HACIENDA: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
We know that we shouldn't be mentioning Christmas before bonfire night, but tickets for the festive Hacienda party have gone on sale and are likely to be snapped up pronto.
For Hacienda 30: The Christmas Party a huge line up has been put together to totally fill the 10pm-5am timeline. Upstairs, spinning the tunes are Hooky, Marshall Jefferson (Chicago House pioneer), Russ (Manchester Underground records and Shine nights), DJ Nipper (Eastern Bloc) and the legend that is MC Tunes.
Herbie Saccani and Bobby Langley are doing the bar beats, and Graeme Park gets a massive seven hour set to fill the downstairs dancefloor
"The annual Haçienda Christmas Party at Sankeys is definitely one of the highlights of the year and this time I'm playing all night long" he says "I'm extremely excited because with a whole seven hours to fill I'll be able to span the whole period of my Haçienda residency and play a real variety of genres too. As well as all the usual big, timeless classics, expect a few forgotten gems and some surprises too.
"There's a wealth of great music out there and I plan to dig deep and entertain while taking everyone on a journey that covers a lot more than 30 years of The Haçienda" he adds "I can think of no better way to end a magnificent year of Haçienda 30 celebrations."
Haçienda 30: The Christmas Party
Thursday 27th December / 10pm to 5am
Sankeys, Radium St, Manchester M4 6JG
Tickets £15 Advance
Further details www.sankeys.info
Tickets: Skiddle click here or Ticketline click here (both have a £1.50 booking fee)
HACIENDA 30: THE ALBUM
Meanwhile, Graeme Park appears too on Hacienda 30: The Album a three CD set and download package to add to the celebrations.
Park has gets a CD to himself to mix tracks including Darlene Lewis' Let The Music (Lift You Up) (Reese Inner City Club Mix), Lil' Mo' Yin Yang's Reach (Kenny Dope Remix), and MK's Burning (MK Extended Mix).
Mike Pickering gets the second CD, and weighs in with tracks including Jamie Principle's Baby Wants To Ride, Nitro DeLuxe's This Brutal House and Hashim's Al-Naafyish (The Soul).
Hooky gets the third CD and features tracks including Kevin Saunderson's The Groove That Won't Stop (Detroit Special Mix), The Stone Roses' Made Of Stone (808 State Remix), the Twin Peaks sampling Moby's Go (Woodtick Remix) and New Order's Fine Time (Steve `Silk' Hurley Mix).
It's all rounded off with a booklet of unseen Hac photography and a feature on the 30th anniversary party in the car park of the old Hac.
For more details of Hacienda 30: The Album and download links click here
There you go, Christmas is sorted. And it's not even bonfire night yet
Coming soon: Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division by Peter Hook. Will it live up to Hooky's brilliant first book on the Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club?