The Haçienda has been recreated in VR.
Opening in 1982, the infamous Manchester nightclub is considered by many as playing a crucial part in the rise of acid house. Ultimately closing its doors in 1997, the legacy of The Haçienda lives on, and has now been recreated in VR for the first time.
FAC51 The Haçienda has announced that an all-day virtual house party will take place on bank holiday weekend next month (Saturday 9th May).
The full line-up is yet to be announced, but the stream follows the bank holiday marathon that was broadcast from midday until midnight last weekend (Saturday 11th April). The line-up for the first stream included David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, New Order's Peter Hook, Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, Roy Davis Jr., Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Tom Wainwright, and K Klass.
The Hacienda has been voted one of the UK's top historic sites, despite the fact the warehouse that once housed the Manchester club no longer exists.
The endorsement, from Historic England, has ranked the lost institution, widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of both post punk and acid house, on its list, A History of England in 100 Places.
It joins ten other addresses renowned for music and literature, including Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace, London's 100 Club, and Jane Austen's house in Chawton, Hampshire.
A rave will raise money for the family of late acid house pioneer Sleezy D.
On 22nd November, Gorilla Manchester will play host to a party that will raise funds for the late Chicago producer's family.
Local Action, the London-based label we ran an in-depth feature on this summer, and producer-cum-audio visual artist Sim Hutchins have launched a new interactive online project based on clubbing memories to coincide with his new EP, ‘Club Love’.
Noel Gallagher has spoken about the impact of growing up in Manchester, and the impact of acid house and the Haçienda on his life.
A new documentary exploring rave and acid’s impact on ‘80s Britain is coming to BBC Four next Friday, August 2nd.
Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 is from Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller, and features rare and unseen archive materials, while uprooting “popular notions of rave and acid house, situating them at the very centre of the seismic social changes reshaping 1980s Britain.”