We’re delighted that Sacha Lord, the Night Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester, Co-Founder of Parklife festival and Co-Founder of The Warehouse Project has agreed to become a new patron of The Met.

In his role as Greater Manchester’s first ever Night Time Economy Adviser, Sacha works with Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) consulting on all issues relating to the night-time economy, providing a voice for workers, operators and the industry as a whole. To date, Sacha has announced a raft of recommendations to improve safety, transport and cultural diversity in the region, including the development of night-time transport links.

Sacha Lord Comments:

“The Met in Bury has been an integral part of Greater Manchester’s cultural landscape for over four decades, and has been an important home for collaboration and creativity for those in the industry. It has continued to develop, uncover and showcase talent, both homegrown and from further afield, and as a Mancunian, I believe I can speak for all when I say we are privileged to have such an important live music venue within our city-region. This recognition is a real honour for me and I am excited to work with The Met as it continues to build on its status as an iconic and critically important part of our musical heritage.”

Sacha Lord will be joining existing patrons Noreen Kershaw, Mark Potter, Ian Warburton, Tony Walsh & John Banbury.

Victoria Robinson, CEO of The Met comments: 

“We’re excited to be working closer with Sacha Lord, having an advocate for night time economies and developing the relationship we built with him throughout our work on United We Stream with GMCA through Covid lockdowns. Hiss ongoing support and championing our organisation can only further our aims to serve Bury, its local communities and beyond.”

His continued support of The Met has been invaluable, and we can’t wait to work together more closely moving forward.