A name that is being spoken about more and more in and around Ibiza. In 2013 the owners expect big things, as i blogged about recently, they are closing the Manchester club this weekend to concentrate on Ibiza and making the Ibiza club as popular as the UK club.
Based in Playa Den Bossa, Sankeys is a smaller club compared to the ‘super clubs’ but from everything ive heard about it, it’s a great little club. 2012 had some massive nights. Solomun was a stand out night as mentioned by Macloon in his interview. In 2013 Steve Lawler will be returning for another massive residency.
Sankeys Ibiza will be opening in 2013 on Thursday May 23rd which is the end of the Music week and the same weekend as the Space & DC 10 openings.
The opening party however, is set over Thursday and Friday with a great range of Dj’s on offer. If you’re heading out there for the opening weekend or at any point this summer, then make sure you check out Sankeys.
Thursday Opening Party Lineup 23rd May:
Waze & Oddysey
Friday Opening Party Lineup 24rd May:
Just Be (Bushwacka !)
You can get tickets in advance on-line from Fatsoma tickets, Both days are priced at €49, or €30 for the Thursday or Friday
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.
Following on from my blog post a couple of weeks back, i would like to introduce you to another Dj i have stalked online for a long time.
Dave Jones Dj’s by the name djx2 and has been posting mixes and sets online for what now is probably 9 / 10 years. I asked him if there was a mix i could use and this weekend he kindly recorded and gave me is latest mix recorded from his set at Electronique @ Sankeys in Manchester.
First though, i asked him a few questions.
Continue reading djx2 Ibiza Blog Sessions
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
System of Survival
Continue reading Circo Loco @ DC10 NYD
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.