28 Mar 2009
The Haçienda's 27th Birthday Party @ Sankey’s, Manchester, Sun 3 May 2009 
Back in Manchester for the first May Bank Holiday weekend in 2009, FAC 51 The Haçienda's celebrates its 27th birthday at Sankey's on Sunday 3 May 2009 with an extra-sensational line-up featuring Darren Emerson, Justin Robertson, Jon Dasilva, Dave Haslam and Peter Hook.

Headlining and playing for the first time with FAC 51 The Haçienda, Darren Emerson makes a rare Manchester appearance. An ex-member of electronic giants Underworld, Darren has remained one of the most cutting edge DJ’s and producers since leaving the band, as his work with Sasha on Scorchio, his own label Underwater and his recent, Detroit inspired dancefloor destroying single, Crashjack have shown all comers. His recent Global Underground Bogota album served to underline and solidfy his critic and crowd pleasing reputation.

Back together on the same bill, two friends of Manchester, Eastern Bloc Records and FAC 51 alike, Justin Robertson and Jon Dasilva take care of other downstairs duties, in their own inimitably acid house Balearic stand up style. Both Justin and Jon's sets combine their comprehensive understanding of two decades of Manchester floorfillers with their modern and classic musical tastes, strictly for lovers of a wide open game.

Upstairs at the club, the Haç's infamous Thursday night from the late Eighties and early Nineties The Temperance Club is revived for the evening only. With original resident Dave Haslam, the nights swaggering, baggy sense of Madchester made it the indie counterpart to Nude and The Haçienda’s Saturday. Local uber band The Whip make their Haçienda debut here with a DJ set whilst New Order's Peter Hook, rounds off the bill, taking a break from his recording duties with the fast upcoming Freebass.

DJ support in the bar comes from the young, Mancunian DJ firm of Umbrella, a catch all outfit dedicated to promoting local talent. The DJ spin-off night from Manchester clubs and community website, headpecked.co.uk, Umbrella sees a young team of DJs given their breaks at Manchester's biggest clubs.

Cerysmatic Factory has a pair of tickets to give away. Simply send an email with "Hac 27 Competition" in the subject to john@cerysmaticfactory.info. Closing date Monday 6 April 2009. The first name drawn out of the hat will be the winner.

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The Haçienda proudly present

The Haçienda's 27th Birthday Party @ Sankey's, Manchester

Special Guests

Darren Emerson (Underwater), Justin Robertson (Most Excellent), Jon Dasilva (The Haçienda)

"Temperance Club" Upstairs – The Whip (DJ Set), Peter Hook (New Order), Dave Haslam (The Haçienda)

Bar hosted by Umbrella

Sunday 3 May – 8.30pm to 4.30am

Sankey's
Beehive Mill
Jersey St
Manchester, M4 6JG

Tickets: GBP 15.00
Tel: 0161 236 5444

Tickets available via Ticketline (0161 832 1111) & Skiddle

More info at myspace.com/fac51thehacienda

The Haçienda World Tour continues April through June with a DJ line-up including Graeme Park, 808 State, Bez, Jon Dasilva and Peter Hook:

April

Sat 4 - The Canal Club, Wolverhampton - 808 State DJs
Sun 12 - The Syndicate, Blackpool - Shaun Ryder (Live PA), Peter Hook, Bez, 808 State, Jon Dasilva (All DJ sets)

May

Thu 7 - D-Edge, Sao Paolo, Brazil - Peter Hook, Jon Dasilva
Fri 8 - Vive La Vie, Piracicaba, Brazil - Peter Hook, Jon Dasilva
Sat 9 - Club Playa del Colegio, Lima, Peru - Peter Hook, Jon Dasilva
Thu 14 - Lique, Curitiba, Brazil - Peter Hook, Jon Dasilva
Fri 15 - Dochalezinho, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Peter Hook, Jon Dasilva
Sat 16 - Club Nox, Recife, Brazil - Peter Hook, Jon Dasilva
Thu 21 - Pasaguero, Mexico City, Mexico - Peter Hook
Fri 22 - Anime Bar, Guadalajara, Mexico - Peter Hook
Sat 23 - Aura, Monterrey, Mexico - Peter Hook
Sat 30 - Petrol, Antwerp, Belgium - 808 State DJs, Justin Roberston, A Guy Called Gerald

June

Thu 4 - Insomnia, Pattaya, Thailand - Graeme Park
Fri 5 - Club Culture, Bangkok, China - Graeme Park
Sat 6 - Solas, Hong Kong - Graeme Park
Fri 12 - Independent Theatre, Warsaw - Peter Hook, The Whip (DJ Set)
Sat 13 - Liquid, Jersey - 808 State DJs, Jon Dasilva

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