The sort of new-ish gig venue, New Century, is now open to visit after the Manchester music hall was given a new lease of life and the stage was officially opened this September by Manchester’s legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke. The Grade II listed legendary events hall, which hosted acts including Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Bee Gees and Tina Turner, has been reimagined as an incredible new live music, events and social destination following a £10m refurbishment.
Equipped with its original 60s “disco ceiling”, sprung dance floor, as well as a brand new bar, the original 1960s building has been restored for 2022. Bringing together a state-of-the-art sound system and world-first lighting rig alongside the incredible vintage features of the original building, New Century is a unique new venue for Manchester, bringing with it a host of shows this autumn and winter.
New Century has announced that Leftfield will be playing on December 10 for an intimate show to celebrate the release of their brand new album ‘This is What We Do’, with tickets now on sale. Texan psychedelic rock outfit, The Black Angels, are another act heading to New Century as part of their UK tour to celebrate the release of their new album “Wilderness of Mirrors” on Thursday 2nd March 2023.
Plus, Manchester’s legendary underground discotek, Homoelectric will also be taking over the iconic New Century for a massive New Year’s Eve party. Revellers can ring in the new year with an evening of cosmic grooves, street soul, slo mo dance, boogie, black heart disco, us garage, house, technoid outerspace sonic science and bass buggin’ rawness from spectacular Homoelectric residents and special guest DJs. Discover the full programme of events at New Century here.
Beneath New Century’s gig hall, lies its kitchens. Featuring an eclectic mix of fabulous food from six independent vendors, it’s the beating social heart of New Century and a place to hang out and enjoy great food, drink, beers, cocktails and wine before and after gigs or anytime. New Century’s Kitchens also has a live music stage where a rolling programme of DJs and live artists will be bringing the space to life.
As well as the kitchens, music and events venue above, the basement of the building is home to the dBs Institute, which will bring together a variety of sound and digital technology specialisms across the arts and sciences. The creative campus includes a media centre, production pods and the opportunity to experience work in a live venue within the same building.
New Century is located between Manchester Victoria Station and Shudehill at 34 Hanover Street, M4 4AH.