Fresh from opening the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival, Graeme Park, Tim Pickering and Peter Hook are coming to Bristol this Saturday night. With the help of a 40-piece orchestra and special guest vocalists, they will be recreating scenes from Manchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub in the mid-80s and 90s at the height of acid house.
The project is headed by veteran DJs and Haçienda residents throughout its golden era, Graeme Park and Tim Pickering, and is overseen by Haçienda director (and New Order and Joy Division bassist) Peter Hook.
Known collectively as Haçienda Classical, they take iconic club tunes like Voodoo Ray and Ride on Time, and turn them into a spectacular live show
Known collectively as Haçienda Classical, they take iconic club tunes like Voodoo Ray and Ride on Time, and turn them into a spectacular live show.
They’re coming to Bristol for the final in Bristol Sounds’ series of outdoor concerts at Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, following Bonobo, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David, who will be playing Wednesday – Friday.
Graeme will also be getting behind the decks afterwards at Lakota for a special after party (free entry to Hacienda Classical ticket holders before midnight) with Bristol’s own house icon Deli G, plus the Parallel Dimensions crew and No24 gang.
Although he’s keeping tight lipped about the official set list, Graeme has created a playlist exclusively for Nitelife to give us a hint at what kind of tunes we can expect to hear recreated by the orchestra on the night –