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COME AS YOU ARE WEEKENDER: 24-26 August

This August Bank Holiday we’re proud to reveal another three-day and three-night spectacular, as our ‘Come As You Are’ Weekender returns for Manchester Pride weekend.

As we fast approach our second anniversary, one of the defining and most beloved gatherings of inclusive, like-minded music and art lovers, and general all-round, off-piste wonderfully colourful Mancunian characters, has been the Come As You are parties.

These full-venue takeovers incorporate the beautiful space in all its glory, from the intense outdoor atmosphere of Waterhouse Way, to the warm surrounding of the Public Bar, and the heads-down spiritual melting pot that is the Basement. The Come As You Are Weekenders, especially around Manchester Pride, have developed an electric reputation throughout the UK and has become synonymous with a special and unique togetherness that only Manchester can magic from its people.

In celebration of Manchester Pride Weekend, from Thursday 24 – Sunday 26 August, we’re featuring two heavyweight disco-masters and friends of The Refuge: Horse Meat Disco and Edit Presents Joey Negro. Plus a real Manchester-centric collection of people involved in the recently released documentary from Boiler Room,‘Fleshback: Queer Raving in Manchester’s Twilight Zone’. This exceptional in-depth study features heavily, Homoelectric, and explores the vivid history, enduring legacy and present landscape of this colourful world.

Pop-up food vendor Big Grillie Style will be providing food on Waterhouse Way and our Dining Room will also be open as usual for anyone wanting to make reservations in the restaurant.

Full line-up

A carefully curated gathering of outside street parties, DJs, food, drink, music, dancing, basement club parties + performances by Cha Cha Boudoir, The House of Decay, Carmina Entertainment.

Friday

Public Bar
5-8pm: Jim Spratling (Eastern Bloc)
8pm – 1am: Joey T

Basement
10pm – 4am: Horse Meat Disco Does Pride MCR
Book tickets here

Saturday

Public Bar
3-8pm: Sally Called Adam (A Man Called Adam)
8pm – 1am: Will Tramp

Waterhouse Way
2-10pm : Abigail Ward / Claud Cunningham / Kirby Leanne Halliday / High Hoops / Lucy Ironmonger (Meat Free) / BB Supernature Disco / Julie Wills
Pop-Up Food from Big Grillie Style

Basement
10pm – 4am: Edit. presents Joey Negro
Book tickets here

Sunday

Public Bar
3-8pm: Ross Roberts
8pm – 1am: Joy Social

Waterhouse Way
2-10pm: Homoelectric presents… Philippa Jarman / Kiss Me Again / Will YTramp / Blasha & Allatt / Gina Breeze / Kath McDermott / Jamie Bull
Pop-Up Food from Big Grillie Style

Basement
10pm – 4am: A Sprechen Come As You Are Closing feat. Michelle Manetti / DJ Paulette / Chris Massey / Gina Breeze (free entry – no ticket required)