Across the north of England two of the biggest club brands combine as Leeds promoters Shine join up with Manchester’s legendary Hacienda for FAC51’s long overdue return to The Warehouse, Leeds on Saturday 2nd August for an all-nighter that will see Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson alongside the UK DJ talents of Graeme Park headline a whole gallery of the Hacienda's and Shine’s finest DJ's spread across two rooms.
A legendary setting for late Eighties and Nineties clubbing in Leeds, 35 years since opening, The Warehouse like FAC51 The Hacienda has come to have a formidable reputation across the scene and from then onwards both Leeds and Manchester have often combined on special events in both cities and Hacienda Leeds, first Saturday in August continues this today.
The DJ line up is rightly headed by Marshall Jefferson who is known for being one of the founding fathers of house music as it is known today. Jefferson’s solo 1986 single for Trax, 'Move Your Body' the unforgettable Hacienda floor filler Kechia Jenkins, ‘I Need Somebody’ and house anthem ‘Someday’ collaboration with CeCe Rogers amongst many others cemented him as a central figure in the development of the Chicago house scene working with the best in the business, from fellow founding father Frankie Knuckles to Steve Silk Hurley, Felix Da HouseCat and Lil Louis to name a few.
The Hacienda’s reputation stands as one of the most influential clubs in history and has set many DJ's on their way to success so Shine has brought together many of the legendary players who graced the club in its heyday including Hac resident DJ for over 25 years Graeme Park billed alongside Eighties legend Jon Dasilva and Parky's previous back to back spinning partner Tom Wainwright accompanied by another 1990's FAC51 resident, Buckley of Leeds.
Room Two at The Warehouse, commonly known as ‘The Loft’ is thrown over to Shine who bring the cream of the Leeds crop to the event including local legend and Shine regular Graham Dixon playing a rare unique blend of early house. Graham will be accompanied by Shine’s favourite residents who need no introduction, Paul Murray, Mark Holliday and Garry Dabill.
August 2nd, will prove beyond doubt that The Hacienda and The Warehouse magic lives on, with Shine already cementing a reputation of their own.
"SEE YOU THERE"