Hacienda announce very special 40th anniversary event in basement of the old building!
THE HACIENDA 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY PT ONE”

Hacienda announce very special 40th anniversary event in basement of the old building!

FAC51 THE HACIENDA’S SENSATIONAL 40THANNIVERSARY CHARITY PARTY AS WE COME HOME TO ORIGINAL VENUE AT HACIENDA APARTMENTS WHITWORTH STREET, FOUR DECADES TO THE DAY SINCE THE CLUB OPENED.

TAKING OVER THE BASEMENT CAR PARK SATURDAY 21ST MAY, A HOST OF RESIDENTS FROM THE HACIENDA REUNITE – GRAEME PARK, DJ PAULETTE, JON DASILVA, TOM WAINWRIGHT, HEWAN CLARKE, AARON MELLOR, K-KLASS LIVE & SURPRISE GUESTS RAISING FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR TWO GREAT CHARITIES.

THE EIGHT HOUR EVENT BROADCAST LIVE BY STREAMGM

ALL PROCEEDS /AUDIENCE DONATIONS TO THE CHRISTIE CHARITY & LEGACY OF WAR FOUNDATION – UKRAINE, THE CHARITY SUPPORTED BY FACTORY RECORDS FOUNDER ALAN ERASMUS, ON HIS RECENT MISSION TO UKRAINE.

EXPANDED SINCE 2012’S LEGENDARY CAR PARK PARTY, THE 40TH FORMS PART OF OTHER FAC51 ANNIVERSARY EVENTS INCLUDING ROYAL ALBERT HALL LONDON (13TH MAY) / OVO HYDRO GLASGOW (18TH JUNE) & MANCHESTER’S CASTLEFIELD BOWL (8TH JULY)Hacienda announce very special 40th anniversary event in basement of the old building!

“The Hacienda 40th Birthday Party Pt 1”

Saturday 21st May 2022 / 6pm to 2am.

The Hacienda Apartments, 11 to 15 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5DD

Graeme Park, DJ Paulette, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, Aaron Mellor, K Klass Live & Surprise Guests

Tickets On Pre-Sale For 10AM Thurs 12th May 2022 At www.fac51-thehacienda.com

General Sale 10AM Fri 13th May 2022 at www.fac51-thehacienda.com

Event Broadcast Live by StreamGM at www.streamgm.co.uk & across their networks.

Hacienda announce very special 40th anniversary event in basement of the old building!

FAC 51 The Hacienda is set for an exceptional, historic, homecoming charity event as it celebrates its fortieth anniversary and actual birthday, with a spectacular return to its original location as it throws “The Hacienda 40th Birthday Party Pt 1” in the car park of The Hacienda Apartments on Whitworth Street West, Central Manchester, Saturday 21st May.

Taking place in the same location as the hallowed dancefloor itself, the event sees a gallery of The Hacienda’s finest residents come together on the night including from the earliest days of the club: Hewan Clarke and then Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, DJ Paulette, Aaron Mellor, K Klass who play live, and surprise guests on the night.

Given the expected interest in the 40th party, and limited capacity, the epic eight hour event is to be broadcast live by Greater Manchester’s multi-award winning cultural and music streaming organisation Stream GM, and can be watched atwww.streamgm.co.uk and their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels, enabling a worldwide audience to tune in and share in the celebrations.

All profits from the event and audience donations are to be donated to the two nominated charities: The Christie charity & Legacy Of War Foundation.

The Christie charity has long been one of The Hacienda’s supported charities, while Factory Records’ founder Alan Erasmus recent mission to Ukraine was in conjunction with and fundraised for Legacy of War Foundation, and so the event continues that support of the charity.

Tickets for the event go on presale 10AM Thursday 12th May with sign-ups at www.fac51-thehacienda.com with the general sale following at 10AM Friday 13th May.

The event also forms part of The Hacienda’s 40th Anniversary celebrations across the year which include Hacienda Classical events at London’s Royal Albert Hall (13th May), OVO Hydro Glasgow (18th June) & Castlefield Bowl (8th July) as wells as headline appearances at Retro Festival & Kendal Calling.

The 40th anniversary party is an expanded event since the 2012 30th anniversary in the car park which went down in history as one of the legendary Hac nights.

In the ten years since, the influence and legacy of The Hacienda has only become more secure with events including multiple concerts at Castlefield Bowl & The Royal Albert Hall, opening Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage and live streams with StreamGM, attracting millions of viewers during the 2020 lockdowns.

In many ways, four decades on, The Hacienda and its spirit have become synonymous with Manchester’s musical and cultural history, representing it to the wider world and celebrating this by The Hacienda going back to its Whitworth Street roots on 21stMay brings a great, almost extraordinary, sense of significance.

From a disused yacht showroom transformed by Ben Kelly in 1982 financed by Factory Records and New Order, The Hacienda was initially the epicentre for Manchester’s live band scene with seminal gigs from bands such as:  The Smiths, The Stone Roses, James New Order, The Fall, Primal Scream, Pet Shop Boys, and even international artists such as Madonna and Nic Cave.

From 1984 onwards Mike Pickering’s Nude night set the club on course for the emerging dance sounds of the mid to late 80’s which then collided with the “Madchester” scene to create one of the most defining and energetic cultural movements of the late 20th century, as the club became internationally renowned in the process.

Inspiring countless artists, a city, and the world at large, The Hacienda may have closed its individually numbered doors in June 1997 but through countless events, media, and cultural references, in many ways The Hacienda and its unique soul that characterised those halcyon times has never actually left us.

“The Hacienda 40th Birthday Party Part 1” looks to commemorate and celebrate all of this as The Hacienda’s looks forward to who knows, another 40 years?

Thanks must go to the following for all their assistance and co-operation with the event:  The Hacienda Apartments (its owners, residents, and staff), Living City Asset Management, StreamGM, Homestead Properties, Tokyo Industries, Wigwam Sound, and all those lending their assistance,

Hacienda announce very special 40th anniversary event in basement of the old building!

The Hacienda 40th Birthday Party Pt 1 Ticket / Broadcast Details.

A pre-sale for the event goes live 10AM Thursday 12th May2022 here at www.fac51-thehacienda.com

Sign up for access at www.fac51-thehacienda.com

General sale 10AM Friday 13th May 2022 at www.fac51-thehacienda.com

The entire eight-hour event is to be broadcast live by StreamGM at www.StreamGM.co.uk and across their Facebook, Twitter,and YouTube platforms.

The live broadcast is entirely free to watch but audience donations are suggested and will go to The Christie charity and Legacy of War Foundation.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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  1. great article John. I am praying I manage to get a ticket tomorrow morning in the pre-sale for Sat 21st May. I loved this club so much….and still do !

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