The Hacienda Oiso Festival

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The Hacienda Oiso Festival

It's been 30 years now since The Hacienda first opened in a former warehouse – and, less salubriously, 15 years since it had its entertainments license revoked, after a litany of financial problems, drug busts and shootings. Once synonymous with acid house, the Manchester nightspot has endured in a bizarre afterlife, where its reputation as the spiritual birthplace of modern club culture is reinforced by nostalgia-soaked parties involving some of the acts who used to play there (and plenty more who didn't). Following on from a few well-attended parties in Tokyo, the concept is now being expanded into a two-day festival, which will be held at an outdoor swimming pool complex on the Shonan coast during Golden Week. Former Joy Division bassist Peter Hook – who's spent the past few years tirelessly flogging the Hacienda brand – is one of the star attractions, playing run-throughs of the group's Unknown Pleasures and Closer albums without the hindrance of any of his former bandmates. He's joined by '90s indie staples The Charlatans, who'll be revisiting their 2007 album Tellin' Stories in its entirety, plus Detroit techno icon Carl Craig, Manc dance rockers The Whip, Sharam (of Deep Dish fame), X-Press 2 and many more. Here's the lineup so far...

April 28

DJ Aki, The Charlatans (performing Tellin' Stories), Carl Craig, John Creamer & Stephane K, Groove Patrol, Peter Hook & The Light (performing Unknown Pleasures), Takkyu Ishino, Nina Kraviz, Lilies and Remains, Shingo420, Shonky, DJ Son, Sugiurumn, Aron T, Kenji Takimi, Tito, Satoshi Tomiie, Ryo Tsutsui, The Whip, X-Press 2, Yoda, Yoshitaca...

April 29

Audace, Bremen, The Charlatans, Dirty Munoz, 80kidz, Goth-Trad, Habanero Posse, HMS Control, Peter Hook & The Light (performing Closer), Jaguar Skills, Ken Ishii, Oli, Takeru John Otoguro, Radio Slave, Sharam, Taku Takahashi, Soiichiro Tanaka, Tetsuji Tanaka & Cardz, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Toquio Lequio Tequnos, Tokyo Indie, The Whip (DJ set), DJ Yummy, Zombie Nation...



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