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!! 🙂
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.
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:
Maya Jane Coles
In the short time since i wrote this blog post, the early bird tickets have now sold out.
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.
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
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!
Jose Da Vina
Mistress De Funk