If you have the pleasure of spending Halloween in the best city in the world this year, (aka Manchester, ofc!) then lucky you. Manchester is always thriving with events and celebrations, especially around Halloween time, so you won’t be short on ideas.
For those who like to use Halloween as an excuse to party until the sun comes up, Manchester nightlife never sleeps so we have you covered. From raves to pop punk, there’s something out there for everyone to enjoy.
Manchester has become somewhat famous for the insane raves put on at The Warehouse Project with well-known artists like Fisher and Patrick Topping, to name a few, taking the stage and tickets selling out almost instantly every time. This year, WHP is throwing another banging party for Halloween, on Saturday 28th October, with some of the best DJ’s headlining the night, think Annie Mac and Hannah Laing. Tickets are still available to buy but if we know anything about WHP, it’s that they’ll get snatched up in no time so secure yours quick.
If you want to spend your Halloween weekend singing your heart out to R&B classics and getting a boogie on in a huge indoor festival, Victoria Warehouse has you covered. Hosted by the iconic Trevor Nelson, the R&B Halloween Block Party will be a blast from the past, with 2 of the biggest R&B groups in the scene taking the stage - get ready to party it up with Dru Hill and BlackStreet. Judging from the success of previous years, this night will be one to remember, with good vibes all around so make sure to grab your tickets before it’s too late.
If you’re not into raves or R&B, don’t worry we’ve not forgotten about you, the We Are Still Young festival has read our emo and pop punk minds and brought us the best club night ever with 2 rooms to choose from: We Are Still Young and Teen Spirit 90’s Rock Night. Both rooms will play bangers from My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, Avril Lavigne, and the list goes on. We think this may just be the best party on in Manchester this Halloween weekend and we are so here for it.
Partying isn’t up everyone’s street and that’s okay, but what do you do when you don’t want to go out-out but you’re also just out of the age range for trick or treating? We have a list of some seriously spooky bits you can do to get your boo-ts trembling 👻
Rumour has it that the spirit of Lady Margaret Radclyffe who died, broken hearted, in 1599 haunts the halls of Ordsall hall to this very day, with many unlucky visitors seeing a figure of a lady standing in the halls. Not to mention, the late Lord of the manor, Sir John Radclyffe is also said to reside in the chamber and terrify guests. You don’t have to take our word for it, Ordsall hall opens its doors every Halloween to visitors brave enough to step inside, but be warned, many who have entered before experienced petrifying things, so be prepared to feel like your every move is being watched and even being pushed or touched when there is no one else around. Would you dare to do this?
If you don’t think you can handle a face-to-face encounter with a ghost at Ordsall Hall, we have something a bit more light-hearted for you, think spooky rather than scary. George Street Chapel in Oldham is inviting guests to visit the chapel on Friday 27th October to listen to the ghostly goings on in the 200-year-old chapel. Provided that the tales don’t scare you away, there will also be a 2-course candle-lit meal waiting for you in the atmospheric surroundings, all included in the price of your ticket.
Whether you’re partying this Halloween or testing the lengths you can go to before you can’t take any more freights, we hope you have a faboolous Halloween and we can’t wait to see your highlights, so make sure to share them with us on socials.