Manchester will see the opening of a new four-storey venue this month. With plans for a basement club, lower-level bar and rooftop terrace, the venue will feature two club spaces and two live spaces that house a floor-shaking “NASA-approved” sound system. The structure is a former auctioneers house and printing press on Manchester’s Charles Street.
Co-founder Jon Wickstead has said: “We’re proud to be able to contribute to the city’s independent scene which is why we’ll continue promoting events in its other amazing venues and we hope YES will allow our collective experience to help others do amazing things as well.”
YES is fully wheelchair accessible, with a bar, restaurant and affordable drinks prices – £2.95 a pint. Entry to both the ground floor bar and the roof terrace will be free of charge, while the other spaces will feature ticketed performances from an array of exciting artists. The winter programme has locked in UK-rap wunderkind Octavian, veteran selector Gilles Peterson, experimental beatsmith Iglooghost and more. Judging from the eclectic range of sounds represented on their autumn/winter schedule, YES is sure to bolster the city’s already-thriving independent music scene.
YES will host an opening weekend party from September 21-23.
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