image003-1Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts for a run of new shows


The first set of dates were announced last month with the returns to Manchester Castlefield Bowl and London’s Royal Albert Hall both fully selling out. In addition to these shows, Hacienda Classical will now come to Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday 14th April 2017 and Newcastle’s Times Square on Friday 4th August 2017, visiting both cities for the first time.


The Newcastle event forms part of the “Live From Times Square” series of concerts and acts also performing at other nights at Times Square include Jake Bugg and James with more acts to be announced.


Tickets for the Leeds First Direct Arena concert go on sale 10am on Friday 25th November 2016 for the via /  and 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826.


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Tickets for Hacienda Classical “Live From Times Square” Newcastle go on sale 10am on Friday 25th November 2016 via See Tickets here –


The incredible show sees the DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park – collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music,  innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.


As The Hacienda’s dance heritage collided with the world of classical music, the concerts have been widely praised with dates selling out in minutes and great audience responses from the gigs.


A near two hour blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off.” – Mixmag


Moving into its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted this year’s inspirational nights as well as new locations, recreating the seminal tracks that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged for a classical orchestra.


Graeme Park commented; “I am excited about next year’s tour and the new set. I’m currently enjoying digging deep into my huge record collection to find new tracks for 2017′ show and I’m already having heated debates with Mike Pickering about which tracks will work and what we should include in the final mix. There’s such a rich seam of music to mine from the 1980s and 1990s, and it’s immense fun trying to decide what will ultimately make the cut. The pressure is on but I’m enjoying it greatly.”


Musical director, conductor and arranger Tim Crooks adds. “Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata in 2016 set a new benchmark for a live show with DJs, singers and orchestra, and we’re still buzzing from entertaining so many people with it. We’re making the show even better for 2017 – it’s going to be epic!”


With Hacienda Classical shows in 2017 fully at capacity, tickets for the 2017 shows are sure to be hugely in demand.


Following the success of the live shows “Hacienda Classical” the album has been released by Sony Classical. The LP features the full live set of this year’s concerts and includes versions of “Someday”, “You Don’t Know Me”, “String Of Life”/ Good Life as well as Rowetta’s stunning encore of “You Got The Love”. Order the album here –


FRIDAY 14TH APRIL 2017                       Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds

SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017                     The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow  

FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017                               Royal Albert Hall, London (SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017                         Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST 2017                    Times Square, Newcastle 


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