The world’s first and best superclub, The Haçienda scarcely needs any introduction.
Founded by Factory Records and New Order, the club lasted fifteen years, growing from its origins as a gig venue to an epicentre of rave culture, incubating and popularising the nascent sound of acid house. Now, twelve or so years after the Whitworth Street West venue closed down, New Order bassist and Hac co-owner Peter Hook has written a book detailing the club’s rise, fall and enduring legacy.
The Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club is published by Simon & Schuster on October 5, and is the definitive, no-holds-barred account of "the pioneering vision, the quixotic ambition and the decadent mayhem" that defined FAC 51. Hook has also compiled and mixed Haçienda – Acid House Classics, a new 2xCD collection of Haçienda floor-fillers from the likes of Adonis, Phuture and A Guy Called Gerald. This will be released by New State Music, also on October 5.
To celebrate the release of the book and CD, Hook is embarking on a UK signing tour involving DJing dates, Q&A’s on the book, stopping off in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford, London and Bristol in early October. He’ll also be appearing at Sheffield’s Off The Shelf literary festival.
Sat 3rd Oct – HMV, 100 Market Street, Manchester (signing from 5pm)
Mon 5th Oct – HMV, 56 Northumberland St, Newcastle (signing from 5pm)
Tues 6th Oct – Waterstones @ The Arches, Glasgow (signing and Q&A from 7.30pm)
Weds 7th Oct – Borders, Magdalen St, Oxford (signing & Q&A from 6pm)
Fri 9th Oct – Fopp, 1 Earlham St, London (signing from 6pm); Wax Jambu, 144 Upper St, London (DJ Set from 8.30pm)
Sat 10th Oct – Borders, Queen’s Rd, Bristol (signing From 6pm)
Thurs 15th Oct – Off The Shelf Festival, Sheffield – (Q&A and DJ set from 7.30pm)
We’ve got three signed copies of The Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club to give away. Each of our winners will also receive a copy of the Haçienda – Acid House Classics CD. Entering this competition is dead easy; visit our competitions page now to do so.