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Hacienda to re-open

Old club to be re-invented, but it’s not nostalgia

Published on April 2nd 2011.

Hacienda to re-open

All right, that was an April Fools' Day treat for you.

After the success of the FAC251 nightclub, the former Factory Records headquarters, a group of city promoters have today announced they will be re-opening the legendary Hacienda nightclub - also a Factory creation.

The legendary Dave Haslam was too emotional to talk about the re-opening.

Speaking at a press launch this morning, people once in their twenties and now in their late-forties and fifties said: “This isn’t about nostalgia, more about looking back fondly to an impossibly glorious era a couple of decades ago. It’s not about hanging on to good memories more about hanging on to our youth.”

Initially it looks like the Hacienda apartments will be used as the venue for the new club. This stands on the original site of the Hacienda and means that a revival of eighties ‘house’ music is likely.

If planning permission to demolish the flats and rebuild the club is denied, promoters have decided that an application will be made to take over the former Brannigans site on Peter Street.

Possible new site of the Hacienda

The opening, to be held on 5 May, will have as special guest stars, Jedward. Peter Saville will be designing the opening posters just a little bit late, not loads, just a little bit.

Tourism authorities have stated that: “This is right up our street. It could be argued that going on about the Hacienda is retrograde but have you seen the success of all those Hard Rock Cafes and the Beatles stuff in Liverpool? We want some of that. We’re going to party like its 1997.”

The new Hacienda will have its own stall at MIPIM, the property festival that takes place in Cannes, as an example of how despite the cuts, Manchester remains at the forefront of recycling.

The legendary Dave Haslam was too emotional to talk about the re-opening.

Confidential has been given five pairs of tickets to the opening. Call 08674 264 616 for further details.

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11 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousApril 1st 2011.

Ha, ha April Fool

Sue17320April 1st 2011.

How dare you use the above photo of me without my permission! The Hacienda re-opening, I didn't know it was closed, do you mean this is someone's apartment I've been dancing in all these years & not a club? :)

AnonymousApril 1st 2011.

What do you mean April Fool? Totally believable that they'd knock down a load of flats in central-ish Manchester and build a nightclub instead. Who has not had that particular aspiration?
And who better than Jedward to be the special guest stars? Count me in!

paul10954April 1st 2011.

Really boring this 1 chaps, not the least bit believable even for a sec

sedwardApril 1st 2011.

Surely an April Fools joke. It's a pity but c'est la vie!!!

WaynoUKApril 1st 2011.

How can this be an April Fool's day joke? It quite clearly states "Date Published: 31/03/2011 11:25:44"

I believe it. Now, can I have tickets to see Jedwards please?

Secret SquirrelApril 1st 2011.

The number in the article is wrong! It just goes through to some idiot with no idea about tickets.

EditorialApril 1st 2011.

Waynouk it's called preparation and the dratted system wouldn't be flexible

Fletcher GApril 1st 2011.

Some people are too serious aren't they. Loved the lines about nostalgia...“This isn´t about nostalgia, more about looking back fondly to an impossibly glorious era a couple of decades ago."

Arran SummerhillApril 1st 2011.

who thinks "i think this is an april fool, so ill write - "april fool" on it"?

You perceptive shit. Did you slip off your chair in excitement that you could have outed the rouse?

a pox on you and your fast thinking cranium!

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