Four decades of Manchester’s most famous club is being marked in style with a huge event which has a star-studded line-up.
FAC51 The Hacienda is celebrating 40 years with one of the biggest shows it has ever put on in the city at the 10,000-capacity Depot Mayfield.
And there is a line-up to match, with Orbital and Happy Mondays both confirmed alongside an array of top deck-spinning talent.
Here’s what you need to know about the spectacular anniversary bash and how you can get tickets for it.
All about the FA51 The Hacienda 40th anniversary celebration event
The Hacienda is marking 40 years of FAC51 in style with a birthday bash at Depot Mayfield on Saturday 12 November.
It’s the biggest event in the city the organisation has ever staged, with thousands of revellers expected to descend on the venue to enjoy a jam-packed line-up.
Techno giants Orbital and Madchester icons Happy Mondays will both play full live sets on the night, while Inner City and 808 State will also play live with House Music Orchestra and CeCe Rogers of Someday fame making their Hacienda debuts.
A host of top American DJs including Kerri Chandler, David Morales, Kenny Dope, Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson and DJ Pierre will be spinning the decks along with the resident and regular DJs who have defined the Hacienda sound over the years.
Graeme Park, Greg Wilson, A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Paulette, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, Justin Robertson, Chad Jackson, Allister Whitehead, Mark XTC & Russ will all come along to play in celebration of the club that shaped their careers.
How do I get tickets for this show?
General admission tickets are £45, with doors opening at 3pm and last entry at 6.30pm.
What is The Hacienda?
FAC51 The Hacienda, which was conceived, founded and financed by Factory Records and the band New Order, inspired a musical generation and defined the Madchester scene.
Located in an ex-boat showroom on Whitworth Street West, the venue is widely recognised as the birthplace of acid house and was responsible for shaping the face of UK club scene.
The Hacienda and the scene it spawned was immortalised in the film 24 Hour Party People in which Steve Coogan played the central role of journalist and head of Factory Records Tony Wilson.