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Haçienda Classical sets homecoming concert at 02 Apollo Manchester

In Events by Emily Fitzgibbons0 Comments


Having just announced that it will open this year’s Glastonbury Festival main stage, Hacienda Classical will be back in Manchester at the end of November for its homecoming end of year concert at the city’s legendary O2 Apollo on 25th November 2017.

With the fully sold out returns to the Royal Albert Hall and Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl taking place over coming weeks, Hacienda Classical has a busy summer of dates across the UK  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.

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 at the concerts have remained as euphoric as last year as the performers, orchestra and crowd combine creating an electric atmosphereat both of the debut performances in April.

Critically, the reviews have been equally enthusiastic with 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.”

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.

Tickets go on general sale for the O2 Apollo Manchester concert this Friday 12th May from 9am here: A direct ticket link for all dates here –çiendaClassical2017SeeTickets


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