Fright Night: The best places to party in Manchester this Halloween weekend

Looking for somewhere to shake off those Halloween cobwebs this year, but don’t know where’s best for a spooky night on the town?

Well look no further, as we have the perfect list for you.

Whether you fancy some dead good drum and bass or you want to cry your heart out to Celine Dion, there’s a night in Manchester for you this Halloween weekend. Here’s our pick of the top five best ones.

Ultimate Power – Bat out of Helloween – O2 Ritz Manchester, Friday 28th, 22.30- late

Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a sing-a-long to some classic power ballads. Grab your significant other and come down to The O2 Ritz for a night of heart wrenching sing a long tunes from the likes of Boston, Phil Collins and of course, Meatloaf. Sure to bring a tear to the eye of even the fiercest guy or ghoul.

Zombie Apocalypse – Deansgate Locks, Saturday 29th, 21.00 – 3.00

If the return of the walking dead this week made you pine for yet more zombie action, then this event at Deansgate locks should be just the ticket.

For one weekend only the venue will be transformed into a zombie safe zone and feature all the actors, entertainers and props you need to feel as though you’re at the heart of a mob of ravenous members of the un-dead. Set to be scary good fun.

When The Darkness Knocks – Chetham Library, Monday 31st, 19.30-22.30

For those who prefer shocks to clubbing, this event will be just the thing for you. Situated in the spooky setting of Chetham library, performers will show you round the historic building, telling tales of the library’s history that are sure to send shivers down your spine. Not one for the faint hearted.

Coded Rhythm Halloween w/ Boddika – Hidden Manchester, Friday 28th, 22.00- 4.00

Those who’d rather be zombified by an addictive bass hook should head down to Hidden this Halloween. Whether you’re into garage, hip-hop or house, there’s an act for you at this event headlined by Alex Bleek, aka Boddika. With a bill also featuring music from Mimic, BHRISCDJ, Hyphen and Kinyume, there’s plenty here for underground dance music lovers to scream about.

Pop Bubble – Joshua Brookes, Saturday 29th, 23.00 – 4.00

And finally if you fancy a night getting down to some poppier tunes, then this party at Joshua Brookes might be just the thing you’re looking for. Featuring DJs playing tunes from the likes of Blink-182 to Wu Tang Clan, this night looks set to be a night of the living dead. 

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