Joe Taylor

Online editorial and content at designmynight, offering the best perspective on Manchester's newest, brightest and best bars, clubs, pubs and music. Blabbering about new music and food at @musichoarderr

Funkademia Announces 18th Birthday Plans

Funkademia Announces 18th Birthday Plans It's one of Manchester's most-loved nights, and after 18 years of wowing audiences with their passion for disco and funk, Funkademia are going to celebrate in style with one incredible birthday party. Funkademia will celebrate their 18th birthday with an explosive birthday bash at Mint... Read more >

Tiki Fest 2013 Review

Tiki Fest 2013 Review Last week we watched Manchester's most loved tiki hotspots pay the ultimate homage to all things tropical with the first ever Tiki Fest 2013. Tiki giants Hula and The Liars Club joined forces for a three-day spectacular including rum, music, art, a steel band and a little sing-a-long to... Read more >

Win! Guestlist for Black Dog Ballroom's Exclusive 4th Birthday Party with Craig Charles

Win! Guestlist for Black Dog Ballroom's Exclusive 4th Birthday Party with Craig Charles Get yourself and a friend on the guestlist for Black Dog Ballroom NQ's invite-only 4th birthday party with Craig Charles this Halloween! Forget black cats, this year October 31st is all about the canine variety! Black Dog Ballroom NQ are hosting a very special birthday party to mark their fourth... Read more >

DesignMyNight meets… Gorilla

DesignMyNight meets… Gorilla "It’s really nice to see how diverse our customer base is" Manchester Food and Drink Festival is right around the corner, culminating as always in the annual MFDF Awards. As sponsors of this year's Bar of the Year award, DesignMyNight caught up with all of the award nominees to find out... Read more >

Win! Tickets to the UK's First 'Tiki Fest' Weekend at New Century Hall

Win! Tickets to the UK's First 'Tiki Fest' Weekend at New Century Hall Win Tickets To The First UK Tiki Fest at New Century Hall on October 14th - 20th! Manchester is preparing itself for a Polynesian invasion as it celebrates all things Tiki for one rum filled, fire throwing, cocktail shaking week! We're giving away a pair of wristbands for the whole weekend to... Read more >

Salford Music Festival 2013

Salford Music Festival 2013 The festival season may well be drawing to a close, but don't feel too disheartened. There are still a few gems left to be explored, one of which is right on our door step. It's Salford's turn to take centre stage this September, when the third annual Salford Music Festival takes place from... Read more >

ShudeHill Studio and M20 Collective present: NQ Pop-Up

ShudeHill Studio and M20 Collective present: NQ Pop-Up As the weekend looms so does the panic hunting of things to do. Fear not - there are big things happening in the Northern Quarter this weekend, with ShudeHill Studio hosting a festival of arts and music. Best of all? It's all completely free! Joining forces with M20 Collective Saturday 27th July... Read more >

Dog Bowl Manchester - Restaraunt Bar Review

Dog Bowl Manchester - Restaraunt Bar Review It's been a fast-paced couple of months since Dog Bowl, Manchester's latest bowling sensation and sister venue to Black Dog Ballroom, opened its doors. After its successful launch night in March, the popular Oxford Road bar has started to take a life of its own. I was invited down to once again... Read more >

Parklife Festival 2013 Review

Parklife Festival 2013 Review The Parklife Festival Weekender, Heaton Park, 8th-9th June 2013 What do you get when you let 40,000 music-lovers loose on a beautiful summer's day with some of the world's finest bands, DJs and producers? We'll tell you - Manchester's Parklife Festival - which took over Europe's biggest national... Read more >

Caffeine & Co. Opening Two New Venues

Caffeine & Co. Opening Two New Venues Caffeine & Co. Set To Open Two New Manchester Venues. Here at DesignMyNight we love our coffee, so much so that we have tried just about everywhere that the streets of Manchester has to offer. One of our favourite spots, and a nice alternative to the over-crowding of big coffee companies,... Read more >

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