It’s been quite the year for FAC51 The Hacienda, as they round off their 40th anniversary year with a fully sold out Depot Mayfield gig followed by the BBC2 documentary “The Hacienda : The Club That Shook Britain” being broadcast this month. Now attention turns to 2023 and the first event has been announced for next year, with Hacienda Classical returning for a record-breaking appearance at Castlefield Bowl.
Marking its seventh Castlefield Bowl event at Sounds Of The City festival, the annual homecoming is one of the city’s events of the year. On Saturday 8th July 2023, The Hacienda’s crowd, DJ Graeme Park, Manchester Camerata and special guests will come together for what is expected to be a legendary party.
Hacienda Classical will be joined next July by US house pioneers Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry alongside Peter Hook who comprise the line-up of DJ’s for the event. About returning to Castlefield for the seventh time, Peter Hook commented: “I’m so happy to be coming back to ‘Sounds of The City’ in 2023. I can’t believe this will be our seventh year! Amazing! Without a doubt The Hacienda and its crowd know just how to light this city up and party like there’s no tomorrow. Tony and Rob would be so proud.”
Sold out year on year, Hacienda Classical sees Tim Crooks lead the collective of artists and musicians on stage in performing well known favourites and new versions of club classics all mixed continuously into one non-stop set. Tim Crooks said: “Haçienda Classical in the Castlefield Bowl is the highlight of my year and I’m thrilled to be performing for a seventh year to the best audience in the world. It’s always an unforgettable experience.”
The announcement coincides with BBC2’s transmission of the much awaited documentary “The Hacienda : The Club That Shook Britain” on Saturday 5th November 2022 at 1015pm. The documentary tells the incredible story of a revolution which rose up from within the walls and dancefloor of a former warehouse in central Manchester, The Hacienda.
The documentary charts The Hacienda’s cultural legacy and combines rare and unseen archive footage with first-hand insightful testimony from those involved during The Hacienda’s heyday, some of the ‘key players’ in the club’s history and famous club-regulars.
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. 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.
Hacienda Classical’s biggest single audience to date came as it opened Glastonbury’s Festival’s Pyramid Stage in June 2017 and other festival appearances including Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling The Big Feastival, Kew The Music, Lytham Festival, as well as individual concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl selling out on multiple occasions.
All of the Hacienda Classical events at Castlefield Bowl have previously fully sold out and tickets go on sale Friday 4th November 2022 at 9am here.