Manchester's legendary Haçienda club and the Manchester Camerata orchestra will take you back in time to the golden era of acid house with a series of concerts, breathing new life into the club's biggest anthems.




The club's original DJs, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, play tracks that have shaped the sound of the iconic club, alongside former Hacienda co-owner Peter Hook, Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder, MC Tunes, a choir and a 70-piece orchestra.


The live performance features some of the acid house anthems that rocked the Manchester venue in the late '80s and early '90s such as Armand Van Helden's "You Don't Know Me", Candi Staton's "You Got The Love", Black Box's "Ride On Time", Shaun Ryder performing "Hallelujah", and New Order's "Blue Monday", performed by Peter Hook himself.


The venue, which used to be a warehouse before being transformed into a Bollywood cinema in the '70s, opened doors in 1982. In addition to having contributed to the rise of acid house in the UK, the nightclub also hosted Madonna's very first performance in the UK in 1984. Drug deaths, security problems and huge financial losses ultimately led to the closing of the club in 1997.


Having premiered in Manchester on Friday, Haçienda Classical will offer it's hometown fans another chance to relive the Summers of Love on February 12th. Moreover, the eclectic concert will take over Royal Albert Hall on March 23rd and go to Glasgow on April 22nd. For more info and tickets, click here. If you can't wait until then, here's a little sneak peek.