Sankeys Manchester to close, Sankeys Ibiza summer residencies heating up
Last week, much to the chagrin of many UK dance music fans, the reputable Sankeys in Manchester announced it would be closing its doors that have been warmly welcoming clubbers for the last seven years. As recently as 2010, Sankeys was named one of DJ Mag‘s top UK clubs and has consistently been a go-to for superstar DJs visiting the Queen’s country for almost a decade (and beyond, as the former Sankeys Soap).
For those of you looking for a silver lining, however, you may have just found it. Club owner David Vincent is really embracing the “when a door closes, a window opens” mentality with regards to his plans for Sankeys Ibiza. Because in the last few years, Sankeys Ibiza has been so successful, he’s charging full steam ahead on plans for this summer on the Balearic isle. In a statement on the club’s Facebook page he says:
I have decided to close Sankeys in Manchester indefinitely this summer as I focus my attention on our third year in Ibiza. I want our Ibiza project to be the best club in the world, just like what we have achieved previously in Manchester, as I get the feeling this could be our summer. But I need my production and staff from Manchester to come to Ibiza with me to achieve this goal and therefore both clubs cannot be open at the same time. Who knows when we will be back in Manchester, or if we ever will be back, or what comes next in this great city I love. I want this current chapter of the club’s history to end with a spectacular party, so we are rounding off the May bank holiday with a huge line-up. It’s a 12-hour marathon set from 1 PM to 1 AM on Monday [May] 6th, with a stellar cast of names and the Sankeys Manchester residents, in the spirit of our epic 12-hour Tenaglia sessions.
And focusing on the Balearic residencies he is — Sankeys Ibiza will have a fantastic lineup of residencies for every day of the week this summer, including Hypercolour, Diynamic Neon Nights, dirtybird, Flying Circus, and Viva Warriors. Check out the full listings below and book your flights to Spain now.
Every Monday 8 July – 30 September, 2013
Line up: TBA
Tuesday – Diynamic Neon Nights
Every Tuesday 9 July – Tuesday 24 September, 2013
Line-up: Solomun, H.O.S.H, David August, Stimming, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, UNER, Adriatique, Hunter/Game, NTFO, DJ Phono, Karmon, Ost & Kjex, Thyladomid.
Wednesday – Fuse
Every Wednesday 26 June – 2 October, 2013
Line-up: Enzo Siragusa & Seb Zito as weekly residents, plus residents and friends of Fuse playing throughout the season
Thursdays – dirtybird
Every Thursday 27th June – 12th September, 2013
Line-up: Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Catz ‘n Dogz, Eats Everything. Guests include over 26 dirtybird artists from Breach to Bashmore to KiNK Live!
Friday – Flying Circus
Every Friday 12 July – 4 Ocotber, 2013
Line-up: Audiofly plus a revolving roster of guests including Carl Craig, Mathew Jonson, Tiefschwarz, Martin Buttrich (Live), Hot Since 82, Finnebassen, Benoit & Sergio, Pole Folder and more.
Saturday – Carnival
Every Saturday from 29 June to 28 September, 2013
Line-up: A revolving roster including DJ Sneak, Miguel Campbell, Finnebassen, Duke Dumont, Anja Schneider, Todd Terry, Skream, Cajmere, South London Ordnance, Tobi Neumann William Kouam Djoko and many more.
Sunday – VIVa Warriors
Every Sunday from 23 June to 29 September
Line-up: Steve Lawler, Darius Syrossian, Detlef, Julian Perez, The Departure Furies + Guests inc: Steve Bug, Guti, Robert Dietz, Livio & Roby + More TBC