A public iPod DJ night has been announced in Manchester by noWax.

The existing noWax night in London has been critically-acclaimed in Mixmag, the Guardian, and Independent, whose culture vultures love the mix of modernism in using iPods and digital music and the DIY ethic of how the nights work.

The concept is simple. Turn up, plug in and play away. Music fans with an iPod who fancy playing some songs need to pick a ticket and wait in line. When a projector above the DJ booth flashes their number they get to play DJ in a three-song soundclash against another iPod DJ.

One of the organizers of moWax Raj Panjwani said: "It’s all about having a laugh. You never know what you are going to hear next, but you can always guarantee some classics. It's also a great way to hear new music that you may not have heard before."

The free DIY digital music event runs 8pm-1am on Thursday May 20 at Centro, 72-74 Tib Street, Manchester.