Last updated: 3rd May 2017.
Originally published: 2nd May 2017
Image: Sidney Charles
If you haven't already heard, for our sweet sixteenth on Thursday 18th May we're hosting an event at Sound Control in Manchester, bringing together some of our favourite acts from across the gigs, clubs and festivals board. The best thing is, it's completely free and you're all invited to celebrate our birthday with us.
Across the venue's three floors, we'll be toasting to a whirlwind 16 years; from two company directors with a dream to a whopping 35 staff, with a fair few innovative new features plus highs and lows along the way, it's been a big journey and one that absolutely wouldn't be possible without you music lovers, ravers and gig enthusiasts.
We recently announced our live music offering, with math pop band Dutch Uncles, hip-hop and funk supergroup The Mouse Outfit and lo-fi DIY trio Stealing Sheep lined up to perform.
On the dance music front, house and techno label Avotre is set to take control of one of the three rooms, with Sidney Charles and Alexis Raphael at the helm. Both DJs have been a key fixture on clubbing line ups over the past few years, visiting hot spots like Berlin's Watergate and Amsterdam's De Marktkantine with their brand whilst smashing dates in Ibiza. A very special guest is soon to be confirmed to complete the clubs billing for our birthday.
Bringing the party vibes to our festivals room is one half of The 2 Bears, Raf Daddy, plus Mr Wilson's Second Liners - who made our Festival No.6 experience last year with renditions of tracks like ATB's '9pm (Till I Come)' and Livin Joy's 'Dreamer'. Think 90s rave classics meets saxophone, trumpet, banjo, drums and trombone.
Tickets are free on a first come first served basis, or to guarantee entry grab a ticket for £10 with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of our colleague Christopher Glaba.
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