29 Nov 2006
Hacienda New Year's Eve party @ Manchester Academy 1 
Haçienda New Year's Eve
AEG Live in association with Key 103
Manchester Academy One
31 December 2006

Graeme Park
Jon Da Silva
808 State DJs
K-Klass P.A.

"Welcome in New Year with classic hands in the air piano house anthems and original acid house masterpieces brought to you by the legendary Haçienda residents Graeme Park & Jon Da Silva, as well as celebrated Madchester Acid House pioneers 808 State. Performing on the night will also be K-Klass with their hits 'Rhythm is a Mystery' and 'Let Me Show You' – classic dance anthems taking you right back to where it all began. Expect smoke and strobe lights, uplifting anthems and whistles and horns all night long – there is only one party to be at in Manchester this New Year's Eve."

9pm - 5am
Broadcast live on Key 103 from midnight until 2am
Ticket hotline: 0871 230 4422
Buy online at www.aeglive.co.uk
or in person from Piccadilly Box Office, Easy Internet Cafe, St Ann's Square. Student or from University Box Office, Eastern Bloc, Spin Inn Records or from Piccadilly Records, Oldham St

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