5 Mar 2007
Graeme Park @ Loaf, Manchester 
Transcript of flyer:

Fridays in March
Graeme Park
(Exclusive 4-hour DJ set)
Deansgate Locks, Recently Refurbished

Every Friday in Manchester the legendary Haçienda DJ makes a rare appearance at Loaf Deansgate Locks.

From bringing House Music to Manchester to becoming the original globe-trotting DJ, he has seen it all! So please welcome Graeme Park!

Free entry all night
Cocktails £3 House Wine £5.95
Guestlist: 07958 955190



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