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Posted on 16th May 2017

11 Facts about Haçienda Classiçal

Here are 11 facts you may or may not have known about Haçienda Classiçal!



  • The Haçienda Classiçal is a project set up by Fac 51 which involves Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, who were two DJs at The Haçienda, along with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra.

 

  • The legendary DJ partnership that came together in the summer of 1988 to define both the sound of The Haçienda and of the dance music revolution in the UK and beyond, Mike and Graeme have remained musically intertwined ever since.

 

  • Executive producer of Project Haçienda, Joy Division & New Order Co-Founder, Peter Hook masterminded their album alongside producer Phil Murphy.

 

  • The album was released in November and followed great demand for their nationwide tour with sold out dates including the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Castlefield Bowl and more.

 

  • The Haçienda Project was started in memory of the Haçienda Club on Whitworth Street West in Manchester which closed in 1997. The building is now named the Haçienda Apartments.

 

  • Tony Wilson invited Bernard Manning to the opening in 1982, he said “I’ve played some dives in my time, but this beats the lot” his jokes didn’t go down well and he returned his fee.

 

  • Madonna’s first performance on British TV was filmed at The Haçienda in 1983.

 

  • Live acts to have performed at the club include: New Order, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Oasis, James, Blur, OMD & Echo and the Bunnymen.

 

  • The movie 24 Hour Party People tells the story of The Haçienda.

 

  • The legendary DJ partnership that came together in the summer of 1988 to define both the sound of The Haçienda and of the dance music revolution in the UK and beyond, Mike and Graeme have remained musically intertwined ever since.

 

  • The Manchester Camerata Orchestra is made up of 70 musicians who bring a symphonic spin to the iconic club anthems.


Get your tickets to see this incredible show here: HAÇIENDA CLASSIÇAL

 

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