1 Dec 2005
FAC 471 A Celebration of the Hacienda - this Saturday @ Manchester Academy 
A reminder that this Saturday 3 December it's FAC 471 A Celebration of the Hacienda at Manchester Academy (which will be decked out inside to look as much like the Hac on Hot night as possible). The DJ line-up features Pickering and Park, 808 State (DJ set), Jon Da Silva and Peter Hook. Plus, watch out for special FAC/HAC guest appearances on the night.

Saturday 3 December 2005
Manchester Academy 1
Doors: 10pm - 3am
Tickets: 16.00 GBP (available from Student Union Box Office: 0161-275 2930, Piccadilly Box Office St. Ann's Sq (in the EasyInternet cafe): 0161-832 1111, Spin Inn: 0161-839 7719, Eastern Bloc: 0161-228 6432

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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