Sankeys announces lineup for 25th anniversary tour
To celebrate the 25th anniversary UK clubbing institution Sankeys has announced the first six shows tour around the UK. The lineup includes Steve Lawler, Cassy, Sam Divine and more.
It’s always time to celebrate but, when you mark the 25th anniversary it’s even more; Sankeys, one of the most famous UK clubbing institution is going to host a series of special parties around the UK in 2019 including a five-stage festival in July.
Kicking off at Studio 338 in London on the 23rd of February, Sankeys welcomes two huge headliners as Steve Lawler – who will be playing a special extended set – and Bontan. At the moment there are six shows confirmed around UK:
SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY – SANKEYS LONDON, STUDIO 338
SATURDAY 16 MARCH – SANKEYS ESSEX, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA (VENUE TBA)
SATURDAY 06 APRIL – SANKEYS SHEFFIELD (VENUE TBA)
SATURDAY 13 APRIL – SANKEYS NEWCASTLE, BOILERSHOP
SUNDAY 21 APRIL – SANKEYS SOUTHAMPTON, SWITCH
SATURDAY 13 JULY – SANKEYS ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL, MANCHESTER (VENUE TBA)
The first half of the tour concludes with the huge Sankeys 25th Anniversary festival in Manchester. As you can see from the schedule above, the venue is still to be announced but, it will be a never-before-used one with space for the great number of five stages: Sankeys By Day (Outdoor Arena), Sankeys By Night (Indoor Arena), Unusual Suspects, The Redlight and Dance 88/89 – and see sets from an array of AAA DJ talent including Hector Couto, Cassy, tiNI, Sam Divine and Sidney Charles.
Starting life as Sankeys Soap in the rave heyday of 1994, over the next decade and more the Manchester venue hosted the world’s biggest house and techno artists, helping to shape the clubbing landscape of the UK.
After a major refurbishment, the iconic venue was reborn in 2006 where it remained a clubbing institution until its closure in 2017. Such as the passion for the brand however that the party went on, and after spells in Ibiza, the US and at new venues such as London’s Studio 338, Sankeys remains a byword for quality electronic music and mind-blowing parties in 2019.