Manchester's newest superclub is called Hidden, but aside from its location just outside of the city centre, it's everything but covert, from the colourful forest inspired graffiti adorning the outside walls, to the way it's been embraced by clubbers and promoters alike. Now home to Manchester's leading independent club nights such as Mvson, Meat Free and Love Dose, the venue is going from strength to strength since its grand opening at the end of August.
It was the Love Dose collective who threw one of the most memorable parties there so far, with a Day of the Dead inspired Halloween night, headlined by Ostgun Ton's The Mole and Prosumer, with support from Futureboogie's Dave Harvey and Illusion Recording's Tom Craven as well as residents Kerrie, Laura Jackson and Josimar.
That the nomadic promoters have decided to root themselves here speaks volumes of the confidence the collective have in this relatively new space, and it certainly didn't disappoint them or the punters. Another sold out event for Hidden, this particular night delivered on so many levels, from the excellent sets to the decoration, which included life-size skeletons in coffins to custom made crucifix bunting, with face painters on hand to help clubbers look their deadest.
And with an enlarged image of Tony Wilson presiding over proceedings, the only thing that came back to life was Manchester's true raving spirit.
Check out some shots of Halloween at Hidden above.
[Photos: Gemma Parker Photography]