Warehouse Project 2013 line-up: WHP returns to Manchester with stellar list of stars

By Amber Haque

Stop what you’re doing, get ready to pull some sickies for work, postpone the divorce, because you don’t want to miss this… Warehouse Project is back.

For 12 weeks some of the greatest DJs from across the globe will descend upon Manchester soil to grace the decks and bring the city’s underground rave scene to life.

House music souls all across the country had their alarms triple set for the 9am release of our lives in the 2013 line-up, and it definitely surpassed all expectations.

The Chemical Brothers, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Rudimental, Nero, Axwell and Armin Van Buuren are just a few of the names on the list – not to mention Hot Chip, Chromeo and even Phoenix taking a turn.

This year’s bill is firmly reaffirming Manchester on the music map, despite the city waving a tear-filled goodbye to one of its iconic veteran underground clubs Sankeys earlier this year.

The founding ‘god’ of Warehouse Project, Sacha Lord, explained that the season has been crafted to “cater to most people’s tastes, not just your own…”

The staple dates in most people’s diaries are always the Friday and Saturday of WHP’s opening weekend, and this year’s mouth-watering schedule sees electronic dance giants Armand Van Helden and Ibiza resident Axwell of the Swedish House Mafia kicking off the season in style.

The Saturday opening looks set to be a box-office sell out- an array of blockbuster house and techno DJs including Resident Advisor’s number one DJ of 2012, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers and a home grown rising star in the form of Northerner Hot Since 82.

‘Warehouse Project’ has set its standard to rival residencies that have conquered party capitals of the world like Ibiza, Miami and LA- boasting giants like Sven Vath, The Chemical Brothers, Richie Hawtin, Steve Angello and flavour-of-the-moment Disclosure throughout the whole season.

The WHP geniuses have even managed to wangle the last ever European show of Chic  and Nile Roger’s tour to be unleashed on Manchester soil- ‘freak out’, anyone?

Even if the weird and eerie sounds of minimal techno or the filthy screw beats of dubstep aren’t for you, Manchester’s Warehouse Project will definitely have something to get you showing off in the work canteen on Monday morning.

After all… we don’t count winter as a season in Manchester –  who’s got a chill when there’s Warehouse Project to warm you up?

Last year saw the project make the big move from its iconic Store Street location under Piccadilly Station, to further out of the city at Victoria Warehouse in Salford – but my my did they silence their doubters!

One step into the Warehouse and the cold Trafford air is quickly swept off your face by a sea of ravers all streaming into a gargantuan main room electrified by incredible production and a sound system that leaves your senses numb for days.

And the WHP spell doesn’t end its enchantment there- wandering out there is a maze of narrow corridors leading to smaller, darker rooms each with their own unique sound style and nothing short of the sweaty dark rave that is exactly what you sign up for when you buy a ticket to this experience.

Check back soon for MM’s recommendations on what not to miss at 2013’s Warehouse Project…

Full line-up of Warehouse Project 2013:

Friday September 27 – Warehouse Project 2013 Opening

Axwell, Armand Van Helden, Mark Knight, MK, Thomas Gold, NO ID, Stefano Noferini, Alan Braxe, Flashmob, George Andrews, Krysko, Matt Everson


Saturday September 28 – Welcome to the Warehouse 

Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, Carl Craig, Jupiter Jazz, Dixon, Davide Squillace, Joy Orbison, The Martinez Brothers, Tale of Us, Kink (live), Guti, Ejeca, Hot Since 82, PBR Streetgang


Friday October 4 – Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Buuren, W&W, John O’Callaghan, Jochen Miller, Jordan Suckley, Lange, Menno De Jong, Craig Connelly, Beat Service, Chris Metcalfe, James Rigby


Saturday October 5 – Paradise 

Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles, Art Department, Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink (Live), Dyed Soundorom, Lee Foos, Cassy, Richy Ahmed, Alex Arnout b2b Clive Henry, Robert James
Russ Yallop, Digitaria


Friday October 11 – WHP & 50 Weapons presents… Modeselektion

Moderat, LFO, Pantha Du Prince, Dopplereffekt, Modeselektor DJs, Marcel Dettman, Ben Klock, Scuba, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, Kareen (live) – ft. Blawan & Pariah, Ben UFO, Zomby
Cosmin TRG, Boddika, Martyn, Benjamin Damage & Doc. Daneeka, Anstam, Greg Lord


Saturday October 12 – Rudimental Presents…

Rudimental (live), Andy C, David “Ram Jam” Rodigan, Bondax, Jazzy Jeff, Buraka som Sistema (DJ set), Gorgon City, DJ EZ, Snakehips, Darq E Freaker, Yasmin & Woz, Kidnap Kid, Scruffizer, Manik, Monki, Compa, Juicy DJs, Jonny Dub, Rich Reason, + special guest – Lee Scratch Perry


Friday October 18 – Size Matters 

Steve Angello, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, AN 21, Third Party, Max Vangeli, Qulinex, Tim Mason, Matt Everson, Nick Coulson, Leo Slater, No Curfew


Saturday October 19 – Resident Advisor 

Richie Hawtin, Nicolas Jaar (live), Seth Troxler, Heidi, Eats Everything, Subb-an, Gaiser (live), Move D, Will Saul, Kowton, Dro Carey, Akkord, IVVVO, Krysko, Nic Baird


Friday October 25 – The Knife 

The Knife (live) + special guests TBA


Saturday October 26 – Curated by Julio Bashmore 

Julio Bashmore, Laurent Garnier, Derrick Carter, Breach, Cassius, Bicep, Metro Area (live), Henrik Schwarz (live), FCL, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Space Dimension Controller, Velour
Jus-Ed, Karizma, Funkineven, Andres, Krysko


Friday November 1 – Bestival & WHP Presents 

Hot Chip, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (last European show of 2013), 2manydjs, Rob Da Bank, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), Toddla T, Aeroplane, Wazy & Odyssey, Horse Meat Disco, Maribou State, Krystal Klear, Sophie (Numbers), Pedestrian, Drop the Mustard, Now Wave DJs


Saturday November 2 – WHP & Field Day Presents: Curated by Four Tet & Caribou 

Four Tet, Daphni, Madlib, DOOM, Ben UFO & Pearson Sound, Thom York (DJ set), Joy Orbison, James Holden, Floating Points, Evian Christ, Kyle Hall, Wookie, Happa, DJ Barely Legal, Iration Steppas, Jonny Dub


Friday November 8 – Annie Mac presents… 

Major Lazer, Chromeo, Annie Mac, Diplo, Duke Dumont & MNEK, Cyril Hahn, Cashmere Cat, T. Williams, Shadow Child, French Fries, Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery, Nadia Ksaiba, Connan Mockasin (Dj set), Ghost Culture


Saturday November 9 – Phoenix

Phoenix, Bipolar Sunshine, Now Wave DJs, + more TBA


Friday November 22 – Curated by Disclosure 

Disclosure (live), Pusha T, Breach, Bicep, Dusky, George Fitzgerald, Justin Martin, Oneman
T. Williams, Tourist (live), Zed Bias, Krysko, Greg Lord, Now Wave DJs


Saturday November 23 – Chibuku

Nero, Boys Noize, Redlight (live), Gesaffelstein, Jack Beats, B-Traits, Jaguar Skills, Shy FX, Breakage b2b Dismantle, Mista Jam, Friction, P Money, Mele, Northbase, Jackmaster, Spencer, DJ EZ, Paul Woolford


Friday November 29 – Hospitality

Netsky (DJ set), Camo & Krooked, High Contrast, Danny Byrd, SPY, Fred V & Graffix, Nu:Logic, Etherwood, Zinc, Mark Pritchard feat Trim & the Ragga Twins, Dub Phizix, Strategy, Mele, Hannah Wants, Roska & Jamie George, Paleman, Indigo, Calibre, d-Bridge, Enei & Kasra, Krust, Klute, Foreign Concept


Saturday November 30 – WHP & Paxahau presents: Movement 

Sven Vath, Loco Dice, Maya Jane Coles, Nina Kravitz, Chris Liebling, Marcel Dettman, Adam Beyer, Damian Lazarus, Scuba, Chez Damier, Joy Orbison, Levon Vincent, Kyle Hall, Andrew Weatherall, Jay Daniel, Means&3rd, Gred Lord & Krysko


Friday December 6 – Bugged Out! 

The Chemical Brothers (DJ set), Dave Clarke, Eats Everything, Erol Alkan, Bicep, Optimo
Boddika, Hot Since 82, Trevino, Gerd Janson, Justin Robertson, James Holroyd, Greg Lord, Krysko


Saturday December 7 – Circo Loco 

Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghecacia & Shonky, Dixon, Davide Squillace, The Martinez Brothers, Cassy, Mathias Tanzmann, Rich Ahmed, DJ Qu, Tania Vulcano, Mano le Tough, Cirillo, Delano Smith, Boris Werner, Andrew Grant, System of Survival


Friday December 13 – WHP & Now Wave Presents: Sounds of the Near Future 

Flying Lotus, Captain Murphy (European Debut, exclusive), Rustie, Lapalux, J-Rocc, Eclair Fifi, Jamie XX, John Talabot, Cashmere Cat, Kutmah, xxxy, Jon K, Eliphino, Two Inch Punch, Illum Sphere, Chris Read, Jonny Dub, Rich Furness, Andrew Hill


Saturday December 14 – Heidi Presents: The Jackathon 

Heidi, Kerri Chandler, Cajmere, Magda, Deetron, Skream, Jimmy Edgarl, Jackmaster, Dusky
Huxley, Hot Since 82, Catz n Dogz, Kim Ann Foxman, Alexis Raphael, Citizen, Krysko, Pirate Copy + special guests Azari & III


Saturday December 28 – Diynamic

Solomun, Stimming (live), David August, H.O.S.H. Karmon, Nick Curly, Adana Twins, Pirate Copy, Oliver Drops, Leon Riley, Under DJs, Pete Zorba + more TBA


Tuesday 31 December – NYE event

To be announced.


January 1 – The Closing Party 

To be announced.


Image courtesy of WHP trailer via YouTube, with thanks.

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