You can trace the roots of I Love Acid back to 2007 when 303 enthusiasts Posthuman (AKA cousins Josh Doherty and Rich Bevan) upped sticks and left Manchester for pastures new in London. Releasing productions from the likes of DJ Pierre and Andreas Gehm on their vinyl-only label to throwing parties in the capital and beyond for a decade, the only interruption came when they announced their retirement from promoting events in 2014. Turns out that was incredibly short-lived, and due to popular demand, they were back at it in less than a year.

Achieving longevity in the acid game is no mean feat and going 10 years strong deserves to be celebrated. Luckily, Doherty and Bevan agree, lining up a Springtime double-header spread over two dates at Manchester’s Hidden (April 1st) and London venue Corsica Studios (April 7th) respectively.

Being named after a Luke Vibert track of the same name, it was only right that he headline the Manchester leg alongside fellow Rephlex stalwart Ceephax Acid Crew, who also tops the bill for the London date with a live set. Joining Ceephax in the Big Smoke will be Boy’s Own co-founder Terry Farley, World Unknown duo Joe Hart and Andy Blake, Neville Watson and Placid, but not before Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Jerome Hill take the trip to Hidden for the first instalment. In addition, both dates will see appearances from Heretic, The Haçienda’s Jon Dasilva and Posthuman (live), rounding off a dizzying array of names in typically strong fashion.

Buy tickets for Part 1 at Hidden, Manchester, on April 1st and Part 2 at Corsica Studios, London, on April 7th.

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