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and nothing of value was lost.
"You compromised atmosphere for ticket sales, customer comfort for profit. The sound was gash, the crowd was awful and the drinks were pure aids. The place was one large pot of fail. So long Sankeys. We won't miss you."
Apart from Housername seemingly.
has been to Sankey's as many times as I have in the last 10 years (once).
i refuse to go these days. it always seems to be oversold and full of bellends / drunk orange girls
I used to go EVERY weekend, either Friday or Saturday night in 2008/2009. It was magic, so many memories. I climbed David morales like a tree one time and I also managed to get big Ange (who was visiting from Glasgow) to put me on her shoulders and actually LAUNCH me into the DJ box. With a splat. Happiest days.
Went back when I was in Manchester one time in, hmm, last year? Yeah, must have been 2012. SO TERRIBLE, I cried. I would mourn the loss of the Sankeys of old, but I did that last year.
i met some people and ended up at this after party where DC was there too. He had sex with two of the guys there. I took coke for the first time. Great times
Were you ever there when they'd turned the smoking bit out the back into a beach? I liked that. I went for a dip in the 'pool' one time.
sounds confusing :'(
When it reopened as Sankeys (without the Soap) it soon became bobbins. Still a little sad that a bit of my teendom is gone but yeah, nobody is going to miss it now.
Not even actually sniffer dogs they just used them to turn away people they didn't like the look of.
Sad to hear about what it had become. This news still brings back some great memories though. Had some really great nights there.
can't find it anywhere now though
Can you pm me his email?
"Villa park jib - scholes volley
Just thought I'd tell the forum how to get into the away end @ villa park. (Without fucking up the usual routes for the icj)
This jib was strictly kamikaze and has only been matched by the red who fell through the stand at Luton (?).
Anyway after failing to get in straight into the away end for this game I was struggling and desperate. The only thing you can do in this situation is get in the home end, gutted I know. So I gets in and head run up the steps dodging kicks from balti munching bald brummies.
Next thing I'm heading left attracted to the reds and the excitement this brings.. Don't know if you have ever seen the united from the home end but its reminiscent of wanting to shag a bird who's on but she won't let you.. So yOu just cuddle. But I wasnt up for cuddling. Not this time.
So I went right into the left of the stand and noticed a clear patch of concrete behind the seats in the United end (lower at this point).. Anyway I seem lh88 And his ginger locks and thought fuck it.. I'm going for it. I'm not cuddling this time.
Jumped down approx 15ft and rolled as I hit the ground.. Much to the amusement of the reds around me. What a buzz, probably one of the best things to happen as a red jumped down after hanging from the second tier.
Scholes volley can be seen on YouTube but I'm sure if scholes seen the jump he would remember it to this day. In fact I think he did and that's why he went for such an audacious volley in the first place.
There was a story about hamburg away (i think) that had me in actual tears of laughter
set up his own thing. Forced Sankeys out of business. Pretty funny really.
Their statement on fb is a bit ridiculous really:
Rumours have been flying around about the future on Sanseis MCR, please read below....
Sankeys in Manchester is closing its doors with an all day party on Monday May 6th, the end of a real era in dance music culture which has run each weekend for over 7 years.
The iconic and legendary club which has always defied expectation, epitomised the spirit of the underground and dared to go where others have feared to tread, is signing off for the summer.
David Vincent explains, “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 an 12 hour marathon set from 1pm to 1am on Monday 6th, with a stellar cast of names and the Sankeys Manchester residents, in the spirit of our epic 12-hour Tenaglia sessions.”
The closing show features global techno legend and Rejected label co-founder Joris Voorn, Berlin’s Desolat queen tINI, London legend and Fuse founder Enzo Siragusa and Darius Syrossian all in attendance. The club’s residents, Jozef K and Us & Them, play their final sets too during this epic session, and finally Bones makes the trip over from Ibiza, one of Sankeys’ residents there. Also there are two very special guests to be announced on the day that Sankeys are keeping a closely guarded secret.
David concludes, “I have had some truly amazing memories in Manchester, many brilliant highs including being recognised for contributing significant culture to the city of Manchester at a national museum and also quite a few challenging lows, in a journey which will continue around the world. We have made our name in Manchester as The World’s Best Club in the DJ Mag Awards 2010, and the Sankeys spirit will live on there. I want to say huge thanks all of the DJs, live acts, promoters and agents that I have worked with, and all of the Sankeys staff who have helped shape the club during the last 13 years. And most importantly, Sankeys simply wouldn’t exist without our loyal crowd who have made us what we are today, and I want to say thanks to every one of you. Finally, all I can say right now about what happens next is quite simply: watch this space....
tl;dr - Thanks SO much for making Sankeys what it is...we're off to Ibiza.
Blatantly will have a grand re-pening in a year or two - perhaps when WHP closes.
Struggling to read past that tbh
not sure about that, it always seemed to be busy. more likely to be a result of poor management or a genuine desire to move on.
when clashing with the bigger WHP shows, but yeah obviously they were still doing quite alright. It is a weird one I think, but sure they'll open it again in a couple of years.
or have i misheard
To be fair to them, they had an ok run. Warehouse Project is pretty rotten.
like the rest of Manchester so it aint no thing.
it seems that your knowledge of music is about as tip top as your spelling sweetheart.
Hoya Hoya and that aint even that regular. Sankeys was shite for years and years, just held onto its name thru PR and prog house desiples that should have been left in the 90s too. Old people club shite.
They also had a pretty good handle on how to sell drugs in the place 'properly' without the usual trouble that it brings though.
it had this rep for being kinda true clubbing and an underground thing. But it never ever had a scene or sound of its own in all the years it ran. Which is really odd for such a big city. It was just like some kind of Mixmag photo copy of what underground clubing in the 90s and early 00s should be. Its odd they lasted so long. Fuck'um. They'll be back after summer tho when they leave Ibiza again after getting bored of playing boring tech house in the sun to 90s rejects there too.
granted though, Hoya:Hoya is the one.
some properly stellar line-ups (that I missed :l )
nobody needs that many djs on one lineup tho
nahh, manchester has plenty of good nights. meandyou, bohemian grove, and wet play to name a few.
i've only been gone three weeks and the places i never bothered to go to have started shutting. sort it vine, before something good has to close
Went to the opening night in my first year of uni and also saw Daft Punk DJ there on the night of my 22nd. Remember both being awesome. Had some great nights there too (The Roots, DJ Shadow, Derek Carter, Dave Clarke stick out, but there were loads of others). In fact, can't actually remember having a bad one.
Last time I went was in about '99 on a trip back to Manchester and from the sounds of things it had gone to shit by the time it closed. Definitely wasn't always bad though. So yeah, feel a bit sad. And a bit old. Thanks everyone
No-one i know's ever been.
Always suspected it was one of those neurotic druggy nobhead places and so obviously of no interest at all to anyone who isn't a scrotey ballbag.