VIVA’s top picks to see at The Warehouse Project

Christie Hutchinson | 11th October 2019

The Warehouse Project season is back with a bang and, of course, VIVA is super excited that we can dance our socks off again until the wee hours of the morning once more.
Here’s our top picks of the shows that you won’t want to miss:

 1. BBC R1 Dance Stage & WHP Presents: Friday 11th October 


Line-up: MK, Diplo, Gorgon City, Pleasure State (Live), Lee Foss, Danny Howard + more.


This Friday, BBC R1 Dance Stage will host their very first event outside of Ibiza as they join forces with The Warehouse Project for a huge indoor festival. With Radio 1 renowned for their legendary Ibiza weekender which saw the R1 Dance stage takeover Ushuaia’s ANTS back in August, their WHP collaboration will mark Diplo’s return to the Manchester club series after last performing in 2013, with a slew of talent such as MK, Gorgon City and Danny Howard also in tow. 


2. Annie Mac presents Halloween Spectacular: Saturday 2nd November


Line-up: Annie Mac, Green Velvet, Denis Sulta, Mella Dee, Special Request, Eclair Fifi, Jaguar + more.


When a longstanding Radio 1 tastemakers seizes control of a groundbreaking venue on the most horrifying weekend of the year, expect a terrifyingly-long list of guests spanning a scarily broad musical spectrum. Never one to disappoint, Annie Mac’s return to The Warehouse Project was always going to be something very special indeed. There will be (fake) blood, (real) sweat and (joyful) tears on the dancefloor, from afternoon chills to nighttime thrills.


3. Patrick Topping presents TRICK: Friday 8th November 


Line-up: Patrick Topping, Luciano, Eats Everything, Paco Osuna, KiNK (Live), Sally C, Elliot Adamson + more.


As part of his UK TRICK tour, prolific producer and DJ Patrick Topping will host a label takeover at The Warehouse Project on Friday 8th November. The event will feature a number of highly-acclaimed artists that the Newcastle-born DJ & producer has handpicked such as Eats Everything, Luciano, Paco Osuna and Sally C, and promises to be a diverse showcase of both fresh and veteran talent. 

4. elrow Manchester – Nowmads: Saturday 14th December


Line-up: TBA.


The Warehouse Project calendar will boast elrow’s biggest ever indoor festival on Saturday 14th December. Equipped with a futuristic vagabond ‘Nowmads: New World’ theme, the party is set to feature some of the most established names in the electronic scene soundtracking an array of outstanding performers and immersive production. Expect Bedouins and African tribes, fluorescent foliage and pyramids as the nowmads take over the cavernous dancefloors and shadowy tunnels of Depot. 


5. Kaluki 14th Birthday: Saturday 28th December


Line-up: Marco Carola B2B Joseph Capriati, Richy Ahmed, Dennis Ferrer, Enzo Siragusa, Archie Hamilton + more.


Following a sold out showcase earlier in the season, Kaluki return to the Depot on Saturday 28th December and will host the first ever UK back to back from Italian heavyweights Marco Carola & Joseph Capriati. The party will also host a Manchester debut from Richy Ahmed’s 432 label, and will also see slots from original house pioneer Dennis Ferrer, FUSE residents Enzo Siragusa & Archie Hamilton, Music On regular Joey Daniel & many more.