Keep it Unreal 17th birthday bash with Mr Scruff and Francois K ~ This is BIG!

May, Manchester – Manchester's Mr Scruff is set to return to Old Granada Studios to celebrate 17 years of his Keep it Unreal residency. The event will be the second time that Scruff has performed at the iconic venue following a sold-out NYE special.


17 years ago, back in June 1999 at Planet K, the launch party took place for Scruff’s album of the same name. Following a 10-year stint at the Music Box, his monthly Keep it Unreal night has been based at Band on the Wall for the past 6 years


Friday June 3 will see Mr Scruff joined by special guest Francois K at Quay Street’s iconic venue.


Together, the DJs will roll up their sleeves to serve up a 6 hour DJ session that offers a unique mix of jazz, soul, techno, dub, disco, hip hop, afrobeat, latin, funk, electro and plenty of tunes that don't fit into any category. Those attending the studios should expect a fantastic sound, a lovely and mixed crowd along with a great atmosphere.


Scruff promises to celebrate in style: “Old Granada Studios is an amazing venue, with top-notch acoustics and we have an incredible set lined up. I’m really looking forward to having Francois K join me. He has had his fingers in many musical pies since he started drumming along to Walter Gibbon’s DJ sets in NYC in 1975. Suffice to say the man knows a bit about music! I have DJed at his Deep Space in NYC a number of times, so it is high time I returned the favour and invited him to my night in Manchester.” 


This will be episode3 for studio operators, Sparklestreet, who are responsible for delivering an exciting range of events at Old Granada Studios over the coming months. Events that have already taken place this year include a secret gig with Kendrick Lamar and Reebok, with Manchester favourite DJ Yoda also set to return to the studios this summer. 


People will be able to stay up-to-date in the lead-up, and follow the action on the night using the hashtag below.