Pangaea Festival

Pangaea Festival The Official Pangaea Festival page We pride ourselves on curating an eclectic musical mix. Have a look below at some of our past parties.

Pangaea Festival began in 2006 when an ambitious bunch of students from The University of Manchester decided to throw an all-night party which provided both real variety and value for money. This thrice yearly festival has rapidly grown in popularity and size, and is now a key date in both the Manchester and national student calendar. The combination of the imaginative, creative and talented folk

of the University of Manchester with the best up-and-coming talent from the North West, alongside internationally renowned headliners means Pangaea is like no other student party in Manchester and beyond. So whether its dub, bass, electronic, pop, garage, funk, grime, house, techno, big band or disco that's up your street, you'll find it amidst our 15 indoor and outdoor spaces. The festival has always been a production spectacular with high-level lighting creations, incredible decorations, silent discos, carnival processions and spectacular installations transforming spaces into themed masterpieces, as well as all manner of tipis, yurts, big tops and domes. Pangaea goers are costume lovers and over the years our themes have seen a fleet of giraffes, stilt-walking aliens and human toadstools wander through our doors. Our past guests include: Talib Kweli, Hot Chip, Clean Bandit, Paul Woolford, Shy FX & Stamina MC, Booka Shade, Craig Charles, Grandmaster Flash, Mad Professor, Crazy P, Mr Scruff, Kano, Shadow Child, London Grammar, David Rodigan, DJ Yoda, Zed Bias, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Claude Von Stroke, Mary Anne Hobbs, Riot Jazz, Rodney P & Skitz, Waze & Odyssey, Goldie, MK, Hackman, Brackles, Greg Wilson, Tiger & Woods, # # , Karma Kid, Dark Sky, DJ EZ, Maxxi Soundsystem, The Nextmen, Roska, Artwork, Akala, MistaJam, The Mouse Outfit, Wookie, TCTS, Route 94, Moon Boots, Matt Tolfrey, Jenna G, Artful Dodger, P Money, Waifs & Stays, Jaguar Skills, Nu:Tone, Russ Yallop, Kaleidoscope Orchestra.

Official University of Manchester Freshers Week 2019 Wristbands are flying out fast! Get yours here bit.ly/mcrsuwelcome ...
13/09/2019

Official University of Manchester Freshers Week 2019 Wristbands are flying out fast! Get yours here bit.ly/mcrsuwelcome and then redeem your ticket at Owens Park, Whitworth Park, Hulme Hall or the Students' Union.

Our official freshers wristbands are flying out! If you and your new mates want to join us for 4 epic nights out at 10 cool Manchester venues - buy yours today! Either head to one of our ticket collection points at Owens Park, Whitworth Park, Hulme Hall, Dalton Ellis or in our foyer in the Union building. Or grab one online here http://bit.ly/mcrsuwelcome We can't wait for the fun to begin!

🚨LABYRINTH FESTIVAL🚨Join us as we welcome you to Labyrinth Festival, a brand new festival coming to Manchester for 2019!...
12/08/2019

🚨LABYRINTH FESTIVAL🚨
Join us as we welcome you to Labyrinth Festival, a brand new festival coming to Manchester for 2019! Expect a huge line up along with our maze of warrens, each with their own mix of music & theme. Headlining the Festival will be global superstar Example, with much more to be announced!
🎟TICKETS🎟
Sign up for exclusive pre sale via Skiddle to purchase a cheaper ticket! Tickets go on sale Thursday 15th August, general sale Friday 16th August!
PRE SALE SIGN UP | skiddle.com/e/13606457

🚨LABYRINTH FESTIVAL🚨
Join us as we welcome you to Labyrinth Festival, a brand new festival coming to Manchester for 2019! Expect a huge line up along with our maze of warrens, each with their own mix of music & theme. Headlining the Festival will be global superstar Example, with much more to be announced!
🎟TICKETS🎟
Sign up for exclusive pre sale via Skiddle to purchase a cheaper ticket! Tickets go on sale Thursday 15th August
PRE SALE SIGN UP | skiddle.com/e/13606457

We've been reminiscing some of our favourite Pangaeas! Comment below with your favourite Pangaea Festival and why, and w...
10/12/2018

We've been reminiscing some of our favourite Pangaeas! Comment below with your favourite Pangaea Festival and why, and we'll try and make it happen again next June 📣

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Team Pangaea meeting yesterday! If you couldn't make it, here's a little summar...
07/12/2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Team Pangaea meeting yesterday! If you couldn't make it, here's a little summary of what went down. Join the FB Group and sign up here to stay in the loop and be a part of the team: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/groups/team-pangaea

We're going back to the start. Pangaea is a festival FOR students, BY students. Join Team Pangaea to get involved.
04/12/2018

We're going back to the start. Pangaea is a festival FOR students, BY students. Join Team Pangaea to get involved.

23/11/2018

Join our new group Team Pangaea to Make Pangaea Great Again. Whether it’s Bookings, Promotions, Décor or Theme, there’s a way for everyone to get involved. Come along to the meeting on 6th December in the Theatre Lounge of the SU from 4-6pm.

15/11/2018
The Pangaea Photos are live! Hope you had a good one. Hasta luego 😎🎉
27/09/2018

The Pangaea Photos are live! Hope you had a good one. Hasta luego 😎🎉

Thank you Pangaea!

Options… report… "I wasn't ready for the photo"

Here's the Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One schedule! Are you ready? 😎
21/09/2018

Here's the Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One schedule! Are you ready? 😎

Info for Fifth & Factory if you're going tonight! It's now SOLD OUT :O
20/09/2018

Info for Fifth & Factory if you're going tonight! It's now SOLD OUT :O

INFO FOR TONIGHT
Fifth & Factory Takeover is now SOLD OUT. There will be no tickets available on the door.

Doors open at 10pm and last entry will be 11:30pm. The event is 18+ so please bring valid photo ID that displays your date of birth (alongside your student ID).

If you are a ticket holder, you will need to exchange your ticket for a paper wristband. You can do this on the door at the venue or at the Students’ Union today before 4pm. If you have the Official Freshers Wristband, your fabric wristband will grant you entry into the venue.

Fifth nightclub and Factory nightclub are both located on Princess Street in central Manchester and are a short 1 minute walk from each other. Princess Street is a short walk from Oxford Road which is served by most major bus routes. You are free to move between venues all night but entry is dependent on venue capacity.

18/09/2018

Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One is famous for its incredible themes. Comment below with any themes you'd like to see in the future! 🎉🎪🛸

Student Finance money come through? 💵💷💴 Get your tickets soon before they're all gone! http://bit.ly/OFNPangaea
17/09/2018

Student Finance money come through? 💵💷💴 Get your tickets soon before they're all gone! http://bit.ly/OFNPangaea

13/09/2018

The wondrous La Discothèque are coming to this years Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One! Check out their 1st Birthday Video from a few months back.

If you get a ticket online, your e-ticket will grant you entry into Manchester Academy. If you have the Official Fresher...
13/09/2018

If you get a ticket online, your e-ticket will grant you entry into Manchester Academy. If you have the Official Freshers Wristband, your fabric wristband will grant you entry too. Tickets can also be purchased at the following places on campus!

13/09/2018

Need to brush up on Boston Bun's music ahead of next week's Pangaea Festival? Check out this hilarious music video for his banger SPREAD LOVE.

Pangaea costumes are a thing of legend, we've had everything from Jeremy Corbyn to W***y Wonka. For Official Freshers Ni...
12/09/2018

Pangaea costumes are a thing of legend, we've had everything from Jeremy Corbyn to W***y Wonka. For Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One, we want you to go as big and bold as possible... Get thinking!

Introducing our third and final Headline act, the beautiful Boston Bun!Bio: Making big changes can be a liberating exper...
12/09/2018

Introducing our third and final Headline act, the beautiful Boston Bun!

Bio: Making big changes can be a liberating experience. For Boston Bun, taking a musical leap of faith has resulted in a remarkable transformation. The French DJ and producer, real name Thibaud Noyer, has found a renewed zest and vigour for his music after relocating from Paris to London, leading to the release of new single ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’ through Atlantic Records. The track has racked up over 6 million streams in a month alone and has earned support from key tastemakers like BBC R1’s Annie Mac, Pete Tong and 1Xtra’s MistaJam in the process, earmarking it as a record with the potential to dominate the summer of 2018.

In his new home of London, Noyer has found a city full of both musical and cultural influences. A fan of UK music since he was a child, he was introduced to groups like Basement Jaxx and The Chemical Brothers by his uncle, an occasional DJ who was more like an older brother to him. His uncle would travel back and forth to the UK while Noyer was growing up, bringing back new music with him and educating young Thibaud on the freshest electronic releases.

Inspired, Noyer would go on to first make waves with the release of his debut EP, ‘Housecall’, back in 2012. Full of retro-leaning, lo-fi influences, it demonstrated his ability to produce music that straddled the line between leftfield and accessible. It was an instant hit and he was quickly signed to Ed Banger Records – the vastly influential dance label behind Justice, Mr Oizo and Uffie. In the years that followed he would release several EPs, each one working through a variety of styles, moving from straight up dance floor cuts to the deeper side of house and more mainstream-influenced productions, including ‘Flasher’ (2013) and ‘We Got Soul’ (2014). Records which are still getting played today by the likes of Mall Grab and Dennis Sulta.

2017 was the year that proved the turning point for Noyer. After deciding to leave Ed Banger, he set up his own label, Circa ’99, and released the anthemic ‘Missing You’ – his most successful and defining single to date. Premiered on BBC R1 as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’, ‘Missing You’ has since gone to amass well over 6 million streams and earn support from world-leading DJs like Diplo, Oliver Heldens and DJ Snake, cementing his reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting and inventive dance producers.

Having decided to strip back his studio equipment and make music exclusively on his laptop, Noyer had also started to invite friends and collaborators to work with him on his music during this period – a subtle creative switch up that resulted in a bountiful stream of new music, including new single, ‘Spread Love (Paddington)’.

Written in just two hours, Noyer felt that the original instrumental needed a vocal, so contacted his friend and regular Justice collaborator, DVNO, who would lay down his vocals over the phone. Inspired by one of his mother’s paintings of Paddington Bear hung on his childhood bedroom wall, DVNO’s infectious, memorable hook was born – and Noyer knew he’d landed on the track that would change his life.

12/09/2018

Big Narstie might have been to the University of Oxford, but it's got nothing on him coming to University of Manchester Students' Union next week! Catch him at Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One 😎

We've made a playlist so you can do all the prep for Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One. Get those he...
11/09/2018

We've made a playlist so you can do all the prep for Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One. Get those headphones on and start listening!

A playlist featuring Sister Sledge, Nightcrawlers, Big Narstie, and others

11/09/2018

The incredible Sister Sledge are performing at this year's Official Freshers Night: Pangaea Presents The Big One. Check out their 1979 performance of "We Are Family"!

Reacquaint yourself with the first of our three headliners this September, the incredible, remarkable Sister Sledge! Fac...
10/09/2018

Reacquaint yourself with the first of our three headliners this September, the incredible, remarkable Sister Sledge! Facebook Event: goo.gl/YB88XY

Sister Sledge are undisputedly one of the most iconic female groups of all time. As the pages of the Chicago Tribune have asserted, Sister Sledge “has the stuff legends are made of.”

Sisters, Debbie, Joni, and Kim (sister Kathy stepped away from the ensemble in 1989), are daughters of entrepreneur/actress Florez Sledge and acclaimed Broadway performer Edwin Sledge. Their grandmother, Viola Beatrix Hairston Williams, an accomplished lyric-opera soprano, provided unique vocal training to the siblings early on. Arranging for her granddaughters to perform at church events and community functions, the quartet were first introduced to the world as "Mrs. Williams Granddaughters.” Before long, they formed a band and with Debbie serving as vocal arranger, Joni as artistic director and Mom, Florez as manager, Sister Sledge was born.

Performing jazz, soul, gospel, disco, and R&B, the multi-lead vocal group flourished both in-studio and onstage. The sisters built a formidable reputation, dazzling audiences and impressing critics. They also made certain to complete academic studies, each of them earning a Temple University college degree.

Achieving success across borders, the group enjoyed huge popularity in Africa, performing at the “Rumble in the Jungle” Ali-Foreman heavyweight-boxing match, in Japan where they won the prestigious Tokyo Music Festival Silver Prize, and across Europe. In the U.S.A they became a household name with the blockbuster release of the iconic We Are Family album, produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Following “He’s The Greatest Dancer,” came the albums seminal title track, “We Are Family” which skyrocketed the group in to the musical stratosphere. “We Are Family” became the theme song for the World Champion Pittsburgh. The hit songs “Lost in music,” “Thinking of You” and “All American Girls” followed.

After remaining at number one for over 4 weeks in the UK with the certified Gold single “Frankie,” Sister Sledge went on to collaborate with Incognito’s Bluey on the song “World Wise and Shine” which shot to number 1 in Italy and resulted in the now-trio starring in their very own TV show. In 1997 Joni Sledge produced the group’s 9th studio album, African Eyes, which was nominated for a Grammy as Best Produced CD, and remains one of their finest artistic achievements.

In December 2000, Sister Sledge performed at The White House for the President and First Lady at the final Christmas party of the Clinton Administration. The sisters continued to tour and in 2005 performed on the famous pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.

In 2014 the group headlined at the Tramlines festival in Leeds, UK and worked with Scottish electronic producer The Revenge, on the track Stay A While, in London. In 2015, Sister Sledge were honoured to be invited to perform for Pope Francis at the world Festival of Families in Philadelphia, PA, along with Andrea Bocelli and Aretha Franklin. Debbie, Joni and Kim soon thereafter launched the brand concept and blog www.nothingisgreaterthanlove.org.

Over the years, the group has amassed a string of Gold and Platinum records, accumulating total sales of over 15,000,000 worldwide. Garnering along the way additional Grammy Nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Duo or group, Sister Sledge has earned over 100 awards and commendations.

10/09/2018

Thinking of coming to Pangaea? Why not come to all 4 freshers events for only £35! 😎 Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/OFNWristband

07/06/2018
We’d like to warn all partygoers of the dangers of taking unknown substances this week. There have been some tragic rece...
06/06/2018

We’d like to warn all partygoers of the dangers of taking unknown substances this week.

There have been some tragic recent incidents in the South particularly surrounding some batches of very strong pills and we urge everyone to take care and look after each other.

Whilst we don’t condone the use of illegal substances and run a strict anti-drugs policy we want to make sure all partygoers stay safe. So please, act responsibly and don’t let anything ruin what is sure to be a great night.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/music-festivals-warn-over-very-12614633

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🐝 Save on your costumes for Thursday 🐝Duty Free Manchester are giving 15% off all purchases instore when you mention 'Pa...
05/06/2018

🐝 Save on your costumes for Thursday 🐝

Duty Free Manchester are giving 15% off all purchases instore when you mention 'Pangaea' 🎉

Get your glitter, facepaints and accessories all in your student budget ready for the best end of exams party Manchester has to offer

Last tickets available here 🎟: http://bit.ly/pangaeamcr

03/06/2018

We've teamed up with some of our Mancunion friends to help you pick out your costumes. 🐝

🐝Afflecks Palace🐝
Afflecks is a totem of Indie Commerce in the Northern Quarter. No matter what you're looking for, whether it's tattoos, costumes, piercings, shoes, books, bags, vinyls, or jewellery, this is your place.
Afflecks is located on 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW

🐝Duty Free Manchester🐝
Duty Free is a haven for indy attitude, full of the glitz and glamour that so characterised the 80s' party spirit. Cosmetics, hair extensions and dye, body jewellery, rave paint and all the party gear you could ever need or want is all there.
Duty Free is located on the first floor of Manchester Arndale.

🎟️You can also buy our tickets for a discounted price from these outlets🎟️

🐝Luvyababes🐝
Luvyababes are THE destination for party goods and fancy dress. They have a wide variety of themed costumes for every occasion, including stock brands such as Smiffys, Wicked Costumes, Rubies Masquerade, Funshack, Henbrandt and Widman!
Luvyababes is located on the first floor of Manchester Arndale.

🐝Hidden Corner🐝
Hidden Corner were the first independent fancy dress shop to be established in Manchester Arndale. They specialise in fancy dress, party wear, tights and accessories for a wide range of events.
Hidden Corner is located on the first floor of Manchester Arndale.

We are so excited to welcome back the D&B legends that are S.P.Y + LowQui Mc to Pangaea after their amazing set at Panga...
01/06/2018

We are so excited to welcome back the D&B legends that are S.P.Y + LowQui Mc to Pangaea after their amazing set at Pangaea: Down The Rabbit Hole 🌀🎉

Be quick and get yourself a ticket to THE end of exams party, there's less than one week left 🎟: bit.ly/pangaeamcr

Since 1995 Funkademia have been throwing some of the best parties in Manchester. Being the cities longest running club n...
01/06/2018

Since 1995 Funkademia have been throwing some of the best parties in Manchester. Being the cities longest running club night we are honoured to have them come and play next week. 🎶

David Dunne recently did this radio show documenting the history of Manchester's club scene from the Twisted Wheel to Pips to Paradise & much more. Its the perfect aural homage to the rainy city's musical heritage. 🐝

Tickets 🎟: bit.ly/pangaeamcr

David looks back at the Manchester club scene from the 60s to today.

With just a WEEK to go until the doors of Pangaea: Made In Manchester open, we thought it was about bloody time we annou...
31/05/2018

With just a WEEK to go until the doors of Pangaea: Made In Manchester open, we thought it was about bloody time we announced our incredible student line up 🔥... We are absolutely buzzing to be able to bring so many talented local students from across Manchester down to this year's festival 🎪.

Final 1st release tickets 🎟: bit.ly/pangaeamcr

Keep an eye out all round campus for one of these very special £5 off flyers to the best end of year party 🐝 🎉 💃🏼ONE WEE...
31/05/2018

Keep an eye out all round campus for one of these very special £5 off flyers to the best end of year party 🐝 🎉 💃🏼

ONE WEEK TO GO 😎

30/05/2018

Here at Pangaea HQ we are committed to ensuring we can be as sustainable as possible and will be 100% single-use plastic free by 2021. Check out this new video and article on the impact that being a touring DJ/ Artist has on our planet. 🌍🍄

29/05/2018

What was your favourite Pangaea? With over 10 years of Pangaea's now it's just too difficult to decide!!!

Comment your favourite below! 😍

Bee-rilliant 🐝
26/05/2018

Bee-rilliant 🐝

In a poignant symbol following the anniversary of the Arena bombing, a swarm has descended on one of the trees close to the National Football Museum

Tomorrow between the hours of 3 and 5pm Team Pangaea will be taking a trip over to Old Granada Studios to soundtrack you...
25/05/2018

Tomorrow between the hours of 3 and 5pm Team Pangaea will be taking a trip over to Old Granada Studios to soundtrack your Sunny Saturday with some of their favourite tunes and showcasing the best of the artists due to play in a few weeks.

Tune into the mighty Reform Radio via the link below...

Pangaea Festival is the largest student led festival in Europe, transforming The University of Manchester Students Union and Manchester Academies into a world of musical madness. The upcoming edition on the 7th of June is themed around our home, Manchester. Bringing the best of Manchester’s musica...

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