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Hospitality Hot Spots: Manchester


Manchester, the home of the legend that was Marcus Intalex, and a city that plays host to one of the world’s most distinctive and famous music scenes. After a two year absence, we’re back.

We’re mega excited to bring Fred V Grafix’s new live show to the stage for its first appearance at our Hospitality Autumn series. S.P.Y brings the belters following the huge success of his Alone in the Dark EPs, with fellow Bristolian Hugh Hardie jumping on the decks to put the final jigsaw in the drum and bass puzzle for a cracking Room One line-up. We’re also bringing Manchesters most infamous gruesome twosome: Dub Phizix and Strategy. These fine fellas will also be joined by D+B’s hottest current export: Dimension. The man whose been setting speakers on fire up and down the country for some time now will be coming to Manchester all for you lovely people.

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No Hospitality night is truly complete without Med School repping Room Two. Whiney & Keeno will be reliving some Manchester memories having both perfected their sound in the northern bass capital. There’s no better representative to the Med School sound than Etherwood, and let’s just say he might have a few surprises up his sleeve! One of the most musically talented Aussies around Royalston, along with Med School O.G Anile complete the Room Two bill. The line-up is insane, the vibes are better and there will be a lot of new, banging tunes on display but don’t just venture to the club, here’s why Manny is one of our favourite places to come.

O2 Ritz:


It’s not often you can dance your tits off to drum and bass in a Grade 2 listed building, so why not jump at the opportunity whilst you’ve got it. A short walk from the city’s Northern Quarter, there’s no better place to have a few before you heading down to what will be one of our biggest parties to date. Manchester’s music scene has always been top notch, from the days of the Hacienda nightclub up until now with the boys at Soul:r dictating the D+B in the city. That said, it’s a privilege for us to come and play for you after our mini hiatus, in a venue that hosts some of the best bands and DJs in the city.

Things to do:


A trip to Manchester without going to The Northern Quarter is in my eyes blasphemous. A real mecca for DJs, ‘N4’ is a hive of creativity, the best street-food and trendy shops to suit many a taste. Be sure to get yourself crate digging in one of the many record shops, with such an iconic influence on the British music scene there are bound to be some absolute gems kicking about. If you need a change of atmosphere and your head is really pounding from the hangover, then maybe some feline interaction will help your recovery. The Cat Café on the Northern Quarter High Street will welcome you with open
paws to soothe your noggin.

Places to stay:


There’s a lot to live up to when you’re touted as the most popular hostel in Manchester. Banged right on the edge of the happening North Quarter and just a 15 min from O2 Ritz, you’re in a pretty sweet location at Hatters on Newton Street. Complete with its own bar you can have a little tipple before you head down to the Ritz and probably meet some likeminded D+B enthusiasts. It’s also a 6-minute walk from my most recommended place to eat which you can check out below!

What to eat:


Like me, I’m sure you have made countless amounts of basic grilled cheese sandwiches as a hangover cure after a solid night of grooving. Now imagine your pathetic attempt compared to Grilled Cheese perfection at the delicate hands of gourmet cheese buffs Northern Soul in the Northern Quarter. If you don’t fancy a sandwich, their Mac & Cheese is probably better than your mums and their nachos are perfecto. The ‘number one grilled cheese restaurant’ in the UK don’t stop at the food. They pride themselves on playing killer grooves to keep your jaw munching and your feet tapping. You’d be a fool not to check them out.

All in all, a journey to Manchester will leave no party unsatisfied. A melting pot of art and culture, cheaper than the UK’s southern counterparts and Hospitality is making it’s long awaited return. It’s the perfect combination. Tickets are on sale now so act fast and book your slot today.

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Words Viv Beech


Posted 8th September 2017 in Blog, Features

Hospitality at Lockdown Festival 2017

London Elektricity Big Band – I Remember The Future (Hospitality In The Park 2016)

Metrik @ Hospitality In The Park 2016

Video of Metrik smashing a sterling set during Hospitality In The Park 2016.

Posted 5th December 2016 in Media, Video



Not only is our Hospitality In The Park line-up jam packed with the best DJs in the scene, we’ve also booked a whole load of live acts for you lovely people to enjoy. For some they’ve been performing live for some time and for others it’s a brand new debut show specially for us! Here’s a closer look at each of them…


The London Elektricity Big Band

(featuring Liane Carroll, Emer, Dynamite and a 12-piece brass band)

On the Hospitality stage our head honcho is back in the live game but this time it’s bigger than ever before. Joined by his original vocalist, the wonderful Liane Carroll, The London Elektricity Big Band also features vocals from the gorgeous Emer Dineen. From Riot Jazz, London Elek will be joined incredible 12-piece brass band from Manchester will make up the core of the performance with Hospital veteran Dynamite MC on hosting duties.


The Erised

Next up, joining us for their premiere UK appearance are The Erised. Hot off Med School’s roster, this five piece band have built up a huge following in Ukraine and it’s no surprise they caught our eye. Catch their spine tingling performance in September on the Soul In Motion Meets Med School stage. If you’re keen to find out more, have a read of ‘Perks of the Park: The Erised’.


Frederic Robinson

Bringing his unique live show to the Soul In Motion Meets Med School stage will be Frederic Robinson. It really is a set to behold, complete with keyboard, midi-controllers and a Monophonic Bass Synthesizer this guy brings a whole new level to the electronic live set.


The Mouse Outfit

Made up of a production team and nine piece hip hop band, The Mouse Outfit have been making waves in their scene now for over eight years. Lyrical acrobatics, stunning samples and the smoothest of beats make up their live show be sure to catch them at Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do.


Gentleman’s Dub Club

Coming to the park with their dub, ska, roots reggae vibes are the nine piece band from Leeds – Gentleman’s Dub Club. They’ve built a reputation on their high energy heavyweight sound, with their shows often ending in a frenzied mosh pit. Live effects and mixing top it all off making this larger than life stage presence a must see on the Hospitality stage!



One of drum and bass’ most talented rappers, DRS is bringing his lyrical craft to the Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do at Hospitality in the Park this September. Boasting an impressive career in the scene, Estate Recordings’ main man has shown over the years that he has a talent for writing, singing, rapping and an unrivalled ability to hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.


Jenna & The G’s

Responsible for some of the most recognised vocals in drum and bass, Jenna G has worked with countless producers throughout her impressive career. Going back to her roots, the stunning vocalist has teamed up with 8 Gold Rings for a live show packed with her eclectic releases past, present and future. These guys will be lighting up the Dub Phizix and Strategy’s Well Good Do Stage, be sure to pay them a visit!

As well as all those amazing live performances, we’ve also lined up an incredible amount of DJ sets and that all important delicious food to keep you all energised throughout the day! It’s going to be one to remember, the full line up is now up on the Facebook event. Tickets available via the link below!

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Words by Sarah Hancock

Posted 27th June 2016 in Blog, Features



Formed in 2006, Gentleman’s Dub Club are a 9 piece band from Leeds. As you might have guessed from the name these fellas have built a reputation for putting on incredible high energy live shows blending dub, ska and roots reggae. Swamped with support from the likes of Huw Stephens, Rob Da Bank and Sir David Rodigan their records remain securely in the top 40 reggae charts including their brand new album ‘The Big Smoke’.

Ahead of their set on the Hospitality In The Park main stage we got together with the band to find out their top 5 drum & bass tracks were, here are their choices:

Dj Brockie and Ed Solo – ‘Represents’

M Beat feat General Levy –  ‘Incredible’

Roni Size – ‘Snapshot (Original Mix)’

Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – ‘Alien Girl’

What can we expect from your set at HITP? Will we get to hear plenty of tracks from ‘The Big Smoke’?

Old and new, with some real fresh ones coming out for the summer time which we’re really excited about. Great to test new material out to a new crowd!

If you were to cover any drum & bass track what would it be and why?

Timeless by Goldie because it’s 21 minutes long and I’d just like to see the look on everyone’s faces when I tell them.


Are there any other acts you’re looking forward to catching at Hospitality In The Park? 

High Contrast, Randall, LTJ Bukem


What’s a must have on a BBQ menu?
Sea Bass


What’s your favourite festival memory?

One of them was at the end of an Irish festival (which will remain nameless for legal reasons) finding an abandoned golf buggy that security had stacked into a ditch, and making a ramp out of the festival wall, and just ragging it around while no one bat an eyelid. Plus seeing Stevie Wonder at Glastonbury in 2010 was quite something. His voice hadn’t changed one bit from the old records my Mum used to play.

We’re so excited to have these guys joining us on Saturday 24th September in Finsbury Park, catch them on the Hospitality stage for what’s expected to be a highly energetic performance. You can check out the full line up HERE and tickets are on sale now via the link below.

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Posted 20th June 2016 in Blog, Features