Ramona and the fire station in Ancoats have launched an extensive new live entertainment program to champion and support independent musicians and artists in Manchester.
The team also launched its own in-house radio station, as well as five evenings of entertainment.
The award-winning former MOT station and warehouse, famous for their pizzas, margaritas, Firehouse Kitchen, guest DJ sets, track parties and more, offers free live performances and DJ shows in Manchester from Wednesday to Sunday, with a season of entertainment called the Night Village.
One of the most exciting new additions is Ramona Radio – a weekly live radio show and party with guest DJs, waiters and the crowd playing “On Air” and broadcasting every Wednesday – live from the Tipi around the world.
House specialist Tristan Da Cunha (Back 2 Basics, Dungeon Meat) was the first to hit the airwaves last Wednesday. The start of weekly ‘On Air’ DJ sets, hosted by Ramona and The Firehouse’s music curator Jonjo, the sets will all be broadcast live, supported by a new weekly podcast and accompanied by £5 margaritas all night long.
On Thursdays, Ramona’s growing live session “Campfire Live” will offer free live performances all week, every Thursday. Programming includes top local talent and bands from around the world as Ramona’s team expands the scope, breadth and ambition of their live entertainment plans.
The warm ambiances of Ramona’s campfire provide the perfect setting for the party, and guests can enjoy Detroit-style pizzas and a collection of margaritas along with other inventive dishes like their truffles, Detroit hot wings and ultra cheesy garlic bread.
Next door, at Ramona’s sister bar and restaurant, The Firehouse’s piste parties continue every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
On the floor, the dance crews of Firehouse are the stars of the show, from the superstars of the two-step garage, Dance Regular, to the fashion-inspired flamboyance of House of Ghetto.
Late nights and music lovers can jump from place to place for a seamless experience of live music, art and performance.
“We’ve been curating UK-based indie electronic, jazz and world music since we opened the doors,” said Jonjo, Head of Music and Entertainment at Ramona and the Firehouse.
“In 2022, we are ready to step up a gear with our first bands from the continent, an improved sound system and the best artists and labels coming every week.
“And all for free – surely the best kept secret in townand. »
Find out what’s happening in the coming weeks here.