Ian Simpson at the Hang the DJs party in 2009

Ingall and Bloxham prepare for MIPIM sound clash

The popular, amusing and a tad bemusing sight of Manchester property's great and good taking to the record decks to spin their favourite tunes at the city's end-of-MIPIM party is to be repeated this year.

Mike Ingall, chief executive of Allied London, and Tom Bloxham, chairman of Urban Splash, have already agreed to take part. Guest DJs each get to play three tracks of their choice at the informal gathering organised by Manchester-based event company Ear to the Ground. This will be the third year the party has been held. Operations director David Norris said: "The Hang the DJs Event is a great opportunity to demonstrate the power of creating experiences that stand out."

Last year, Salford City Council chief executive Barbara Spicer played the Lightning Seeds, James (Sit Down), The Ting Tings. Martin Stockley, of consulting engineers Martin Stockley Associates, played Lily Allen, The Who (Won't get Fooled Again) and Kevin Coyne (Marlene). Tom Bloxham wowed the crowds with the Buzzcocks (Ever Fallen in Love) and the Undertones (Teenage Kicks). Ever the innovator, David Partridge, joint chief executive of Argent, played trance including House Music United (Yes We Can), which samples and was adopted as an undergound anthem for Barack Obama in his presidential election campaign. Sir Bob Kerslake, AKA DJ Bobby K, chief executive of the Homes & Communities Agency, played Charlotte Church (Crazy Chick) and the GoBetweens (Here Comes the City). Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council, and Ian Simpson, architect, also played last year.

Hang the DJs takes place at LeSun7, Cannes on 18 March from 9pm.

Your Comments

Meanwhile, Liverpool can be found in Irish bar partying like it’s 1979.

By Mush

Mike Ingall will be playing Dead or Alive.

You Spin me right round…….

By Dave Lee Travis

Manchester demonstrates its ‘youth culture’ appeal by having old farts spin their favourite ‘vinyl’. Wanting to play the DJ is the ultimate ego trip for those in the property world.

By Unaplanner

What ever happened to the ‘Keep it Live’ get some singing done

By timmers

Hope someone plays "its yer money I’m after, baby" by the wonder stuff.

By DJ culture

so as the rest of the world struggles with the recession or unemployment, whilst making sure their kids are fed, or face losing part or most of their pension, we’ll not live in the real world and continue to party!


ostentatious champagne slugging

By b4mmy

the quiet marketing period when bloxham and co didn’t give interviews out of respect for redundant staff lasted all of about six weeks at the start of 2009 and is well and truly a thing of the past now. judging by this. the pain and financial hardship for those out of work goes on. meanwhile development has become a grant winning game. not much to do with business skill or enterprise.

By spiderman dinner

Maybe spideman dinner would be happier if he lived in North Korea?

By realist

i go there quite a bit on me hols. the nighttime curfew suits me fine.

By spiderman dinner

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