The Haçienda Classics: World Are You Ready For Manchester!

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The Haçienda Classics: World Are You Ready For Manchester!

The Haçienda Classics: World Are You Ready For Manchester!

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Sold out year on year, Haçienda 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. At various times, brothers Jez and Andy Williams featured in a local indie band called Metro Trinity. Along with Jimi Goodwin, they were Hacienda regulars. Turned on by the music they heard there, the trio founded Sub Sub, and released a single, ‘Space Face.’ Subsequently, Sub Sub metamorphosed into Doves (two of their four albums have reached #1 on the album charts). Alexis and Joe from Hot Chip not only DJ in their own right, but the band have carefully curated a series of quality remixes, using the likes of Erol Alkan, Fred Falke, Carl Craig, and Sasha (who stretched and twisted Hot Chip’s ‘Flutes’ into a synth-laden epic).

Sasha started DJing with him and, when Jon was too busy to play a gig, taking his place. “It all came from there,” says Sasha. Graeme Park said: “ Seven appearances at Castlefield Bowl? Really? This show is always very, very special and I really can’t wait to return for another epic evening in July.” Happy Mondays and their friends had a favourite corner of the club; under the balcony, to the right of where I was in the DJ box. It was in this corner that the earliest and most enthusiastic ecstasy users were to be found. In the first month or two of 1988 the drug spread from there, eventually taking over all parts of the Hacienda. For those unfamiliar with the area, there are also a host of restaurants, bars and pubs along Liverpool Road on the way into Castlefield, as well as the popular bars and restaurants on and around Castle Street in the heart of Castlefield. Weather forecastBy October 1987 he’d taught himself to DJ and had a Wednesday night residency at the Hacienda. His influence on music since – especially in France – is incalculable.

A hip hop-influenced crew, including Martin Price from the Eastern Bloc record shop, and two of his customers (and Hacienda regulars) – Gerald Simpson and Graham Massey – began making music as the Hit Squad. Get the latest What's On news - from food and drink to music and nightlife - straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. Generations of indie-ravers have found inspiration from the pioneers and maintained the creative spirit of those Hacienda moments when electronic dance music fed off and into guitar music. I’m talking about the emergence in the late 1990s of DJs like Erol Alkan and, more recently, the cross-fertilisation seen in the work of the magnificent Hot Chip. It's always a special kind of night when Hacienda Classical is in town. Now in its sixth year performing at Castlefield Bowl's Sounds of the City series, there's also the rather special 40th anniversary of Manchester's iconic superclub to celebrate as well. Gerald pursued some solo work too. He’d be in the Hacienda all evening and then up all night making tunes that would fit alongside what he’d heard in the club, particularly the spacey, early Detroit house being played by Jon Dasilva who was resident at the Hacienda’s ‘Hot’ night.As anyone who has been to past events will tell you, it doesn't really matter if it's rain or shine, this is one gig you can guarantee a party atmosphere. But fans heading along will no doubt be pleased to hear the forecast is set fair for Friday night. Bars are serving a range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, plus a gin bar and prosecco bar on the upper hill area above the stadium. Space Face’ was released by a major label, but Sub Sub then signed to Rob’s Records, founded by Rob Gretton, a director of Factory Records, and one of the key decision-makers at the Hacienda (Gretton ran Rob’s Records from an office above the club). This commercially successful 1993 release features Melanie Williams.

We are looking at some decent weather for the return of the Hacienda Classical this year. Current forecasts are saying sunshine or cloud for most of Friday evening which is just what you'll want to hear if you're heading down to the open-air Castelfield Bowl.


It was a sign of how fertile the Hacienda scene was that Elliot’s evolution from being a young Hacienda pot-collector to DJing and recording, culminated in him taking over DJ duties in the Hacienda’s main room in 1997. He was playing in the main room of the club on what turned out to be the last night – June 28th 1997. His last record was the Salt City Orchestra remix of ‘Post Modern Sleaze’ by Sneaker Pimps. The NCP Manchester Central next to Bridgewater Hall car park is also nearby, with 643 spaces. For sat navs the postcode is M15 4PS. Haçienda Classical is joined next July by US house pioneers Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry who alongside Peter Hook who comprise the line up of DJ’s for the event. House music was still underground – there were some commercial hits, but outside of specialist shows the best music was still only being heard in a few clubs. 808 State weren’t eyeing the charts, they had a more specific aim; to get the record played at the club. It was the be-all and end-all. According to Graham Massey, ”If you didn’t get it on at the Hacienda, it was a disaster”. Marking its seventh Castlefield event at “Sounds Of The City” in the eight years since 2016, the annual homecoming is one of the city’s events of the year as The Haçienda’s crowd, DJ Graeme Park, Manchester Camerata and special guests come together for what is now becoming a legendary party.

Here you can also access the Deansgate-Castlefield tram station where there are trams every 12 minutes connecting to all of the main tram routes in the Greater Manchester area. Temperatures are set to be around 19C when doors open at 5pm, dropping to 16C by 9pm, but at least there's no rain currently in the forecast.


Castlefield Bowl is located on Rice Street in Castlefield, postcode M3 4JR, and is just on the edge of the city centre off Deansgate. It's about a five minute walk from Castlefield Bowl to the main line train station at Deansgate. At present, there hasn’t been any further rail strikes announced that may disrupt services. Plenty of clubs and venues have inspired musicians. ‘Plastic People’, for example, played a huge part in the development of artists including Four Tet and Jamie xx.

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