Category Archives: Ibiza In The UK

Sankeys Manchester Closes to Concentrate in Ibiza

Sankeys IBZ has had two great years on the island. It’s not been an instant explosion of success and constant gossip, but the best nights never are. They secured some big names in the last couple of years and ive not heard anybody say anything bad about their nights. I even heard a rumour of reasonable priced drinks!! ūüôā

Today, a statement has gone out on their Facebook page that they will be closing the doors on Sankeys MCR (Manchester) on the 6th May with a 12 hour party.

The reason? To concentrate on Ibiza! They have said that to be as successful in Ibiza as they have been in Manchester, they need to move the Manchester team to Ibiza for the summer. I personally think there is a little more to it than that, but they have not ruled out the possibility of reopening in the future.

Sankeys MCR is one of the last great clubs to successfully open every week in the UK, most of the so-called ‘Super Clubs’ stopped doing weekly parties in the UK may years ago.

Ive not caught up with anything else Sankeys are doing this year in Ibiza but i they are shutting the doors on the UK club and the genuine reason is to make the Ibiza night better, then this should be a great season this season for Sankeys IBZ.

sankeys closing MCR

Source: Facebook


Enter was a massive success at Space this year, Richie Hawtin has a massive following as it is so a night like this is always going to be an amazing night.

The parties in Ibiza this year were always surrounded by something special, be it a pre pool party or an impromptu set in the sea at Las Salaines (yes in the sea

I think this is a massively early announcement for a night thats so popular (it’s not like they need 6 months promotion), But they have announced a May bank holiday event at the Brixton Academy in London. I’ve been to Brixton Academy before and its a great venue, though the slight slope on the floor can feel a bit strange!

Tickets are on sale at an early bird price of £25.00 plus the dreaded booking fee.

The lineup is a wicked one:

Richie Hawtin
Maya Jane Coles


In the short time since i wrote this blog post, the early bird tickets have now sold out.

Source: EFlyer

Circo Loco @ Victoria Warehouse Manchester Jan 2013

Circo Loco have just been announced to play in the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday 26th January.

Victoria Warehouse has been the venue in 2012 for the Warehouse Project. I’ve been in the venue and its got a real industrial feel, after all, it is actually a warehouse they’re using.

The lineup for the event is a good one:

Tania Vulcano
Mathias Tanzmann B2b
Davide Squillacce
Clive Henry
Pete Zorba
Max Chapman
Jamie Trench

Tickets are £18.50 plus booking fee, there are 1500 available and they will probably sell out in the next couple of days so you will need to be quick if you want to go.

Source: E Flyer

Sankeys Got A New Resident

Sankeys in Manchester have appointed themselves a new resident Dj for 2012, after scouring the country for the best Dj talent.

I’m excited to say that Mr Pedros has won the residency and will be playing at Sankeys for the next year! If your not sure who i am talking about then you should read my blog more! Mr Pedros kindly did an Ibiza Blog mix session for us earlier in the year, so im over the moon he has won this residency.

You may have seen Mr Pedros Dj in Ibiza this year with Electronique who did a series of dates this year including a boat party and having one of the rooms in space for a night.

In 2012 you will have the chance to see Mr Pedros in Sankeys Ibiza as well as playing on a Sankeys boat party at some point next season.

Check out the latest Mr Pedros podcast Mr Pedros sessions РMr Pedros podcast episode 0023 or subscribe to it in iTunes

Congratulations Mr Pedros ūüôā

Circo Loco @ DC10 NYD

There¬†isn’t¬†much¬†more¬†to say about Circo Loco that¬†hasn’t¬†already been¬†said by me 1000 times!

If you feel like a bit of Crazy Circus action this Christmas, then you actually have a few options. Firstly, you can take a trip to Sankeys in Manchester on Boxing day.

Sunday 26th December
10:00pm till 6:00am

Kevin Saunderson
Art Department
Boris Werner
DJ Wild
System of Survival

Continue reading Circo Loco @ DC10 NYD

Ibiza in the Uk – January 2009

So its currently struggling to break above freezing in most of the UK but over the next months there will be a few bouts of Ibiza Vibe knocking on the door!

As ive already mentioned Circo Loco are throwing their New Years Eve party at Sankeys tomorrow night priced at £30 a ticket (this may be my club of choice for NYE) but the same club plays host to another couple of nights in January that have the Ibiza Vibe attached to them. January is usually a bit of a grim month so im sure you could put a smile on your face visiting one of these nights.

January 1st: Circo Loco – The End London
January 16th : We Love – Sankeys Manchester – Slam Live DJ Set, Optimo
January 16th: Manumission World Tour – Astoria London
January 30th: Circo Loco – Sankeys Manchester – Tania Vulcano, Rene

Ill give you an update if i go tomorrow.

Source: Sankeys

Circo Loco NYE

There isnt much going on at the moment to report about and ive not heard to much about whats happening on NYE in Ibiza. However If you are spending NYE in the UK then there is a little part of Ibiza coming to us.

On NYE Circo Loco will be at Sankeys in Manchester. Circo Loco have been here before and by all accounts it was a very special night!

Also on NYE your Ticket will also give you access to Spektrum, the nightclub next to Sankeys which is generally kept seperate so you get two clubs for the price of one!


David Squillace
Clive Henry
Jose Da Vina
Greg Vickers
Thomas Melchior
Mistress De Funk
Rosie Romero
Pickled Beats

Source: Sankeys