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Mike Pickering & Graeme Park set to perform Haçienda classics alongside a live orchestra

Mike Pickering and Graeme Park – former resident DJs at the fabled Haçienda – are set to play Haçienda classics alongside the Manchester Camerata orchestra.

Set to take place at The Bridgewater Hall on February 5 – which will be transformed for the night by FAC 51 – the event is the first of its kind for both the Camerata and the Haçienda.

“Manchester Camerata is renowned for eclectic collaborations,” explains Bob Riley, Manchester Camerata CEO. “We jumped at the chance when we were approached to work with Mike and Graeme.”

“Haçienda is synonymous with revolutionary dance music, so we’re looking forward to presenting a different take on that iconic sound.”

The renowned DJs will select and perform a continuous set of signature Haçienda tracks alongside the 40 strong orchestra in the innovative live fusion event which will see The Bridgewater Hall transformed for the night by FAC 51.

“When I play a classic piece of late 80s or early 90s house I’m struck at how much more melody and musicality there is compared to many of today’s big dance tunes,” explains Graeme Park. “There’s lots of layers and depth for an orchestra to get involved in.”

“I’m thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project,” explains Mike Pickering. “Having Manchester Camerata playing Haçienda hits is a mouth watering prospect. A classical rave indeed!”

Friday 5th February 2016
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets On Sale : 10am Friday 18th September 2015.

A limited number of VIP packages are available. Details at www.skiddle.com


Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.