If you’re a fan of rare jazz, R&B and Northern Soul music from the 60s and 70s, family-run Deansgate venue Dimitri’s has a surprise up its sleeves for you this New Year’s Eve.

Loved for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine and friendly atmosphere, Dimitri’s is probably not the first place you might expect to host a night celebrating rare groove and Northern Soul.

But that’s exactly what they’ve got in store this New Year’s Eve. The bar and restaurant will be open as usual, but from 8pm they will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve party that will run till late.

The night is being organised by one of the UK’s finest funk and soul DJ’s – Manchester selector Steve Cato of Different Strokes and Soul or Nothing. He’s been known to stand in for Craig Charles on the Funk & Soul Show on the odd occasion, so you know his selections are going to be on point.

Joining him for supporting sets will be long-standing Different Strokes residents Richard Penrith and Matthew Hill and guest DJs Sean Haydon, Val (Chunky’s Choons) and Goff & Mim who are all promising to push out underplayed records from the 60s and 70s late into the night. That means lots of northern soul, rare groove, deep funk and RnB.

Sound up your street? Then dig out those flares and prepare to bop the night away in true 70s style.

This is a free entry event but numbers will be limited due to capacity.

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