Ever since I started raving, The Warehouse Project has dominated club nights in the UK, with its incredible venues and crazy line-ups, showcasing talents from genres such as UK Grime, House and UK Hip hop like no other. This year is no different. Warehouse Project is back, and they did not come out to play.
If you have been under a rock for the past 12 years, let me give you the lowdown on the event that has been making waves in the underground scene for years. The Warehouse Project is a series of events held in large industrial spaces across 12 weeks, located the Greater Manchester area. Famous for its headliners, who are usually prominent artists dominating the UK scene, these events have accommodated nearly every DJ and producer of ‘Klout’ in the industry.
From 16th September – 1st January, WHP17 series includes a star line-up of some of the biggest acts on the scene right now. If you’re a grime head like me (as you should be if you’re reading this) here are a few nights that stand out the most. Lets start with October 6th.
Radio 1’s Annie Mac will be hosting ‘Annie Mac Presents’, and looking at the line-up for the night, looks like she bringing some friends along, including J Hus. Mr Ugly himself will be gracing the stage, most likely to perform some his hits including ‘Friendly’, ‘Did You See’ as well as performing some tracks off his latest album ‘Common Sense’.
Next up we got one of my faves right now, Stefflon Don. My gyal’s been active, gigging all over the gaff and I’m sure she won’t disappoint. With tracks like ‘Real Ting’, ‘16 shots’ and ‘Envy Us’, be prepared for pretty women in her section, a lot of twerking and a whole lot of booty.
Another notable artist coming on stage is Donae’o. This OG will be most likely singing his latest track, ‘Whole Life’ featuring Fredo, as well as performing the bangers off his latest mixtape ‘Sixteen’. Looking forward to see if any surprise guests join the stage with him.
The week after will be another litty night, with Giggs headlining the dance. With the amount of hits under his belt, be prepared to sweat. With hits like ‘Lock Doh’ and ‘Whippin’ Excursion’, I don’t know how anyone could just stand still.
Another OG to occupy the stage, will be East London rapper, Devlin. Expect to see him inspire with his philosophical bars over a dope beat. This guy has bars for days, this performance is not to be missed.
The line-up features Abra Cadabra, it’s safe to assume we’ll hear some of the tracks he’s featured in recently as well as his latest songs ‘Stay’ and ‘My Hood’. Heavy hitters such as Big Tobz, Nadia Rose, A2, and Lisa Mercedez will also be gracing the stage while Oneman, Chimpo + Chunky, Rude kid, Jonny Dub and DJ Target supply us with countless grime, garage and hip hop bangers in-between. What a night.
If that’s not enough excitement, November 5th ‘s headline act will be the legend, Craig David presents TS5, where he’ll be singing his greatest hits as well as spinning bangers on the decks in this multi faceted performance.
Other acts on the line-up include Big Narstie, David Rodigan, Mista Jam and special guests, Kurupt FM. It will be another hell of a night not to be missed.
Like house? Other headliners include Hannah Wants, The Martinez Brothers, MK and Gorgon City.
If any of the previous years’ are anything to go by, WHP17 will be an epic 12 weeks of pure vibes and great music. Tickets are reasonably priced as a standard ticket costs £35 + booking fee – be quick though, tickets will sell out fast.
For more information and to purchase tickets check out the website: https://www.thewarehouseproject.com/home
Written by Valerie Oladeinde