Manchester’s best network has announced that the UK’s first hybrid, 5G powered club night, EE x Beatport Presents Parallel, is coming to Manchester on August 19th. One of only two exclusive UK events, the hybrid club night is celebration of local DJ talent, giving electronic dance music fans the chance to enjoy dual DJ performances live; either in person or over a 5GEE powered livestream.

Live at the iconic Mancunian venue Hatch on 19th August, the event will shine a spotlight on local music talent, both established and emerging, for dance music fans to enjoy. The epic night of dance music will be heightened through the power of EE’s award-winning 5G network which provides the low latency and superfast speeds needed to seamlessly mix two live sets together, without missing a beat.

EE x Beatport Parallel live in Manchester will be held at Hatch. Headlined by Hot Since 82, with DJ sets from DJ Paulette and Massey (Sprechen), levelled up with 5GEE powered virtual performances from Neil Diablo and Gina Breeze, intermixed live from across the city in a secret location and beamed into the venue in real-time.

For those that can’t get their hands on the limited tickets and don’t want to miss out, EE will host an immersive music experience at Spinningfield Square (19th August) in Manchester. The performances will be beamed over Manchester’s best network, live in 4K 360 quality to the custom-built 5GEE VR outdoor pop-up. To spread the love of music across the nation, the one-off live performance will be available to livestream online for free at

Liz Needleman, BT Group Regional Lead North and Midlands, said: “You’ve got to be able to trust in your network for the moments that count. EE x Beatport Parallel will see us put Manchester’s best network to the test – using our real-life 5G network to seamlessly mix live sets together from two different locations, without missing a beat. The music industry has had such a turbulent 18 months, so we’re excited to be working with talented DJs in Manchester to bring back the music back to the city, and make some history as the UK’s first hybrid, 5G powered club night.”

Speaking ahead of his performance at EE x Beatport Parallel in Manchester on 19th August, Hot Since 82 said: “It’s been very difficult for our industry these last 18 months but I’m super excited to be honest. I’ve collected so much new music and I can’t wait to play it all out. Not many people get to perform live in two places at one time, and this is a 5G first for me. I’m going to be bringing everything to my performance, so it’s going to come down to that 5G to show-up. I guess the main challenges are stability and low latency, to keep the magic in the DJ set from both venues alive.”

Ed Hill, VP of Beatport Media Group said: “At Beatport, our mission is to connect electronic music lovers with the world’s best music via the very latest tools in technology. The hybrid 5G powered club night that we are spearheading with EE will be a world first. We are incredibly excited to be able to deliver seamless live sets from two different locations with some of the hottest names in dance, for a back-to-back experience that is set to redefine what is possible in the live events space.”

Apply for exclusive tickets:

  • Manchester – 19th August – Hatch, featuring Hot Since 82, DJ Paulette and Massey (Sprechen)

To provide the best and safest experience, all attendees at the club nights will be requested to show proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test, reported and demonstrated via the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS app, or a text message or email from NHS Test and Trace.

EE x Beatport present Parallel is the UK’s first hybrid, 5G club night. With two events taking place in August 2021 –in Liverpool (12 August) and Manchester (19 August) exclusively for local residents. For more information, visit


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