Manchester’s influential Hacienda nightclub has announced that it will be hosting three one-off events to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
The events, which are named X1, X2 and X3, will take place in late May and early June. The first will take place in the car park of the Hacienda, which is now a block of apartments. The other events will happen in the city’s Sankeys nightclub.
X1 will take place on May 21 in the Hacienda’s car park, X2 on June 2 in Sankeys with former Hacienda residents Laurent Garnier and Justin Martin among the line-up. Finally, X3 will happen on June 4, with a stellar cast that includes Peter Hook, Dave Haslam, Graeme Park and John Da Silva.
As well as the three events, there will also be a new clothing collection named ‘Label, Location, Legacy’ launched to coincide with the anniversary and a photography exhibition.
The line-up for the Hacienda’s 30th anniversary celebrations is as follows:
X1 – Haçienda 30 @ The Haçienda Apartments Car Park – May 21
X2 – Haçienda 30, Sankeys – June 2
Laurent Garnier, Justin Martin, Oli Furness and Special Guests
X3 – Haçienda 30, Sankeys – June 4
Kevin Saunderson, Graeme Park Allister Whitehead, Tom Wainwright, Jon Da Silva, 808 State DJ’s, Peter Hook, Mc Tunes, Dave Haslam, Dave Booth, Jason Boardman
Scroll down and click below to watch an NME video interview with Hacienda co-founder Hook, where he talks of his memories of his former Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis.