Manchester clubs for August gets rounded up. Even as summer reaches the end of the road, Manchester’s divine club nights (and days) mean you have no excuse not to make the most of the last few weeks of whatever sunshine there might be left. With Pride parties galore and a big Bank Holiday Weekend, we recommend you keep the party going until Summer finally fades away. Here’s our top picks for August 2019:

Fri 2 Aug  | Zutekh presents Leon Vynehall | Soup Kitchen
In 2015 Zutekh hosted Leon Vynehall for an emotional set and next week, he’s back. The British house producer and Berghain regular will play alongside Zutekh DJs at the Salford venue for some twists and turns – we know what we’re getting and it won’t disappoint. Runs 23.00-04.00.
Tickets: £12.50/£16.75 | /

Sat 3 Aug | Ziggy Sixx: Opening All-Dayer In Aid of The Ark Homeless Centre | The Drop Inn, Fallowfield
This sonic fundraiser marks the opening of a new-old Fallowfield venue. Rising from the ashes of the legendary pub The Ram and Shackle, comes a brand new bar – right in the centre of South Manchester. The Ziggy Sixx team are bringing Mancunian/South West rapper Charlie Boy Manson, a host of local up-and-coming DJs including Sofie K (NTS), Kortzer and Korzi (Limbo Radio) and more for a mighty all-dayer in support of The Ark Homeless Shelter. Runs 12.00-02.00. 
Tickets – Suggested donation on entry | find out more:

Fri 9 Aug | Dimensions Festival x Eastern Bloc in Store | Eastern Bloc Records
This special Dimensions event at our local Northern record store features both E-Bloc residents and Dimension festival favourites for a night curated with the idea in mind to celebrate record stores worldwide. Expect the likes of; Means&3rd, Kerrie, Yuri, Yadava, Danuka, Alex T, Jim Bane, Tom Houghton, and Cutterz. At this day-and-night affair you will even have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Dimensions Festival (28 Aug-1 Sep) – so don’t miss out. Runs 16.00-01.30.
Tickets – non-ticketed, free entry. Find out more: 

Fri 16 Aug | Auditory w/Djrum, DMX Krew (Live), Blasha & Allatt and Alex T | The White Hotel
Third edition of night Auditory takes to the unorthodox Salford venue in the middle of the month. Djrum – who, known for his cuts of jungle, garage, techno and dub and epic compositions, headlines the event, alongside unpredictable and prolific DMX Krew going live, and Meat Free’s Blasha & Allatt who will be closing off. Runs 23.00-6.00.
Tickets: from £15 |

Sun 25 Aug | Kiss Me Again! Pride Party w/ LOFT | Soup Kitchen
KMA DJs will be soundtracking this unmissable Pride-party night alongside Northern collective Mutalism’s LOFT. The producer heads up a billing promising mayhem and a whole lot of — to the dance floor. As with all previous KMA Pride parties, all profits will be donated to the LGBT Foundation – so dig deep and cop a tick. Runs 23.00-04.00.
Tickets: advanced donation ticket £9.05 |

Sun 25 Aug | Surco Presents – A Guy Called Gerald (Live – 4 hour set) | South Nightclub
This time, the ‘Rave in a Bagel Shop’ boys are heading to Manchester’s original underground spot – South – for a night of 90s acid house, celebrating the movement that once defined the Mancunian party scene.  This acid house special is set to celebrate the innovative A Guy Called Gerald’s independence, legacy and role in the scene. If we were to give him an introduction, it would surely be the ‘self written bible of dance music’.
Runs 22.00-05.00.
Tickets: £7-£15 |

Sat 24 & Sun 25 Aug | High Hoops Pride Weekender w/ Peach, Eris Drew, Wes Baggaley + more | The White Hotel
The first Pride weekender from High Hoops promises a disco-heavy and heartfelt Pride celebration. A two-night event – with tickets available separately or as a weekend pass – will host Canada’s Peach on the Saturday and Eris Drew and Wes Baggaley on the Sunday, plus many more. Runs 23.00-06.00.
Tickets: from £15/ “25 weekend ticket | 

Sat 31 Aug | Hide & Seek Festival 2019 | Capesthron Hall, Cheshire
Nicolas Lutz, Dan Shake, Margaret Dygas, Voigtman and Jeremy Underground are among the names on the billing for this one-day festival, just outside of Manchester.  Located in stately home grounds, set in 100 acres of beautiful picturesque Cheshire countryside, this is the first festival in the Wider-Manchester area to focus on underground electronic music only. Some of the North’s leading underground parties and Manchester clubs will also present – expect to hear the sounds of You&Me, MODU:LAR, Set One Twenty, Animal Crossing, Pooku, Augmented, iQ, Tranquil, Mango Club and more. There’s also a warm up event at Eastern Bloc on 17 August.

Other things to note upcoming in the Manchester clubs – The Warehouse Project have just released full line-ups for their upcoming season at Depot, Mayfield. Read our preview here.

Thu 1 Aug - Sat 31 Aug
Izzy Trott
Published on:
Wed 21 Aug 2019