Manchester’s favourite annual autumn/winter rave season returns this September in emphatic fashion. The Warehouse Project will land back at the cavernous Depot Mayfield, with a show-stopping programme of events scheduled.
Two years in the making, the 2021 season kicks off on Friday 17th September and will see consecutive events spread across four months all the way through to New Years Day. Marking a long-awaited return to the former Railway depot, WHP will set up camp in their the aptly named Depot Mayfield, which became their new home in 2019. The venue’s three unique rooms – Depot, Concourse and Archive will all be in action throughout the winter months.
Six re-opening shows have been unveiled so far, with the first on Friday 17th September ushering in disco and soul favourites including Nile Rodgers & Chic, Horse Meat Disco, House Gospel Choir and Norman Jay.
The following day will see a day & night special hosted by Repercussion Festival with a kaleidoscopic billing of DJs set to perform. Floating Points, DJ Koze, Ben UFO, Moodymann, Jayda G, Call Super and DJ Seinfield are just some of the names confirmed in the extensive lineup.
Metropolis on Friday 24th September is one for the D&B heads with Andy C, Sub Focus and Wilkinson in control of the Depot. They’ll be joined by High Contrast, Sasasas and a b3b from North Base, Mark Xtc and Mollie Collins. Meanwhile DnB All Stars welcome Friction, Goddard b2b Alcemist, Hype b2b Randall and more to the Concourse.
The following day on Saturday 25th marks the arrival of Ibiza royalty with Carl Cox playing the Depot. Performing alongside are fan favourite Peggy Gou, Daniel Avery b2b HAAi, Jasper James and a DJ set from Modeselektor. The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon and Dan Shake play in the Concourse, whilst Skream, Special Request, Partiboi69 and Sherelle will be bringing some other-worldly sounds to the Archive.
The final two opening shows will see a debut at the Depot for Eric Prydz, as he presents his very own show alongside ARTBAT, Cristoph, Franky Wah and Reinier Zonneveld (Live) on Friday 1st October. Then on Saturday 2nd Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Michael Bibi and Alisha take the reins of the Depot. Elsewhere, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and Kerri Chandler will grace the Concourse, and Archie Hamilton, East End Dubs and Rossko bring a minimal masterclass to the Archive.
Pre-sale tickets went live today. Remaining tickets will go on-sale from 10:00 on Thursday 27th May. Register here.
The full WHP21 Season will be announced over the coming weeks.