Manchester and its catchment area is home to more than 100,000 Chinese people and thousands of students from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, making it one of the biggest communities and populations of Chinese people outside of London.
VTown, was formed in 2005 by Ben Donn, are an events company which holds extremely successful club nights aimed at Manchester’s East Asian communities every year.
Now in its twelfth year, VTown has gone from strength to strength, maintaining a loyal customer base and is never short on new fans as the northwest’s Chinese and East Asian population grows. Known for their combination of Far East and Western-style nightclub events and eclectic mix of music that make international students feel at home and appeal to an even wider audience of British-based Chinese and other East Asians as well, VTown are masters of Oriental partying, with a British twist.
Their next event on Friday 27th October is their annual Halloween Party taking place at the famous Victoria Warehouse in Stretford, approximately 2 miles out of Manchester city centre. Victoria Warehouse as hosted music festivals, parties launch events and gigs featuring Hardwell, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden, James Bay, Years & Years, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell and Steve Aoki and has also collaborated with the legendary Sankeys Warehouse, making it a perfect clubbing and music events venue.
VTown’s Halloween Party aims to be the “biggest Oriental Halloween event the UK has ever seen”, hoping to smash last year’s attendance of 1500 people. And with music sets from DJ Phat, DJ DsD, Lazyellow and DJ Bob as well as a live performance from Bristol-based K-Pop singer Tita Lau over four rooms and a capacity of more than 2,500, it may just do that pretty easily. Those who might not be so familiar with places outside of central Manchester can get taxis through reputable company Street Cars for just £8 each way when they quote VTOWN HALLOWEEN VICTORIA WAREHOUSE when booking.
As usual, a fancy dress competition will take place with a special star prize of an Apple Watch up for grabs for whoever gets the biggest cheer on stage, so everyone is strongly encouraged to embrace the frightful fun of Halloween. The runner-up will win a bottle of Grey Goose. Those people with tickets already can get 15% off at Luvyababes, Manchester’s most popular fancy dress shop, situated in the Arndale centre. Halloween may not be a popular festival in China but VTown’s annual party proves the Chinese love it over here.
Tickets start at £7.50 for the first 100 ladies, earlybird tickets are £10 online, while the standard price is £15 and VIP tickets are £25, which includes all access and queue jump. Ticket holders are only guaranteed entry before 12:30am and guests with table reservations must arrive by 11:30pm. There are also two types of table packages available at £666 and £999, which include six and ten VIP tickets, respectively, though there are currently only five tables remaining.