Excitement has been building up ever since it was announced that one of the UK’s most iconic and multi-award winning nights, Tribal Sessions, will finally be making its debut on the White Isle this year, packing a series of weekly 12 hour marathon parties.
It’s hard to have missed the Tribal Sessions concept: Sankeys Soap’s weekly legendary night and the offshoot club night of the Tribal Gathering Festival. Tribal Sessions has even been recognized by a UK national museum for contributing culture to the City of Manchester, not in the least part for the quality of the line ups they have given its crowds. This summer its intent will be showcased on the party island.
The booking for the full 20 weeks has been done by Darius Syrossian, who is playing throughout the entire of Tribal Sessions, and David Vincent, the Sankeys owner. Headlining will be some of the most sought out and talked about names in house, techno, disco, bass and more. Expect sets from icons such as New York’s original tribal don Danny Tenaglia, plus fellow city men Todd Terry, Victor Calderone and Francois K. There is also music from newer stars like Gorgon City and Axel Bowman. Also sporting the line up are Chicago’s DJ Sneak, Paul Woolford, Move D and techno royalty Len Faki, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Ida Engberg and the ever eclectic Mr G. Regular residents include Hector Couto, Jozef K, Sidney Charles, Shlomi Aber and some select shows from original Tribal resident and bona fide legend Greg Vickers.
Over the course of the season, the parties will run for 20 nights to celebrate 20 years of the Sankeys movement. The opening kicks off on Wednesday the 21st of May and runs until Wednesday the 1st of October 2014.
To celebrate (UK) Sankeys’ 20th anniversary there is also double disc CD package coming out, with disc 1 holding the very first album by Darius Syrossian. All the tracks on the album were also mixed live at a Sankeys Tribal Sessions party in Manchester, to come out as a mix this summer too.
Tribal once said that all they wanted to do was save enough money to buy a party island and retire from society forever… now with Ibiza in their cross-hairs, that dream has just turned real.
Full line-up & schedule here