Hacienda Classical’s first North East performance announced for Sunderland

Hacienda Classical’s first North East performance announced for Sunderland

Following a string of dates across the country, Hacienda Classical is to make its debut performance in the North East, bringing the critically acclaimed show to Sunderland's Herrington Country Park.

With a set list full of dance music classics from the heyday of Manchester's legendary Hacienda nightclub,  these hit tracks have been reinterpreted by the club’s original DJs, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, and will be performed alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra, the AMC Choir and guests including New Order's Peter Hook and Happy Mondays' Rowetta.

The ground breaking show, which is taking place on August 19, is being staged by Northern Sessions – Sunderland Live’s in-house music promoter - and is one of only nine performances of Haçienda Classical since February, a run that has seen full houses across Manchester, London, Glasgow, Lancaster and Brighton.

The music that helped define the 80s and 90s will be performed by a full classical orchestra at Herrington Country Park, alongside the influential DJs, as part of an innovative, live fusion event.

Karen Makepeace, in-house promoter for Northern Sessions said that: "For anyone who loved the dance music revolution of the late 80s and early 90s, the Hacienda held mythical status and was at the cutting edge of music.

“With Mike and Graeme, the original DJs who shaped the club's sound working alongside the orchestra, choir and guests they have created something very special, giving fans the chance to relive those glory years.

 “We're delighted to be bringing Hacienda Classical to the North East and for Sunderland Live to be hosting such an incredible music event in the beautiful surroundings of Herrington Country Park.”

Joy Division and New Order's Peter Hook, who is executive producing Hacienda Classical added: "I've been amazed at how the Hacienda Classical concerts have been received so far. It's been one of the most challenging but rewarding things I've done in my career and for us to be taking it around the country and coming to the North East is delightful."

Graeme Park who has DJ'd many times and has a great following in the area also said: "I can't wait to bring Hacienda Classical to the North East. I've had some thrilling nights in this part of the country and I'm sure this will be no exception as the North East crowd are always up for it. Get ready to thrill to the sound of acid house like you've never heard it before."

General Admission tickets are £35 From www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 8889991

VIP Packages are also available including on-site car parking, entry to a VIP enclosure with outdoor deckchair viewing area, arrival drink, access to pay bar facilities, VIP toilets and a sizzling barbecue buffet.

Further information is available at www.sunderalandlive.co.uk

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