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#FAC516Music - create the Ultimate Haçienda Playlist

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Producer Will Producer Will | 17:12 UK time, Thursday, 26 April 2012

New Order


Thirty years ago in Manchester a club opened which changed the way people enjoyed, listened and made music.

The Haçienda opened on Whitworth Street West in the city centre in May 1982 and despite famously being hideously mis-managed and disorganized, it remained open until 1997. Largely made financially viable by funds from Joy Division and New Order record sales, it gave rise to acid house and rave music which became such an important social movement in Britain.

So as 6 Music ends its celebration of dance music, we at Now Playing thought it only right to honour this wonderful home of electronic music by asking you to share your memories of the club, the artists who played there and the music which spawned from it.

You could go for:
* Bands and artists synonymous with the Manchester club like New Order, 808 State and The Happy Mondays
* People you may have seen perform there from Madonna to Spiritualized who were the last live act at the venue
* Musicians on Factory Records like Joy Division, Quando Quango or A Certain Ratio
* Acid House classics which sent the venue wild from Voodoo Ray to Infinity via Rhythm Is A Mystery, Don't Scandalize Mine and It's Alright
*The bands who played there pre the acid-house explosion, The Smiths to Nico via OMD, John Cale and The Fall

As always, the power is in your hands so let us know what you want by Tweeting us using #FAC516Music, leave a comment on this blog or on our Facebook page, e-mail us or drag a track onto our Spotify playlist – and be sure to tune in on Sunday from 6pm to relive the Haçienda.


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