MUSIC which formed the soundtrack to a decade, is being re-mixed for one night only for a unique concert of house – with a classical twist.
Throughout the 1980s, Manchester’s Haçienda nightclub was at the forefront of the acid house and rave scene, playing host to bands such as New Order, The Smiths and even Madonna on her first UK performance in 1984.
And now, some of the best and biggest hits of the era will be played by the DJs who made them famous, alongside a full, classical orchestra at Haçienda Classical, at Sunderland’s Herrington Country Park, on 19 August.
And, in a unique collaboration, they will be joined on stage by 40 musicians from the Manchester Camerata; widely regarded as one of Europe’s best and most adventurous chamber orchestras.
Along with introducing a new wave of music, the Haçienda inspired the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, which starred Steve Coogan and featured music from bands, such as Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks and Joy Division.