In the first run of dates to be announced for 2018, Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra, will be returning with a new set and soundtrack next year for shows that see the concert return to London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow with a debut appearance at the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
Next year's events will feature the third new set of Hacienda Classical which is currently being prepared by DJ's Graeme Park and Mike Pickering alongside executive producer Peter Hook musical director Tim Crooks. This version will once again see many new classic tracks added to the repertoire for the Hacienda Classical players and special guests.
"We're continually looking to improve the show and next year's will be bigger and better. It has to be after the immesne success of this year's show. We'll probably keep some songs and and bring back some from 2016, but there will be lots of new songs, new guests and some surprises too."
What have been the highlights so far for you and why?
"Opening Glastonbury to over 50,000 people and singing Blue Monday at several shows were my main highlights, but absolutely every show this year has been truly amazing."