It’s 40 years since the opening of this legendary Manchester nightclub and music venue which unleashed the acid house and rave scene, brought us bands like New Order via Tony Wilson’s Factory Records and influenced many others including Oasis. The Haçienda was at the forefront of music and youth culture in the 80s and early 90s.
An iconic venue, as one of the most famous music and night clubs in Britain, it was cemented into history in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People. Now, the BBC is to screen a new one-off documentary about the venue
In this new star-filled documentary, an array of key ‘players’ and club regulars will play their nostalgic parts in rare and unseen archive and first-hand testimonies highlighting their involvement during the Hacienda’s heyday – telling their stories of how the Haçienda changed Britain’s musical landscape.
Formerly a yacht warehouse and founded by Factory Records and New Order, from 1982 until 1997, the club influenced some of the most exciting and game-changing moments of 20th Century youth culture. The epicentre of a dynamic music, clubs and bands scene throughout the Eighties and Nineties and named ‘The Most Famous Club In The World’ by Newsweek Magazine, its influence extended across the globe and inspired a generation and artists including The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, A Guy Called Gerald, The Chemical Brothers, Laurent Garnier and many more.
Also celebrating the anniversary is a new book curated and compiled by a team headed up by Rebecca Hook and written by James Anderson, called ‘Haçienda Threads’.
Also featured will be a wealth of rare and previously unpublished photographs of the club’s everyday ravers, local heroes and international music icons alike, whose collective explorations with fashion and style back in the day have since gone on to influence high profile fashion designers and luxury brands including Raf Simons, Kim Jones, Martine Rose, Versace and Balenciaga, among many others.
A date for broadcast is still to be confirmed.