Ravers are gearing up for the return of the Warehouse Project 2016 next week, which features an explosive line-up showcasing some of the biggest names in electronic music from around the world.
Though most of the shows will take place at WHP’s spiritual home Store Street, this year will also see events branch out to other venues around central Manchester including Granada Studios, The Albert Hall and Manchester Academy, with other intimate shows still to be announced.
The series kicks off on Friday 23 September with the WHP’s launch party, headlined by rapper M.I.A and featuring sets from producer Mura Masa and legendary reggae and dancehall DJ David Rodigan.
Grime, the genre on almost everyone’s lips at the moment will be represented over the 12 weeks by some of its biggest stars including Lethal Bizzle, Big Narstie and Section Boyz.
The Godfather of Grime himself, Wiley, will also pay Manchester a visit on 11 November, after fellow BBK members Frisco, DJ Maximum and Mercury prize winner Skepta shutdown Store Street with Giggs on 1 October.
Rap from across the pond will also be brought to the UK in the form of Detroit artist Danny Brown, and Cocoa Butter Kisses star Chance The Rapper.
Major house hold name Seth Troxler is also set to make an appearance on 5 November whilst UK favourite Hannah Wants will be returning to the Warehouse on 14 October, a year after her last visit to Store Street.
Other acts to look out for include Aussie EDM artist Flume, whose album Skin was released last May to critical acclaim, as well as London experimental electronic duo Dusky and Kurupt FM, most well-known for being the garage loving pirate radio DJs from BBC’s People Just Do Nothing.
A whole host of other artists from a wide variety of genres will also heavily feature, although tickets for shows have been in huge demand and certain dates are already sold out.
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