RETURNS IN 2017 WITH NEW SET
GLASGOW, LONDON & MANCHESTER
HACIENDA CLASSICAL ALBUM / CHANNEL4 DOCUMENTARY 21/10/16
“A near two hour blend of house music's greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off." - Mixmag
"Probably the best rave since 1997... A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops and massive tunes." NME
"The atmosphere was incredible." The Times - Five Stars
Following huge critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts.
The incredible show sees the DJ's who shaped The Haçienda's sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park - collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music, innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.
As The Hacienda's dance heritage collided with the world of classical music, reactions to the concerts have been widely celebrated with dates selling out in minutes and great audience responses from the gigs.
Moving into its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted this year's inspirational nights, recreating the seminal tracks that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged with a classical orchestra.
The new Haçienda Classical show will debut at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on Saturday 22nd April before returning once again to the prestigious London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26th May.
Rounding up this trio of dates is the Manchester homecoming event as the production rolls back into Castlefield Bowl for another very special night Saturday 1st July after eight thousand people came to the arena last summer.
All of The Hacienda's Manchester, London and Glasgow shows were fully sold out in 2016 and the tickets for the 2017 shows are sure to be hugely in demand.
Following the success of the live shows "Hacienda Classical" the album is to be released this Friday 21st October by Sony Music. The LP features the full live set of this year’s concerts and includes versions of "Someday", "You Don't Know Me", "String Of Live"/ Good Life as well as Rowetta's stunning encore of "You Got The Love". Order the album here - http://smarturl.it/HC_amz
Accompanying the album release, Channel4 are to screen an exclusive documentary, "Hacienda House Orchestra" charting the concerts from first rehearsal through to Castlefield. This airs just after midnight Thurs 20th / Fri 21st Oct at 00:05.