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5 of the best freshers events in Manchester

The best freshers events in Manchester

No matter what you’re into or how much money you have to spend, there are Manchester freshers events to suit you.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 18th Sep 2023

Manchester freshers week is here! Now we’ve all moved in and settled down a bit, we reckon it’s time to see what Manchester freshers events are going down. 

Whether you’ve got scraps in your bank account, love house, techno, pop, indie, rock, DnB, or garage, there’s a fresher event for you. Take a look at just some of the banging parties the city has to offer below and secure your tickets to kick off uni with a bang! 


Off-License (Fresher's Garage Special - Napes + more)


Photo: XLR / Facebook.com

When: Saturday 23rd September 2023

Where: XLR in Manchester

An absolutely buzzing small clubbing venue, any bash at XLR is incredible. This one sees Off-License Records take over the club with the sounds of garage, breaks, and jungle. 

Brought to you by some incredibly fine selectors including Napes, Prosek B2B Binx, Lokal, Rafiki Dubs, and hosted by Freddy B, this one’s cheap and guarantees some banging tunes.


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When: Wednesday 27th September 2023

Where: Kable Club in Manchester

With low ceilings, LED lighting, and a beefy Funktion-One Sound System, Kable Club is a dream. D&B Awards’ 2021’s best breakthrough artist MC, Haribo, hosts this one that boasts some belting DnB and bass music DJs. There's Kyber, Kobah, Ezair, Upgrade, and Trobe.

A lineup packed with talent that has performed at The Warehouse Project, worked with Worried about Henry, supported huge names like Disrupta, and whose music has received praise from huge names like DJ Hazard and Nicky Blackmarket, you're in safe hands with this lot. 


Tickets for DROPJAW X BASSBOX: Freshers

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Abba Freshers Disco - Part 2


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When: Thursday 21st September 2023

Where: LOLA LO DEANSGATE LOCKS in Manchester

If big fat wobbly basslines aren’t your thing, maybe belting Dancing Queen at the top of your lungs is. 

This one boasts all the ABBA bangers along with confetti drops, inflatable giveaways, dance-offs, and awards for the best dressed over at one of Manchester’s busiest clubbing areas, Deansgate Locks. 

Tickets are cheap as chips; secure yours below.


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Hidden Thursdays | Freshers Opening Party


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When: Thursday 21st September 2023

Where: Hidden in Manchester

One of Manchester’s best clubs invites you to see what all the fuss is about with a massive freshers opening party.

Hidden, with its simple, stripped-back aesthetic is one of the city’s favourite spaces for mad nights out and catching the best DJing talents. 

Expect house, techno, and UKG across multiple rooms, with tunes spun by the best student talent. Tickets are cheap and drinks are even cheaper - Manchester freshers week doesn’t get much better than this. 


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When: Thursday 21st September 2023

Where: 42nd Street Nightclub in Manchester

One of Manchester’s best student clubs welcomes all you indie kids with pennies in your bank account to sing along to Mr Brightside like your life depends on it. 

Indie and rock-focused, 42s brings some of the best Manchester freshers events for those who truly are skint with £1 Bakewell bombs and shots from £1. And if you ask politely, the DJ is often happy to play your requests too.

A smaller venue with banger after banger and a super affordable night out, it’s a no-brainer.


Tickets for Skint - FRESHERS SPECIAL

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This is only a fraction of the Manchester freshers events on Skiddle. Click or tap here to find more incredible parties or search Skiddle now to see what’s on near you. 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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