Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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FANCY dress isn't just for trick and treating kids, you know. With All Hallow's Eve falling on a Saturday this year there are plenty of ghoulish goings on for the grownups to enjoy too.

We've rounded up some frightfully good nights out in and around Manchester over the Halloween weekend - and you'll find even more on our website.

ONLY JOKING RECORDS HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA AND MONTY'S MONSTER BASH THE record label is bringing together some of its favourite live acts for the first half of one huge 30-hour Halloween party inside one of Salford's best-kept secrets - the soon-to-be-opened White Hotel.

Underground Youth, Girl Sweat, The Franceens, Peace & Love Barbershop, Muhammad Ali and Fruit Tones will get the party started on October 31, while visual artist Adam 'Monty' Renshaw has programmed a stellar line-up of DJs to take revellers deep into the dark heart of the Day of the Dead on November 1. Fancy dress is compulsory, so that's you told.

The Mausoleum (The White Hotel), »Dickenson Street, Salford, M3 7LW / Saturday October 31, from 9pm, until Sunday November 1, 11pm / Tickets Pounds 4, Pounds 5 on the door ILLUMINAUGHTY LOST CITY HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL WITH six stages transformed into mythical lost cities, fire and pyrotechnics, circus performers, acrobats and goblins running riot, Illuminaughty's Halloween festival promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

There's also a huge fairground, bustling marketplace and live art exhibitions running throughout the night, not forgetting a massive line-up of UK and international artists spinning electro, breaks, drum and bass, psy-trance, progressive house, bass, hip-hop and electro swing.

Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, M17 1SN / Saturday October 31, 8pm to 9am / Tickets from Pounds 25 SEVEN BRO7HERS' BREW BACK FRIDAY THE Salford craft beer brothers give their monthly brewery bash a Halloween twist.

Don your scariest fancy dress and fill your glass.

SEVEN BRO7HERS' BREWery, 33 »Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford Quays, M50 1DS / Friday October 30, 5pm til late / Entry Pounds 5 including half a pint BLACK DOG BALLROOM'S HALLOWEEN BOTANICAL CINEMA CLUB THE New Wakefield Street venue is resurrecting its Botanical Cinema Club with a Halloween fright- fest. …

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