Manchester clubs: Karnival kicks off a new monthly slot at the Deaf Institute

Lizzie Wood

With Will Tramp! at the helm and the promise of an “immersive” clubbing experience, what’s not to like?

The Deaf Institute is no stranger to a good club night or two. With good food and own-brewed beer a winning combination by day, the three-floor venue comes alive at night thanks to a constant stream of DJs, bands and club nights. As such, it’s not difficult to see why it recently won CityLife Venue of the Year – or why it is about to become the regular host for one of Manchester’s more intriguing club nights, Karnival. Whether or not you’ve heard of it yet, Karnival is set to storm Manchester’s after-hours scene. Inspired by South America, and bringing a flavour Ibiza’s party atmosphere, there’s no certainty as to what will be played on the night and no clues as to what to expect. The only dead cert is that you’ll be on the floor, dancing. Performers are on hand to get the party started, with games, gifts and the promise of an “immersive” clubbing experience.

As the name suggests, Karnival is not your usual club night

Headlining the first of Karnival’s new monthly outings at the Deaf Institute is DJ of the moment, Will Tramp!, a residency regular you might recognise from events such as the Parklife Weekender, Homoelectric and The Warehouse Project. The DJ also has slots further afield, at Croatia’s Snowbombing Festival and Electric Elephant, slated for later this summer. Alongside Will Tramp! is Karnival’s resident DJ Tacet and Adam Martin, founder and resident DJ at Manchester night EXHiBiT. Spinning everything from techno to electric house, and perhaps as the name suggests, Karnival looks set to be anything other than an ordinary club night. And with tickets prices starting at a fiver, it’s also likely to be the cheapest ticket to the Karnival you’ll ever buy.

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