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The Hacienda has announced that it’s holding its first New Year’s Eve party for five years at a new intimate warehouse space just a stone’s throw away from the original club on Whitworth Street West.

The event at Viadux Warehouse will bring together six of the club’s original residents who helped shape its musical direction, playing week in, week out at the club, breaking the records that went on to influence dance music worldwide – Graeme Park, Greg Wilson, Tom Wainwright, Jon Dasilva, Allister Whitehead and Chad Jackson.

Greg Wilson was the first DJ ever to mix live on TV on Channel 4’s The Tube, was Saturday night resident 1983 to 1984. He was followed by Chad Jackson, then DMC World Mix Champion, as Saturday’s resident from 1985 to 1986.

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As acid house took charge of the club in the late eighties, Jon Dasilva ushered in a new era with the revolutionary Hot night. Graeme Park arrived in August 1988 to share Nude night duties with Mike Pickering.

When the club reopened in May 1991, Mike and Graeme took charge of Friday and Saturday nights respectively and brought in new residents – Allister Whitehead was added to Shine whilst Tom Wainwright formed a legendary partnership with Graeme on what became known as Squiggle.

“I’m very excited to be bringing in the New Year with the Haçienda this Hogmanay,” said Graeme.

“It’s been years since I DJ’d in Manchester on New Year’s Eve and they were always among the highlights of any year at The Haçienda. This amazing new venue promises to make this a very special event indeed. And it’s across the road from the original Haçienda! What? Yes! Come on then!”


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