papu Raf.

65-67, Lever Street M1 1FL
Manzana: Tarzsa, Aisling | Stage & Radio | Fri 18 Feb | £8

After a stellar launch party pre-COVID at The Whiskey Jar, Manzana are back, this time with a headline DJ in the shape of local burgeoning talent, Tarzsa, an NTS resident whose radio shows explore slow jams and R’n’B, but club and festival sets dive into wobbly garage and techno. Support comes from chugmeister general and Threads resident, Aisling and residents Travis & Tucker.

43 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
Jeff Mills, LSDXOXO | Hidden | Fri 11 March | £30.50

The godfather of techno goes by many names, the originator, the exhibitionist, the wizard; his name will forever be synonymous with the genre, and wherever he goes a cult-like crowd of revellers follow. He hits the intimate surroundings of Hidden alongside a fellow American, Berlin-based LSDXOXO, famed for his raucous recordings on XL. Support comes from Hidden resident Anton Fitz and Meat Free resident, Aalice.

DownTex Mill 16-18 Mary Street, Cheetham Hill, M3 1NH
Todd Terje, Laurence Guy | Albert Hall | Fri 11 March | £25.20

Cirque du Soul have been throwing their extravagant parties across the UK for nearly 10 years, and now hit 20 cities on the regs. They come to the vast Albert Hall with a pre-party for El Dorado festival, bringing Norwegian disco don Todd Terje and the talented Laurence Guy, whose tracks resonated in lockdown, making him one of the most exciting names in UK dance music. They’re joined by Italian house duo, Dirty Channels.

27 Peter Street, M2 5QR
Fri 11 Feb - Fri 11 Mar
Leo Burrell
Published on:
Wed 9 Feb 2022