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O2 Apollo Manchester
Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP Manchester, United Kingdom
HAÇIENDA CLASSICAL SETS MANCHESTER HOMECOMING CONCERT AT 02 APOLLO FOR SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
Having just announced that it will open this year's Glastonbury Festival main stage, Haçienda Classical will be back in Manchester at the end of November for its homecoming end of year concert at the city's legendary 02 Apollo.
With the fully sold out returns to the Royal Albert Hall and Manchester's Castlefield Bowl taking place over coming weeks Haçienda Classical has a busy summer of dates across the UK and at festivals and the Apollo date is to be a special affair, as the concert comes back to its hometown to round up the year's run of gigs.
Tickets go on general sale for the 02 Apollo concert this Friday 12th May from 9am here — gigst.rs/Haciendac
Haçienda Classical sees FAC 51's original DJ partnership Graeme Park and Mike Pickering reinterpret the seminal dance classics which shaped the original club alongside Manchester Camerata, conductor Tim Crooks and guests. The show has returned in 2017 with a new set arranged for the concerts adding a range of new tracks whilst retaining some of the audience favourites from last year's spectacular concerts.
At the two concerts so far in 2017, reactions have remained as euphoric as last year as the performers, orchestra and crowd combined to create an electric atmosphere at both of the debut performances in April.
Critically, the reviews have been equally enthusiastic with the Yorkshire Evening Post commenting 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.»
Here's Graeme Park commenting on the reaction to his and Mike Pickering's new set
«Mike and I are absolutely thrilled at the response to the new Haçienda Classical 2017 show. The months of hard work behind the scenes has certainly paid off and the reactions have been fantastic. Everything we learned on last year's rollercoaster journey has been applied to the new show to make the whole experience even more of an inspirational blast. As we finish up the year at the Apollo, it'll be an incredible atmosphere.»
In its second year, the tour returning 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 Harbourside Ampitheatre, Bristol
SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 Castlefield Bowl, MCR (SOLD OUT)
FRIDAY 14 JULY 2017 Kew The Music, Kew Gardens, London
THURSDAY 3 AUG 2017 Lytham Festival, Lytham
FRIDAY 4 AUG 2017 Times Square, Newcastle
SUNDAY 6 AUG 2017 Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool
FRIDAY 25 AUG 2017 The Big Feastival, Kingham
SATURDAY 9 SEPT 2017 Brighton Racecourse, Brighton
SATURDAY 25 NOV 2017 02 Apollo Manchester
Tickets for all dates available from See Tickets — seetickets.com
Direct ticket link for all dates here — bit.ly/Ha