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Hacienda Classical returns to Leeds on 14th April 2017 : Hacienda Classical returns to Leeds on 14th April 2017 plus official afterparty at 'Church Leeds' featuring Derrick Carter, Francois K, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Buckley

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Published on 20th February 2017.


Hacienda Classical returns to Leeds on 14th April 2017

Hacienda Classical returns to Leeds on 14th April 2017 plus official afterparty at 'Church Leeds' featuring Derrick Carter, Francois K, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Buckley



"After the first few shows of 2016 we wished we'd got to the point more quickly. The DJ set I created built slowly, just like the best DJ sets do. However, we soon realised that this concert has a different energy. The expectation of the crowd at each show is so electric and infectious so this time we'll be hitting everyone smack in the face, right between the eyes from the very start." Graeme Park

Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Hašienda and Manchester Camerata, the city's experimental orchestra are bringing back Hašienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concerts at a run of shows

The set list will be kept under wraps until the opening night but Graeme Park who has put together the soundtrack alongside Mike Pickering reveals that the tunes for the second year will mark a move foward for the club meets classical event

"It would have been easy to keep most of last year's set list, but as we dug deep into the rich seam of classic tunes that were big at The Hašienda it became clear that there are so many tracks that deserve the unique classical treatment. I also think that last year's show was so successful and inspiring that we should move forwards rather than resting on our laurels."

About the new set, Graeme revealed.

"I think we've got the perfect match of big tunes with great vocals and more deeper early Chicago and Detroit tunes that all work together with many peaks and troughs throughout the set. I'm fully expecting the audiences to be singing along, cheering, dancing, clapping and smiling throughout like at last year's concerts."

"There will be a couple of surprises in that we've included a couple of obscure Detroit techno and Chicago acid tracks. People might not necessarily know them but they will recognise them. There will be a couple of mash-ups in there too as well as alternative arrangements of massive tracks which I think work magnificently."

Graeme also plays at the concerts aftershow, taking place at Church Leeds straight after Hacienda Classical where Derrick Carter, Francois K, Mike, Graeme and Soak DJ's all play. For details check here -

With the returns to Manchester Castlefield Bowl and London's Royal Albert Hall now fully sold out, Hacienda Classical will now come to Leeds First Direct Arena on Good Friday 14th April 2017 for its first ever performance in a city which has a long standing affinity and association with The Hacienda.

Direct Ticket Link Here - http://gigst.rs/haciendac
The incredible show sees the DJ's who shaped The Hašienda's sound - Mike Pickering and Graeme Park - collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music, innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.

"A 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

FRIDAY 14TH APRIL 2017 Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds
SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017 The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017 Royal Albert Hall, London (SOLD OUT)
SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017 Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST 2017 Times Square, Newcastle


On Manchester Camerata
'One of Europe's best chamber orchestras'
Musika Magazine
Manchester Camerata is one of Europe's best chamber orchestras, with a restless ambition to redefine what an orchestra can do. Renowned for dynamic performances and innovative collaborations, Camerata collaborates with a wide spectrum of artists, from classical legends such as Martha Argerich to iconic bands like New Order. Manchester Camerata's pioneering work in the community uses music to promote positive change and personal social development across three specialist areas: young people in schools, health and wellbeing, and their youth programme.
www.manchestercamerata.co.uk @MancCamerata
On AMC Choir
The AMC Choir who perform at all the Hašienda 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 Hašienda 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; "Singing these famous House tunes with the knowledge that Manchester and The Hašienda 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're part of a historical moment. It's uplifting to hear the crowd singing along with us from the minute they hear the intros until the very last note." www.amc-chorale.com

There is also an official after party taking place at 'Church in Leeds'

FAC 51 The Hacienda @ Church Leeds
Friday 14th April 2017

Church, 177-179 Woodhouse Ln LS2 3AR Leeds

Tickets On Sale 10am Friday 13th January
Skiddle Ticket Link - http://bit.ly/HaciendaSoakSkiddleTickets

Main Hall -Derrick Carter, Francois K, Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Buckley

The Chapel - Peter Hook, Paul Murray, Marshall, Tony Walker, Miss Melodie

www.churchleeds,com / www.fac51thehacienda.com



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