The Warehouse Project 2019 opening weekend in pictures

Launching its most daring season to date over the weekend, events featured appearances from the likes of Aphex Twin, Skream, Disclosure and many more

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Last updated: 25th Sep 2019

The Warehouse Project began their annual three month campaign of club nights at the newly renovated, Manchester city centre venue - Depot Mayfield on Friday 20th September. The abandoned train station turned 10,000 capacity mega club welcomed some of the biggest names across multiple genres of dance music.

The enigmatic and highly influential electronic artist Aphex Twin curated a special opening event, which saw supporting performances from the likes of Nina Kraviz and Lee Gamble. 

The following 'Welcome to the Depot' event featured a colossal bill. Maribou State with vocalist Holly Walker, Disclosure, Mall Grab and radio one tastemaker Annie Mac all performed to huge audiences on the Depot stage, whereas the likes of Skream, who executed a masterful back-to-back set with Dubliner Krystal Klear, Mella Dee, Paul Woolford, Leon Vynehall, Dan Shake, Baba Stiltz, KETTAMA, SHERELLE, Louise Chen and Jaguar also played to equally large numbers on the Archive and Concourse stages.

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As the dust begins to settle and preparations for next weekend's events begin, we take a look back at some of the best captured moments from what was a truly astronomical opening weekend for the renowned Manchester club brand. 

Aphex Twin tearing the Depot stage a new one on the opening night


 Lee Gamble performs in front of a large crowd on the Concourse stage

Nina Kraviz sets the mood on the Depot stage


 Disclosure pack out the Depot stage on Saturday night


The visuals during Aphex Twin's set were most certainly on point, as standard


 Denis Sulta gets involved during his set on the Concourse stage


Skream and Krystal Klear back-to-back on the Archive stage


Lightning and visuals were next level throughout the weekend


Annie Mac on the Depot stage



Maribou State brought serenity to the venue on Saturday evening


The Warehouse Projects programme of events will run until January 1st 2020. The series will showcase the widest spectrum of sound & production with upcoming shows from Underworld, Four Tet, Slowthai, Skepta, Diplo, Bicep, Fatboy Slim, Hacienda Classical, Above & Beyond, Paradise, Drumcode and many more.


Images courtesy of Rob Jones, Seb Manox, Gemma Parker, Gary Brown for WHP