Hacienda Classical




‚ÄúA near¬†two hour¬†blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off.” -¬†Mixmag

“Probably the best¬†rave¬†since 1997. A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops, massive tunes.” NME

¬†”The atmosphere was incredible.” The Times – Five Stars

The acclaimed Ha√ßienda Classical with Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata¬†comes to Brighton Racecourse in September following a run of prestigious gigs over the summer including a sold out London Royal Albert Hall concert and opening Glastonbury’s main stage.

Stereo MC’s have been recently added to theline up¬†with a Groove Armada DJ set rounding off the bill for the day as Ha√ßienda Classical returns to Brighton with its new 2017 set, following the sold out Brighton Festival concert at Brighton Dome.

Ha√ßienda Classical, which sees theclubs¬†original DJ partnership Graeme Park and Mike Pickering reinterpret seminal dance classics with Manchester Camerata ‚Äď ‚ÄúProbably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra‚ÄĚ (The Times) – conductor Tim Crooks and guests performing a full, continuous set.

Ha√ßienda Classical has returned in 2017 with a new set,¬†aired for the first time at concerts in Leeds and Glasgow. The Yorkshire Evening Post commented on the Leeds show calling it “¬†two hours of sheer enjoyment for the head, heart and feet, this is a show that’s hard to beat,” while Contact Music hailed it as “a total success”.¬†

Meanwhile¬†the second fully sold out Glasgow show was awarded the full five stars by The Wee Review (“the atmosphere was joyous”)¬†whilst the Daily Record labelled the revised concert and set up¬† “impressive but tunes remain at the heart of it all.”

Upcoming shows for Ha√ßienda Classical over Summer 2017 include Glastonbury Festival,¬† Harbourside Ampitheatre Bristol, Manchester’s Castlefield Arena, Kew The Music, Lytham Festival, Newcastle’s Live From Times Square, Liverpool’s Hope & Glory Festival, The Big Feastival, Brighton Racecourse with a homecoming end of year concert just announced for Manchester’s Apollo Theatre.

As The Ha√ßienda’s dance heritage has collided with the world of classical music, the concerts have been widely praised with great audience responses from the¬†gigs,¬†and dates selling out in minutes.

In its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted 2016′s inspirational nights as well as new locations, recreating the tunes that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged with a classical orchestra.

FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017 – Royal Albert Hall, London (SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017 – Glastonbury Festival (SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017 РHarbourside Ampitheatre, Bristol

SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2017 – Kew The Music, Kew Gardens, London

THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST 2017 – Lytham Festival, Lytham

FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST 2017 РTimes Square, Newcastle 

SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017 – Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool

FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST 2017 – The Big Feastival, Markham

SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017 – Brighton Racecourse, Brighton

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2017 – Manchester Apollo, Manchester

Tickets for all dates available from See Tickets - www.seetickets.com

Direct ticket link for all dates here - http://bit.ly/HaçiendaClassical2017SeeTickets

On Manchester Camerata

‚ÄėProbably Britain‚Äôs most adventurous orchestra‚Äô¬†(The Times) and a Registered Charity, Manchester Camerata is redefining what an orchestra can do. Famous for innovation, the orchestra pops up in all sorts of places, from concert halls to care homes, and¬†collaborates with a spectrum of artists, from classical superstar Martha Argerich to the Ha√ßienda DJs. The orchestra‚Äôs Music Director and conductor, G√°bor Tak√°cs-Nagy, is one of the finest musicians on the planet, and a magnet for international artists and collaborators. The award-winning¬†Camerata is at the forefront of international music-led dementia research, and its pioneering community programme helps to promote social change in its communities.

www.manchestercamerata.co.uk  @MancCamerata

 On AMC Choir

The AMC Choir who perform at all the Haçienda Classical dates sing with a style that fuses House and Gospel music perfectly.

Matching natural, full-bodied, vocals to recreate the classic tracks which make up the Haçienda Classical set, their voices resonate with the sounds of the DJ’s and The Camerata as their harmonies and considerable energy generate the atmosphere at the concerts.

Based in Manchester, AMC have performed together since the early 90s’ across many tours and special events and choir director Audrey Mattis, says of the involvement in the tour; ‚ÄúSinging these famous House tunes with the knowledge that Manchester and The Ha√ßienda was at the heart of creating the original sound is an inspirational feeling. With the¬†cheering,¬†and the dancing crowds, we really feel like we‚Äôre part of a historical moment. It‚Äôs uplifting to hear the crowd singing along with us from the minute they hear the intros until the very last note.‚ÄĚ


Please contact: rob@sonicpr.co.uk