On 21 May 1982, a nightclub opened which would become iconic worldwide, forever associated with the music and popular culture of Manchester, and its most famous homegrown label, Factory Records.
It hosted a string of local as well as UK and international artists every week and in due course, The Haçienda would embody Manchester’s spirit of independence playing a key part in the explosion of rave culture, ‘Baggy’ and eventually Britpop.
We have just released a 4CD set, The Hacienda 1982, celebrating the roots of the famous venue, combining key sides spun by DJs with period tracks from acts who played the venue in 1982.
We’re proud to represent repertoire from many Manchester based groups, including (but not limited to) The Fall, Northside, Inspiral Carpets, The Passage, Mock Turtles, Buzzcocks and much more.
Drop us a line if you’d like to know more.