Tickets go on sale for Hacienda Classical end of tour homecoming concert


Having announced that it is open this year’s Glastonbury Festival main stage, Haçienda Classical is back in Manchester on Saturday 25 November for its homecoming end of year concert at the 02 Apollo.

The euphoric event sees classic rave tunes from the legendary Hacienda Club recreated with the help of a 70-piece orchestra and choir, and has already sold out its gig at Castlefield Bowl in July, part of the Sounds of the City festival.

Now in its second year, Haçienda Classical has a busy summer of dates across the UK. The Apollo date is set to be a special affair as the concert returns to its home town to round off the year’s run of gigs.

The show returns with a fresh set arranged for the concerts adding a range of new tracks whilst retaining some of the audience’s favourites from last year’s spectacular concerts.

The brainchild of FAC 51’s original DJ partnership Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, Haçienda Classical reinterprets the seminal dance classics which shaped the original club and features Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra conducted by Tim Crooks.

Pic Jonathan Gardner

Audience reaction to the gigs so far has remained as euphoric as ever, as the performers, orchestra and crowd combine to create an electric atmosphere.

The Yorkshire Evening Post called its debut performance in April “two hours of sheer enjoyment for the head, heart and feet, this is a show that’s hard to beat.”

The second sold out Glasgow show received a five star review from The Wee Review.

Pic Conor Griffiths

“Mike and I are absolutely thrilled at the response to the new Haçienda Classical 2017 show,” said Graeme Park.

“The months of hard work behind the scenes has certainly paid off and the reactions have been fantastic. Everything we learned on last year’s roller coaster journey has been applied to the new show to make the whole experience even more of an inspirational blast. As we finish up  the year at the Apollo, it’ll be an incredible atmosphere.”


Tickets won’t last long and they go on general sale for the 02 Apollo concert this Friday 12th May from 9am.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 12 May here.


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