2010 has been another very eventful year for Funkademia. Now firmly established in the heart of the Northern Quarter and having recently celebrated 15 years under a groove we are Manchester’s longest ever running club night. Dancing in the face of the recession 2010 has been our most successful year ever with every single night sold out, hence we thought it only right to celebrate the dawn of a new year at our lovely home, the Mint Lounge nightclub.
Dj’s: Our resident dj crew will be manning the decks in the main room with the very talented Les Croasdaile, the Good for the Soul boys and Funkademias founding father Payney guiding us into 2011. In the backroom our Northern Funk team led by Myk Nolan will be grooving things along in a discerningly soulful manner.
Times: In order to provide our people with a full night we are opening the doors an hour early at 10pm with the funk going through until at least 4am 2011. If the people want it we’re happy to keep the wheels of steel spinning & in years gone by we have been known to have the place still rockin’ at 7.00am.
£: As usual we like to keep things very reasonable. This year our early bird tickets will be just £10 which we think is exceptional value for NYE Eve. They will be more on the door however and in 15 years of doing NYE events we’ve always sold out in advance.
Request Line: To personalise things for our people we’re doing our popular Request Line slot again. Ticket holders can e-mail in their top 3 Funkademia tunes & we’ll give them a spin in Request Line hour between 2-3.
Reservations: We know NYE can be a bit of a palaver to organise so if people are looking to make a group booking and want us to hold some tickets back for they get their mates organised e-mail us & we’ll sort it.
Sold Out: Every single NYE event we have done since our first back in 1996 has always sold out well in advance and given that we already sell out (literally not metaphorically) every Saturday we expect this year to be no different. Hence we really would advise people to get tickets in advance and asap.
Quote: “The debacle that was Millenium NYE proved something to us. We were the only night in Manchester that sold out that year as we refused get drawn into the £99 ticket thing. On New Years Eve we believe people want to bank on a good solid fun night out with their mates with quality music and friendly people in a nice club where they’re not ripped off. Hence no big name DJ’s or ticket prices & we’re sticking with our tried and tested Funkademia dj team in our favourite venue. Quite straight forward really – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Dave Payne, Funkademia Promoter