The Manchester club series is moving to a new home.
Last year, the team behind The Warehouse Project announced that they would be relocating from their former home at Store Street. Now, they’ve revealed their next series will take place at Depot – a cultural venue in Mayfield by Manchester Piccadilly station. Furthermore, they’ll see in the new series with a show fully curated by Aphex Twin.
Kicking off on 20 September, the former Crack Magazine cover star will stage a weighty line-up featuring Nina Kraviz, Lee Gamble, Rian Treanor, Zuli and more. WHP is set to follow the opening night up with six special events from September through to November. Those confirmed for the programme include Skepta, Jayda G, Joy Orbison, Octavian, Flohio, Black Midi, Tiffany Calver and Moxie.
The brand new venue was formerly a disused railway depot that had been abandoned in the 60s. Since, it’s been reimagined into a cavernous space for cultural events.
WHP founder Sam Kandel said, “What’s happening down at Mayfield with the launch of the Depot venue is a huge moment for the whole of Manchester.”
“There are a huge number of people and various different institutions and networks working in true collaboration to make this a reality. We are so grateful that WHP can play its part. After nearly 10 years of pushing and pulling to make this place base camp for WHP it’s finally happening. We can’t wait.”
We nearly had this venue 4 years ago, but for whatever reason, it wasn’t meant to be. Now’s the right time, it’s happening … MAYFIELD … https://t.co/9MxCmWLiWY @WHP_Mcr #Whp19 pic.twitter.com/No4B1xMBtK
— Sacha Lord (@Sacha_Lord) June 25, 2019