Tales from the Dancefloor

Manchester / The Warehouse Project / Parklife / Sankeys / The Haçienda


Like most Mancunians of his age, Sacha Lord's life has been a tale of two cities. Then and now.

Over the past three decades, Sacha has been in the eye of the storm of a musical and cultural revolution, from The Haçienda to The Warehouse Project. He has worked with the music industry’s most iconic acts including the Prodigy, New Order, Snoop Dogg, Fat Boy Slim, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Four Tet, Fred again … and has thrown some of the biggest parties that the UK has ever seen.

But it wasn’t an easy journey getting there.

Tales from the Dancefloor gives readers an all-access pass to the people, music and chaos behind the scenes. From being shot at in a drive-by shooting and dealing with gangs and the criminal underworld, to the excess and demands of some of music’s biggest names, launching the country’s largest urban festival, Parklife, and much more, Sacha reveals all the highs and lows for the very first time.

Tales from the Dancefloor, co-authored with bestselling author Luke Bainbridge, is a love letter to the city and the dance floor. This is an incredible story of resilience, creativity and innovation.

About the author(s)

SACHA LORD is a name synonymous with the vibrant nightlife of Manchester. For over three decades, he has been at the centre of the city ’ s post-modern transformation, bringing international music events and festivals to its streets as co-founder of Sankeys and The Warehouse Project. In 2018, he was appointed Night-Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester by Andy Burnham. He lives in south Manchester with his wife. Tales from the Dancefloor is his first book.


'Sacha keeps the flame of the Manchester scene alight'Ian Brown

'Might fill in a few blanks'Shaun Ryder

'This book proves anything's possible in Manchester'Aitch

'The Warehouse Project is one of my favourite places to play' Annie Mac

'Sacha Lord is the man who transformed Manchester's nightlife' Rolling Stone

'Runs from the dirty and criminal 1990s to the contemporary superclub scene' Telegraph

'Enjoyable' Observer

'What separates Lord’s book from the clichés about gurners in bucket hats is its focus on the darker period'The Times

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