Rave marks 30th anniversary of Hacienda
By Mark Fordham
Manchester's famous Hacienda nightclub has been revived for one night only in a party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the venue.
Ageing ravers attended the event in an underground car park on the site of where the club used to be before it was demolished in 2002.
The club became legendary for its place at the heart of the acid house club scene in the late 1980s and 90s - as well as for drug dealing and gang violence.
Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook organised the party and he said that fans of the venue still have "very intense" feelings for it.
Hacienda first opened on May 21st 1982 and was run by the Factory Records label and sales of New Order records before eventually closing in 1997.
"The idea came about to celebrate the 30th simply because Graeme Park [DJ] and I thought that we might not be here for the 40th," Mr Hook continued.
22 May 2012, 11:55