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A Wing returns in February

The rave in a prison is back, with Dimitri from Paris and the Hacienda the offerings over the weekend of Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February.

Jimmy Coultas

Date published: 25th Dec 2014

Image: A Wing

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you've overdosed on turkey, baileys and anecdotes from your weird uncles just like every other year so far, but as a brief juncture away from all that we've got a special announcement relating to our mates at A Wing, who have two parties lined up in February they've revealed with a little hand from a certain Mancunian.

It will makes its eagerly anticipated return to the former Lancastrian prison on the 13th and 14th of the month, with a disco masterclass and an evening hosted by one of the most infamous clubbing brands in the country. 

Friday 13th is a date lucky for disco enthusiasts as funk heavyweight Dimitri from Paris stops by for a headline set. The international groove authority will be pulling music from across four decades and showcasing his musical output within the hallowed prison walls, with his emotional tribute to Frankie Knuckles (above) one of the finest mixes of 2014.

The suave selector's masterful touch has embellished the likes of New Order and Bjork over the years, alongside a host of edits and obscurities. Support on the night comes from Funkademia resident Jamie Scahill and Kid Blast. 

The following day sees the Hacienda, for many an event steeped in hedonism on the more nefarious end of the spectrum, finally go where all against acid house wanted it - the slammer. But instead of custodial indictment it sees the legendary Manchester club pit the return of two of it's most famous sons back to back, Graeme Park and Mike Pickering.

The duo have been at the forefront of the evolution of dance music and club culture since the mid eighties, when they were residents at the clubnight that started the acid house revolution at the Hac, Nude. They'll be joined by fellow Hacienda mainstay Tom Wainwright for a journey into the heartbeat of house and techno's past.

You can find tickets for both events here.