Take a dancefloor-vibrating set from a top DJ, add in some striking Edwardian architecture then mix it up with a unique 360-degree element and you’ve got Manchester 360°: Weekend Takeover at Victoria Baths. This unforgettable clubbing experience is set to get the weekend in full swing on November 4, 5 and 6. You’ll be able to see the biggest DJs from the electronic scene spin the decks, bust your best moves and lose yourself in the infectious rhythm, all in the empty swimming pool of a stunning Grade-II listed building. Don’t just take our word for it, previous sold-out 360° events at cathedrals and under concorde planes speak for themselves. Make sure to sign up to the waitlist now if you want to count yourself among the 360° crowd this Autumn.
The DJs that will bring the pumping bass and dance-inducing tracks to Victoria Baths include producer, label boss and radio host Darius Syrossian (lives and breathes house and techno music) on Friday, record producer and label owner Lee Burridge (three successful decades behind the decks spells passion to me) on Saturday, and producer and remixer Dimitri From Paris (celebrated for bringing house music to the French airwaves) on the Sunday. You’re pretty much spoilt for choice – or, if you’re plagued by indecision, you could simplify it and go on all three days. It’s not only these heavy hitters that will be blessing your eardrums, you’ll also be treated to a variety of special guests that are sure to step things up yet another notch.
As if that brilliant line-up wasn’t tempting enough, the location of the special three-day 360° takeover also plays a starring role. Taking place at Manchester’s Victoria Baths, you’ll be treated to the unlikely, but ever so enticing, duo of historic architecture and modern-day music. The Grade-II listed Edwardian building is clearly not your average venue, and how often would you be able to say you partied on the mosaic floors of a century-old swimming pool? It’s not the first time a club night has taken over the historic Manchester institution either: it seems only yesterday the infamous Boiler Room set was in full swing. With an atmospheric light show bouncing off the period features – think stained glass windows and ornate terracotta – and the masses of music lovers dancing in the emptied-out pool, this epic event will make for some lasting memories.
There’s a reason 360° events have been selling out across the UK; after huge success in Paris, Barcelona and Geneva, bringing house and techno experiences to life with their unique 360° setup – this could be a central round space, a centralised stage, or a 360-degree view of the city – the creators thought it was high time to give us a taste. They have proceeded to put on spectacular nights with headlining DJs such as John Digweed and Sasha delivering the blessed beats at one-of-a-kind spots including the gorgeously gothic Manchester Cathedral and under the polished wings of a Concorde plane. Thanks to the combo of an immersive sound system and the crowd-drawing talents of top DJs, you will be cocooned in great music and good vibes. What more could you ask for?
Doors open at 5pm on Friday, with the last entry at 7pm and the good times going until 11pm. On Saturday and Sunday (last entry at 4pm), you’ll have 8 hours of clubbing to look forward to with the event finishing at 10pm. Basically, there’s plenty of time to get your groove on and no time to waste: sign up to the waitlist now.