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The Haçienda reveal line-up for another epic house party featuring classical with Manchester Camerata

This Saturday’s The Hacienda House Party Part II sees a special lockdown performance from Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata and fantastic line up of DJ’s
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It’s been 23 years since the Haçienda closed and 18 since it was demolished. But if its first ever live stream proved anything, it’s that home is where the heart is and the spirit of the club is still alive and well.

Its first stay-at-home-rave on Easter Saturday attracted 1.6 million viewers worldwide and was acclaimed as one of the best live stream events so far.

Now The Hacienda is all set to throw another epic twelve hour session. 

The Hacienda House Party Part II will bring the spirit and style for which the club is famous to households all over the world next Saturday, courtesy of United We Stream, Greater Manchester’s fundraising streaming platform.

It will feature some of the greatest US DJ legends supplying exclusive sets whilst many of The Hacienda’s finest play out from a secret lockdown studio somewhere in Greater Manchester.

DJ Graeme Park and musical director Tim Crooks are bringing together the Camerata players, additional musicians, vocalists including Yvonne Shelton, Melanie Williams, Rae Hall and some very special surprise guests, all performing under current social distancing restrictions.

Hacienda Classical
credit: Dominic Simpson

The DJ line-up brings together some of the finest American originators and producers for this twelve hour stretch, including New York seminal talents Danny Tenaglia, Louie Vega and Arthur Baker, a man who needs no introduction to Factory Records and The Hacienda. 

They will be joined by Detroit’s and Inner City’s Kevin Saunderson and DJ Pierre’s Wild Pytch skills from Chicago. 

From The Hacienda and beyond, Graeme Park and Jon Dasilva will be joined for the day by fellow residents Allister Whitehead, Peter Hook and DJ Paulette.

“After the huge success of our last Haçienda House Party I can’t wait to take to the decks again for Part II which promises another huge day of quality tunes from another massive line-up,” said Graeme Park.

“Look out for some surprises too as I plan to dig deep into my archives and drop some tunes you may not have heard for a while….”

Meanwhile, Hacienda Classical are putting together a very special one-off virtual live show for the evening with celebrated local orchestra Manchester Camerata. 

FAC51 has been teaming up with Manchester Camerata since 2016, with highlights including nine sold out concerts at Castlefield Bowl and The Royal Albert Hall and headline appearances at Kendal Calling, Isle Of Wight Festival (twice) and opening Glastonbury Festival on its Pyramid Stage.

According to The Times, Manchester Camerata are “Britain’s most adventurous orchestra”.  Whilst working as one of the very best of the UK’s performing orchestras, their long-standing work in the community with schools, care homes and people living with dementia shows their commitment to Greater Manchester.

Pic Jack Kirwin

The Hacienda House Party Part II will be broadcast by United We Stream Greater Manchester from 12 noon at

It’s free to watch, but viewers are invited to donate via the website, with all proceeds from the stream going directly to good causes – 70% will help support Greater Manchester’s night time economy music venues, restaurants, bars, freelancers and cultural organisations who are unable to work or operate their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic; 22% will be donated to the Mayor Of Greater Manchester’s Charity; and 8% to the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity. 

In the words of Peter Hook. “Here we are again, hopefully, taking everyone’s mind off to a better place just for the day, remembering the great things about life – love, happiness and of course, The Hacienda. Stay safe, stay home.”

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