Manchester Central is a magnificent, uninterrupted, column-free space and is the biggest venue SALUT have played in. The former Manchester Central Railway Station is now used primarily for conferences and is Manchester’s second largest venue (behind the Manchester Arena). It also holds many live music nights and in the last couple of years the 20,000 capacity venue has seen the likes of Morrissey, Arctic Monkeys & Status Quo take to its stage.
In January 2017, the whole of Coca-Cola UK and it’s associated brands including Relentless, Schweppes, Fanta, and Sprint came together for a one-day conference and yearly kick-off party in which SALUT were the chosen headline act alongside Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth.
As with many of the large-scale corporate events SALUT play at, a huge amount of external production is installed by an events management company. In this case a huge stage was installed with three 20-foot screens hung above which projected live shots of the stage performances. SALUT opened and closed the night and the 2,000 employees danced until 1am. The video below shows just how large-scale the event was for a UK corporate gathering.
You can see SALUT in action from this night in the video below: