There have been murmurs around club land that Manchester institution Sankeys Soap would soon be closing its doors. RA can now confirm that this is true. Home to some of the strongest nights in Manchester’s long running association with club culture the venue will go out with a final hurrah on Saturday June 10th. Speaking to RA David Vincent, the man responsible for brining Sankeys Soap back to life in September 2000:
“Sankeys Soap has been at the fore of clubbing for so long and it’s not been an easy choice to close the club. I think it’s provided some amazing memories for all involved in the scene, from the guest DJs and residents through to the clubbers who support us. The club, as its known, Sankeys Soap, is closing on June 10th and that will be the last Sankeys Soap party. At the moment I can’t say much more than that, but this isn’t the end of the matter, not entirely anyway.”
the final weekend will included special guests with full line-ups confirmed closer to the date. It doesn’t spell the end for the venue with David remains tight lipped on what is happening next:
“You’ll just have to wait and see, there’s an announcement coming soon, but from July 7th Manchester will have somewhere new to party at… like I say, just wait and see.”
Sankeys have been a huge part of the UK’s clubbing culture and it will be interesting to see how the two room space, with immense sound system will be used in the future.