High Five returns to Leeds for Halloween. All proceeds from the night to Save the Children.
Tickets from Skiddle: http://www.skiddle.com/events/11727296/
Just received this thank you card from the Forever Manchester charity and thought it would be a nice opportunity to recap on what was another successful night, and pass on this thanks to everyone who was involved. There’s two reasons for a High Five party; one, have a wicked party, and two, raise some dosh for a worthy cause. If you were there you will know that we easily achieved number one. In addition to this we also raised £850 for Forever Manchester, which will now be used to help fund community projects all over the region. So its job done all round!
It was great night and top sets from everyone who played. People were proper getting into it, even to the point that when I stopped the music to try and draw a winner of our charity giveaway I was booed off from behind the decks with people at the back were chanting , “Music, music, music.” Wicked!
Anyway, I received this card from Forever Manchester showing their gratitude, I second that thought and would like to say the following people are sound…
All the DJs from the night; Alan Hall, Neil Diablo, James Rial, Greg Lord, Adam Ross, Rich Halling and Matt Wilden. All the crew from 2022NQ, Ste, Jamie, Neil, Keith and Tunji, thanks again for having us, looking forward to next time. Our High Five designer Louis McCleery a.k.a Unequal Balance for sorting out all our artwork, again! Craig and Laura from Forever Manchester for all their help with the promo and Sue who volunteered on behalf of the charity on the night. Also thanks to all the nights who donated prizes to another wicked High Five giveaway; Content, The Faversham, 2022NQ, TPot and Zutekh and The Warehouse Project, that was one hell of a prize. Finally an additional thanks to Irish for all the running around setting up and promoting he did with me for the night.
I hope I have not left anyone out, if I have then sorry.
Nice one everybody, until the next time High Five!
Set times for tonight’s party at 2022NQ:
9pm - 10pm Alan ‘Gary’ Hall (High Five)
10pm - 11pm Neil Diablo (El Diablos)
11pm - 12pm James Rial (Audiojack)
12pm - 1am Greg Lord (Warehouse Project)
1am - 2am Adam Ross (Tpot)
2am - 3am Richie Hall (Zutekh)
3am til Finish Matt ‘Tidy’ Wilden (High Five)
The idea behind High Five is to put on a solid party, playing the best house music all night and raising some cash for a great cause at the same time, however we ask to be excused for 30 seconds, a minute tops, around midnight whilst we turn the music down a bit to give out the High Five prize which this time consists of the following:
Tickets to TPot vs Zutekh’s Illusion Records Showcase on 19th August
Tickets to Content on 24th August with Kerri Chandler
Tickets to The Faversham Garden Party in Leeds on 26thAugust
Tickets to 2022NQ presents Norman Jay on 22ndSeptember
Tickets to The Warehouse Party opening party on 29th September
After we’ve given that away the music will go right back up and someone will have their rave plans for the next couple of months fully sorted!
ONE person will be winning tickets to ALL five of these nights, plus we’re be giving away TWO tickets for each so you can even take a mate. To enter all you need to do is come to High Five and buy a raffle ticket at the door. I’ll announce the prize at midnight and if you win its all yours. I promise to keep it brief. Its £2 a ticket and if you’ve bought your ticket on Skiddle then you will get a free entry into the draw when you turn up on the night (http://skiddle.com/e/11698400)
Massive thanks to all the nights for donating tickets to these parties, in doing so they make sure that every single penny from the raffle goes to Forever Manchester!
High Five and good luck!
HIGH FIVE SUMMER PARTY 18TH AUGUST 2012. Our next party is much sooner than I anticipated with a couple of dates much later in the year planned however when I heard that 2022NQ was available for a party in August I was keen. A few phone calls and a bit of research and I had hooked up with Forever Manchester, the community foundation for Greater Manchester. This organisation is involved with projects all over and around the city but in particular it was the fact that they stepped in big time when a massive gas explosion rocked my hometown Shaw back in June.
Despite the short notice we have not allowed our standards to slip one little bit on the music front and we linked up with Manchester’s FIVE best house and techno nights to provide you with a line up with DJs from Content, E Diablos, The Warehouse Project, TPot and Zutekh. This is going to be another belter so get involved!
I think its worth a mention, now that we have collected all the money in from High Five for MCR, that since we started the parties we’ve raised £6,000, all of which has gone to some great causes. What started as one party to raise a grand continues to do exactly what it sets out to do, and last months High Five for MCR party was a belter showing that we can do it in Manchester as well as Leeds. There’s too many people who have been involved to list here but nice one to Alan Hall, Steve Hawkins and Matt Wilden who have been at the hub of organising each party with myself…
Now lets crack on! We have two parties in planning for the remainder of 2012 and this time we are focussing on one cause; poverty in Africa. We’re still in the early planning stages but details will be released over the coming months. I really want to raise the bar with this one and am aiming to raise £4,000 over these two parties, if you want to get involved let me know firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Five, the organisation behind a number of nights bringing together quality house music DJs for good causes, is happy to introduce its 4th fund raising event on Saturday 19th May; High Five for MCR. All proceeds from the night will be split between two charities; The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The hospital needs little introduction, as it is well known that this is a world-class facility benefitting kids from all over the Greater Manchester and beyond. The Ronald McDonald Charities may be a little less familiar, they have just funded the construction of the Ronald McDonald House Manchester which is next to the children’s hospital and is a place where the families of very sick children can stay whilst their loved ones are undergoing treatment in the hospital, really important given the distances people travel to come to the hospital. We are proud to be supporting these causes.
The night itself is shaping up to be a big one, with over fifteen of the city’s best DJs taking a break from there busy schedules to come down and play for us for free! Their remit is simple; to give us a half hour set of their signature sound. It’s shaping up to be a belter with all of Manchester’s biggest nights represented from the underground collectives such as Content and Zutekh through to the giants of the Manchester scene, The Warehouse Project and Sankeys. We even have original DJs from legendary Manchester nights Bugged Out and Electric Chair getting in on the action.
In addition to the amazing line up we have also kindly been given a pair of Parklife Weekender passes to raffle off which one lucky attendee will be going home with, a great prize seeing as the festival is selling out fast and looks to be amazing.
All this is taking place in a venue that is fast becoming well known as Manchester’s best spaces for creative arts and events, 2022nq and so we owe the guys from there a big thank you too.
The event takes place on Saturday 19th May, doors open at 8.00pm and the cost is £5, all of which goes to the charities.
About High Five
High Five was created in October 2010 by fundraiser Andy Scott and venue owner Steve Hawkins in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Through their combined contacts within the Leeds and Manchester club scheme they brought together 30 DJs to play there top five tunes in the name of charity. The party was a great success with £1,500 raised for the charity and an amazing night had. With this in mind they decided to make the one off party into a brand and carry on with the basic concept of good music and good times for good causes. The last 18 months has seen High Five raise money for The Meningitis Trust, Parkinson’s UK and The Sadie Rose Clifford Appeal as well as McMillan. During this time we have raised nearly £5,000 in total. High Five for Manchester also see’s Alan Hall joining the organisational crew.
Carrying on the theme of mint prizes at High Five parties we have managed to get our hands on a couple of Parklife Weekender tickets which we will be giving away on the night. How the giveaway works is nice and basic; raffle tickets on sale as you enter the venue, the draw will be made at midnight and someone will be going home with two tickets to one of the summer’s best festivals. Sound!
Best line up yet at Parklife this year and it’s selling out fast! Check out the full line up here http://www.parklife.uk.com/
Big thanks to the organisers of Parklife Weekender for donating these tickets.