Thousands of people attended two illegal raves near Manchester over the weekend.
Over 6,000 people attended two illegal raves which took place at Daisy Nook Country Park in Oldham, and nearby Carrington, in Manchester, UK, last Saturday 13th June.
Following a 60% surge in calls to the local emergency services on Saturday, police attended both events after reports of the raves and multiple incidents taking place, including the death of a 20-year-old man from a suspected overdose.
The Mayors of two Northern UK cities are set to face off in a charity DJ battle.
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham will go head to head with Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram on June 13th, with the event to be live streamed via United We Stream.
The DJ battle will raise money for community groups and other organisations that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdowns, while determining which city has produced the best music.
Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth has died. He passed away on Saturday, with the news confirmed by DJ Dave Haslam yesterday. No cause of death has yet been confirmed.
Booth played a large part in the birth of Manchester's alternative scene, holding a residency at the Roxy Room at Pips — the venue that Joy Division played their first ever gig — before a stint at the Hacienda. He also played at the much-lauded The Stone Roses gig, Spike Island.
Concourse At Depot, Mayfield has announced the artists who will be playing its three closing parties.
Lovebreak will release his debut EP on Sprechen next month.
Following releases on the Mancheter's Paper Recordings and 22 Digit last year, the emerging producer now readies his first EP on Manchester’s Sprechen imprint. Previous releases on the label have been widely acclaimed, garnering support from the likes of the late, great Andrew Weatherall, the Alfos crew and PBR Streetgang, to name a few.
Swing Ting duo Samrai & Platt will drop their debut album, ‘100 Dances’, in March.
It's the first long-form release produced entirely by the pair, who are central figures behind Manchester's celebrated 11-year-old dancehall, bass, garage and soundsystem session, Swing Ting, and the accompanying label.
The Hacienda has been voted one of the UK's top historic sites, despite the fact the warehouse that once housed the Manchester club no longer exists.
The endorsement, from Historic England, has ranked the lost institution, widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of both post punk and acid house, on its list, A History of England in 100 Places.
It joins ten other addresses renowned for music and literature, including Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace, London's 100 Club, and Jane Austen's house in Chawton, Hampshire.
Last track that blew your mind?
“Sharp Veins ‘Eko’
Last film you watched?
Last DJ that blew your mind?
“Akito at Soup Kitchen a few weekends ago”
Favourite album to relax to?
“Not strictly an album, but DJ lostboi ‘my mix’”
Photo credit: Aya
Sweet Harmony, the UK rave-focused exhibition which was a hit at London's Saatchi Gallery over the summer, has travelled up to Manchester for a brief spell at the city's recently launched Depot At Mayfield venue.