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Stones Roses After Parties at Sankeys

During previous years the Hacienda have returned to Manchester a couple of times per year. Often at festive periods such as Easter, Christmas or New Year's Eve. The legendary club brand is at Sankeys twice in June and then returns to the Albert Hall in July, right after a Hacienda Classical event in Castlefield. That's four events this summer alone!

There aren't any official Stone Roses After Parties as such. You have a raft of events to select from, and if your musical bent leans, understandably, towards the band's true indie nature, then the likes of The Venue, South and The Factory have got you covered. But if your memories of Ian Brown and company are part of an overall Madchester experience, and if your main musical taste lies with the dance and rave culture of the period, well, the Hacienda are here for you. Both Friday and Saturday night have been commandeered by the evergreen club night at the Ancoats venue.

The line-ups for the night are literally identical, so aside from the question of ticket availability (see below) it's just a matter of attending on the night that you're also at the Etihad for the gig, or whichever night suits you best for going out clubbing. The two headliners are those bastions of American house music, Todd Terry and Marshall Jefferson, both of whom are no strangers to Hacienda events. The Nude twosome of Park & Pickering are also playing, as is Jon Dasilva. The line-up's reminiscent of that glorious first opening club night for the Albert Hall, on NYE 2014, when the late Frankie Knuckles also played. The contrast in environments couldn't be greater though. The Albert Hall's expansive interior as a former place of worship feels grand. Sankey's basement has that seedy vibe, reminding you that you're off the beaten track.

It's fair to say that the entire weekend is a big deal if you're a Mancunian music lover or you love music that Mancunians have either produced, taken to their hearts or championed as a sound.

If you're unfamiliar with the two big stars, and shame on you if you are, Todd Terry is a veteran of many Hacienda events and at least an annual visitor to Manchester's clubs. His tracks are still massively popular and Todd's one of the most respected DJ’s both globally and in dance music history. You'll have heard the likes of 'Weekend', 'Dreams Of Santa Anna', 'Jumpin'', 'Something Goin' On' and more from him. The man is also credited with having remixed over 1,000 pieces of music for the diverse likes of Robert Plant, Roger Sanchez, Craig David, Nina Simone and DJ Spen.

Marshall Jefferson was a crucial name in the development of Chicago house. You'll know his work as an artist on 'Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)' and 'Ride The Rhythm', but he's also produced many classics such Ce Ce Rogers' vocal anthem 'Someday', Ten City's 'Devotion' and the Sterling Void track 'It's All Right'. Marshall has journeyed the world over spreading the original house sound. He and Todd also worked together in 2011 on a track aptly titled, 'Party People'.

Here's the full itinerary for the weekend:

  • Details:
  • Friday 17th June and Saturday 18th June
  • The Hacienda @ Sankeys
  • Todd Terry
  • Marshall Jefferson
  • Graeme Park
  • Mike Pickering
  • Jon Dasilva
  • 10.00pm – 5.00am (last entry 12.30am)

  • £20.00 advance + bf for Friday
  • VIP booths at £70 per person (in groups of 2, 4, 6 or 8) advance + bf for Saturday

Tickets are on sale at the Hacienda ticket page on Skiddle. Not many left for Friday!.

Written by Justin Richards. For all AfterDark enquiries, contact:


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Jon Dasilva Marshall Jefferson Hacienda at Sankeys Graeme Park and Mike Pickering