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PLAYED ON: Saturday 15 December 2012

Haçienda 30

Todd Terry
Marshall Jefferson
Mike Pickering
Bobby Langley

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The Haçienda comes to London for Haçienda 30 – an explosive anniversary party featuring some of the greatest pioneers in house music – Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Pickering and Bobby Langley…

This year The Haçienda celebrates 30 stunning years, and to mark the release of a special 30th anniversary compilation album. Coming to KOKO on Saturday December 15th this party is set to have London dancing like it hasn’t since 1992, when The Haçienda last came to town.

Haçienda 30 at KOKO will be unforgettable, celebrating a leading light in the history of dance music – and one of the most notorious clubs the scene has ever known – as it turns 30 years old. Enlisting the talent of DJs who were there when it all began, back when people gave up their jobs to party with the DJs they loved and to the music that set them free, Haçienda 30 takes us back to the beginning. Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Todd Terry has been cultivating the underground and breaking boundaries since the late 1980s. As one of the world’s most celebrated names in dance music, Todd Terry brings infectious blend of big house, old school synths, disco, thumping drum beats and bassline loops to KOKO for one night only.

Widely regarded as one of the leading innovators of Chicago house music, Marshall Jefferson takes to the turntables for this truly momentous occasion. Best known for inventing that squelchy acid house sound, he also conquered deep house, releasing the first track to ever use piano. He comes to KOKO ready to take revelers on a journey through the last 30 years of dance music.
The Haçienda’s former booker, renowned DJ and industry insider Mike Pickering was there at the start. His name and sound represented part of The Haçienda’s identity. Experience the charisma they witnessed from the DJ booth, as Mike Pickering selects a very special – and rare – set worthy of this 30th anniversary. Another Haçienda legend, Bobby Langley played a key part in the club’s history. He was in the thick of the glory days when the club’s popularity saw it full to the brim week on week. Bobby Langley will have KOKO under the thumb and moving to every change, pulse and rhythm in his set.

Having opened in Manchester in 1982, The Haçienda quickly became one the most famous and respected clubs in the world – hosting many huge names, and helping to launch the careers of countless others. Considered a super-club even before the dawn of club culture, and way ahead of its time, The Haçienda was a place for people to really escape, let go and have a good time, and became a musical hub – an institution in its own right. It gave the budding scene an identity, a soul and a home of its own and few. As the dance scene spread outwards to other clubs, warehouse parties and raves throughout the UK and Europe, The Haçienda’s influence was undeniable. It became the epicentre of a dynamic music scene, and, despite its closure in 1997 that energy still lives on.

Haçienda 30 re-visits those formative and expressive years of club culture, embracing the legacy of the club and bringing it bang up to date for today’s ravers. Haçienda 30 comes to KOKO on December 15th, kicking it with The Haçienda’s inimitable brand of musical hedonism and adventure.

Tickets for this event are available from the venue box office, and can be purchased at face value if payment is made in cash. Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night.

Please note, this is a late night event. Artists will be appearing on stage later than at a usual gig. If you need more information, you can contact the venue for stage times in the week of the event. Curfew is 3am.

 

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