One of Manchester's old ballrooms now used as a club.. unique!
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Far Too Loud
Famed for its astounding ambience, unparalleled visual enchantments and carnival atmosphere, Manchester’s most magical club night IllumiNaughty returns for its 5th Birthday celebration - Illusions will shatter and a whole magic box of tricks unleashed - Come join the masquerade and dive deep into a mystical world of swirling beats and blissed out Ballroom oblivion…..
Home to Magicians, mad heads, merry makers and dancefloor maniacs IllumiNaughty is the Norths biggest club night relentlessly committed to producing events of the highest calibre. Specialising in cutting edge club merriment this fearless team of funsters fuse the best new music, theatre, art and performance into one night of unforgettable creative chaos. Stand astounded as the Ritz is transformed into a mysterious maze where you will undoubtedly lose your mind and your wits, a psychedelic funhouse and temporary portal into chaos where anything is possible!!
Through décor, visuals, cabaret, live art and a pounding psy-trance soundtrack IllumiNaughty opens doors to mystical Netherworlds where imagination is unleashed and all the creatures of the night come to play. At ‘The Masked Ball’ expect mystery and mystique to merge in a contemporary circus of deviance, dance and delight…..
10pm - 5am The Ritz Ballroom
5am - 9am Secret Location
KRUNCH (Homegga Records, Israel)
''THE KRUNCH TIME'' has come... On a never ending search for new sounds and ideas, the Krunch style is clearer and more exciting than ever! Previously touring the world as the legendary Dark Soho, the project “Krunch” came together in 2006 and became an instant hit with the release of their debut album in 2008 (Booster: Homegga Records) as well as tracks on many compilations! Constantly experimenting with fresh production styles and sounds, Krunch is a firm favourite in the scene, a truly outstanding sound chosen by the biggest psytrance DJ’s all over the World...and now it’s Krunch time for illumiNaughty!
EPHEDRIX (Dacru Records, Belgium)
One of the most prominent figures in the Belgian psytrance scene, Ephedrix are experts at creating a truly pumping sound - a big fat dose of uplifting melodies, groovy percussion and crystal clear bass lines! Their energetic live act has become renowned, being recognised by party promoters all over the globe! Since the release of their last album (a concoction of powerful remixes met with huge acclaim) the guys have been back in the studio, creating new tracks which ooze masses of energy and breathe the true Ephedrix spirit of playful melodies and driving beats!
FAR TOO LOUD (Funkatech Records, UK)
An illumiNaughty favourite - Far Too Loud, (a.k.a. Oli Cash) has gained a significant reputation in dance music for quality, dancefloor-destroying production. Originally rooted in breakbeat, the FTL sound was quickly recognized as being something different through the influence of other styles of dance music! Since his first performance at illumiNaughty we have been inundated with requests to bring him back – so there’s no better time to do this than our 5th birthday!! Expect hard-hitting beats, dirty basslines, detailed production and twisted sound design that has set FTL apart from the rest.
Rizo (Homegga Records, Israel)
Matt Lorraine (Psy - co, UK)
Mazieg (illumiNaughty, UK)
& More TBC
Performance: Ultra Violet Violence & Meddling Pixies
Magic (Stage & Crowd Shows): Alexander Wells
Decor & Halls of illusions: illumiNaughty
& Markets / Body Painting / Lasers
Jesters, jokers, phantoms, fairies and frolickers can all prance their way into paradise amidst brand-spanking new rhythms and optical amusements. Let fantasy and reality dissolve for one night only in a masked mirage of Trance, trickery and tantalisation.
Cover your face and enter the dream in a world of wonder where nothing's quite as it seems……
Cyberdog / Hermans / Gaffs /Lloyds
EarlyBird: £10 / Advance £12 / MOTD
After Party £5
Love n Chaos
(and huge thanks to all who have supported us over the last 5 years)
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