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July 2014



News


  • Party til 4am Every Friday & Saturday!

    We provide a non stop party of dancefloor destroying faves every Friday & Saturday night from 10.30pm until 4am at Mint Lounge.

    Top Of The Pops & Funkademiaare heavy on the hits but ease up on any brand of cheese ensuring that each night has its own unique soundtrack that guarantess you are glued to the floor.

    You can also reserve a table in our newly refubished cocktail lounge which will include queue jump, free cloakroom & table service as well as guest on both Friday (free) & Saturday (conditions apply).

    To make any enquiry or booking please email bookings@mintlounge.com

    Party til 4am Every Friday & Saturday!
  • 2 Cocktails For £8!

    The Early Bird Catches The Worm

    Have you heard?

    If you get down before midnight on Fridays for Top Of The Pops or on Saturdays for Funkademia then you can get 2 cocktails for just £8!

    Make sure to get down to the Northern Quarter's only basement nightclub and kick start your night off with a twist 'n' shake :)

    2 Cocktails For £8!
  • Table Reservations

    Planning a night out or on the look out for a private function room?

    You can reserve a table or booth in our newly refurbished cocktail lounge for groups of any size!

    Sit back , enjoy the music and the full Mint Lounge experience which includes queue jump, free cloakroom and table service with discounted drink packages available.

    Interested? Drop an email to events@mintlounge.com

    Table Reservations
  • New Props…Vintage Sound…Itchy Feet

    The foot stomping antics of Itchy Feet return to Mint Lounge on Feb 11th with a nother evening of vinatge clubbing!

    From ska, Rhythm N Blue, Rock N Roll, Blues & much more...new props, hot dance steps & more.

    Itchy Feet always sells out so its advised to move in quick & get your tickets asap - all early birtd tickets have now sold out!

    Itchy Feet Tickets

    New Props…Vintage Sound…Itchy Feet
  • Ping Pong Club Bounces into Top Of The Pops

    We have a new kid on the block at our weekly friday night, Top Of The Pops and let us tell you..this guy has most balls than most!

    The pop up ping pong event has been "popping" up in various venues in Manchester and providing music & sport entertainment to the many that attend!

    We are pleased to have one of their amazing set residents Mark come on board the good ship TOTP.

    Also a resident of Up The Racket we're sure that he will be rocking teh dancefloor and a welcome addition to our all star line up!

    Top Of The Pops with Ping Pong Club & Loz Newy - January 31st

    Ping Pong Club Bounces into Top Of The Pops
  • Funkademia NYE at Mint

    Where you with us when the clock struck 12 on Dec 31st?

    Big thanks to all the faithful funksters that came and welcomed in 2014 at Mint Lounge with our long standing residents Funkademia!

    The sounds came thick & fast from Si Forestiero & Myk Nolan who took us all on a journey of funk soul heaven.

    Many more capacity busting parties for 2014 every Saturday at Mint Lounge from Funkademia. Check their website for line ups, galleries, tickets, mixes & more!

    www.funkademia.net

    Funkademia NYE at Mint
  • Funkademia December & NYE

    This month Funkademia celebrated it's 17th birthday and is now officially the longest running weekly club night in Manchester.

    If you've not been to the weekly party you have missed out on a heavy dose of Hip Shakin' Funk, Electric Disco and Sweet Soul Music

    Funkademia has an action packed and fun filled festive line up with these damn fine musical maetros's on the decks in December:

    1st December - David Dunne (Hed Kandi)

    8th December - Simon Forestiero (Got 2 be Funky)

    15th December - Les Croasdaile (Funkademia Classics)

    22nd December - Dave Redsoul Wareing (Funkademia Xmas Party)

    31st December - NYE with Trafford Lovething & Myk Nolan

    Funkademia December & NYE
  • Upcoming Events at Mint Lounge

    Plenty of events coming up at Mint Lounge in the run up to & including the festive season.

    Old favourites Pop Til You Drop & Funkademia continue to supply the weekend fun & frolics whilst we welcome back Itchy Feet & Hot Wuk plus newcomers to the city Session 23.

    We are also very pleased to announce that Broke n English are back for two nights only with a pair of very special festive Ballin On A Budget parties!

    Upcoming Events at Mint Lounge
  • Itchy Feet Christmas Party!

    Details are still under wraps, but we can confrim that the swing style sounds of Itchy Feet will be holding their Christmas party at Mint Lounge on Tuesday 4th December.

    Follow the Manchester team on Facebook for all latest details plus news on other Itchy Feet events and mixes.

    Itchy Feet Christmas Party!
  • Funkademia 17th Birthday Podcast

    In celebration of 17 years in Mancunia's clubland, Funkademia have provided this very special podcast to the guys at Skiddle.

    The guys had their birthday at Mint Lounge on Saturday with special guest David Dunne on the decks whilst the notorious Trafford Lovething had his very own birthday bash in the Babyfunk room!

    Head to Skiddle now to grab a listen of this funk fest mix!

    Funkademia 17th Birthday Podcast
  • Brutus Gold Student Special!!!

    The man with the tan "Brutus Gold"is all about helping out our academics and he has been kind of enough to offer a limited 1/2 price guestlist for students!

    You can jump on the Love Train this Wednesday for just £3 then be up in time for studies Thursday morning! ;-)

    Simply email names across to events@mintlounge.com before 5pm on Wednesday 31st October.

    Be quick, just 50 places up for grabs!!! X

    (Student ID must be presented on entry)

    Brutus Gold Student Special!!!
  • Pop Til You Drop Fan page + Promo Mix

    Our Friday night residents continue to supply clubbers with a healthy dose of popular music each & every week.

    Disco, soul + indie from the 70's, 80's, 90's, noughties and beyond, all with a quality 'POP' stamp!

    Make sure to like the Pop Til You Drop facebook fanpage to be kept up to date with all offers & upcoming events:

    www.facebook.com/poptilyoudrop

    You can also give your ears a treat and check out this ace promo mix of all things Pop Til You Drop!

    Pop Til You Drop Promo Mix

    Pop Til You Drop Fan page + Promo Mix
  • Funkademia 17th Birthday!

    Another year has flown by with over 50 nights of fun and funk filled parties at Mint Lounge.

    Funkademia's 17th birthday will be on Saturday 3rd November and they will be doing a free entry offer through their facebook page below...

    Make sure you like FUNKADEMIA here.

    Funkademia 17th Birthday!
  • Brutus Gold's Lovetrain - Manchester Relaunch Party

    Back By Popular Demand!

    Dust off your afro, iron your flares & trim your 'tash as the host with the boast and the original Medallion Man, Brutus Gold & friends make a triumphant return to Manchester.

    On Halloween night Mint Lounge is given a touch of Studio 54 as Brutus & co mix comedy & fun with endless hits of the seventies disco era and we are inviting you to don a wig and come join us do the hustle!

    So get dressed up, be outrageous and boogie on down!!!

    Tickets:

    £5 advance from www.skiddle.com

    £6 door

    Drinks:

    £2.00 bottled beer

    £2.50 house spirit & mixer

    £2 sambuca

    £2 Brutus Meister Bombs

    Wednesday 31st October

    10.00pm - 2.00am

    Brutus Gold's Lovetrain - Manchester Relaunch Party
  • Buy A Funk Tee!

    Previously only worn by their dj’s, but due to extensive customer requests, Funkademia have teamed up with the good people at Redmolotovt-shirts to allow you to now purchase these cotton gems online.

    Base on the classic Funkademia bubble logo and available in a range of colours, sizes & styles. Available onlineHERE.

    Buy A Funk Tee!
  • Pop Til You Drop!!!

    Giving a well deserved portion of the very best popular music, Pop Til You Drop is our weekly Friday night party withDJs reigniting your passion for the finest hits from: Hip Hop to Indie, Disco to Rock, RnB to Dance all coming at you with a quality pop stamp!!!

    Pop Til You Drop!!!
  • More Bounce Presents Blu & Exile Live at Mint Lounge

    We are pleased to announce the arrival of More Bounce to Mint Lounge for a very special one off live event.

    The local Hip Hop party starters will be bringing the underground sounds of Blu & Exile to Mancunia for one night only!

    Tickets on sale from Skiddle, Wood on Oldham Street and Note Skate Shop on Tib Street.

    WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MOREBOUNCECLUB

    WWW.TWITTER.COM/MOREBOUNCEMCR

    WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/MOREBOUNCEMCR

    More Bounce Presents Blu & Exile Live at Mint Lounge
  • Upcoming Events (including Freshers) at Mint Lounge!

    The Weekend Starts at Mint Lounge!

    Every Friday with Pop Til You Drop playing the very best popular music from across all decades then on Saturday its Manchester's longest running clubnight Funkademia

    Upcoming at Mint Lounge we have special one off events during freshers week with the Murkage Club & Headgone Freshers Bruk Out on Wednesday 19th followed by Chow Downwith Loefah on Thursday 20th.

    BPM & Hyperdub present Terror Danjah & Riko Dark Crawler tour on 26th Sept then October sees the ultimate alternative clubnight Itchy Feet areback with more swing, soul, funk, rhythm & blues, rock N roll & Ska.

    Plus the UK's maddest bashment party Hot Wuk returns to Mint Lounge for the 2nd of their Manchester parties!

    Upcoming Events (including Freshers) at Mint Lounge!
  • BPM Tickets Now On Sale!

    Tickets are now available for the upcoming BPM event at Mint Lounge with Terror Danjah!

    Super advance £3 tickets can be picked up from Skiddle but be quick as these are in limited supply.

    BPM Mint Lounge Tickets

    BPM Tickets Now On Sale!
  • Hit & Run - Back For A Special One Off!

    Back for a one-off spectacular, Hit & Run returns this Thursday to Mint Lounge with their annual A Level results party!

    Joing a host of Manchester heroes is very special guest Darq E Freaker.

    Check the Facebook event page for ticket full line up & ticket links:

    Hit & Run A Levels Party Event Page

    Darq E Freaker Soundcloud Page

    Hit & Run - Back For A Special One Off!
  • BPM Comes To Mint Lounge

    BPM drops into Mint Lounge on Wednesday 26th September promosing an evening of Out and Bad Underground Sounds; Grime, UK Funky, Garage & Bass Music.

    Full DJ line up on the night:

    ✪ TERROR DANJAH [HYPERDUB, BUTTERZ, HARDRIVE]

    ✪ RIKO [HYPERDUB, ROLL DEEP]

    ✪ MADAM X [1XTRA, BPM, MURKAGE]

    ✪ DARKA [BPM, MURKAGE, HEADS HIGH]

    ✪ G.S.ONE [BPM, BIG PEOPLE MUSIC]

    ✪ T.DOT [BPM]

    Full ticket details coming soon.

    Check the Facebook event for more news: FACEBOOK

    BPM Comes To Mint Lounge
  • Funkademia Returns To The Rambsottom Festival

    Our very own Saturday night residents Funkademia will be making a triumphant return to the valleys for this years Ramsbottom Festival on the weekend of 14th September.

    They will be back hosting the Silent Disco which will see Funkademia DJ's battling it out from 5pm.

    Already confirmed is Trafford Lovething (Funkademia), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Gareth Brooks (XFM), David Dunne (Funkademia), Nige Clucas (Capital FM), Kid Blast (Funkademia), Slammin Boys (Funkademia) & Audiowhores (Defected Records)

    For full festival line up check out the Ramsbotom Festival website

    Funkademia Returns To The Rambsottom Festival
  • Pop Til You Drop - Club Tropicana Special!

    Dig out your espadrilles and 3/4 length white trousers and get into the groove at the Pop Til You Drop Club Tropicana Special!

    With the great British summertime being pretty much a washout, the guys at Pop Til You Drop have decided that seeing as there is enough for everyone, they are bringing a little bit of fun & sunshine to Mint Lounge on August 31st.

    Vodka jellies plus prizes for the best dressed beachwear!

    Pop Til You Drop - Club Tropicana Special!
  • Pop Til You Drop Fan Page

    For any of the facebookers out there, head over to our Friday night residents Pop Til You Drop's fan page where there is regular banter plus competitions & guestlist offers as well as photo's showing that even the chaps at Coronation Street know where to head on a Friday night ;-)

    www.facebook.com/poptilyoudrop

    Pop Til You Drop Fan Page
  • "Drums Please!"

    Ace new artwork by Stan Chow for Funkademia's summer campaign featuring everyone's favourite Fresh Prince!

    Funkademia bring some summer, summer, summertime vibes to the Mint Lounge every Saturday night.

    Check out www.funkademia.net for news on upcoming events, pohto galleries and exclusive mixes from residents past & present

    "Drums Please!"
  • Pop Til You Drop Madchester Special!

    Get your 26 inch flares out, all thats baggy and get down to Pop Til You Drop for an unashamed celebration of all things Madchester.

    With the city's football teams head and shoulders above the rest of the premiership and the most influential bands of their time reforming, we celebrate Manchester music in fine style.

    As The Stone Roses play in Heaton Park we will be continuing the party in the city centre; Northside, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, MC Tunes, Interstella and the beat goes on with all our regular Pop favourites!

    Halleluiah! Come down and have your melon twisted!

    Advance tickets from Skiddle

    Pop Til You Drop Madchester Special!
  • Out In The Sticks - 18th Birthday Reunion

    Remember The Good Times...Don't You Want Some More!

    Back for yet another house-tastic reunion. Russ & Craig will be bringing Out In The Sticks down to the underground setting of Mint Lounge for some August Bank Holiday fun & frolics.

    Tickets now available from Skiddle

    Facebook event:

    www.facebook.com/events/170481459749370

    Out In The Sticks - 18th Birthday Reunion
  • BeatWolf Radio

    Don't forget, every Monday you can tune into the sounds of our Saturday night residents Funkademia, who will be taking to the airwaves courtesy of BeatWolf Radio.

    Head over to www.beatwolfradio.comfor schedules & DJ info.

    BeatWolf Radio
  • Mint Lounge Soundcloud Page

    Our very own Mint Lounge Soundcloud page is now up & running!

    We will be hosting mixes courtesy of our resident clubnights and also a few cheeky exclusives from visiting guests.

    We kick things off with a very special promo mix from Jason Vereker who played his last Funkademia gig over Jubilee weekend.

    Its a full 1 hour & 45 minutes of pure unadulterated funk!

    www.soundcloud.com/mintlounge/jason-vereker-personal

    Mint Lounge Soundcloud Page
  • The Candy Man Can!

    Our very own Umpa Lumpa's have been busy working away hard to bring us the new Mint Lounge "We Love The Nightlife" branded sweets!

    Keep you eye's out for these wonderful treats on both Fridays & Saturdays around the Northern Quarter ;-)

    The Candy Man Can!
  • Pop Til You Drop at The Magic Loungeabout Festival

    If you are after some festival fun (hopefully in the sun!) this year then our very own Friday night residents Pop Til You Drop will be heading over to Skipton in Julyas part of the Magic Loungeabout Festival.

    Line up includesCHIC feat Nile Rodgers, The Charlatans, Kevin Saunderson featuring Inner City, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Smoove and Turrell, Lucy Rose, Summer Camp, Chew Lips & many more.

    Full details and tickets can be found at:

    www.themagicloungeabout.net

    Pop Til You Drop at The Magic Loungeabout Festival
  • We Love The Nightlife!

    Mint Lounge is the Northern Quarters air conditioned late night discotheque for drinking & dancing with Turbo Soundsystem throughout & the best beers & cocktails being served.

    Every Friday with Pop Til You Drop: come dance the night away to Disco, Soul, Indie, 70's, 80's, 90's, Noughties and beyond, all with a quality 'POP' stamp.

    £5 entry/10.30pm – 3.30am

    www.poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    Every Saturday with Funkademia; Manchester's longest running club night.

    Hip Shakin Funk, Electric Disco & Sweet Soul Music

    £5 advance/10.30pm – 3.30am

    www.funkademia.net

    We Love The Nightlife!
  • 2 Pop Til You Drop Dates For Your Diary!

    Pop Punk Jubilee & Madchester Specials!

    Pop Til You Dropcontinues it's weekly Friday residency at The Mint Lounge, right in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Here the first of their series of themed events they have up our sleeve for your Pop pleasure....

    Friday 1st June

    A Pop Punk Jubilee Special!

    Whether you are a Royalist or not we won't be complaining about the long 4 day Bank Holiday Weekend meaning a 3 day working week!

    So why not kick it off on the Friday with a nod and a wink to the celebrated anti Royal musical culture…PUNK

    Come on out, scream, shout let your dyed bright pink hair down and shake your nose piercings to The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, David Bowie, Siouxie and the Banshees…and our favourite Pop music through the decades!

    Slashed Jeans, Doc Martins, Hair Spray and neon eyeshadow a must!

    "I am an Anarchist"…why not join us for just one night?!

    Friday 29th June

    Madchester Special!

    Get your 26 inch flares out, all thats baggy and get down to Pop Til You Drop for an unashamed celebration of all things Madchester.

    With the city's football teams head and shoulders above the rest of the premiership and the most influential bands of their time reforming, we celebrate Manchester music in fine style.

    As The Stone Roses play in Heaton Park we will be continuing the party in the city centre; Northside, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, MC Tunes, Interstella…and the beat goes on with all our regular Pop favourites!

    Halleluiah! Come down and have your melon twisted!

    2 Pop Til You Drop Dates For Your Diary!
  • Backroom Available For Party Bookings!

    If you are looking for somewhere on a Friday to hold your birthday, engagement, graduation or any other kind of party then ourcosy backroom area is available for private bookings!

    We can decorate the room accordingly and we are happy for you to provide a DJ or we can simply have the music from our main room Friday night residents "Pop Til You Drop" playing through the system.

    If you are interested then please drop us an email at events@mintlounge.com

    Backroom Available For Party Bookings!
  • "Your tuned into Funkademia!"

    The Funkademia engine just keeps on steaming. Not content with being Manchester's longest running club night, the guys have now got a weekly radio show!

    Every Monday from 8pm - 10pm you can set your dial (internet browser) to www.beatwolfradio.com where you will be able to get a weekly fix of funk, soul, classic hip hop, disco & much more courtesy of our Saturday night residents.

    "Your tuned into Funkademia!"
  • Photo Gallery Update!

    Head over to our gallery page to check out some shots from recent nights including Drop The Mustard's Secret Sessions, Hot Wuk Manchester Launch Party, Funkademia & Pop Til You Drop!

    Photo Gallery Update!
  • Funkademia Mixes

    If your just itching for an extra intake of funk after a Saturday nights visit to Funkademia then fear not!

    The Funkademia website has a great selction of mixes from a host of DJ's that have graced the decks with their own unique take on the Funkademia sound.

    Head on over now & fill your boots!

    www.funkademia.net

    Funkademia Mixes
  • Itchy Feet with The Correspondents - Last Few Tickets

    Just a few tickets left for tonight's Itchy Feet with The Correspondents.

    Head over to BUY TICKETSto grab them online before the sold out signs pop up!

    Itchy Feet with The Correspondents - Last Few Tickets
  • Yes The Rumours Are True!!!

    Ballin On Budget Returns

    For one night only, Broke N Englkish present a very special one off Bank Holiday Ballin On A Budget!

    Kick starting the Easter weekend with a Thursday night to remember, with music coming courtesy of Strats, DRS, Konny Kon, Chimpo, Skittles & many more.

    £5 on the door, advance tickets available from Skiddle

    Thursday 5th April

    Yes The Rumours Are True!!!
  • 2 For 1 Spring Cocktail Offer

    As the great British Summertime seems within reach, we have decided to hurry it along with a special 2 for 1 offer on Spring cocktails!

    This offer runs until 12 at both Pop Til You Drop and Funkademia.

    As a great man once said; "Fun & sunshine, there's enough for everyone!", although these drinks aren't free of course ;-)

    2 For 1 Spring Cocktail Offer
  • Drop The Mustard Secret Sessions 003 (official Hideout Festival pre party)

    The guys from Drop The Mustard will be holding the third edition of their secret sessions events at Mint Lounge on Thursday March 22nd.

    Details are kept totally underwraps with the line up only being announced on the night at the event!

    With the last 2 events showcasing Hot Creations' latest signing Alexis Raphael and Crosstown Rebels' newest live act Amirali as our guest headliners, you can guarantee this 3rd event will be one not to miss.

    Tickets available from Gaffs & Piccadilly Records.

    Drop The Mustard Secret Sessions 003 (official Hideout Festival pre party)
  • Melba Moore Comes To Mint Lounge!

    US soul singer and actress MELBA MOORE makes her first ever Manchester appearance.

    During a long and extremely successful recording career that stretches back to 1970, the New York-born chanteuse has racked up 32 chart entries on Billboard's R&B charts, including two chart toppers in the shape of 'A Little Bit More' (a duet with then label mate, Freddie Jackson) and 'Falling,' both for Capitol Records in 1986.

    She also had five UK chart hits; the biggest was 1976's 'This Is It' for Buddah while in the '80s 'Love's Comin' At Ya' made the Top 20 and 'Mind Up Tonight' dented the Top 30. Her music has also been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

    For her Manchester debut she will be ably assisted by the DJ skills of Mike Shaft & Peace FM's DJ Devo

    Tickets are on sale now from SKIDDLE

    Melba Moore Comes To Mint Lounge!
  • Soul On Sunday

    Bank Holiday Special!

    A very special Bank Holiday weekend event as some of the very best soul selectors arrive at Mint Lounge for a night of the very best Soul, R&B and Rare Grooves......

    2 way Promotions Presents: SOS

    Soul On Sunday @ The Mint Lounge

    DJ's on the Night:

    ANDY MADHATTER (BBC Radio Lancs/Peace FM)

    CHRIS BOX (Luxury Soul, Starpoint Radio, Vybe)

    MIKE STEPHENS (Luxury Soul, Southport Weekender, King Georges Hall)

    PAUL MAC (Soulecta) with The Warm up Session from 10pm!

    £5 door tax

    Date: Sunday 8th April

    Time: 10pm – 3:30am

    Soul On Sunday
  • Hot Wuk Early Birds Sell Out!

    Preparations are going full steam ahead now for the launch of the UK's maddest bashment night, as Hot WUk touches down in the city at Mint Lounge next Thursday.

    Early bird tickets have now all sold out!

    £5 advance tickets available now from:

    http://hotwukmanchester.eventbrite.co.uk

    Hot Wuk Early Birds Sell Out!
  • Itchy Feet with The Correspondents!

    The guys from Itchy Feet are returning with an almighty bang on Monday 19th March with very special guests The Correspondents.

    They consist of Mr Bruce and Chucks, who collaborate to revamp vintage sounds for the modern ear.

    Resuscitating sampled relics with squelchy synths over dusty drum loops they've depicted the trials and errors of Love, Lust and Loss over a foot-tapping toe curling amalgamation of Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Swing and Boogie Woogie.

    For a great taster of what to expect check them out HERE

    Itchy Feet with The Correspondents!
  • Pop 'Til You Drop Launch Party Photos!

    A choice selection of snaps from thePop 'Til You Drop laucnh party which landed a tMint Lounge with an almighty bang of quality popular music from across the decades.

    Click on the gallery link at the top of the page to view

    From hip hop to indie, disco to rock & beyond!

    Pop Til You Drop is every Friday night from 10.30pm - 3.30am.

    Guestlist is available by emailing steve@poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    Pop 'Til You Drop Launch Party Photos!
  • Itchy Feet Sell Out!

    Well, they have done it once again!

    The Itchy Feet Valentines Special on February 14th has now sold out.

    But fear not, if you missed your chance to go get involved with the foot stomping & toe tapping shenanigans this month, the guys will be back soon with an end of term party.

    More details to come.

    Itchy Feet Sell Out!
  • Funkademia Skiddle Podcast & Interview

    An ace funk laden guestmix from thise Funkademia chaps can now be found as part of Skiddle's "Weekend Matters" podcasts.

    The podcast also features an interview with founder Dave Payne who delves into the clubnight's rich history, and tells how Funkademia has managed to remain at the forefront of the city's night scene for an unbelievable 16 years!

    Funkademia Skiddle Podcast

    Funkademia Skiddle Podcast & Interview
  • Hot Wuk Comes To Mint Lounge

    HOT WUK, the UK's maddest Bashment rave, don't believe us?

    Touching down in Manchester for the first time this March... The Heatwave are bringing their party to The Mint Lounge for another crazy night - everywhere they go it's a Carnival!

    Expect the biggest riddims from JA to the UK, with quickfire mixing, girls brucking out and people banging on the ceiling for reloads!

    See what happened when it landed in Leeds:

    Hot Wuk Leeds Promo

    Tickets available now for Hot Wuk Manchester launch:

    Stylo G (live)

    The Heatwave

    Sticky

    Mista Stretch & Saji B

    CanYouFelix & Darka (Heads High)

    Thursday 8th March

    2200-0400

    Earlybird tickets - £3

    £5 thereafter, MOTD.

    Tickets are available HERE

    Hot Wuk Comes To Mint Lounge
  • Pop Til You Drop Has Landed!

    Wow! What an opening night!

    Pop Til You Drop has officially landed, with a packed dancefloor from beginning until the end!

    And if thats not enough, this Friday sees the DJ tag team from Crazy P, (Daniele Moore & Jim Baron) playing heartfelt pop for the Pop Til You Drop Valentines Special!!!

    A few guestlist places available for you & your loved ones, simply email steve@poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    The back room is available for private bookings.

    For further details please contact: info@poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    www.poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    facebook.com/poptilyoudrop

    twitter.com/poptilyoudrop1

    Pop Til You Drop Has Landed!
  • Jim'll Fix It For Free Entry

    "now then, now then"

    We have some special guestlist places up for grabs to this Friday's Pop Til You Drop!

    Simply fire an email over to steve@poptilyoudrop.co.uk.

    Also keep an eye out for the Pop Til You Drop Jimmy Saville twins who will b doing the rounds this Friday in the Northern Quarter with some free giveaways.

    Jim'll Fix It For Free Entry
  • Pop Til You Drop Valentines Special

    "Rose Are Red..."

    Our newest Mint Lounge residents; "Pop Til You Drop" will be hosting a very loved up Valenatines party on Friday 10th February.

    Daniele Moore & Jim Baron of Crazy P will be providing the evenings soundtrack for all those that like to wear their heart on their sleeve.

    Check outPoptilyoudrop.co.ukfor details coming soon!

    Pop Til You Drop Valentines Special
  • Pasta Paul Talks About His Funkademia Debut!

    Manchester & Twitter legend Pasta Paul will be making his debut this Saturday in the Baby Funk room at Funkademia.

    Check the interview with Skiddle below were he gives an insight into hismusical syles and how he came to adopt that nick name!

    Pasta Paul Skiddle Interview

    Pasta Paul Talks About His Funkademia Debut!
  • Pop Til You Drop At Mint Lounge - Official Press Release

    POP TIL YOU DROP - every Friday at The Mint Lounge, Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester.

    Pop Til You Drop launches itself into 2012 with a trip across Manchester to its new weekly Friday residency at The Mint Lounge, right in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

    A year into its existence, PTYD DJ’s continue to provide a plethora of music spanning decades of quality pop from hip hop to indie, disco to rock, r n b to acid house, steering well clear of the cheesier side of the charts.

    Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor!

    There'll be a jukebox request and dedication hour, "projected reflections corner" of TOTP hits gone by and live performances of pop classics from stars of the future plus irregular themed nights!

    Keeping us fuelled throughout the night Mint Lounge’s extensive drinks menu, with specialist cocktail bar, international beers, drinks offers and of course corporation pop, there'll be no need to go thirsty!

    Pop Til You Drop opens its doors on February 3rd and we cordially invite you to join the party!

    Friday 10th February will be the first of our themed nights where we’ll be hosting a special Valentines night so don your heart on your sleeve and come shake the hole!

    Our backroom will be available for private parties on the night. For further details please contact: info@poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    Further Info:

    Poptilyoudrop.co.uk

    facebook.com/poptilyoudrop twitter.com/poptilyoudrop1

    Pop Til You Drop At Mint Lounge - Official Press Release
  • Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer at Itchy Feet Valentines Party!

    Itchy Feet's Valentines Party will be welcoming a very special guest in the form of Mr B!

    On a one-man mission to introduce Hip-Hop to the Queen's English, Mr. B is delighted to present Chap-Hop.

    Having spent the best part of a decade bringing some manners back to popular culture, this dopest of fellows will entertain and amuse you with his ingenious stylings.

    Aiming to dazzle with dignity, Mr. B takes to the stage with his Banjolele and stiff upper lip to perform ditties of pipe-smoking, high society, Cricket and sexual misadventure, as well as some more well-known pieces from the world of Hip-Hop, re-worked in true Chap-Hop fashion.

    Mr.B has fast gained a reputation as an eloquent and entertaining live performer, playing recitals across the UK and into Johnny Continent for the past two years from the Glastonbury Festival to club NME in Paris, from the club in Surrey to the Edinburgh fringe.

    His recent video 'Chap-Hop history' received over 100,000 hits in its first week on youtube. He has just guested on banjolele and vocals on US nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot's album 'Zero Day'.

    His debut long player 'Flattery Not Included' is available via www.gentlemanrhymer.com now and his second, 'I Say!' will be available in December, once launched at the Chap magazine's second Grand Anarcho Dandyist Ball.

    Pip-pip!

    Check him out at the following pages!

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Soundcloud

    Youtube

    Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer at Itchy Feet Valentines Party!
  • Funkademia NYE Photo's + Guestmix

    If you where one of the ones that brought in 2012 with us & Funkademia then head over to the Funkademia website where the full NYE photo gallery is now uploaded!

    Oh, the guys have also got a brand new guestmix up with Skiddle that is well worth a checking out.

    Funkademia NYE Photo Gallery

    SKiddle Guestmix

    Funkademia NYE Photo's + Guestmix
  • Funkademia Scoop Lifetime Achievement Award

    A massive congratulations go out to our Saturday night residents Funkademia who scooped the award Lifetime Achievement award at the Manchester Evening News Clubbing Awards for 2011.

    Still going strong and packing them each & every week, Funkademia is Manchester's longest running clubnight with a DJ collective playing the very best in funk, soul, classic hip hop, disco, house classics & much more.

    Advance tickets, mixes, photos and more can be found at www.funkademia.net

    Funkademia Scoop Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Itchy Feet 2012 Parties

    The year has only just begun and already we are happy to announce that Itchy Feet will be back with not just 1 but 2 parties in the next few months!

    February will see them call all lovers as they hold a very special Valentines Day special then the guys will return in March with an end of term shindig.

    Full details to come soon.

    www.itchyfeetonline.co.uk

    Itchy Feet 2012 Parties
  • Pop 'Til You Drop Comes To Mint Lounge!

    Starting in February, the Pop 'Til You Drop collective will be making Mint Lounge their new home as they host a weekly knees up everyFriday night.

    DJ's will be on hand to play the very best in disco, soul, indie, 70's, 80's, 90's, noughties and beyond, all that will carry a certified quality "POP" stamp.

    Pop 'Til You Drop Comes To Mint Lounge!
  • Happy New Year & Free Entry!!!

    A very happy new year to each and every one of you from us at Mint Lounge!

    To kick start off 2012 we will be offering free entry on every Friday throughout January all night.

    DJ's from Pop Til You Drop will be playing a soundtrack of classic pop, disco, soul, indie & rock through the decades.

    10.30pm - 3.30am every Friday

    Happy New Year & Free Entry!!!
  • Merry Christmas From Mint Lounge!

    We'd like to wish each and every one of our customers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

    A big thanks for all your continued support throughout 2011!

    Here's to 2012, lets make it another good one!

    Mint Lounge X

    Merry Christmas From Mint Lounge!
  • Ballin On A Budget Alternative NYE

    The partying doesn't stop with their Christmas party as Broke N English hold their alternative to NYE on Thursday 29th Dec.

    No doubling up on taxi fares!

    Come party & bring in 2012 with the last Ballin Party of the year.

    Ballin On A Budget Alternative NYE
  • Ballin On A Budget Christmas Party!!!

    Crackers are ordered, turkey trimmed and selectors have been selected!

    Broke N English & Friends bring the first of their festive parties to Mint Lounge on Thursday 22nd for a very merry knees up, all for just £2!!!

    Ballin On A Budget Christmas Party!!!
  • Community Boxing Day Special

    Irfan Rainy returns with dashings of festive house music for the Community Boxing Day Special which also for a first time includes very special live PA!

    Vaceo will be performing live alongside DJ sets from Groove Assassin & of course the Community residents.

    Head to Resident Advisor to grab an £8 ticket.

    Community Boxing Day Special
  • Funkademia The Movie

    Our resident Saturday night Funkademia have been working hard with Tunafish Media to pull together a video to show off the vibe that can be found every weekend at Funkademia.

    Filmed live at Mint Lounge with Chris Massey, Gareth Brooks, Dance Lady Dance and our loyal Funkademia crowd.

    FUNKADEMIA THE MOVIE

    Funkademia The Movie
  • Itchy Feet Christmas Party

    Our favourtie foot tappers will be back with more rock n roll, ska, blues, funk, soul & so much more PLUS Father Christmas WILL be making a guest appearance and taking to the decks!

    Full details on calendar page.

    Itchy Feet Christmas Party
  • Funkademia Christmas Party & NYE Tickets

    Our favourite resident funksters have tickets on sale for both their Christmas party and their New Years eve shindig.

    Head to the Funkademia website to grab yourself one of these beauties whilst they are still in stock!!!

    www.funkademia.net/tickets

    Funkademia Christmas Party & NYE Tickets
  • Rustie At Mint Lounge - Skiddle review

    A great write up from the guys at Skiddle following Rusties appearance at the 1st birthday celebrations of Who's The Goose.

    Big thanks to those that came down and helped blow the candles out with the Goose guys!

    Skiddle Review - Rustie At Mint Lounge

    Rustie At Mint Lounge - Skiddle review
  • Funkademia New Years Eve

    This year Funkademia are spending NYE 2011 into 2012 at their Manchester home, Mint Lounge, right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Oldham Street.

    Funkademia NYE events have sold out every year, so we advise that you get your ticket as early as possible.

    We are pleased to say that tickets are selling fast this year so it looks like it will be another smasher.

    The £5 early bird tickets have all gone, but we have kept the price as low as possiblewith £10 tickets on sale now.

    This year we have a musical treat for you.

    Crowd favourites Gareth Brooks and Les Croasdaile are in the Mint Lounge main room, playing all the big Funkademia tunes from the last 16 years, plus its a Dance Lady Dance takeover in the babyfunk room with pop and dance classics all night long.

    For full details, tickets & much more head to:

    www.funkademia.net

    Funkademia New Years Eve
  • House Party

    Massive thanks to all the spooks, kooks, ghosties & ghoulies that came out and partied right through the witching hour and beyond at the Haunted House Christmas Party.

    Great to see so many people dressed up and getting down alongside The Charlatans, Bombay Bicycle Club & Tribes!

    Keep your eyes peeled for news to come soon for more House Party events...

    House Party
  • Itchy Feet Christmas Party & New Photo Gallery!

    Our foot stomping friends Itchy Feet will be back at Mint Lounge for a Christmas shindig on Monday December 12th.

    Full news & ticket details to follow.

    Also the photo's are now up in the gallery section from Octobers Itchy Feet, check 'em out!

    Itchy Feet Christmas Party & New Photo Gallery!
  • Funkademia - 16 Years Under A Groove

    With Graeme Hawley & Disco Mums

    On the 12th November Funkademia will celebrate its 16th birthday with a party at Mint Lounge, Manchester featuring Graeme Hawley & Disco Mums on the decks.

    They're not normally renowned for getting on guest dj’s at Funkademia but they thought they’d push the boat out to celebrate becoming the longest running weekly night in Mancunian clubland this year.

    Graeme Hawley is best known for playing John Stape in Coronation Street, but what a lot of people don’t know is that he also a fantastic DJ. He’s played for Funkademia over the summer at Wickerman Festival, Ramsbottom Festival and also took control of our Baby Funk room.

    His love of all things funky is sure to light up this birthday party! Supporting him in the main room will be one of our favourite resident DJ’s, Les Croasdaile.

    In the Baby Funk room we welcome Disco Mums who make their Funkademia debut. They are an all female Manchester based DJ collective who play a vinyl only set of sly gems, treasured classics and bombs from the disco.

    As a special treat the first 100 ticket buyers will receive a limited edition CD of our resident DJ’s favourite tracks. The other 500 or so will get a limited edition button badge.

    Funkademia have come a long way from the very first night back in the 1995 at the Boardwalk and with the continued support of 18,000 members they intend to keep on keeping on for a while longer yet.

    Full details & ticket info at www.funkademia.net

    Funkademia - 16 Years Under A Groove
  • Who's The Goose Turns 1!!!

    The newest addition to our resident roster will be celebrating tehir 1st year in clubland on Oct 25th with a very special birthday event.

    Helping them blow out the candles will be Warped Records' Rustie along with Brackles from Blunted Robots!

    SUpport comes as ever from residents Humbug & Sorrel.

    Tickets available now from SKIDDLE

    Who's The Goose Turns 1!!!
  • Last Min Booking! Beach Cult at Clique This Friday!!!

    The guys from the Manchester based clubnight Beach Cult will be making their way from The Corner in Fallowfield to Mint Lounge this Friday to join Ian & Damien for Clique.

    Known for their Glo-Fi, Chillwave, Tropical Jams & Nu-Disco you can expect them to fully click with Clique and ensure a bustling dancefloor!

    Beach Cult Facebook Fan Page

    Beach Cult Twitter Page

    Last Min Booking! Beach Cult at Clique This Friday!!!
  • Mint Lounge Facebook & Twitter

    For those of you that are of the Facebook & Twitter generation (isn't that most of us nowadays???) you can keep up to date with all things Mint Lounge related as well as post any kind of requests, pictures etc by joining our facebook fan page.

    Also for the tweeters you can follow us now @mintlounge

    Mint Lounge Facebook & Twitter
  • Ballin On A Budget Youtube Video

    You've heard th ehype not you can see what all the fuss is about for Ballin On A Budget by checking out this new youtube video for the night

    Broke N English's monthly event takes place the last Thursday of every month and features guest dj's, mc's, live acts, music giveaways and mega deals on drinks and the best bit is its all for just £2 entry!!!

    Broke N English Pres.

    Ballin On A Budget

    Ballin On A Budget Youtube Video
  • Photo Gallery Update!

    All whole new batch of photo's from recent nights at Mint Lounge have now been added into the gallery page!

    Ballin On A Budget, Clique & Funkademia albums to check out!

    Photo Gallery Update!
  • Exclusive Redsoul Mini Mix

    Just right ahead of their 1 year at Mint Lounge anniversary, Funkademia have passed out a little present in the form of this wicked mini mix from resident, Redsoul.

    Catch him live at Mint Lounge on Saturday 28th August from 10:30pm till 12:30am then followed byJon Bus Stop till close.

    Redsoul Funkademia Mini Mix

    Gladys Knight & The Pips – Heard It Through The Grapevine Acapella

    Jackson 5 – Mirrors Of My Mind

    Gene Harris – As

    Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby

    Hall & Oates – Can’t Go For That

    Prince – Erotic City

    Jackson 5 – Living Together

    Exclusive Redsoul Mini Mix
  • Funkademia 1 Year Anniversary

    competition time!

    Funkademia will celebrate its 1 year anniversary of being at Mint Lounge on September 4th and are running a comp to win hotel room for 2, champagne, a meal & mix cd's!!!

    To enter you just have to simply "like" them on facebook, as easy as that.

    Winners will be picked on August 31st and current fans will be instantly entered...

    http://www.facebook.com/funkademia

    Funkademia 1 Year Anniversary
  • Funkademia

    One Summer Under A Groove

    Funakdemia go head first into the summer with guests of a local stature consisting of Dave Haslam, Graeme Park, David Dunne, Gareth Brooks & many more.

    Check out www.funkademia.net for full listings and details on ordering tickets...

    Funkademia
  • Big News For Broken £nglish

    Mint Lounge residents Broke'n'£nglish will be supporting the Wu-tang clan at the Manchester Academy on the 3rd of August 2010!

    Taking a side step from running their mega "Ballin On A Budget" nights down at the club, the guys will be rhyming on stage with the Wu Tang collective, big up!

    Make sure to check out the guys every last Thursday of the month with their £2 parties for good sounds, great people and loads of free giveaways alongside resident & guest DJ's and also live performances...

    Big News For Broken £nglish
  • Sweet Sensation Vs Funkademia

    Saturday July 26th

    In May we played host to 'Sweet Sensation' v. 'Funkademia' which was one of the highlights of the year, lovely and busy with a friendly, all-night dancing atmosphere!

    The guys behind Funkademia & Dave Haslam have hurried to get another joint night scheduled which will take place on Saturday 24th July.

    Sweet Sensation Vs Funkademia
  • Clique Named As Top Club Night!

    Clique have scooped the title of best clubnight by the folks over at Mixmag for their July issue!

    You can read the full scanned article here

    Clique Named As Top Club Night!
  • Mixes from Funkademia

    A whole host of mixes from Funkademia resident DJ's that perfectly capture the essence of a Saturday night down Mint Lounge!

    Funkademia Mix Page

    Mixes from Funkademia