It all kicks off this Friday, September 23rd, with some stellar acts set to storm their way through a mix of venues across the city.
This will be the eleventh season of ten spectaculars which have given the club an international reputation and drawn in artists and crowds from around the world.
The headline spot at this Friday’s launch will come from the magnificent M.I.A. plus David Rodigan, Section Boyz, Jungle, and Novelist.
In the weeks ahead Mercury Prize 2016 winner Skepta, Elrow, Chance The Rapper, Hannah Wants, Autechre, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, Fatboy Slim, and more look to wow Manchester with some jaw-dropping performances.
Surprisingly there are still a few tickets left for this Friday launch night on Store Street – a re-purposed air raid shelter-turned-car park underneath Manchester Piccadilly station. Ultimate Friday night goal? We hear you – grab your last-minute tickets here.
What’s on when?
These are the shows announced so far, including main headline acts and ticket prices:
Friday, September 23 at Store Street (LAUNCH): WHP16 Launch Party with M.I.A. Mura Musa, David Rodigan, Section Boyz, Jungle, Novelist – £29.50
Saturday, September 24 at Store Street: Welcome to The Warehouse with Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Easts Everything, Ben UFO, Fatima Yamaha – £29.50
Wednesday, September 28 at The Albert Hall: Moderat, Lone, Now Wave DJs – SOLD OUT (£18.50)
Friday, September 30 at Store Street: Bugged Out! with Dusky, Jackmaster B2B with Joy Orbison, Daniel Avery, Jeremy Underground, Klose One – £28.50.
Saturday, October 1 at Store Street: Curated by Skepta, with Skepta, Giggs, Casisdead, Frisco, Plastician – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Friday, October 7 at Store Street: WHP & Relentless present The Metropolis Birthday, with Andy C, Lethal Bizzle, TQD, Digital Mystikz – £29.50
Saturday, October 8 at Store Street: Yousef presents Circus, with The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Steve Lawler, Yousef – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Thursday, October 13 at Store Street: Gorgon City: Kingdom Live with special guests (pictured below), Claptone, Disciples, Kidnap Kid, Nvoy, Elderbrook – £19.50.
Friday, October 14 at Store Street: What Hannah Wants, with My Nu Leng, Redlight, Sonny Fodera, Monki, Sam Divine – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35).
Saturday, October 15 at Store Street: Paradise, with Jamie Jones, Dubfire, Patrick Topping B2B with Richy Ahmed, Mathew Jonson live, Guti, wAFF – SOLD OUT (£29.50).
Thursday, October 20 at Store Street: Ram Jam Foundation Sessions, with DJ EZ, David Rodigan, Goldie, DJ Marky, Chimpo, Rich Reason – £25-£28.50
Friday, October 21 at Store Street: Heidi presents The Jackathon, with Laurent Garnier, Black Coffee, Heidi B2B The Black Madonna, Job Jobse, Moxie – £29.50
Saturday, October 22 at Store Street: Four Tet present, with Nina Kraviz, Floating Points live, Ben UFO – SOLD OUT (£29.50).
Thursday, October 27 at Store Street: Kurupt FM presents Champagne Steam Rooms, with Big Narstie, My Nu Leng B2B with Oneman, Toddla T, Mike Skinner & Murkage – SOLD OUT (£22.50-£25)
Friday, October 28 at Store Street: WHP VS Ninja Tune, with Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Gilles Peterson, Maribou State – SOLD OUT (£29.50)
Saturday, October 29 at Store Street: Elrow Halloween All Dayer (2pm-2am), with Eats Everything, Pan-Pot, Skream, Solardo, Toni Varga, Drop The Mustard – SOLD OUT (£35)
— Zach Redmon (@ZachRedmon) September 19, 2016
Wednesday, November 2 at Old Granada Studios: DJ Shadow, with The Mountain Will Fall (and special guests), Bondax & Lapalux – £19.50
Friday, November 4 at Store Street: MK Area 10, with MK, Kenny Cope, Shadow Child, Danny Howard – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Saturday, November 5 at Store Street: Jackmaster & Numbers present Mastermix, with Ricardo Villalobos B2B with Seth Troxler, Marcel Dettmann, Bicep – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Friday, November 11 at Store Street: The Ape Birthday, with Danny Brown, Wiley, Clams Casino, Benji B, Preditah, Oscar Wildstyle – £29.50
Friday, November 11 at The Albert Hall: Knee Deep in Sound, Hot Since 82, Steve Lawler, Cristoph – £25-£28.50
Saturday, November 12 at Store Street: Drumcode, with Adam Beyer, Green Velvet, Scuba, Alan Fitzpatrick, Ida Engberg – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
actually sooooo excited for my first ever trip up to Manchester this weekend @WHP_Mcr ????????
— mazak (@mazzitelli_) September 20, 2016
Friday, November 18 at Store Street: Curated by Flume, with Julio Bashmore, Tourist, Bonzai, SG Lewis, Moxie – SOLD OUT (£25-£29.50)
Saturday, November 19 at Store Street: CircoLoco, with Dixon, Apollonia, Damian Lazarus, The Mvson Collective – £29.50-£35
Saturday, November 19 at Manchester Academy: Chance The Rapper, with Jay Prince, Samm Henshaw – SOLD OUT (£26)
Tuesday, November 22 at Manchester Apollo: Chase & Status – £26.50
Friday, November 25 at Store Street: Above & Beyond, with Jerome Isma-ae, Oliver Smith, Oliver Smith, Anjunadeep – SOLD OUT (£30)
Saturday, November 26 at Store Street: Mosaic, with Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, Mano Le Tough, Roman Flugel, OR:LA, Eastern Bloc Records – £29.50-£35
TICKET WARNING. Nicolas Jaar – Live at Old Granada Studios is likely to sell out in the next few days.
— The Warehouse Project (@WHP_Mcr) September 20, 2016
Saturday, November 26 at Old Granada Studios: Autechre Live, with Lee Gamble, Russell Haswell, Andy Maddocks – £16.50
Saturday, November 26 at Manchester Apollo: Chance The Rapper, Samm Henshaw, Jay Prince – £26
Friday, December 2 at Store Street: Ants, with Groove Armada, Joris Voorn, Kolsch DJ set, Andrea Oliva, Waze & Odyssey – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Saturday, December 3 at Store Street: DJ EZ, with TQD, Mistajam, Jamz Supernova, AJ Tracey, Barely Legal – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Monday, December 5 at Old Granada Studios: Nicolas Jaar live with support TBA – £16.50
Friday, December 9 at Store Street: Oliver Heldens Presents, with Blonde DJ set, Chocolate Puma, Chris Lorenzo, Low Steppa, Fono – £29.50-£35
Saturday, December 10 at Store Street: Feel My Bicep, with Jeff Mills, Rodhad, Bicep, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison, Midland – SOLD OUT (£29.50)
Saturday, December 10 at The Albert Hall: Fatboy Slim, Shadow Child, Solardo, Sam Graham – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Thursday, December 15 at Store Street: LVL25: LEVELZ 3rd Birthday, with Biome/Black, Josh/Bricks, Chimpo/Chunky/Fox, Jonny Dub/Metrodome, Rich Reason/Skittles/Sparkz – £15
Friday, December 16 at Store Street: WHP vs THE HYDRA, with Richie Hawtin, Ben UFO, Ben Klock, Andrew Weatherall, Daniel Avery – £29.50-£35
Tuesday, December 27 at Store Street: Tuskegee, with Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers, Bas Ibellini, Richy Ahmed, Krysko – £29.50
Friday, December 30 at Store Street: Carl Cox & Friends, with Nic Fanciulli, Patrick Topping, Jon Rundell, Elliot Adamson, Lauren Lo Sung – SOLD OUT (£29.50-£35)
Saturday, December 31 at Store Street: New Year’s Eve at WHP – line up TBA – £35-£39.50
Sunday, January 1 at Store Street: New Year’s Day Closing Party – line up TBA – £35-£39.50
Sunday, January 1 at Albert Hall: Kaluki presents New Year’s Day – £TBC
5 days until we return beneath the streets for WHP16. pic.twitter.com/P9Rosex1d0
— The Warehouse Project (@WHP_Mcr) September 19, 2016
Lovin Tips For The Night
Expect to queue
Warehouse Project queues can get pretty long so expect a few bobbies around to help the ticket staff make sure everything runs a-ok and safely.
Drinking boozy bevvies aint allowed on the Manchester streets so don’t bring any because they’ll be confiscated quicker than you can hide ’em (they’re pretty on the ball with that kind of thing and there are safety searches on the door.) But, the lines move pretty quickly once the club opens and you can always make some new dancing buds in the queue!
Don’t bring a man bag
There’s not a dress code per se at the venue – though Warehouse Project officials do state casual not scruffy. Only one big rule of play here: no man bags (not that we think you would – social suicide innit.)
Bring Recognised ID
We don’t like to preach to the choir, but Warehouse Project peeps have a strictly over-18s policy and this is rigorously observed at the entrance (not to mention ALL of the bars.) Avoid the disappointment and make sure you bring a recognised form of ID with you (just a standard passport or driver’s license will do the trick.)
Note the ‘LAST ENTRY’ curfew
You’ll find the time printed on your ticket so double check it and make sure you get there before – arrive after and you’ll get palmed off at the door (same if you leave and try to get back in so careful with this.)
There’s a smoking area out front at Store Street, so if you pop out for a ciggy make sure you head into the pen or your night will be cut annoyingly short.
It’s also worth noting that while Old Granada Studios doesn’t have a last entry time – they still hold the no re-entry policy.
There’s free drinking water available throughout at the main bars and every venue has a medical team for emergencies. It’s a long night out though, so go easy and make sure you and your mates look out for eachother.
Secure a pillow early!
There are thousands of hotel rooms in Manchester but the WHP has stepped in to get your back on this. They’ve teamed up with website Festicket.com to locate hotels near to your specific event, and accommodation can all be booked here now!