We all wish that we could either go back in time to that one night at The Hacienda, or we that we were old enough to have experienced it in its heyday.
Well, you’re in luck, because The Hacienda is alive 20 years on.
This Easter Saturday, The Hacienda is holding The Hacienda House Party, an all-day online club and conversation event that brings together some of the biggest legends in house music history.
A collection of the finest DJ’s, residents and rock stars who have frequented FAC51 come together electronically to channel the indomitable spirit of the club in aid of Manchester’s creative community and charities at this time of crisis.
American house legends Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez and David Morales head the bill playing exclusively from across the Atlantic. They join The Hacienda’s own Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright and K Klass (Live PA) who turn in their sets from a special lockdown studio somewhere in the Greater Manchester region.
Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll plays a special live set spanning the group’s catalogue of classics as well as new and unreleased tracks, whilst Roy Davis Jr, one of Chicago house’s very best exports, completes the roster.
Midway through the broadcast, in an An Audience With Peter Hook, Shaun Ryder & Graeme Park, the trio will chat about their shared histories and gigs together with John Robb and take questions from the online audience.
The Hacienda’s first ever Stay-At-Home-Rave will be broadcast by United We Stream Greater Manchester from 12 noon to raise vital funds for Greater Manchester’s night time economy, creative and cultural organisations, Nordoff Robbins and The Greater Manchester’s Mayor’s Charity.
The channel is also used for positive public service announcements such as reinforcing the #StayHome message to support the NHS and emergency services, and other essential messaging regarding safety and social distancing.
“It is our duty as Mancunians and Salfordians to look after as many people as possible in these dark times,” said Peter Hook. “The original Hacienda was conceived as a home for everyone regardless of their circumstances, a place where we could all come together and enjoy ourselves in the face of adversity.
“I am very proud of the team involved in making this happen. And a pairing of Andy Burnham and Shaun Ryder is a match made in heaven! I think they should trade jobs personally. Enjoy.”
United We Stream is free to watch, but viewers can donate via the website, with all income of the stream going directly to a relief fund, with 8% of funds raised donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity and 22% donated to the Mayor Of Greater Manchester’s Charity, meaning 70% of all funding generated will go to 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.
The Hacienda House Party is another excellent reason to stay indoors this Saturday.