Underground New Year's Eve, anyone?

Lizzie Wood
2022NQ at night

If you’re looking for things to do on New Year’s Eve, best head underground

2022nq is the go-to hang-out for creative types all year round. An exhibition venue one week and clubber’s heaven the next, you may well miss the entrance on your first visit – a hidden gem on a Northern Quarter alley just off Dale Street. A little wall art helpfully points the way.

This smallish venue has a stripped-back, raw feel – sure to guarantee a full house on the night

Walk down a set of stairs and you’ll be welcomed by dim lighting and huge graffiti pieces splattered on the walls. The smallish venue is cosy with a stripped-back, raw feel – sure to guarantee a full house on the night. The New Year’s Eve line-up is set to draw in tourists as well as the more usual Northern Quarter hipsters thanks to headliner, DJ Greg Wilson. He’ll be working up a frenzy on the decks for a solid three hour session – not bad considering the fleeting, 3am appearances made by some DJs on NYE. But when it comes to appearing in the city, Wilson has form. On the Manchester DJ scene since the 1980’s, Greg’s re-edits constructed live through his Revox has seen him produce albums for the likes of The XX, and is a good indication of the type of sound you’ll likely to experience on the night. Support on the evening comes from El Diablo’s Social Club’s Neil Diablo.

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