We are delighted to announce that HACIENDA CLASSICAL, the widely acclaimed live orchestral clubbing series featuring DJ Graeme Park, Manchester Camerata Orchestra and special guests comes to Doncaster Racecourse for Live After Racing on Saturday 19th August 2023.
With a live DJ soundtrack from Graeme Park allied to the full orchestra, additional musicians, vocalists and special guests in a fully live experience, Hacienda Classical brings arrangements of much loved, defining records within its wide repertoire of tracks.
Hacienda Classical sees musical director Tim Crooks lead the collective of artists and musicians on stage in performing well known favourites and new versions of club classics all mixed continuously into one non-stop set.
Some eight years now since the show first debuted, the collaboration has proved remarkably enduring.
Hacienda Classical has well outperformed any expectations since the outset and has seen tremendous reactions from audiences and critics many of who have awarded the show top marks. Even at the very first Bridgewater Hall show, The Times gave it the full five stars declaring that “the atmosphere was incredible.”
Similar rave reviews followed from the Royal Albert Hall as NME called it “probably the best rave since 1997” whilst Mixmag termed the event. “a near two hour blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off.
Hacienda Classical has continued to receive 5-star reviews from the like of The Independent – “It doesn’t get much better than this. A powerful, poignant performance.” – and its hometown paper, Manchester Evening News.
“The Hacienda made Manchester the centre of the clubbing universe in its 80’s and 90’s heyday and surely what this night proves is that much of that success was down to the people inside it”.
Hacienda Classical’s biggest single audience to date came as it opened Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage and other festival appearances including Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling The Big Feastival, Kew The Music, Lytham Festival as well as individual concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and its annual homecoming at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl with its seventh concert there due in July 2023.
Hacienda Classical promises a superb night of entertainment performing the very best club classics from the legendary Manchester club that defined dance music culture in the UK and across the world.
Tickets will be available to purchase via pre-sale (O2 priority) from Wednesday 22nd February @ 10.00am.
General tickets on sale from Friday 24th February @ 10.00am.
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