Introducing Stretch Local

Stretch Local is a season of fortnightly club nights taking place at Manchester’s renowned Night & Day Cafe.

After holding several Stretch Disco nights, Northern Groove is proud to present a new format with the emphasis on providing a regular platform solely for Manchester and North West based DJs.

Across each season Stretch Local will feature many of Manchester’s finest DJs, offering them a chance to play intoxicating peak-time sets on a good sound system, in a fine venue, to a warm crowd of dancers and prancers.

From respected club night residents, to DJs that consistently provide engaging soundtracks in so many of Manchester’s bars, we hope to offer something fresh for Manchester… by Manchester!

For this Stretch project we’ve dropped the ‘Disco’ tag in order to give DJs more freedom to play what they love. Always about ‘stretching’ musical boundaries, here we refuse to list the genres of music that you might expect to hear, so you’ll just have to trust the DJs… it’s freestyle!

Our first season covers August through to December and features a cast of capable jocks who are sure to make you move to their groove!

Alongside Stretch regular DJs Abigail Ward (Manchester District Music Archive) and Dan Soulsmith (Northern Groove), the first season presents the following artists…

August 31st
Martin Brew + Francis Wooff (That Amazing Thing!)
with Julie Wills (Disco Mums)

September 14th
Eclectic Circus Wireless Show
featuring Adrian Luvdup & Paul Hughes

September 28th
A Special Secret Guest!
(The original Haçienda DJ – spinning classic pre-rave jams ‘82 – ‘88)
with Jason Boardman (Aficionado / Yellow)

October 12th
Ste Spandex (Wet Play)
with Trash-O-Rama (Homoelectric)

October 26th
Leo Outcast (Disco Outcasts)
with Simon Webbon (Abstract Groove / Band On The Wall)
& DJ Luke (Abstract Groove / Continue)

November 9th
Development Music – Influences Set
featuring Chris Feinmann, Tomson + Mike O’Mara

November 23rd
Owain Richards + Trash-O-Rama (Homoelectric)
with Andrea Trout (BamBu Agency & Promotions)

December 7th
1245 Collective (Beat Boutique’s Liam Quinn & Jonny Mangas)
with Les Hare (Kingbee Records)

(Tony says it like it is!)

Each night takes place from 11pm until 3am
No tickets, just £3 on the door
Night & Day Cafe
26 Oldham Street Manchester, M1 1JN

LAUNCH PARTY: Open Deck Session
Featuring loads of great DJs who’ll feature this season and next
17th August
11pm – 3am
Night & Day Cafe
Free entry all night!

Message to fellow freestyle DJs out there…

If you are a Manchester / North West based DJ and would like to play at our launch party or feature on a future season… just get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Please email Dan:

Stretch Local Facebook group
Stretch Disco Facebook page
Stretch Disco Facebook group

  • Post note 19/10/12

With regret we’ve decided to pull Stretch Local.
Some things don’t work out, or are not meant to be.
It’s proven difficult to get punters through the door on fortnightly Fridays.
There is a lot of competition in the Northern Quarter, some nights offering equally good music with no entry price. The venue is not generally recognised as a dance/club night space, more a renowned live venue. Plus being Manchester it typically had to rain for almost every event!
Oh well, back to the drawing board. Maybe next time we’ll do Stretch closer to home.. in the Balearic backwater that is….. Chorlton. And we hope to book many of the DJs listed here again.
Also, a quick thank you to all at Night and Day, it was a pleasure!