The Hacienda Apartments
The Hacienda apartments from behind
The Hacienda opens may 21 1982 Bernhard Manning
1982 New Order, Boy George, Simple Minds
1982 Grandmaster Flash Thompson Twins Tears for Fears
1983 The Smiths
1983 The Tube, Madonna, DJ Mike Pickering, Nude Night
1985 Einsturzende Neubauten banned after attacking cast iron columns with a pneumatic drill, The Stone Roses, The Pogues, The Associates
1986 Erasure, Bad, The jesus and Mary Chain, DJ Dave Haslam, Temperance club nights
1987 Five figure Loss, Zumbar / 1988 DJ Graeme Park and DJ Mike Pickering Friday Night Nude
1989 Madchester rules, Claire Leighton
1990 Greater Manchester Police, George Carmen QC
1991 The Hacienda closes and re-opens, Flesh / 1992 Take That, Factory Records collapses
1993 New Order, Republic, London Records, ten years old, ten yours in front, DJ Boys Own, DJ Andy Weatherall / 1994 Gaychester
1995 Ben Kelly
1996 Flesh Ends
1997 the 15th birthday party, DJ Mike Pickering, DJ Graeme Park, Sasha, Laurent Garner / The Hacienda closes Saturday 28 June 1997
1998 The Hacienda demolished / 'Now that's finished. You won't see The Hacienda. It doesn't exist. The Hacienda must be built.' Ivan Chtcheglov 1953
The Hacienda Apartments on the corner of Whitworth Street West were once the site of one of the most (in)famous nightclubs in the world.
The Hacienda was one of the first superclubs, it saw performances from the likes of Madonna and The Smiths when they were still hardly known, and was central to the Madchester music revolution. It closed its doors in 1997, posh flats standing on its hallowed ground. Behind them, where clubbers used to spill out along the canal at night doing all sorts of things they shouldn't, the story of The Hacienda is told in a metalic timeline.
Everyone who went has stories to tell about their time at The Hacienda. Here is its own story from start to end.