2022 marks four decades since FAC51 The Hacienda first flung open its doors back in 1982, transforming the run-down Central Manchester yacht showroom into what has become one of the most iconic and influential nightclubs in history.
The Hac chronicled the emergence of indie to the mid 80’s and then redefined club culture as the scene adapted to the emerging dance music sounds of the UK and the US changing the cultural soundtrack.
Considered the UK’s cathedral of house music and then epicentre of the “Madchester” scene, The Hacienda continues to inspire generations new and old, producing world class events that remain true to the ethos and integrity that guided the original club.
Celebrating forty years of The Hacienda all across 2022, our first Hacienda Classical events to be announced include Hacienda Classical back at Castlefield Bowl Manchester Friday 8th July 2022 for what has now become our annual homecoming party, sold out year on year and now taking place for a record six times.
The full Castlefield lineup sees Soul II Soul live with DJ’s Paulette, Peter Hook and Tom Wainwright.
Both events see Graeme Park, Manchester Camerata orchestra, Musical Director Tim Crooks and guests take to the stage performing next year’s new set put together and produced for each year’s performances.
With all previous Hacienda Classicals at both venues fully selling out tickets are expected to be in high demand.
Taking in well known favourites and new versions of club classics all mixed continuously into one non-stop set, Hacienda Classical is now entering its seventh year and has performed to audiences nearing 750.000, with more reportedly tuning into our recent successful streams.
The collaboration between The Hacienda, Manchester Camerata, DJ Graeme Park and musical director, Tim Crooks has proved remarkably enduring, especially with the revisions and renewals made year on year to the set.