Following straight on from its record breaking seventh Castlefield Bowl event that day, FAC51 The Haçienda returns to the Albert Hall Manchester for a special club night on Saturday 8th July in its first visit to the atmospheric, converted chapel venue in four years.
Two of the original Haçienda residents, Graeme Park and DJ Paulette, complete an outstanding line up in an event which also serves as the official after show for Haçienda Classiçal at Castlefield Bowl earlier in the day. Joining the Manchester legends will be US counterparts Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry, returning to play for FAC51 where they have become long term favourites.
Having recently returned to play regularly for The Haçienda at its Depot Mayfield gigs and other events, Roger Sanchez is renowned as one of the finest DJ/producers to come out of the US. Shaped by a hip-hop background before house, his first international recognition came with Underground Solution’s Luv Dancin’ on Strictly Rhythm back in 1990 and he has remained hugely in demand.
In addition, Todd Terry is a great friend of The Haçienda, having played regularly with FAC51, and remains one of the most legendary DJs ever.
The club night at Manchester Albert Hall is set to be really special, harking back to the acid house days of the 90s club scene, which of course had The Haçienda at its heart. It follows the Haçienda Classiçal performance at Castlefield Bowl, as part of the annual Sounds of the City festival that calls the Bowl home every summer.
It’s now a series of events that Mancs look forward to all year long, given the stature of those that love to play there. Haçienda Classiçal has taken part every year since its inception in 2016, with past performers including Blossoms, James and The Coral, amongst so many others.
The Albert Hall after party is set to carry on the nostalgic vibes, continuing the party all night long with the best DJs of the genre.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 16th March here.