New Opening in Manchester City Centre
From Ibiza to Manchester
While staying in Manchester I heard about the new opening and job vacancies for VIP Hosts. The nightclub promised the hedonistic, recreational and exclusive aesthetics that only an Ibizan lounge can offer. The music venue predominantly aimed to represent these themes; in addition to providing the perfect atmosphere for cocktails on an early Thursday evening to exclusively setting the scene for Saturday night partying with internationally famous house resident DJs, the nightclub’s expectations were diverse and unique.
After doing promotional work – and actually moving to Manchester permanently – the much anticipated, high-profile opening night was set for December 2017. The night was headlined by Erick Morillo and made for an exceptional night for club promoters, staff and the newly arriving customers. I even recognized many of the party-goers that had come from different parts of the north-west from when I was working in Ibiza!
Succeeding the opening night, Lazy Lizard went on to be the number one venue in Manchester for house music and the line up has included acts such as The Mambo Brothers, Retro, the Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Pete Gooding, Klangkarussel, Hedkandi, Bitch, Lovely Laura, Ben Santiago and Kenny Dope (Cafe Mambo). Likewise, the venue has attracted celebrities like Joey Essex, Paddy McGuiness and the British soap Coronation Street’s stars Katie McGlynn and Tisha Merry.
From setting up the bars for the very first time and the initial club promoting in the city centre to watching the nightclub evolve into it’s nationally known reputation, being a part of Lazy Lizard for just over six months will always stand out as my first memory of living in Manchester. Experiencing global, world-class DJs and brands first-hand and being employed in a hedonistic, carefree environment was an unforgettable experience. Both the clientele and the wider public regarded Lazy Lizard as a venue that was exactly what Manchester needed.
The Sense Of An Ending
Unfortunately, Lazy Lizard announced that it was closing due to refurbishment at the end of last year. Many are hoping that it reopens in the future. What are your experiences on Manchester nightlife? Let us know in the comments!
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Soraya Atherton is a content writer from the United Kingdom. She is a travel enthusiast that has most recently worked in Ibiza, Spain.