by 42nd Street in Manchester, England, United Kingdom


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COVID19 means 42s is unable to open as a nightclub for the forseeable future and now we are at a very real risk of closing forever. #save42s

by 42nd Street in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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42's is a 100% independent family run nightclub in Manchester.

 The club has been giving the students and good people of Manchester and beyond fun & friendly Indie/Alternative nights out since 1990. Over this period, we have championed bands from the Smiths and Joy Division, through Stone Roses, Nirvana, Oasis, Libertines, Strokes, Courteeners and the Slow Readers Club. Madchester, Grunge, Brit Pop, Now Wave, Post Punk, Electro have all had their day on our Dirty Dancefloor.



If you're reading this, then you're probably one of the many 1,000s of people who've posed for a quick selfie in the infamous tunnel, downed a vodbull and headed for the dance floor. Or maybe you are one of the new bunch of Manchester and Salford Freshers who want to experience proper Manchester nightlife?

We are desperate to open our doors to you all again.

Sunak said only non-viable businesses will fail. But we believe we are a viable business that has been shut down through no fault of our own.

In a bid to stave off possible closure, we tried opening as a pub. After a few weeks, numbers increased and we reached a break even point. No sooner had we done that, than the 10pm curfew was announced.

Once again our hopes were dashed. Our income plummeted and we started running up debts just to stay open.

Then, it got even worse, and we were forced to close once more.

We are now presented with the prospect of a slow, lingering death.

We have little financial assistance from the government beyond the furlough scheme, which is reducing every month and have, so far, received no rent relief from our landlord.

It breaks our hearts to say this but, without your help, we may be forced to close forever. We need your help to ensure we can strike back and keep the party going.

God knows we're all gonna need a good party when this is all over!


We have survived for the last seven months, mainly in Government enforced Lockdown, and this has burned through our cash reserves. 

We are positive that this pandemic can and will be overcome, and by hook or by crook we will dance again.

BUT, we need YOUR help.

Crowdfunder update

There's been a lot of changes since we first set up this Crowdfunder.

We have always wanted to provide the real 42s experience, not some half assed attempt, and it was a reluctant, though financially essential, move to open as a bar.
But the introduction of the 10 o'clock curfew soon put paid to our ability to break even regardless.

Any similar Government rules for the future will mean that opening will still not be viable.

There is no doubt that, since launching the Crowdfunder, changes such as the extension of the Government Furlough scheme have helped us retain our wonderful staff.

And the £3,000 per month grant will go some way to covering overheads, but this still falls short of what we need to survive while the dancefloor remains empty.

So, while we feel a moral obligation for this help to be reflected in our Crowdfunder target, we do still need your help.

The £3,000 per month grant takes our running costs of £10,000 per month down considerably and, with our staff costs taken care of by the furlough, we have calculated that a figure of £20,000 is sufficient to see us into the new year.

With the breaking news of several effective vaccines, some kind of normality is being suggested by next Easter, and we hope, once more, to see you all rocking the dancefloor to a classic 42s soundtrack.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.

We are expecting a long climb back to operating at full capacity, possibly with increased safety measures, capacity restrictions and many curve-balls thrown at us, ultimately at a potentially huge financial cost. But, with your help, we will see this through.

In return for your kind donation we will offer you

level 1 - £10

  • Free admission to a night of your choosing once we re-open*
  • Priority access to tickets for all future special events.
  • Your name immortalised in the club on our SAVE 42s wall in the club

level 2 - £15

  • All the perks from level 1
  • Plus entry into a prize draw of your choice

level 3 - £35

  • All the perks from level 1 & 2
  • Plus an exclusive "I saved 42s" t-shirt. 


Level 4 - £50

  • All the perks from level 1,2 &3 
  • Plus free admission to all non gala events for one year

Level 5 - £200

  • All perks from previous levels 
  • Plus 2 free tickets to all special events for one year ie Halloween and NYE

Level 6 - £1000

  • All previous perks 
  • Plus Vip membership for life which includes free admission for life and priority access to Free tickets to all gala events (ie. NYE and Halloween)

* free admission night excludes opening night and future gala events.

** due to tickets already sold opening night is excluded from offer.  All tickets to nights will need to be arranged in advance and will be subject to limits and on a first come first served basis.


Thanks to generous donations from some of our favourite bands we also have a number of  exclusive items available in prize draws. We have more prizes from other bands incoming that will be added here once we have our hands on them so keep your eyes peeled!

Item 1 - Signed copy of the Slow Readers latest album, 91 Days of Isolation, on vinyl and CD


Item 2 - Signed copy of Fuzzy Sun album Warm Nights on vinyl and a t-shirt


NYE Tickets 

(for the NEXT NYE party we can hold).
Yes we know it might not be this year but just in case it is
(and let's face it if we do get to have one this year it's not one anybody would want to miss)
This is a ticket to the NEXT NYE club night we can hold.
If it's this year, can you afford to miss out?
In the event we cannot hold a traditional NYE clubnight this year, your ticket will be valid for next years event.
If we are restricted to a socially distanced event this New Years Eve, with limited capacity, ticket holders  will be given priority access to this event on a first come first served basis.


42’s Records - 2 x ultimate 42’s Records Bundle

£10 per entry into draw to win one set.

Includes every 42’s records physical release and 5 x A2 Posters

1 x MancMade///Acts of Hope - CD Album - 18 massive Manc tracks


1 x Darkness Falls 7” Yellow Vinyl

1 x Enemies CD

2 x A2 Posters

narcissus @narcissushq

1 x burning candles 7” Vinyl,

1 x lost causes CD

Narrow Margin @narrowmarginband

1 x Kids Don’t Dance CD

1 x A2 Poster


1 x Time Is Right CD

1 x A2 Poster

Reclaim Vienna @ReclaimV

1 x Kick The butterfly 7” Magenta Vinyl

1 x Change The Echo CD,

1 x Infamous CD

1 x A2 Poster

Callow Youth @Callow_Youth

1 x Red Leather 7” Red Vinyl

Yuka Tree @YukaTreemcr

1 x Preacher CD


Clint Boon original customised artwork - £10 per entry

Absolute bona fide Manchester legend Clint Boon has very kindly donated a unique piece of SMOKING COW art, like this one, but which will be hand made by Clint on a 12" x 17" canvas. Unique and personalised with your own message.  


New Order signed box sets raffle £10 per entry

last chance to get your hand one one of our crowdfunder exclusives.

5 days to go to help us reach our target and help us keep 42s alive.

We have added 2 New Order box sets for you to win and both sets are signed by manc legend Peter Hook.
The MOVEMENT (DEFINITIVE EDITION) boxed set includes the vinyl LP, the original album CD in replica mini album sleeve, a bonus CD of previously unreleased tracks, a DVD of live shows and TV appearances, plus a hardcover book, all housed in a lift-off lid box.
The POWER CORRUPTION AND LIES (DEFINITIVE EDITION) includes an LP, two CDs, two DVDs and a book, featuring the album remastered from the original analogue tape masters on LP, and CD. The extras CD contains previously unreleased writing sessions from New Order's Manchester rehearsal rooms and the 1982 John Peel Session for the BBC. The DVDs capture New Order live during 1982 & 83 at The Hacienda and Kilkenny, the 1984 Play at Home Channel 4 TV documentary and other rare live & TV performances. Finally a beautiful 48 page hardback book of rare photos and brand new essay from Dave Simpson completes the Peter Saville designed box.

Two winners will be drawn one for each box set. 



Narrow Margin Raffle

very rare , 1 of only 4 copies 12" vinyl of the Kid's Don't Dance EP, we are giving one of these away. The EP was only released on CD, these were done as props for TV drama but are fully playable.



  • All physical products will be shipped or available for collection as soon as possible once the campaign is over.
  • Collection is preferred and will be available from 42s. Will contacted you in advance to see if collection is possible or to arrange delivery.
  • If you are unable to collect in person, UK delivery is possible but please add £5 additional donation at checkout if you are located in the EU and £10 for the rest of the world. We reserve the right to charge additional shipping if required based on your location.
  • Rewards have no cash value of any kind and are non-transferable.
  • The save 42s wall will be completed as close to the end of the campaign as possible and remain at the club as long as we are open.
  • Priority access to tickets are provided on a first come first served basis and may be subject to some limits.
  • Raffles will be selected completely randomly using dedicated computer software after the completion of the campaign and the winners will be notified separately by email to arrange collection or delivery of prizes.
  • All tickets to any nights will need to be arranged in advance and will be subject to limits and on a first come first served basis.
  • All physical products are non returnable/exchangeable unless faulty.
  • We reserve our right to refuse entry regardless of ticket holding.

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