2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic nightclub Sankeys. To celebrate their milestone, Sankeys will be programming an array of special projects and events like a very special edition of Tribal Sessions at Sankeys Ibiza and club takeovers around the world.
Sankeys Soap first opened its doors in June 1994 on Jersey Street in Manchester, England. Beehive Mill was a Victorian building built at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Since then, the club, with its headquarters in Manchester, and newly opened venues in New York and Ibiza, has been at the heart of the electronic music scene, pioneering new club night concepts, offering up a versatile choice of musical styles and doing so in the finest club spaces imaginable. The club was recognized by the National Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester for contributing a fair share of culture to the city. Run by music devotee David Vincent, Sankeys is celebrating in style this summer with a series of special events hooked around the number 20.
David Vincent said on the eve of the 20th anniversary last week: “In the last 20 years of my career I have been involved in four well-respected nightclubs in the world, The Hacienda, Ministry Of Sound and Pacha Ibiza in the 90’s and Sankeys Manchester in the noughties. Comparing Sankeys Ibiza to the latter I can safely say we are at the top of our game and I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last 20 years.”
The celebrations kicked off on June the 25th with the world famous Tribal Sessions party in Ibiza. This special party saw the likes of Darius Syrossian, Gorgon City, Just Be, and US house pioneers Todd Terry & DJ Sneak gracing the decks. With an established and devoted following, Tribal Sessions is a unique night that brings together many different styles under one party banner and a night all others aspire to. To celebrate 20 years of Sankeys, Tribal Sessions will be throwing 20 parties this summer. This is the legendary party that’s turning the island Tribal.
Other than that, Sankeys will be hosting 20 events around the world in the coming months from Peru to Brazil, Japan to Switzerland and Croatia to NYC. It will also be putting on its biggest event to date: a 20,000 capacity festival. As to be expected with Sankeys, thinking big is a must, and this festival will be no exception to their mentality. This summer will also see the release of a very special Sankeys 20th Anniversary mix CD that has been put together live in the club, by resident DJ Darius Syrossian. The first disc includes all new and exclusive Syrossian tracks and the second is a collection of classics that have defined the club over the years. A project that captures the essence of the club’s musical relevance.
Last but not least, there have been 20 changes made to the club in Ibiza. Details of these will only be made known to those who make the trip down to experience The Lab, Basement and Spektrum…
Very few clubs get to hit the 20 year mark, but Sankeys has done so in style, without becoming predictable and boring. Being at the forefront of the global electronic music scene for so long, 2014 will celebrate and strengthen this preeminence and point the way to that which lies ahead for the venue.