M60 7HA   Manchester Oxford Street
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Building on the success of last year’s Suffragette City party, The Refuge will play host to a second women-focused two-floor event on Saturday 9 March 2019.

Curated by Abigail Ward (Manchester Digital Music Archive), Rina Ladybeige (Social Service), Kath McDermott (BBC Radio 6 Music) and Chris Massey Music (Electriks), the party will boast a line-up of upcoming and established female musical souls playing multi-genre party starters in the Public Bar and the Basement.

PUBLIC BAR: 2pm to 1am

Free – no ticket required!
2-3pm: Abs Ward
3-4pm: Alex Zaklewska
4-5pm: SNO (Nongi Oliphant)
5-6pm: Marley Reid
6-7pm: Paulette
7-8pm: Denise Johnson
8-9pm: Kirby
9-10pm BB (Supernature)
10-11pm: Emma Joyce
11pm to 1am: Reeshy

REFUGE BASEMENT: 10pm to 4am

Hosted by The Social Service, donation on the door for Women’s Aid
10-11pm: Kath McDermott
11pm to 12 midnight: Julie Wills
12 midnight to 1am: Ladybeige
1-3am: Danielle Moore
3-4am: Kim Lana

Abigail Ward said, ‘we want to build on the phenomenal success of last year’s Suffragette City party by putting together a fresh line-up of incredible female DJ talent whilst raising awareness of the barriers women can face in the music industry. We are also fundraising for Women’s Aid, because we are keenly aware of the dwindling number of women’s refuges in the UK.’


We’re also offering a special room rate of £85 for a room for two people and £165 for a room that sleeps four. To book, phone The Principal Manchester on 0161 288 1111 and quote ‘Suffragette night offer’.

Terms and conditions:
• Valid on 9 March 2019 only
• Bookings require payment in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferable
• Rates: £85 double/single occupancy in a double or twin bed room (two single beds) or £165 for a room with two double beds
• All rates are room only inclusive of VAT