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It began in 1998, at the first ever Homoelectric party, with a group of ‘disenfranchised misfits’ uniting against the over-commercialisation of ‘Gaychester’ and partying in the basement of a dingy old lesbian bar on the edge of Manchester’s Gay Village.

21 years later and 10,000 ravers of all persuasions packed into an abandoned railway warehouse on the outskirts of Manchester city centre for what was billed as the ‘UK’s biggest ever queer block party’, feat. Black Madonna, Seth Troxler, Honey Dijon, Roisin Murphy, Larry Heard and more of the biggest names in electronic music.

So how did Homoelectric - a raw, no-frills party for homos, lesbos, heteros and don't knows - grow to become the UK's most influential LGBTQ+ club night?

Skiddle meets co-founders Luke Cowdrey (aka Luke Unabomber) and Kath McDermott, as well as a number of Homoelectric DJs, friends and family, to tell the story behind Manchester's maverick black heart disco.
Artefact added : 14th May 2020
by Abigail
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