Thirty years is a long time in the music industry and its an even more impressive feat when the music genre in question is dance/electronic music. Manchester’s Hacienda is one of the most well thought of venues in the house and techno scene which is why even after the venue known fully as Fac 51 Hacienda closed five years ago back in 1997 music artists are celebrating thirty years of the special venue.
Hacienda was the lifeblood of the “Madchester” rave scene. Starting out in 1982 as a venue leaning more towards indie music, it soon became the birthplace of acid house, welcoming some of house music greats and home to revered residents such as Graeme Clarke and Mike Pickering.
Thirty years later, its poised to celebrate its legacy with two more parties this month – the first, on Saturday 15th December with Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Pickering and Bobby Langley at London’s Koko, followed by a Christmas Party on Saturday 27th December in the club’s hometown at Sankeys Manchester.
Check out the DJ Mag, Todd Terry and Lil Carlos mix below and get excited!