FAC51 The Haçienda

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FAC51 The Haçienda

Given how little money the original Haçienda made, there's something faintly unpleasant about the way the notoriously addled Manchester club has been transformed into such a lucrative earner in its afterlife. You can get your latest fix of carefully marketed acid house vibes at Sound Museum Vision this weekend, as Tokyo's clubbers join to feel nostalgic about an era that they're far too young to have experienced first time around, and probably too innocent (lest we forget, the main reason for the Haçienda's dodgy finances was because everyone spent their money on drugs instead of drinks from the bar). Peter Hook – who's now fronting a sort of Joy Division tribute band since parting ways with New Order – will be doing a DJ set, though we're honestly more excited to hear that indefatigable Happy Mondays hype man Bez will also be there. And if the whole thing gets too much, you can always retreat to the second room, where Tokyo veterans Kenji Takimi and DJ Nori are joining the ever-reliable London Calling posse for an evening of slightly less retro sounds.