HACIENDA WAREHOUSE PARTY
Glasgow’s first guerrilla venue hosts official Hacienda show
Glasgow’s first guerrilla venue, The Print Factory, announce their second exclusive gig today - an unabashedly amazing all-dayer of unadulterated homage to The Hacienda – the legendary Manchester club which defined a generation, gave birth to the world clubbing scene as we know it and provided the soundtrack to an infamous and influential era.
The Hacienda presents The Hacienda Warehouse Party is a dual city project, headlined by Mancunian icons, The Happy Mondays with FAC51’s Manchester’s date coming a fortnight later at The Warehouse Project on Sunday 28th December. This is preceded by this Glasgow gig which takes place on Saturday 13th December from 3pm until 1am (subject to license). The Print Factory all-dayer also boasts a completely one-off and exclusive line up of Hacienda legends and friends, all playing together as a once in a lifetime experience in the completely unique building that is The Print Factory venue.
Tickets for the pre-Christmas all-day Hacienda extravaganza go on sale tomorrow, Saturday 11ththrough www.gigsinscotland.compriced £26 for an estimated 10 hour acid house extravaganza, populated by a raft of acts that helped contribute to the ‘Madchester’ explosion.
Topping the bill at The Print Factory are “Madchester personified”, legendary act The Happy Mondays. Along with the Stone Roses, the Mondays were THE seminal Manchester act and were instrumental, along with New Order, in bridging the gap between dance and rock music. When the NME reviewed their second album ‘Bummed’, they said “the world has never heard anything like this”, but it was ‘Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches’, that led to them selling out stadiums across the world.
We are also proud to announce rare UK DJ set from Darren Emerson, ex member of electronic giants Underworld who’s ‘dubnobasswithmyheadman’ album attracted critical acclaim the world over the world over before finding more commercial success with their follow-up ‘Second Toughest In the Infants’. Darren has remained one of the most cutting edge DJ’s and producers with his work with Sasha on “Scorchio”, his own label “Underwater” and his present, dancefloor destroying single, “Crashjack” on Global Underground and we’re delighted to have him close the event after the Happy Mondays.
The early evening slot is dedicated to a very, very special live head-melting set from seminal godfathers of UK acid house 808 State, in another unmissable and rare set, the band having recently laid waste to a headliners slot at Bestival. With 808 State’s pedigree and reputation as techno innovators through albums like “Newbuild”, “Quadrastate”, “Newbuild” and “Ex:el” their appearance is not only for those old enough to remember the glory days first hand but also those who want to celebrate the memory of The Hacienda and party alongside some of its most famous musical legends.
And where would Glasgow be without Slam? Stuart and Orde will be performing a rare Acid House set in homage to the Hacienda. This will bring back memories of a certain Slam/Hacienda party in Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre that brought the south side of Glasgow to a stand still a few years back - 808 State headlined that particular show as well!
An afternoon of experimental alchemy is in store from A Certain Ratio, one of Factory Record’s main and longest serving outfits, whose punk, funk, electro disco stylings are name checked as influences by present day heroes such as LCD Soundsystem and the one and only New Order producer and DJ’ing legend Arthur Baker is set to kick off proceedings with his anarchic “rip it up or rip it off” obsession for making you dance! Arthur Baker is most famous for his production work on Afrika Bambaata’s ‘Planet Rock’, New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ and Kraftwerk’s ‘Trans Euro Express’. Not a bad CV!
The old News International building in Glasgow’s South Side will provide an atmospheric and spiritually in-keeping backdrop for this very special re-visit of a magical era in the UK music scene. FAC 51 The Hacienda presents The Hacienda Warehouse Party forms part of the first series of guerrilla gigs, which will take place in December only, to take place at this iconic landmark. Glasgow heroes The Fratellis perform on Saturday 20th December. More exclusive and eclectic announcements will follow in due course from The Print Factory.