On the weekend of 8-10 August, the Mixmag Live Weekender takes place at The Rainbow’s ‘Next Door’ & ‘Textile Factory’ venues in Birmingham, where various big names from the underground house and techno world will play a night party, afternoon party and after party.
Things kick off on Friday 8 August when the Zoo Project come to town for an exclusive warm-up event. Headlining will be Pedestrian, Medlar, Youandewan, Shadow City and Bastian & OPYN and the venue is Next Door. The raw space has an exposed steel framework, proper brick walls and an industrial feel. The brand new three-tiered venue will hold just 350 clubbers and it’s decked out with technical goodies including 3D mapping and visuals, light boxes and more. Sound is courtesy of a Martin Audio system.
The next event takes place in the Textile Factory on nearby Digbeth High Street from 2pm Saturday afternoon to 2.30am Sunday morning. The party sees Blackdot – a night that is home to underground house and techno acts, with past guests ranging from Sasha to tINI – settle into their new regular home with a cast of headline acts including Dubfire plus French trio Apollonia, Rhadoo, Scuba, One Records boss Adam Shelton and many more.
Then revellers will then return to Next Door for the Blackdot after party which will run from 2.30am until 7am and features special guests as well as Richie Hawtin’s protégé Whyt Noyz for a late night blow out.