Available For Hire
Available For Hire
Available For Hire
Available For Hire
Top Of The Pops Manchester
10.30pm – 4am
Top Of The Pops Manchester
10.30pm — 4am
£3 advance/£4 Door
An explosive extravaganza of the very best dance floor gems, long last classics & party starting popular music from all decades & genres...
Keeping with the tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music to kick start your weekend our resident DJs play a non stop selection of genre & decade spanning popular music…from Prince to Paul Simon, Little Richard to Notorious BIG, Taylor Swift to T-Rex, 5ive to Pharrell and much much more!
Our non stop party is from 10.30pm - 4am every Friday night at the only nightclub in Manchester's Northern Quarter…our backroom area has tables & booths that are also available for private bookings that wont cost you a penny! Interested?
Get in touch email@example.com
Advance tickets fromSKIDDLE
10.30pm – 4am
10.30pm — 4am
Funkademia takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house, feeding a friendly crowd with a diet of pure unadulterated soul-funk.
Billed our night as a ‘chronological history of soul’ with the dj collective taking you on a journey through four decades of the very best soul, funk, electric disco and hip-hop with a touch of smooth r&b and some big house classics.
Funkademia does sell out most weeks so you are advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets, this way you can avoid the queues or even the sold out sign.
More details www.funkademia.net
Advance tickets available from www.skiddle.com
Feel The Beat - Boat & Club Party
9pm – 4am
Feel The Beat - Boat & Club Party
9pm — 4am
£20 Boat & Club/£10 Club Only
Join us for whats set another another MASSIVE event and our one & only old skool boat party event this year! As usual, we're offering the BIGGEST dj lineups for all of the North's old skool ravers! Come and see what it's all about!
DJ FAYDZ // PAUL TAYLOR (Retro) // ROB TISSERA // JANE ANGEL // MARK XTC // AWESOME 3
SHAUN LEVER // DJ ABSOLUTE // PETE MONSOON // GRIMMY // BEN FISHER & KELLY G
ROB THURSTON // BUTTY & RECCA // MC DOMINO
You have the choice of departing at 4pm or 7:15pm. Please dont be late as we set sail on the dot. If you're not there, you get left behind! Refunds cannot be given if you miss departure.
Departing from behind the former Mark Addy pub, a rep will be nearby to guide you onto the boat. The departue point is next to Salford Central rail station and 10-15 min walk from Manchester Victoria.
Carry on at Mint Lounge, the only full size nightclub in the Northern Quarter. Opens at 9pm-4am. People attending the club event only can attend at any time. Last entry is Midnight.
Shorts can be worn to the venue on warm days but please keep them dressy & cool and not scruffy gym shorts. Trainers are fine. Relaxed dress code.
Hire Mint Lounge
Mint Lounge is available to hire for club events, live gigs, social gatherings, birthdays, engagement parties, corporate events & more.
We are a 550 capacity venue that has been used in TV productions, featured on 6Music and used by some of Manchester's finest promoters includingFunkademia,Drop the Mustard,Hit & Run - UK,Dot To Dot Festival,Carefully Planned,PARKLIFE FESTIVAL,Dub Phizix&Strategy (Broke'n'£nglish)& many more....
2 rooms with TurboSound PA system throughout, full setup for DJ's, stage area for bands & acts + a fully stocked bar of premium beers, spirits & wines...
We have availability midweek and at weekends (before resident weekend club events)
Feel free to get in touch with enquiries or to arrange a viewing.
Flyer Staff Required
We're on the look out for people to join our street team for Friday nights!
Experience isn't necessary but the individual must be outgong, chatty, bubbly etc.
Hours will be 10pm - 2am...payment is on per flyer handed back in on the night (so a good chance to make a fair bit of cash!) and you will get some free drinks as well as guest list offers for you & any friends to nights held at Mint Lounge.
Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a contact number and also outlining any experience you may have.
Top Of The Pops on 6Music
if you tuned into Lauren Laverne's BBC6 Musicshow last Friday then you may have heard our very own Friday night resident night "Top Of The Pops" providing the sounds for Desert Island Disco!
Resident & promoter Gus Gorman aka Chris Massey chatted to Lauren about all things Manchester, Mint Lounge and of course Top Of The Pops as well as providing a selection of sounds from our weekly celebration of all that is great about popular music.
Grab a listen HERE
Live Gig Availability
We hav eavailability for any live gigs to take place on Fridays before our weekly clubnight!
500 capacity...great medium sized club space..PA system...semi open plan too (aso always a good view!)...if interested, get in touch!
Booths, Table & Guest List - Get In Touch!
Top Of The Pops & Funkademia
Every weekend we host 2 of the citiesbest loved parties for dancing (and singing if the vibe takes you!) at both Top Of The Pops & Manchester's longest running soiree, Funkademia!
We also offer guest list options & table or booths to be booked on each night, all you have to do is drop an email to email@example.com...its that easy!
Outlook Festival Launch party
Summer is indeed on its way and what better way to look towards dancing in teh sun on some magical far off destination than by having an Outlook Festival launch party at Mint Lounge?
Rich Reason has pulled together a biggie for teh official Manchester launch party which features star turns from Mungos Hi-Fi, UMDNB DJs, EL- B2B Jay Da Felix, Sam Binga & more!
Tickets starting at just £2.50 are selling FAST...head to Skiddle asap...don't delay!
Top Of The Pops ChildReach Fundraiser Special!
We have a very special Top Of The Pops coming up that sees a collaboration with students from Man Met who are rasing funds to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity!
A £1 from all ticket sales will go towards teh girls fund raising as will £1 from all names on the £3 guest list AND so will all takings from the cloakroom that night...
Be sure to join us on March 18th...music provided by Jamie Bull (Homoelectric) & Gus Gorman....also the whole event will be photographed & filmed for the upcoming TOTP promo video!
Advanced tickets on sale HERE.
£3 guest list - add names to the Facebook wall HERE.
Itchy Feet Recruitment
MANCHESTER STUDENTS - Fancy working with Itchy Feet to throw amazing parties in your wonderful city?!
Get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org& tell them why Itchy Feet is the best...!
Top Of The Pops DJ Required!
Our Friday night party starters 'Top Of The Pops' are on the look out for a student based DJ to join their rank of residents!
Experience is preferred but most importantly a knowledge of 'popular music' is essential...although a pop night, Top Of The Pops is not a latest Top 40 affair...music is played from all decades & genres.
If you think you fit the bill please zap us some details & links to mixes/spotify lists to email@example.com
Guest List/Table & Booths/Backroom Bookings
Every Friday we are offering a free entry guest list as well as free bookings for tables & booths inour back room area...heck if you're looking to hold your own house party then you can even book the back room all to yourself!
There are guest list options also available for Saturday nights too..
All you need to do is drop an email with a contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what date you're interested in and how many are in your party!
New Year Opening
We will reopen in the new year on January 8th for the first Top Of The Pops for 2016!
Be sure to come down over the festive period and party at any one of the many clubnights we have on...check the calendar for more details...
Big love, merry Christmas & all the very best for new year!
NYE with Funkademia
Bring in 2016 with Manchester's longest running clubnight at Mint Lounge!
Very limited early bird tickets are available for just £5 from Skiddle but be quick and don't miss out.
Feel The Beat Boxing Day Promo Mix
The hands into the laser sounds of Grimmy are captured here ahead of the Feel The Beat Boxing Day gathering!
Last years was absolutely off the chart and a massive roadblock so its advised to get your tickets asap!
Funkademia - 20 Years Under A Groove
From the scribe of Funkademia...
In November 1995 promoter Dave Payne launched a fledging clubnight on a cold & blustery Sunday night in the Boardwalk nightclub, Manchester. In an era where Madchester was at its peak and house music dominating the City’s club scene a night based round soul-funk-disco-hip hop music went against the flow and was something of a gamble. The opening night proved a remarkable success and a new club night was formed. Word got round and by the time the next Funkademia event took place on Boxing night 1995 queues were tailing round the block of the Boardwalk before the doors were opened.
Remarkably 20 years later the night is now Manchester’s longest running club night after having equally successful spells at the Attic, Subspace, Zumeba and One Central Street nightclubs. Over half a million clubbers have got down on the funkademia dancefloor and the night is still going strong having just enjoyed its busiest ever year at Mint Lounge.
To celebrate this remarkable achievement on 28th November 2015 we’re having a bit of a do.
When we first started back in 1995 David Dunne was the main man at Manchester’s legendary Kiss 102 radio station & he was kind enough to give us loads of support over the airwaves which helped our fledging night take off. So for our 20th birthday do we’ve got David on the decks in the main room to take us back to our roots. Supporting David is the man who dj’ed the very first Funkademia, Payney and the Good for the Soul boys will be lending a hand to.
We have also uncovered an old dusty video from the very first Boardwalk night which we’ll be airing at the Mint Lounge on the night so those original groovers from 20 years ago can come along & see how well their moves and hair lines have progressed over the last 18 years.
We’ve come a long way from our very first night back in the 1995 at the Boardwalk and with the continued support of our members we intend to keep on keeping on for a while longer yet. Any profile you can afford to our birthday night would be much appreciated.
Tickets from: www.funkademia.net
Christmas Party Action at Mint
Argh! Not the C word!
Looking ahead to the festive period...why not have your Christmas party with us in the heart of the Northern Quarter?
We have private venue hire available mid week or you can take up our guest list options for Friday & Saturday nights atTop Of The Pops Manchester&Funkademiaif you're after somewhere to come & dance following the office turkey dinner!
Get in touch email@example.com
Join The Funkademia Team!
Funkademia is Manchester's longest weekly club night and we've been filling dance floors since 1995!
Right now they're looking to expand their street marketing team so if you don't mind working on a Saturday night and chatting to their customers then just send your CV and a recent photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll come back to you with more details!
Guest List Requests
Don't forget that we have free guest list places available every Friday night by simply emailing email@example.com
There is also options for guest list available for Saturday nights too...email us on the above email address and we will forward your mail to the guys at Funkademia.
The Sounds Of The Heatwave!
Lovely bit of carnival bashment loving here from The Heatwave who will be back at Mint Lounge to front another wild dancehall party at Hot Wuk on Thursday Oct 15th!
Listen to it HERE.
A Carefully Planned Festival #5
Back once again like the proverbial Renegade Master...A Carefully Planned festival are once agaiin holding a multi venue festival in the Northern Quarter on 17th & 18th October and we will again be one of their venues to showcase live music!
You can check out who's booked to play so far HERE
Tickets are on sale now....grab them quick HERE
Table & Booth Bookings
Remember you can book one of our table or booth areas in the back rrom on Friday & Saturday nights (minimum numbers apply for Saturday)...
Its easy as 1, 2, 3 to do....just zap us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with teh date & numbers in your party and we'll take it from there!
Dancing Every Weekend
The weekend officially starts at Mint Lounge where you can dance to a full history lesson of popular music on Fridays at Top Of The Pops or you can get down with your badself at Manchester's longest running club night Funkademia on Saturdays!
10.30pm - 4am each night with guest list options available as well as table & booth bookings by emailing email@example.com
Bring some comfy shoes and prepare to dance, dance, dance!
Ron Trent at Mint Lounge - August 30th
Party planners don't come much bigger than Development and bookings don't come much larger than Ron Trent!
Put them both together to celebrate 10 years of Development clubbing and you've got one heck of a party on yoru hands!!!
Tickets for this are expected to fly out so make sure to keep up to date with all announcements via the Development Event Page.
Join The Itchy Feet Mystery Tour!
Itchy Feet are looking for some fresh meat for their Manchester team!
If you're an enthusiastic 1st or 2nd year and you like our style (as well as making some swag) email firstname.lastname@example.orgNOW!!!!
If you've visited us and bought tickets from SKiddle then please take 5 seconds and leave us a review!
Easy as 1, 2, 3 ;)
The full Levelz live band will be launching tehir new single at Mint Lounge for a very special bassbin shaiking bank holiday Sunday sesh!
Tickets on sale very soon...make no mistake this one will sell out!
Head to the Levelz Facebook Page for more info.
SoulJam with Craig Charles!
The original funk soul master will be appearing at SoulJam for a very special Soundwave lanch party special!
The man behind the amazing 6music show and the night of the same name at our neighbours Band On The Wall makes his debut at Mint Lounge and what better night to do it than at our midweek student funk-soul disco?
Tickets are already flying out faster than a Starbug test drive!
Miss it...miss out!
Thursday May 7th - TICKETS
With tickets from Skiddle going like the clappers for the majority of events held at Mint Lounge and with everyone having a great time we'd like to ask if you can remember to leave a review of your visit to Mint!
Its easy enough to do...just look out for the email from Skiddle after the event asking you to leave a review...easy peasy!
Feel The Beat Returns!
After one of the biggest parties to ever hit Mint Lounge...Feel The Beat are back with us for what is sure to be another capacity busting night of the very best old skool anthems!
Tickets are going like absolute wildfire so its ahighly advised to get yours as soon as possible...both pre-club boat parties have now sold out...don't "miss the boat" for the afters!
Breakage Comes To Mint!
With a new night at Mint comes a surefire heavyweight line up!
Back To Front drops into Mint on June 18th with VERY special guestBreakage!
Breakage aka James Boyle is never been one to be pigeonholed. Moving effortlessly through styles from drum and bass to dubstep, Breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date. A prodigious talent, he already has a number of classic releases under his belt but continues to develop his sound. Combining rich tones and a sense of spaciousness in the mix, Breakage’s music is both subtle yet devastatingly effective.
Get your advance tickets quick on this one...early birds have already sold out!
Back To Front at Mint Lounge
An absolute whopping big night dropping at Mint this June...
Back To front presents the Breakage album launch with a stellar/who's who line up of some of the finest jocks...
Advance tickets are just a very (very) reasonable £5 and its advised to get these ones as soon as possible!
Tickets available HERE
Hit & Run Easter Thursday with Joker
Its probably the biggest night out for partying with no work for a whopping 4 days after...Easter Thursday is always a guarantee date for your diary and we're pleased to provde the goods at Mint Lounge.
We welcome Rich Reason with Hit & Run with very special guest Joker down to our basement for an Easter smackdown of epic proportions with enough bass & wobble to give the system a good going over!
Early bird tickets are just a ridiculously low £2.50 so its advised to head to Skiddle asap and grab yours now!
Hit & Run presents Joker
Thursday 2nd April
Dot to Dot Festival
We're pleased to be part of this years mega Dot to Dot Festival!
Preparations are under way as to who will grace the stage at Mint...until then check out their website for more etails & ticket links...
Please note that all enquiries for lost property must be emailed to email@example.com
Our Facebook page does not deal with these enquiries :)
Also please remember that a sure fire way to ensure your property does not become lost is to use our cloakroom for just £1 per item!
TOTP's Justine Alderman's Red Nose Day Mixtapes!
Top Of The Pops resident Justine Alderman is taking a quick break from raising the roof at Mint Lounge to raise some money for Red Nose Day!
She's doing some amazing mixtapes for just £5 in a bid to raise funds for this worthy cause....click below for more details and to donate..
oming to Mint Lounge in March to celebrate their 1st birthday....Endless City is aManchester based club night and sound-space that showcases local and out there and upcoming beat scene talent.
With Regular guest mixes from headliners and resident dj's who unleash tracks from the underground and left-field.Warped beats from a wide variety of crate diggin hip
hop,psychedelica,electonica,experimental, reggae and everything else in-between.
Get a taster of what to expect below...we can't wait for this one!
HIKU - Party For The People Mix
Very cool mix here from the guys at HIKU recorded for Party For The People...they are back alongside Groove Kitchen at Mint Lounge on Thursday 22nd January!
They're giving out limited free entry guestlist via their Facebook event or you can get advance tickets for just £2!
Hot Wuk - The Heatwave Best Of 2014
A late Xmas present for you here courtesy of The Heatwave ahead of their next appearance at Mint...all the best bashment tunes from the past 12 months in a brand new spanking mix.
Mint Lounge Christmas/New Year Openings
Well its nearly time for the man in red to drop down our chimneys...we'd like to say a big thanks to you all for your support and attendance at the many parties held at Mint in 2014...
We still have a few parties to go before the year is out and you still have time to grab tickets!
We will re-opn in teh new year on January 9th for Top Of The Pops!
We'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Thanks for all the dancing!
2nd Batch Of Complimentary NYE Tickets
To celebrate our 10th year in Manchester's clubland and to say thank you to all the movers & groovers who over the years have made Mint what it is today, we are throwing a FREE NYE party withFunkademia!
The first release of free ticketswent in 2 hours, so due to popular demand a 2nd batch is now live!….click below for more details...
Have a good great Christmas and heres to another 10 years of partying at Mint!
Funkademia New Years Eve
This New Year's Eve Funkademia have decided to do things a little differently and areturnimng NYEon its head!
2014 has been their most successful year of our 19 year history with capacity houses every week..so instead of bumping up ticket prices for the night, as a big thank you for your ongoing support, they are offering their loyal funksters complimentary tickets forNYE!
Yep you read that right...for the first 200 toCLICK HEREand put in the password FUNKNYE after 7pm on Monday 1stDecember will get a complimentary ticketfor exactly nish / nada / gratis / on the house / zip / freemans.
Sometimes it’s nice to be nice :)
We would advise that you are on your toes however as this is a one off never to be repeated offer and these will fly out...when they’re gone they’re gone!
The Mint Lounge doors will open at 10 and we go though until 4.00amin 2015...take advantage of Funkademia's generosity and come celebrate 2015 under a groove at Mint.
Complimentary tickets are released bang on 7pm Monday 1st December justCLICK HEREand put in the password FUNKNYE...
Big Boxing Day Line Up!
What an absolute whopping, hands in the air, dance like a loon type of party drops at Mint on Boxing Day!
Reading like a who's who of the old school...Stu Allan, Paul Taylor, Mark XTC, Rob Tissera, Dream Frequecny & more will be dropping classics after classic at Feel The Beat.
Mr Manchester Music, Richard Hector Jones tells us why its his pick of the cities Boxing Day events...
Mint Lounge Christmas Bookings
Planning your Christmas party?
Looking for somewhere to hold your Xmas bash or maybe somewhere to go after the office party?
Have private use of our 500 capacity venue (Monday - Thursday or our intimate 100 capacity back room (Friday & Saturday)….bring your own DJ….create your very own party atmosphere at the Northern Quarters only nightclub venue.
Or if you're looking for somewhere to come after your Friday/Saturday night office party then get in touch about special guest list offers to both Top Of The Pops (Fri) or Funkademia (Sat)
Special drink packages available…
Sit back, enjoy the music and the full festive Mint Lounge experience…
Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Mint Lounge is 10!
On November 14th we celebrate 10 years of being the only nightclub destination in Manchester's Northern Quarter!
For our 10 year blow out we welcome Manchester legend Clint Boon to our weekly Friday full house of Top Of The Pops Manchester for a dance floor filling, fist pumping night of pop, rock, indie, rock n roll, reggae & all else inbetween from all decades & genres…
We also have a host of events taking place that week from the likes of our brand new mid week student knees upSoulJam Manchester(who have been hosting sell out events in Newcastle & Sheffield before setting up shop in Manchester!) as well asStrategy (Broke'n'£nglish)&Dub Phizix's "Well Good Do" which features guest appearances fromTODDLA T,MC Drs,Chimpo& Fox….then Saturday sees those legends of the Manchester club scene and its longest serving member,Funkademiawith special guestsGroove Motiondropping funk-soul music and cut up diso edits!
Full list of events:http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Mint-Lounge/
Come join us for a massive birthday blowout with specially prepared cocktails fromAbsolutand other drinkable surprise delights!
In our 10 years we have been proud to work with some of Manchester's finest underground promoters such as Electriks,Hit & Run - UK - Quality Bass Music Every Monday in ManchesterBelly of the Beast, Development, Friends & Family,Club Clique,Hot Wuk Wednesdays,Itchy Feet Manchester,El Diablo's Social Club,Riot Jazz,Sick Chirpse,Hoya:Hoya,Drop the Mustardand many more as well as having appearances from the likes ofKurtis Blow,Melle Mel, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada),Florence and the Machine,Skream,Foals,Norman Jay (MBE),Roy Ayers,Friendly Fires,Crystal Fighters,Official Mr Scruff,Unabombers,Kerri Chandler (Official)& many more!
Thanks for the support, the dancing, the movin, the dance, floor jumping to all the movers & shakers, lovers, brothers, sister's & heartbreakers and all the others from the roadblock crowds over the years and in current times….here's to another 10!
Feel The Beat - Old Skool Launch Party
Legends of the Old Skool bring some much needed festive cheer to Manchester on December 26th with a very special launch party to take place on Boxing Day!
Expect fist pumping sets from some of the finest in the business as Dream Frequency, Stu Allan, Rob Tissera, Mark XTC and more head down to Mint Lounge for a post Christmas hands in the air-athon
Hot Wuk Student Staff
Are you on the look out to join the maddest bashment party in the UK?
Well know is your chance as Hot Wuk are looking for Manchester based students to join their street team and help out with ticket selling & general shouting about what is the most fun filled dancehall & bashment clubbing experience you're ever likely to attend!
Interested?Drop a line to email@example.com or give them a ring on 07474803073
Mint Lounge 10th Birthday with Clint Boon!
On November 14th Mint Lounge hits double figures and turns the ripe old age of 10 years young!
Over the course of that weekend we will have plenty in store to help the celebrations go with a whizz, pop bang...but we can reveal that at Top Of The Pops we have an absolute legend of the Manchester music scene arriving to drop non stop indie-rock n pop...
Get ready to shout "BOON ARMY!" and give a big hand for Clint Boon!
Look out for more birthday details coming soon but until then stick the date in yoru diary X
A Carefully Planned Festival
Interview with Matthew Boycott-Garnett
The multi venue live music festival that is "A Carefully Planned Festival" take splace this year on October 18th & 19th a t a number of venues in teh Northern Quarter, of which we are pleased to be part of!
Main man of teh brand Matthew Boycott-Garnett chatted to God Is In The Tv about what can be expetced from this years event as well as a few bits of history about himself...
Freshers Events at Mint Lounge
This year we have 2 weeks worth of exciting evets for all the cities newest academics...
We have some new kids on the block as SoulJam take time from putting on sell out gathering in Sheffield to launch their brand of the funkiest vibes in Manchester...
We have 3 of Manchester's biggest underground promoters together all on one night as Heavy Rain, HiKu & Groove Kitchen jon forces for a night of underground disco business...
The biggest night on the Manchester clubbing cal;endar, Ballin On A Budget is back for an annual freshers smackdown...Broke N £nglish & frinds bring the biggest party vibes to be found anywhere on a Thursday...
Sick Chirpse are back with us for what is surely set to be another roadblock event! Just £1 advance tickets plus free drinks to be given away and lots more as well as a DJ line up of the cities hottest selectors...
All these plus our regular weekend gatherings from Top Of he Pops and Funkademia!
All going off from the week commencing 15th September...keep it locked n loaded to Mint Lounge
Freshers Events at Mint Lounge
To welcome the cities newest academics this year we have special freshers events across 2 weeks in September!
Parties coming your way from Hi-Ku & Groove Kitchen, Ballin On A Budget, Souljam and Sick Chirpse.
More details to come but rest assured from the weeks commencing 14th & 21st of September you'll find it all at Mint!
Mailbu at Top Of The Pops!
This Friday as well as the usual dancefloor destroying selection of popular music we will have the foilks from Malibu Rum down!
Expect cocktail shenanigans as we will have a special deal on Pina Colada's & other rum cocktails as well as free giveaways from the Malibu crew...make sure you're down early to catch them.
Guest list available as well as table/booth bookings...just zap an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org
Table & Back Room Reservations
We're happy to offerguest list & free table bookings on both Friday & Saturday nights…all at the Northern Quarter's only nightclub.
If you're out to party the best pop music ever released then get in touch for free guest list places or if you're parties numbers exceed 50 then maybe you'd like to hire our back room area?
Or if funk is your medicine then get in touch for various gust list offers to Manchester's longest running clubnight Funkademia every Saturday!
Email email@example.com for more info...
Crazy Cocktail Offer!
Make sure to get down to Top Of The Pops On Friday & Funkademia on Saturdays before midnight to enjoy any 2 cocktails for just £8!
Cool off in our air conditioned club and sup on a taste of Summer whilst dancing to your fave sounds...
**The Fresh Flair Competition**
Fresh Flair Competition is Manchester's newest and freshest flair bartending competition hosting some of the city's, and indeed the country's, most talented flair bartenders for a night of entertainment the likes of which Manchester has never seen.
The Event itself will be featuring around 15 of the city and country's best flair bartenders, fighting it out for a top prize of £300 (overall winner) sub-categories
- Best Manchester based bartender
- Runner up
- 3rd place
- Most Entertaining Routine
- Best Cocktail (sponsored by Stoli Vodka)
- Best Working Flair Bartender.
Prizes for sub categories subject to change
Party til 4am Every Friday & Saturday!
We provide a non stop party of dancefloor destroying faves every Friday & Saturday night from 10.30pm until 4am at Mint Lounge.
Top Of The Pops & Funkademiaare heavy on the hits but ease up on any brand of cheese ensuring that each night has its own unique soundtrack that guarantess you are glued to the floor.
You can also reserve a table in our newly refubished cocktail lounge which will include queue jump, free cloakroom & table service as well as guest on both Friday (free) & Saturday (conditions apply).
To make any enquiry or booking please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Cocktails For £8!
The Early Bird Catches The Worm
Have you heard?
If you get down before midnight on Fridays for Top Of The Pops or on Saturdays for Funkademia then you can get 2 cocktails for just £8!
Make sure to get down to the Northern Quarter's only basement nightclub and kick start your night off with a twist 'n' shake :)
Planning a night out or on the look out for a private function room?
You can reserve a table or booth in our newly refurbished cocktail lounge for groups of any size!
Sit back , enjoy the music and the full Mint Lounge experience which includes queue jump, free cloakroom and table service with discounted drink packages available.
Interested? Drop an email to email@example.com
New Props…Vintage Sound…Itchy Feet
The foot stomping antics of Itchy Feet return to Mint Lounge on Feb 11th with a nother evening of vinatge clubbing!
From ska, Rhythm N Blue, Rock N Roll, Blues & much more...new props, hot dance steps & more.
Itchy Feet always sells out so its advised to move in quick & get your tickets asap - all early birtd tickets have now sold out!
Ping Pong Club Bounces into Top Of The Pops
We have a new kid on the block at our weekly friday night, Top Of The Pops and let us tell you..this guy has most balls than most!
The pop up ping pong event has been "popping" up in various venues in Manchester and providing music & sport entertainment to the many that attend!
We are pleased to have one of their amazing set residents Mark come on board the good ship TOTP.
Also a resident of Up The Racket we're sure that he will be rocking teh dancefloor and a welcome addition to our all star line up!
Top Of The Pops with Ping Pong Club & Loz Newy - January 31st
Funkademia NYE at Mint
Where you with us when the clock struck 12 on Dec 31st?
Big thanks to all the faithful funksters that came and welcomed in 2014 at Mint Lounge with our long standing residents Funkademia!
The sounds came thick & fast from Si Forestiero & Myk Nolan who took us all on a journey of funk soul heaven.
Many more capacity busting parties for 2014 every Saturday at Mint Lounge from Funkademia. Check their website for line ups, galleries, tickets, mixes & more!
Funkademia December & NYE
This month Funkademia celebrated it's 17th birthday and is now officially the longest running weekly club night in Manchester.
If you've not been to the weekly party you have missed out on a heavy dose of Hip Shakin' Funk, Electric Disco and Sweet Soul Music
Funkademia has an action packed and fun filled festive line up with these damn fine musical maetros's on the decks in December:
Upcoming Events at Mint Lounge
Plenty of events coming up at Mint Lounge in the run up to & including the festive season.
Old favourites Pop Til You Drop & Funkademia continue to supply the weekend fun & frolics whilst we welcome back Itchy Feet & Hot Wuk plus newcomers to the city Session 23.
We are also very pleased to announce that Broke n English are back for two nights only with a pair of very special festive Ballin On A Budget parties!
Itchy Feet Christmas Party!
Details are still under wraps, but we can confrim that the swing style sounds of Itchy Feet will be holding their Christmas party at Mint Lounge on Tuesday 4th December.
Follow the Manchester team on Facebook for all latest details plus news on other Itchy Feet events and mixes.
Funkademia 17th Birthday Podcast
In celebration of 17 years in Mancunia's clubland, Funkademia have provided this very special podcast to the guys at Skiddle.
The guys had their birthday at Mint Lounge on Saturday with special guest David Dunne on the decks whilst the notorious Trafford Lovething had his very own birthday bash in the Babyfunk room!
Brutus Gold Student Special!!!
The man with the tan "Brutus Gold"is all about helping out our academics and he has been kind of enough to offer a limited 1/2 price guestlist for students!
You can jump on the Love Train this Wednesday for just £3 then be up in time for studies Thursday morning! ;-)
Simply email names across to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Wednesday 31st October.
Be quick, just 50 places up for grabs!!! X
(Student ID must be presented on entry)
Pop Til You Drop Fan page + Promo Mix
Our Friday night residents continue to supply clubbers with a healthy dose of popular music each & every week.
Disco, soul + indie from the 70's, 80's, 90's, noughties and beyond, all with a quality 'POP' stamp!
Make sure to like the Pop Til You Drop facebook fanpage to be kept up to date with all offers & upcoming events:
You can also give your ears a treat and check out this ace promo mix of all things Pop Til You Drop!
Funkademia 17th Birthday!
Another year has flown by with over 50 nights of fun and funk filled parties at Mint Lounge.
Funkademia's 17th birthday will be on Saturday 3rd November and they will be doing a free entry offer through their facebook page below...
Brutus Gold's Lovetrain - Manchester Relaunch Party
Back By Popular Demand!
Dust off your afro, iron your flares & trim your 'tash as the host with the boast and the original Medallion Man, Brutus Gold & friends make a triumphant return to Manchester.
On Halloween night Mint Lounge is given a touch of Studio 54 as Brutus & co mix comedy & fun with endless hits of the seventies disco era and we are inviting you to don a wig and come join us do the hustle!
So get dressed up, be outrageous and boogie on down!!!
£5 advance from www.skiddle.com
£2.00 bottled beer
£2.50 house spirit & mixer
£2 Brutus Meister Bombs
Wednesday 31st October
10.00pm - 2.00am
Buy A Funk Tee!
Previously only worn by their dj’s, but due to extensive customer requests, Funkademia have teamed up with the good people at Redmolotovt-shirts to allow you to now purchase these cotton gems online.
Base on the classic Funkademia bubble logo and available in a range of colours, sizes & styles. Available onlineHERE.
Pop Til You Drop!!!
Giving a well deserved portion of the very best popular music, Pop Til You Drop is our weekly Friday night party withDJs reigniting your passion for the finest hits from: Hip Hop to Indie, Disco to Rock, RnB to Dance all coming at you with a quality pop stamp!!!
More Bounce Presents Blu & Exile Live at Mint Lounge
We are pleased to announce the arrival of More Bounce to Mint Lounge for a very special one off live event.
The local Hip Hop party starters will be bringing the underground sounds of Blu & Exile to Mancunia for one night only!
Tickets on sale from Skiddle, Wood on Oldham Street and Note Skate Shop on Tib Street.
Upcoming Events (including Freshers) at Mint Lounge!
The Weekend Starts at Mint Lounge!
Every Friday with Pop Til You Drop playing the very best popular music from across all decades then on Saturday its Manchester's longest running clubnight Funkademia
Upcoming at Mint Lounge we have special one off events during freshers week with the Murkage Club & Headgone Freshers Bruk Out on Wednesday 19th followed by Chow Downwith Loefah on Thursday 20th.
BPM & Hyperdub present Terror Danjah & Riko Dark Crawler tour on 26th Sept then October sees the ultimate alternative clubnight Itchy Feet areback with more swing, soul, funk, rhythm & blues, rock N roll & Ska.
Plus the UK's maddest bashment party Hot Wuk returns to Mint Lounge for the 2nd of their Manchester parties!
BPM Tickets Now On Sale!
Tickets are now available for the upcoming BPM event at Mint Lounge with Terror Danjah!
Super advance £3 tickets can be picked up from Skiddle but be quick as these are in limited supply.
Hit & Run - Back For A Special One Off!
Back for a one-off spectacular, Hit & Run returns this Thursday to Mint Lounge with their annual A Level results party!
Joing a host of Manchester heroes is very special guest Darq E Freaker.
Check the Facebook event page for ticket full line up & ticket links:
BPM Comes To Mint Lounge
BPM drops into Mint Lounge on Wednesday 26th September promosing an evening of Out and Bad Underground Sounds; Grime, UK Funky, Garage & Bass Music.
Full DJ line up on the night:
✪ TERROR DANJAH [HYPERDUB, BUTTERZ, HARDRIVE]
✪ RIKO [HYPERDUB, ROLL DEEP]
✪ MADAM X [1XTRA, BPM, MURKAGE]
✪ DARKA [BPM, MURKAGE, HEADS HIGH]
✪ G.S.ONE [BPM, BIG PEOPLE MUSIC]
✪ T.DOT [BPM]
Full ticket details coming soon.
Check the Facebook event for more news: FACEBOOK
Funkademia Returns To The Rambsottom Festival
Our very own Saturday night residents Funkademia will be making a triumphant return to the valleys for this years Ramsbottom Festival on the weekend of 14th September.
They will be back hosting the Silent Disco which will see Funkademia DJ's battling it out from 5pm.
Already confirmed is Trafford Lovething (Funkademia), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Gareth Brooks (XFM), David Dunne (Funkademia), Nige Clucas (Capital FM), Kid Blast (Funkademia), Slammin Boys (Funkademia) & Audiowhores (Defected Records)
For full festival line up check out the Ramsbotom Festival website
Pop Til You Drop - Club Tropicana Special!
Dig out your espadrilles and 3/4 length white trousers and get into the groove at the Pop Til You Drop Club Tropicana Special!
With the great British summertime being pretty much a washout, the guys at Pop Til You Drop have decided that seeing as there is enough for everyone, they are bringing a little bit of fun & sunshine to Mint Lounge on August 31st.
Vodka jellies plus prizes for the best dressed beachwear!
Pop Til You Drop Fan Page
For any of the facebookers out there, head over to our Friday night residents Pop Til You Drop's fan page where there is regular banter plus competitions & guestlist offers as well as photo's showing that even the chaps at Coronation Street know where to head on a Friday night ;-)
Ace new artwork by Stan Chow for Funkademia's summer campaign featuring everyone's favourite Fresh Prince!
Funkademia bring some summer, summer, summertime vibes to the Mint Lounge every Saturday night.
Check out www.funkademia.net for news on upcoming events, pohto galleries and exclusive mixes from residents past & present
Pop Til You Drop Madchester Special!
Get your 26 inch flares out, all thats baggy and get down to Pop Til You Drop for an unashamed celebration of all things Madchester.
With the city's football teams head and shoulders above the rest of the premiership and the most influential bands of their time reforming, we celebrate Manchester music in fine style.
As The Stone Roses play in Heaton Park we will be continuing the party in the city centre; Northside, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, MC Tunes, Interstella and the beat goes on with all our regular Pop favourites!
Halleluiah! Come down and have your melon twisted!
Advance tickets from Skiddle
Out In The Sticks - 18th Birthday Reunion
Remember The Good Times...Don't You Want Some More!
Back for yet another house-tastic reunion. Russ & Craig will be bringing Out In The Sticks down to the underground setting of Mint Lounge for some August Bank Holiday fun & frolics.
Tickets now available from Skiddle
Don't forget, every Monday you can tune into the sounds of our Saturday night residents Funkademia, who will be taking to the airwaves courtesy of BeatWolf Radio.
Head over to www.beatwolfradio.comfor schedules & DJ info.
Mint Lounge Soundcloud Page
Our very own Mint Lounge Soundcloud page is now up & running!
We will be hosting mixes courtesy of our resident clubnights and also a few cheeky exclusives from visiting guests.
We kick things off with a very special promo mix from Jason Vereker who played his last Funkademia gig over Jubilee weekend.
Its a full 1 hour & 45 minutes of pure unadulterated funk!
The Candy Man Can!
Our very own Umpa Lumpa's have been busy working away hard to bring us the new Mint Lounge "We Love The Nightlife" branded sweets!
Keep you eye's out for these wonderful treats on both Fridays & Saturdays around the Northern Quarter ;-)
Pop Til You Drop at The Magic Loungeabout Festival
If you are after some festival fun (hopefully in the sun!) this year then our very own Friday night residents Pop Til You Drop will be heading over to Skipton in Julyas part of the Magic Loungeabout Festival.
Line up includesCHIC feat Nile Rodgers, The Charlatans, Kevin Saunderson featuring Inner City, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Smoove and Turrell, Lucy Rose, Summer Camp, Chew Lips & many more.
Full details and tickets can be found at:
We Love The Nightlife!
Mint Lounge is the Northern Quarters air conditioned late night discotheque for drinking & dancing with Turbo Soundsystem throughout & the best beers & cocktails being served.
Every Friday with Pop Til You Drop: come dance the night away to Disco, Soul, Indie, 70's, 80's, 90's, Noughties and beyond, all with a quality 'POP' stamp.
£5 entry/10.30pm – 3.30am
Every Saturday with Funkademia; Manchester's longest running club night.
Hip Shakin Funk, Electric Disco & Sweet Soul Music
£5 advance/10.30pm – 3.30am
2 Pop Til You Drop Dates For Your Diary!
Pop Punk Jubilee & Madchester Specials!
Pop Til You Dropcontinues it's weekly Friday residency at The Mint Lounge, right in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Here the first of their series of themed events they have up our sleeve for your Pop pleasure....
Friday 1st June
A Pop Punk Jubilee Special!
Whether you are a Royalist or not we won't be complaining about the long 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend meaning a 3 day working week!
So why not kick it off on the Friday with a nod and a wink to the celebrated anti Royal musical culture…PUNK
Come on out, scream, shout let your dyed bright pink hair down and shake your nose piercings to The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, David Bowie, Siouxie and the Banshees…and our favourite Pop music through the decades!
Slashed Jeans, Doc Martins, Hair Spray and neon eyeshadow a must!
"I am an Anarchist"…why not join us for just one night?!
Friday 29th June
Get your 26 inch flares out, all thats baggy and get down to Pop Til You Drop for an unashamed celebration of all things Madchester.
With the city's football teams head and shoulders above the rest of the premiership and the most influential bands of their time reforming, we celebrate Manchester music in fine style.
As The Stone Roses play in Heaton Park we will be continuing the party in the city centre; Northside, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, MC Tunes, Interstella…and the beat goes on with all our regular Pop favourites!
Halleluiah! Come down and have your melon twisted!
Backroom Available For Party Bookings!
If you are looking for somewhere on a Friday to hold your birthday, engagement, graduation or any other kind of party then ourcosy backroom area is available for private bookings!
We can decorate the room accordingly and we are happy for you to provide a DJ or we can simply have the music from our main room Friday night residents "Pop Til You Drop" playing through the system.
If you are interested then please drop us an email at email@example.com
"Your tuned into Funkademia!"
The Funkademia engine just keeps on steaming. Not content with being Manchester's longest running club night, the guys have now got a weekly radio show!
Every Monday from 8pm - 10pm you can set your dial (internet browser) to www.beatwolfradio.com where you will be able to get a weekly fix of funk, soul, classic hip hop, disco & much more courtesy of our Saturday night residents.
Photo Gallery Update!
Head over to our gallery page to check out some shots from recent nights including Drop The Mustard's Secret Sessions, Hot Wuk Manchester Launch Party, Funkademia & Pop Til You Drop!
If your just itching for an extra intake of funk after a Saturday nights visit to Funkademia then fear not!
The Funkademia website has a great selction of mixes from a host of DJ's that have graced the decks with their own unique take on the Funkademia sound.
Head on over now & fill your boots!
Itchy Feet with The Correspondents - Last Few Tickets
Just a few tickets left for tonight's Itchy Feet with The Correspondents.
Head over to BUY TICKETSto grab them online before the sold out signs pop up!
Yes The Rumours Are True!!!
Ballin On Budget Returns
For one night only, Broke N Englkish present a very special one off Bank Holiday Ballin On A Budget!
Kick starting the Easter weekend with a Thursday night to remember, with music coming courtesy of Strats, DRS, Konny Kon, Chimpo, Skittles & many more.
£5 on the door, advance tickets available from Skiddle
Thursday 5th April
2 For 1 Spring Cocktail Offer
As the great British Summertime seems within reach, we have decided to hurry it along with a special 2 for 1 offer on Spring cocktails!
This offer runs until 12 at both Pop Til You Drop and Funkademia.
As a great man once said; "Fun & sunshine, there's enough for everyone!", although these drinks aren't free of course ;-)
Drop The Mustard Secret Sessions 003 (official Hideout Festival pre party)
The guys from Drop The Mustard will be holding the third edition of their secret sessions events at Mint Lounge on Thursday March 22nd.
Details are kept totally underwraps with the line up only being announced on the night at the event!
With the last 2 events showcasing Hot Creations' latest signing Alexis Raphael and Crosstown Rebels' newest live act Amirali as our guest headliners, you can guarantee this 3rd event will be one not to miss.
Tickets available from Gaffs & Piccadilly Records.
Melba Moore Comes To Mint Lounge!
US soul singer and actress MELBA MOORE makes her first ever Manchester appearance.
During a long and extremely successful recording career that stretches back to 1970, the New York-born chanteuse has racked up 32 chart entries on Billboard's R&B charts, including two chart toppers in the shape of 'A Little Bit More' (a duet with then label mate, Freddie Jackson) and 'Falling,' both for Capitol Records in 1986.
She also had five UK chart hits; the biggest was 1976's 'This Is It' for Buddah while in the '80s 'Love's Comin' At Ya' made the Top 20 and 'Mind Up Tonight' dented the Top 30. Her music has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards.
For her Manchester debut she will be ably assisted by the DJ skills of Mike Shaft & Peace FM's DJ Devo
Tickets are on sale now from SKIDDLE
Soul On Sunday
Bank Holiday Special!
A very special Bank Holiday weekend event as some of the very best soul selectors arrive at Mint Lounge for a night of the very best Soul, R&B and Rare Grooves......
2 way Promotions Presents: SOS
Soul On Sunday @ The Mint Lounge
DJ's on the Night:
ANDY MADHATTER (BBC Radio Lancs/Peace FM)
CHRIS BOX (Luxury Soul, Starpoint Radio, Vybe)
MIKE STEPHENS (Luxury Soul, Southport Weekender, King Georges Hall)
PAUL MAC (Soulecta) with The Warm up Session from 10pm!
£5 door tax
Date: Sunday 8th April
Time: 10pm – 3:30am
Hot Wuk Early Birds Sell Out!
Preparations are going full steam ahead now for the launch of the UK's maddest bashment night, as Hot WUk touches down in the city at Mint Lounge next Thursday.
Early bird tickets have now all sold out!
£5 advance tickets available now from:
Itchy Feet with The Correspondents!
The guys from Itchy Feet are returning with an almighty bang on Monday 19th March with very special guests The Correspondents.
They consist of Mr Bruce and Chucks, who collaborate to revamp vintage sounds for the modern ear.
Resuscitating sampled relics with squelchy synths over dusty drum loops they've depicted the trials and errors of Love, Lust and Loss over a foot-tapping toe curling amalgamation of Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Swing and Boogie Woogie.
For a great taster of what to expect check them out HERE
Pop 'Til You Drop Launch Party Photos!
A choice selection of snaps from thePop 'Til You Drop laucnh party which landed a tMint Lounge with an almighty bang of quality popular music from across the decades.
Click on the gallery link at the top of the page to view
From hip hop to indie, disco to rock & beyond!
Pop Til You Drop is every Friday night from 10.30pm - 3.30am.
Guestlist is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Itchy Feet Sell Out!
Well, they have done it once again!
The Itchy Feet Valentines Special on February 14th has now sold out.
But fear not, if you missed your chance to go get involved with the foot stomping & toe tapping shenanigans this month, the guys will be back soon with an end of term party.
More details to come.
Funkademia Skiddle Podcast & Interview
An ace funk laden guestmix from thise Funkademia chaps can now be found as part of Skiddle's "Weekend Matters" podcasts.
The podcast also features an interview with founder Dave Payne who delves into the clubnight's rich history, and tells how Funkademia has managed to remain at the forefront of the city's night scene for an unbelievable 16 years!
Hot Wuk Comes To Mint Lounge
HOT WUK, the UK's maddest Bashment rave, don't believe us?
Touching down in Manchester for the first time this March... The Heatwave are bringing their party to The Mint Lounge for another crazy night - everywhere they go it's a Carnival!
Expect the biggest riddims from JA to the UK, with quickfire mixing, girls brucking out and people banging on the ceiling for reloads!
See what happened when it landed in Leeds:
Tickets available now for Hot Wuk Manchester launch:
Stylo G (live)
Mista Stretch & Saji B
CanYouFelix & Darka (Heads High)
Thursday 8th March
Earlybird tickets - £3
£5 thereafter, MOTD.
Tickets are available HERE
Pop Til You Drop Has Landed!
Wow! What an opening night!
Pop Til You Drop has officially landed, with a packed dancefloor from beginning until the end!
And if thats not enough, this Friday sees the DJ tag team from Crazy P, (Daniele Moore & Jim Baron) playing heartfelt pop for the Pop Til You Drop Valentines Special!!!
A few guestlist places available for you & your loved ones, simply email email@example.com
The back room is available for private bookings.
For further details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim'll Fix It For Free Entry
"now then, now then"
We have some special guestlist places up for grabs to this Friday's Pop Til You Drop!
Simply fire an email over to email@example.com.
Also keep an eye out for the Pop Til You Drop Jimmy Saville twins who will b doing the rounds this Friday in the Northern Quarter with some free giveaways.
Pop Til You Drop Valentines Special
"Rose Are Red..."
Our newest Mint Lounge residents; "Pop Til You Drop" will be hosting a very loved up Valenatines party on Friday 10th February.
Daniele Moore & Jim Baron of Crazy P will be providing the evenings soundtrack for all those that like to wear their heart on their sleeve.
Check outPoptilyoudrop.co.ukfor details coming soon!
Pasta Paul Talks About His Funkademia Debut!
Manchester & Twitter legend Pasta Paul will be making his debut this Saturday in the Baby Funk room at Funkademia.
Check the interview with Skiddle below were he gives an insight into hismusical syles and how he came to adopt that nick name!
Pop Til You Drop At Mint Lounge - Official Press Release
POP TIL YOU DROP - every Friday at The Mint Lounge, Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester.
Pop Til You Drop launches itself into 2012 with a trip across Manchester to its new weekly Friday residency at The Mint Lounge, right in the heart of the Northern Quarter.
A year into its existence, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts.
Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor!
There'll be a jukebox request and dedication hour, "projected reflections corner" of TOTP hits gone by and live performances of pop classics from stars of the future plus irregular themed nights!
Keeping us fuelled throughout the night Mint Lounge’s extensive drinks menu, with specialist cocktail bar, international beers, drinks offers and of course corporation pop, there'll be no need to go thirsty!
Pop Til You Drop opens its doors on February 3rd and we cordially invite you to join the party!
Friday 10th February will be the first of our themed nights where we’ll be hosting a special Valentines night so don your heart on your sleeve and come shake the hole!
Our backroom will be available for private parties on the night. For further details please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer at Itchy Feet Valentines Party!
Itchy Feet's Valentines Party will be welcoming a very special guest in the form of Mr B!
On a one-man mission to introduce Hip-Hop to the Queen's English, Mr. B is delighted to present Chap-Hop.
Having spent the best part of a decade bringing some manners back to popular culture, this dopest of fellows will entertain and amuse you with his ingenious stylings.
Aiming to dazzle with dignity, Mr. B takes to the stage with his Banjolele and stiff upper lip to perform ditties of pipe-smoking, high society, Cricket and sexual misadventure, as well as some more well-known pieces from the world of Hip-Hop, re-worked in true Chap-Hop fashion.
Mr.B has fast gained a reputation as an eloquent and entertaining live performer, playing recitals across the UK and into Johnny Continent for the past two years from the Glastonbury Festival to club NME in Paris, from the club in Surrey to the Edinburgh fringe.
His recent video 'Chap-Hop history' received over 100,000 hits in its first week on youtube. He has just guested on banjolele and vocals on US nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot's album 'Zero Day'.
His debut long player 'Flattery Not Included' is available via www.gentlemanrhymer.com now and his second, 'I Say!' will be available in December, once launched at the Chap magazine's second Grand Anarcho Dandyist Ball.
Check him out at the following pages!
Funkademia NYE Photo's + Guestmix
If you where one of the ones that brought in 2012 with us & Funkademia then head over to the Funkademia website where the full NYE photo gallery is now uploaded!
Oh, the guys have also got a brand new guestmix up with Skiddle that is well worth a checking out.
Funkademia Scoop Lifetime Achievement Award
A massive congratulations go out to our Saturday night residents Funkademia who scooped the award Lifetime Achievement award at the Manchester Evening News Clubbing Awards for 2011.
Still going strong and packing them each & every week, Funkademia is Manchester's longest running clubnight with a DJ collective playing the very best in funk, soul, classic hip hop, disco, house classics & much more.
Advance tickets, mixes, photos and more can be found at www.funkademia.net
Itchy Feet 2012 Parties
The year has only just begun and already we are happy to announce that Itchy Feet will be back with not just 1 but 2 parties in the next few months!
February will see them call all lovers as they hold a very special Valentines Day special then the guys will return in March with an end of term shindig.
Full details to come soon.
Pop 'Til You Drop Comes To Mint Lounge!
Starting in February, the Pop 'Til You Drop collective will be making Mint Lounge their new home as they host a weekly knees up everyFriday night.
DJ's will be on hand to play the very best in disco, soul, indie, 70's, 80's, 90's, noughties and beyond, all that will carry a certified quality "POP" stamp.
Happy New Year & Free Entry!!!
A very happy new year to each and every one of you from us at Mint Lounge!
To kick start off 2012 we will be offering free entry on every Friday throughout January all night.
DJ's from Pop Til You Drop will be playing a soundtrack of classic pop, disco, soul, indie & rock through the decades.
10.30pm - 3.30am every Friday
Merry Christmas From Mint Lounge!
We'd like to wish each and every one of our customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.
A big thanks for all your continued support throughout 2011!
Here's to 2012, lets make it another good one!
Mint Lounge X
Ballin On A Budget Alternative NYE
The partying doesn't stop with their Christmas party as Broke N English hold their alternative to NYE on Thursday 29th Dec.
No doubling up on taxi fares!
Come party & bring in 2012 with the last Ballin Party of the year.
Ballin On A Budget Christmas Party!!!
Crackers are ordered, turkey trimmed and selectors have been selected!
Broke N English & Friends bring the first of their festive parties to Mint Lounge on Thursday 22nd for a very merry knees up, all for just £2!!!
Community Boxing Day Special
Irfan Rainy returns with dashings of festive house music for the Community Boxing Day Special which also for a first time includes very special live PA!
Vaceo will be performing live alongside DJ sets from Groove Assassin & of course the Community residents.
Head to Resident Advisor to grab an £8 ticket.
Funkademia The Movie
Our resident Saturday night Funkademia have been working hard with Tunafish Media to pull together a video to show off the vibe that can be found every weekend at Funkademia.
Filmed live at Mint Lounge with Chris Massey, Gareth Brooks, Dance Lady Dance and our loyal Funkademia crowd.
Itchy Feet Christmas Party
Our favourtie foot tappers will be back with more rock n roll, ska, blues, funk, soul & so much more PLUS Father Christmas WILL be making a guest appearance and taking to the decks!
Full details on calendar page.
Funkademia Christmas Party & NYE Tickets
Our favourite resident funksters have tickets on sale for both their Christmas party and their New Years eve shindig.
Head to the Funkademia website to grab yourself one of these beauties whilst they are still in stock!!!
Rustie At Mint Lounge - Skiddle review
A great write up from the guys at Skiddle following Rusties appearance at the 1st birthday celebrations of Who's The Goose.
Big thanks to those that came down and helped blow the candles out with the Goose guys!
Funkademia New Years Eve
This year Funkademia are spending NYE 2011 into 2012 at their Manchester home, Mint Lounge, right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Oldham Street.
Funkademia NYE events have sold out every year, so we advise that you get your ticket as early as possible.
We are pleased to say that tickets are selling fast this year so it looks like it will be another smasher.
The £5 early bird tickets have all gone, but we have kept the price as low as possiblewith £10 tickets on sale now.
This year we have a musical treat for you.
Crowd favourites Gareth Brooks and Les Croasdaile are in the Mint Lounge main room, playing all the big Funkademia tunes from the last 16 years, plus its a Dance Lady Dance takeover in the babyfunk room with pop and dance classics all night long.
For full details, tickets & much more head to:
Massive thanks to all the spooks, kooks, ghosties & ghoulies that came out and partied right through the witching hour and beyond at the Haunted House Christmas Party.
Great to see so many people dressed up and getting down alongside The Charlatans, Bombay Bicycle Club & Tribes!
Keep your eyes peeled for news to come soon for more House Party events...
Itchy Feet Christmas Party & New Photo Gallery!
Our foot stomping friends Itchy Feet will be back at Mint Lounge for a Christmas shindig on Monday December 12th.
Full news & ticket details to follow.
Also the photo's are now up in the gallery section from Octobers Itchy Feet, check 'em out!
Funkademia - 16 Years Under A Groove
With Graeme Hawley & Disco Mums
On the 12th November Funkademia will celebrate its 16th birthday with a party at Mint Lounge, Manchester featuring Graeme Hawley & Disco Mums on the decks.
They're not normally renowned for getting on guest dj’s at Funkademia but they thought they’d push the boat out to celebrate becoming the longest running weekly night in Mancunian clubland this year.
Graeme Hawley is best known for playing John Stape in Coronation Street, but what a lot of people don’t know is that he also a fantastic DJ. He’s played for Funkademia over the summer at Wickerman Festival, Ramsbottom Festival and also took control of our Baby Funk room.
His love of all things funky is sure to light up this birthday party! Supporting him in the main room will be one of our favourite resident DJ’s, Les Croasdaile.
In the Baby Funk room we welcome Disco Mums who make their Funkademia debut. They are an all female Manchester based DJ collective who play a vinyl only set of sly gems, treasured classics and bombs from the disco.
As a special treat the first 100 ticket buyers will receive a limited edition CD of our resident DJ’s favourite tracks. The other 500 or so will get a limited edition button badge.
Funkademia have come a long way from the very first night back in the 1995 at the Boardwalk and with the continued support of 18,000 members they intend to keep on keeping on for a while longer yet.
Full details & ticket info at www.funkademia.net
Who's The Goose Turns 1!!!
The newest addition to our resident roster will be celebrating tehir 1st year in clubland on Oct 25th with a very special birthday event.
Helping them blow out the candles will be Warped Records' Rustie along with Brackles from Blunted Robots!
SUpport comes as ever from residents Humbug & Sorrel.
Tickets available now from SKIDDLE
Last Min Booking! Beach Cult at Clique This Friday!!!
The guys from the Manchester based clubnight Beach Cult will be making their way from The Corner in Fallowfield to Mint Lounge this Friday to join Ian & Damien for Clique.
Known for their Glo-Fi, Chillwave, Tropical Jams & Nu-Disco you can expect them to fully click with Clique and ensure a bustling dancefloor!
Mint Lounge Facebook & Twitter
For those of you that are of the Facebook & Twitter generation (isn't that most of us nowadays???) you can keep up to date with all things Mint Lounge related as well as post any kind of requests, pictures etc by joining our facebook fan page.
Also for the tweeters you can follow us now @mintlounge
Ballin On A Budget Youtube Video
You've heard th ehype not you can see what all the fuss is about for Ballin On A Budget by checking out this new youtube video for the night
Broke N English's monthly event takes place the last Thursday of every month and features guest dj's, mc's, live acts, music giveaways and mega deals on drinks and the best bit is its all for just £2 entry!!!
Ballin On A Budget
Photo Gallery Update!
All whole new batch of photo's from recent nights at Mint Lounge have now been added into the gallery page!
Ballin On A Budget, Clique & Funkademia albums to check out!
Exclusive Redsoul Mini Mix
Just right ahead of their 1 year at Mint Lounge anniversary, Funkademia have passed out a little present in the form of this wicked mini mix from resident, Redsoul.
Catch him live at Mint Lounge on Saturday 28th August from 10:30pm till 12:30am then followed byJon Bus Stop till close.
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Heard It Through The Grapevine Acapella
Jackson 5 – Mirrors Of My Mind
Gene Harris – As
Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby
Hall & Oates – Can’t Go For That
Prince – Erotic City
Jackson 5 – Living Together
Funkademia 1 Year Anniversary
Funkademia will celebrate its 1 year anniversary of being at Mint Lounge on September 4th and are running a comp to win hotel room for 2, champagne, a meal & mix cd's!!!
To enter you just have to simply "like" them on facebook, as easy as that.
Winners will be picked on August 31st and current fans will be instantly entered...
One Summer Under A Groove
Funakdemia go head first into the summer with guests of a local stature consisting of Dave Haslam, Graeme Park, David Dunne, Gareth Brooks & many more.
Check out www.funkademia.net for full listings and details on ordering tickets...
Big News For Broken £nglish
Mint Lounge residents Broke'n'£nglish will be supporting the Wu-tang clan at the Manchester Academy on the 3rd of August 2010!
Taking a side step from running their mega "Ballin On A Budget" nights down at the club, the guys will be rhyming on stage with the Wu Tang collective, big up!
Make sure to check out the guys every last Thursday of the month with their £2 parties for good sounds, great people and loads of free giveaways alongside resident & guest DJ's and also live performances...
Sweet Sensation Vs Funkademia
Saturday July 26th
In May we played host to 'Sweet Sensation' v. 'Funkademia' which was one of the highlights of the year, lovely and busy with a friendly, all-night dancing atmosphere!
The guys behind Funkademia & Dave Haslam have hurried to get another joint night scheduled which will take place on Saturday 24th July.
Clique Named As Top Club Night!
Clique have scooped the title of best clubnight by the folks over at Mixmag for their July issue!
You can read the full scanned article here
Mixes from Funkademia
A whole host of mixes from Funkademia resident DJ's that perfectly capture the essence of a Saturday night down Mint Lounge!