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.”
Paul Woolford’s new music video is a nostalgic love letter to the golden age of rave, made to accompany the fittingly uptempo piano bomb 'You Already Know', featuring Karen Harding on vocals.
The Leeds-based producer is no stranger to celebrating halcyon days gone by, and has employed the services of director Joe Wilson— known for work with Bicep— to realise the comic, if bittersweet, story of one lone dance disciple acting out the stages involved in getting ready for, and then getting sweaty in, a warehouse party.