Hacienda Classical returns to Castlefield Bowl in Manchester for its record-breaking sixth show in seven years

Only a handful of tickets are left for the upcoming July show marking 40 years since the legendary Manchester club opened.

The Castlefield Bowl will see the return of the live Hacienda Classical tour for its sixth show in seven years next month.

Manchester audiences can expect to see a new set from the Manchester Camerata orchestra and Graeme Park in their annual homecoming party which brings the worlds of orchestral and dance music together.

The dance club classics will be performed on Friday 8 July, with Soul II Soul playing live and DJs Paulette, Peter Hook and Tom Wainwright completing the lineup.

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    The collaboration between The Hacienda, Manchester Camerata, DJ Graeme Park and musical director Tim Crooks has proved remarkably enduring, as the 2022 show celebrates four decades since the legendary Hacienda club first opened its doors.

    Hacienda 40th anniversary celebrated with a record breaking show at Castlefield Bowl (Pic: Hacienda)

    Graeme Park said: “It’s amazing for myself and Hacienda Classical to be back at Castlefield Bowl for our sixth show.

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    “It’s astonishing what we’ve all achieved since 2016 and I’m really proud of everyone who’s taken part. To see it going from strength to strength makes all of us very proud.”

    Taking in well-known favourites and dance club classics, all mixed continuously into one non-stop set, Hacienda Classical has performed to nearly 750,000 people.

    As shows have been sold out every year, 2022 tickets are in high demand.

    Where did it all begin?

    When FAC51 The Hacienda first opened to the public in 1982, it transformed a run-down central Manchester yacht showroom into one of the most iconic and influential nightclubs in history.

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    Opened by Factory Records and New Order, The Hacienda was a key venue in the emergence of indie up to the mid-1980’s and then redefined club culture as the scene adapted to the emerging dance music sounds of the UK.

    It is now considered the UK’s cathedral of house music and the epicentre of the “Madchester” scene, and the Hacienda continues to inspire generations new and old, producing world- class events that remain true to the ethos and integrity that guided the original club.

    And one of the jewels in the crown is the Hacienda Classical show, which has been to the likes of the Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury and chalked up a string of five-star reviews.

    It is said to be one of the best rave nights ever according to critics (Pic: Hacienda)

    High Accolades for Hacienda

    From festivals to indoor shows across the country, Hacienda has been given high praise. Declared as “the best rave since 1997” by NME, the Hacienda Classical continues to celebrate the impact Manchester has had on the dance music scene.

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    Tickets are available for the Hacienda Classical in The Castlefield Bowl here.