Offering a final, definitive chance to stay goodbye to the arches of Store Street after The Warehouse Project’s surprise season below Piccadilly Station, the super club’s New Year's Eve and Day line-ups are just as extensive as anybody expected, featuring several victory-lap sets from 2014 artists and a few new names in the mix too.
New Year's Eve
Understandably, the focus on New Year’s Eve is a pure party-oriented atmosphere, generated by headliner Eats Everything, who’ll no doubt have a full range of full-fat house and more than a few special edits to assist in pushing the clock over 12. Joining him is Heidi, bringing her brand of playful, jacking business to the table, as well as dubstep-turned-disco convert Skream, a man whose reputation for both party starting and partaking precedes him. Additional good time tunes comes courtesy of Huxley, whose new album, 'Blurred', is currently earning plaudits across the music press, plus Citizen, Maribou State and valuable local selectors Will Tramp, Rich Reason and WHP resident, Krysko.
New Year's Day
Going through into New Year's Day, the doors are once again thrown open after a thorough clean-up for the traditionally more underground-oriented follow-up. Enlisted to entertain a couple of thousand people who have likely barely been to bed is Maceo Plex, topping the bill with his Ibiza busting brand of big-room techno, while Hotflush boss Scuba, DJ Tennis and Joy Orbison are all set to keep energy high in a similarly cerebral fashion. Most intriguing of all looks to be an extended back-to-back session with Four Tet and Caribou, aka Daphni, aka Dan Snaith. Both are set to individually play a sold out show at Store Street next week, and the latter’s new album, ‘Our Love’ has already been a reach-for record for a huge variety of DJs so far this season. Except a few tears when they drop the anthemic ‘Can’t Do With You’, and all manner of other typically esoteric, rave-friendly cuts. Julio Bashmore completes the bill along with Hoya Hoya’s Krystal Klear, Glaswegian upstart Jasper James, plus residents.
How to get tickets
Tickets for these parties traditionally fly out, so you’re best poised from 10am at their website to be in with a shot. Purchases are limited to two per-purchase. As well as the New Year celebrations, the club have also released details of two further shows over the festive season, including the return of a Hacienda special, and Seth Troxler playing all-night long with pals The Martinez Brothers. Further details at The Warehouse Project website.
Words: John Thorp