On Saturday October 12th, the acid house sounds of Manchester's infamous Hacienda nightclub return for one night only at The Warehouse Project's latest venture, Mayfield Depot. Situated in the historic railway station Mayfield, the 10,000 capacity space now offers a platform for diverse cultural, community and music events.
The world-renowned Hacienda club was in operation for 15 years from 1982 up until 1997, and was home to the birth of the acid house era (learn more in our feature 'Dance Music Roots: Manchester, UK’). It was responsible for the successes of Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, who held a 9 year residency at the club. Legendary artists such as The Fall, Echo and the Bunnymen, Inspiral Carpets, The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses and New Order were all influenced by The Hacienda, and regularly part took in gigs there. Not to mention the likes of 808 State, Dave Haslam, Rob Gretton, Jon DaSilva, Greg Wilson who also helped facilitate the acid house explosion.
With that in mind we’ve put together a selection of tracks that represent the sounds of the Hacienda era:
Graeme Park & Mike Pickering Hacienda 27.08.1989
808 State - Pacific State
K-Klass - Rhythm is a mystery
Black Box - Ride On Time
Inner City - Good Life
Soul II Soul - Jazzies Groove
Tickets to FAC 51 The Hacienda returns are on sale now.