Interview With The Warehouse Project


To celebrate The Warehouse Project’s amazing story so far, and to mark the final series of hedonistic events at the Store Street venue, The Warehouse Project will shortly be releasing a new book of photos rammed full of exclusive snaps from their biggest and best events since it all began way back in 2006.

Over the past five years, The Warehouse Project has been host to thousands of incredible moments and unique experiences and this book serves as a collection of some of those memories. Sebastian Matthes is the official photographer for The Warehouse Project, having started at the opening night at Boddingtons Brewery, and the book comprises some of his favourite photographs from the past five years – a wide range of images that reflect the many different facets of the Warehouse Project. It also includes recollections and insights from the team behind the project as well as some of the many artists who have graced the stage over the years. The photos capture the exhilarating thrills and chaotic energy of the crowd, the hard work, dedication and passion of the team behind the scenes, the DJs and bands onstage and off, legendary acts at the peak of their career and new artists just starting out. It is a perfect encapsulation of the huge range of experiences from The Warehouse Project’s rich history and is a snapshot of an idea that has changed Manchester’s musical landscape. It was going to take something of a certain scale and impact to really capture the imagination of a city where pride in what had gone before had almost polluted the desire to seize the moment, and this collection of images is a perfect encapsulation of how The Warehouse Project managed to do just that.

We have pulled together a few of our favourite images for you here.

The 192-page hardback book – Five Years in Photographs: The Warehouse Project Photography Book – is released on 15 November. The book will be available to buy from the Store Street venue merchandise stand and from Magma in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Pre-orders can also be made here.

Photos | Sebastian Matthes