Hacienda 30 : Leeds - Frankie Knuckles, Graeme Park, 808 State, Allister Whitehead, Bez
Following the parties throughout 2012, marking the 30th Anniversary of FAC 51, The Hacienda is to come to Leeds for “Hacienda 30 : Leeds” at the Mint Warehouse, a music reunion of the highest quality which US House legend Frankie Knuckles head up the bill in a rare visit to the UK.
In the first of the Mint Warehouse's three rooms which all feature huge Funktion One sound sytems, Frankie Knuckles will take to the decks for a sublime four hour set of the very best house and garage. From his early late seventies days at The Warehouse in Chicago, Frankie fused disco with electro and then the emerging strains of house music in the mid eighties, becoming synonymous with quality records such as "Your Love", "Baby Wants To Ride", "Rainfalls", Tears and many more. Frankie has also remixed numerous high profile and respected artists including Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Janet and Michael Jackson.
Frankie is joined by Haç legend and garage pioneer, Graeme Park andhis sparring partner in house, Allister Whitehead who was a regular guest at The Hacienda in the early 90’s and also very well known for his appearances on the house scene.
Taking charge of the Mint Warehouse's second room Bez's Acid House makes a rare appearance outside of its regular Glastonbury pitch as the Manchester evergreen freak dancers takes charge of the madness and vibes accompanied by techno legends 808 State DJ's.
The third room helmed by one of Leeds finest crews the Afro Coalition collective and sees Malcolm We Love, Euan Mitchell, Dean Creole, & Sy Legg all perform for The Hacienda and Leeds' clubbing faithful in a night not to be missed.
On Hacienda 30 : The Album
Hacienda 30 The Album released by New State Music marks the 30th birthday of the Manchester superclub which came to define club culture across the world and celebrates the musical influence created by the Haçienda and the world-renowned scene that drew hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people to Manchester and continues to do so today.
“Hacienda 30: The Album”, is a triple CD and download package of the finest Hac classics mixed by Graeme Park, Peter Hook and Mike Pickering which is released mid October.
FRANKIE KNUCKLES (4hr set)
BEZ (Happy Mondays)
Afro Coalition DJ's