Saturday 9th May 2020 sees The Hacienda throw open its distinctively numbered doors for “The Hacienda House Party II” with United We Stream Greater Manchester (GMCA’s fundraising streaming platform). Prepare yourself for another epic twelve hour session, as some of the greatest US DJ legends supply exclusive sets whilst many of The Hacienda’s finest residents play out from our secret lockdown studio straight out of the Greater Manchester region.

Meanwhile Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata is putting together a very special one off virtual live show for the evening. DJ Graeme Park and musical director Tim Crooks bring together the Camerata players, additional musicians, our vocalists including Yvonne Shelton, Melanie Williams, Rae Hall and some very special surprise guests, all arranged and performed under current social distancing restrictions.

The DJ line up again amasses some of finest American originators and producers from their respective scenes, New York’s seminal talents of Danny Tenaglia, Louie Vega and a man who needs no introduction to Factory Records and The Hacienda, Arthur Baker. Along with Detroit’s and Inner City’s Kevin Saunderson and then DJ Pierre’s Wild Pytch skills from Chicago, they form our roster of five international friends for this twelve hour stretch.

From The Hacienda and beyond, Graeme Park and Jon Dasilva return to the establishment, and are joined for the day by fellow residents Allister Whitehead, Peter Hook and DJ Paulette.

The Hacienda House Party Part II is being broadcast by United We Stream Greater Manchester from 12 noon onwards at to raise vital funds for Greater Manchester’s night time economy, creative and cultural organisations, Nordoff Robbins and The Greater Manchester’s Mayor’s Charity.

United We Stream is free to watch, but viewers can donate via the website, with all income of the stream going directly to a relief fund with 8% of funds raised donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, 22% donated to the Mayor Of Greater Manchester’s Charity, meaning 70% of all funding generated going specifically to support the Greater Manchester’s night time economy music venues, restaurants, bars, freelancers and cultural organisations who are unable to work or operate their businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The channel is also used for positive public service announcements such as reinforcing the #StayHome message to support the NHS and emergency services, and other essential messaging regarding safety and social distancing.

Marking our second only ever “Stay-At-Home-Rave”, “The Hacienda House Party – Part II” brings the spirit and style characterised by the club during its history to households throughout the world next Saturday. Be there. I am streaming live from 3pm – 4pm.

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