The legendary Hacienda club needs little introduction. Right at the heart of “Madchester” and the rise of acid house, The Hacienda’s short life will forever go down in clubbing and music culture history. 2012 has marked the 30th Anniversary of The Hacienda and the most recent addition to the celebrations comes in the form of “Hacienda 30 : Leeds” a special one off party featuring Frankie Knuckles and a whole host of Hacienda regulars.
In headliner Frankie Knuckles, you have a true legend of the scene. A guy who has been instrumental since the seventies at The Warehouse, Chicago fusing disco with electro and eventually the beginnings of house becoming synonymous with hits like “baby Wants To ride, “Rainfalls”, “Your Love” amongst many others. Frankie will be supplying a 4 hour extended set in Mint warehouse’s main room, one not to be missed. Support in the main room will come from Hacienda regulars and two highly respected selectors, Graeme Park and Allister Whitehead.
Room 2 will be hosted by none other than Bez (Happy Mondays) and his infamous ‘Bez’s Acid House’ – an experience which he usually saves for Glastonbury. Manchester’s Evergreen Freak Dancers will bring the madness with 808 State DJs supplying the soundtrack. A short walk across the smoking area in room 3 Leeds’ Afro Coalition collective will be laying down their soulful vibes with Malcolm We Love, Euan Mitchell, Dean Creole, & Sy Legg all stepping up to the decks across the course of the night.
The response to this event has been incredible (not surprisingly considering) and advance tickets are strongly advised to avoid the disappointment of missing out a massive party like this.
30 Years of FAC 51 – The Hacienda
Saturday 10th November
Mint Warehouse, Leeds
Frankie Knuckles (4hr set)
Bez (Happy Mondays)
Malcom We Love
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Article by Alex Ogilvie
Image courtesy of Mint Warehouse
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