A line up of top DJs and smokin' hot food from one of Manchester's best bar and grills made this year's SoLIta in the Street event the best yet.
As part of the Northern Quarter Takeover on May 5th, SoLIta invited DJs Zed Bias and Freddie Neal to join XFM's Gareth Brooks and a host of others to keep crowds entertained outside the bar on Turner Street.
The Best of British music rubbed shoulders with lively Latin sounds at Spinningfields – all proudly powered by Blacka Hire.
Following hugely successful events in April, the Best of British festival on May 5th saw live acts pumping out covers of some of the best music from UK shores. The eclectic mix, made up of everything from Radiohead to the Rolling Stones with a smattering of dad-rock thrown in for good measure, was topped off with an evening of rousing indie anthems from Universal Exports.
The atmosphere heated up on May 27th when the festival looked a little further afield for musical inspiration. Some of the smoothest sounds from South America kept up the carnival atmosphere with live salsa, samba and bossa nova from a truly legendary Latin line-up. A set from Costa Rica's DJ Muvelo and plenty of ice-cold mojitos topped off the night in suitably South American style.
June looks set to be another busy month for Blacka Hire. We'll be helping some of the best events around achieve that famous Blacka sound.
Spinningfields' Oast House must boast one of the most packed social calendars in the city. June kicks off with a Spinfest Soul Session on the 5th, followed by a Pop Session on June 19th. There's sure to be loads of laughs during a double dose of comedy at Comedy Club nights on June 12th and June 28th.
And that's not all. We'll be sending along one of our engineers when the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) presents a special Father's Day show at the Oast House on 16th June.
The concert is one of a series of 40 events being put on at venues across Manchester in 2013, dubbed RNCM in the City. Performances range from relaxing background music to full recitals by RNCM students past and present.