Upcoming: Partisan’s First Birthday Party!


Partisan is celebrating our first year of residence at Cheetham Hill Road with a big birthday bash on August 4th and 5th, and you’re all invited!

We’ve invited some of our favourite musicians, DJs, artists, and community groups to keep you entertained and feeling good across 2 days and 2 floors of our lovely Grade II listed community and arts centre. All welcome! (as long as you’re nice)

SATURDAY – ALL DAY PARTY #4 IN ROOM 1 (midday-midnight) // LIVE MUSIC IN ROOM 2 (6pm-midnight)

Room 1: Partisan All Day Party #4!

We are very excited to bring our special All Day Party to the Partisan First Birthday. The highlight of parties at Partisan in our inaugural year, the All Day Party is a community celebration for all lovers of the dancefloor.

Top local DJs provide the groove our disco ball and old-school rotary slide projectors make it beautiful table tennis and the video games sofa corner entertain whilst we provide delicious specials for food and drink for your indulgence.

With extra special surprise birthday celebrations…


Kiss Me Again DJs
Be it fate or divine planning, Matt, Dave and Antoin’s incredible LGBT+ party always seems to fall on the same night as Partisan All Day parties – the perfect place to enjoy the only crowd in Manchester as special as our Day Party regulars. Perhaps the funnest night in the city, the KMA DJs often go toe-to-toe and back-to-back with their amazing bookings – Midland, Call Super & Ben UFO, and Homelectric legends Kath McDermott & Philippa Jarman. Expect 2 step garage, house heaters, bassweight and queer classics. Boiler Room set 2018 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AerXz6IRYF8

Neil Diablo – https://soundcloud.com/neildiablo
Head honcho at Manchester’s ‘El Diablo’s Social Club’ since 2003 and label boss at ‘To Rack & Ruin’ edit imprint & ‘El Diablo’s Social Club Recordings’ Neil is a busy man! His signature blend of leftfield Disco, House, Techno, Balearic and everything in between has earned him an unshakable reputation with those in the know as a crowd-loving crate-digger who never fails to set it off.

LUCY IRONMONGER – https://soundcloud.com/lucyironmonger
As a Meat Free resident, just this year, Lucy has booked and supported the likes of Dr Rubinstein and Donato Dozzy(!!). As a Partisan member and regular, Lucy knows the Partisan crowd and how to tickle our buttons. After a dream of a warm up set for our party with Lakuti earlier this year, Lucy is a specialist in making crowds get loose, let go and get together.

GLEN CUTWERK (LIVE) https://soundcloud.com/cutwerk
Glen is a creative genius. Whether or not you’ve seen him DJ (let alone bring out his studio live set!), you have definitely seen Glen’s beautiful posters. Whether it be for his own Heads Up party, or for Partisan’s own parties with Lakuti and Objekt b2b Call Super, Glen has a deep understanding of the beauty of dance music culture, and we are incredibly excited to present his live set – a crystallisation of all his creative energy into raw groove. From boogie to funk to disco to house to techno – a Glen Cutwerk live set can go wherever the flow of the party takes it. *Not to be missed!!*


Ajah UK – https://soundcloud.com/ajah-uk
a truly independent and unique Hip-Hop/Rock act, Ajah UK don’t conform to the hetero-normative perceptions of women and take pride in this. Music gives each band member a voice and path to freedom and together as Ajah UK they will walk that path beyond all boundaries and limitations. What constitutes their live performances is an epic and intense collaboration of words, music and entertainment that cuts the bullshit and represents everything they stand for as musicians and women.

AlgernonCornelius – https://algernoncornelius.bandcamp.com
Over the past 2 years Yorkshire bred beat-maker AlgernonCornelius has been prolific in producing “emotionally-infused”, “drugged-out and unsettling” beat-tapes. AlgernonCornelius’s musical philosophy is rooted in the art of the DJ, and thus an infinitely eclectic and boundless approach to sampling has produced some of the most disorientating music you’re likely to hear this year. Prepare to be recontextualised.

Hannah Ross – https://hannahross.bandcamp.com

Cat Apostrophe – https://catapostrophe.bandcamp.com
From the gut sad pop songs.

Marco Woolf – https://marcowoolf.bandcamp.com
A nightsong wailer and part-time wave phenomenon.

ELENA CAU – www.soundcloud.com/lc4t
This wonderful Manchester musician uses her shimmering voice, electric guitar, looping and keyboards to create thoughtful sensitive songs that will move you in delightful and unexpected ways.

RUMA– https://soundcloud.com/rumasound
Ciaran McAuley (formerly of Patterns) performs as his new modular synth based, A/V project, RUMA. Check out his interview about that and his involvement with Partisan on Birthday Cake For Breakfast: https://birthdaycakebreakfast.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/exclusive-stream-blood-moon-debut-single-from-experimental-manchester-audio-visual-project-ruma/

Godspeed You Peter Andre
A new gothic duo set to collide the world of pop royalty with deep dark witch music. Magic realms built by Kaskie (Death of Money / SVNTREADER) & Emma Thompson (Water / FatOut).


Sunday will be all about our community and beyond – a community fair, panels, workshops, talks, cafe, and more. All to be revealed soon..


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