The anniversary celebrations will include two special events at Sankeys across Jubilee weekend, and a one-off event on Monday 21st May at the original Haçienda venue.
Taking place on the exact date of the club's 30th anniversary, the special anniversary event will see FAC 51 take over the underground car park of the Haçienda Apartments, on the very spot where it all began three decades ago. The party will see a full installation of light, sound and music across both basement floors of the car park. This exclusive party is invite only, though anyone purchasing tickets for the two anniversary events at Sankeys will automatically be entered into a draw to win tickets.
The first of the Sankeys parties, X2 falls on Saturday 2nd June and sees legendary French DJ Laurent Garnier return both to Manchester where he spent the late eighties, and also to the club where it all began for him in 1987. Laurent will be bringing his L.B.S live show to Manchester for the first time in a special 30th anniversary Hacienda performance. L.B.S. is Laurent's own experimental live music project, in which he improvises live with Benjamin Rippert and long-time collaborator “Scan X” .
Support on Saturday 2nd June comes from San Franciscan DJ Justin Martin, who along with Claude Von Stroke runs the Dirtybird imprint and is known for his expansive sets bridging the best of finely tuned, classic underground house. Oli Furness also appears, with further guests to be announced closer to the event.
Tickets for the Haçienda 30th anniversary celebrations with Laurent Garnier are now available at the special earlybird price of £12.
The final event in the trio of 30th anniversary parties on Monday 4th June brings together three of The Hacienda's most famous club nights with a line-up of DJs who made their mark at these events. The Haçienda's Saturday night resident Graeme Park, Inner City’s Kevin Saunderson, his long term DJ resident partner Tom Wainwright and the ever irrepressible Allister Whitehead will all be making an appearance, recreating dancefloor memories from the golden age of one of the world's most famous clubs.
Upstairs in Spektrum, Jon Dasilva will be revisiting the 'Hot' night from the heady days of '88 with a selection the finest early acid. Complimenting his set will be rave survivors 808 State, who bring along 'The North At Its Heights' collaborator MC Tunes and FAC 51’s Peter Hook.
The third room on Monday 4th June will be taken by The Haçienda’s original indie crossover night Temperance Club, which is helmed by DJ and commentator Dave Haslam alongside original Temperance resident Dave Booth, and Paper Recordings/Afficianado’s very own Justin Boardman.
Earlybird tickets for Hacienda X3 are now available for £12.
With all three parties aiming to recreate the very best sounds, installations and the inimitable atmosphere of The Haçienda in full flight, Haçienda 30 XXX’s trio of events are set to give the legendary club and the people that made it so a fine celebration for three decades of FAC 51.
Originally published: 25th Apr 2012