Mayfield Depot - Shot © Jan Cheblik

Mayfield Depot - Shot © Jan CheblikMayfield Depot © Jan Cheblik

Some exciting news has been emanating from Manchester The Warehouse Project’s HQ today. Read on to find out what.

As we already know, this autumn marks the 10th anniversary of MWHP, and alongside the normal full season, which will run from the end of September until January 1st, their marking the milestone of their decade’s existence with some very special highlights, the first of which has just been announced as being a collaboration with Manchester  International Festival who, coicidentallly, are also 10 years old this year.

Taking place in July, the first event is a two nighter which will involve two unique 1800 capacity events at Manchester’s Mayfield Depot. The shows have been commissioned and produced collaboratively by The Warehouse Project and Manchester International Festival and the result will be two unmissable nights brought together by two of Manchester’s finest.

From the press release:

“Friday 17th July will see Four Tet – Live joined by Tyondai Braxton and Koreless. The following night Saturday 18th July, the legendary Carl Craig & Mike Banks lead proceedings with an array of talent including DJ Koze, Joy Orbison, Kyle Hall, Midland, Maurice Faulton, Jacques  Greene,  Mr Ties, Space Dimention Controller with live sets from from Octave One, Paranoid London and Dark Sky.

“10 x 10 follows the success of MIF13 shows at Mayfield Depot including Massive Attack v Adam Curtis, its huge spaces and raw concrete pillars in-keeping with WHP’s signature surroundings. The redevelopment of the Piccadilly Station area means Mayfield Depot is to be knocked down before the end of this year, making 10 x 10 the first and only opportunity to experience a Warehouse Project show within its walls.”

Sam Kandel, WHP Co-Founder & Director, says…

“We are all incredibly excited that we can work with Manchester International Festival on these two special 10×10 events, that celebrate ten years for both MIF and WHP in the city. It’s the perfect way for WHP to kick off our tenth anniversary year and the last time this incredible space is going to be brought to life.”

The Warehouse Project have also teased two shows from their WHP15 programme, both taking place on Friday 16th October with Jamie XX at The Albert Hall and Major Lazer at The Manchester Academy.

“Jamie XX will be stepping out from behind the monochrome beauty of The XX as he releases his debut solo record In Colour which will be brought to life in the iconic setting of Manchester’s ornate The Albert Hall. Major Lazer take-over The Manchester Academy fresh off the back of their new album Peace Is The Mission following its release early June.”

These four shows will come on-sale as follows:

Major Lazer – 10am Friday 1st May

Jamie xx – 10am Friday 1st May

10 x 10 Shows – 10am Friday 8th May

The full WHP15 series will be announced in the summer along with full details of where the shows will be taking place and everything the tenth year has instore for the WHP family.

We’ll leave you setting your alerts for tomorrow morning and tomorrow morning week with the beautiful posters for the events…




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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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