The Hacienda is back with ‘stunning’ line-up for massive homecoming gig

Featuring some VERY big names.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 24th July 2023

The Hacienda will return to Manchester with a huge homecoming show this year, featuring a star-studded line-up that includes Ian Brown and Leftfield.

The legendary long-lost nightclub will be taking over one of the city’s biggest venues for the show, which will also bring together some of the club’s former DJs.

It’s the latest in a series of annual events at Depot Mayfield, with FAC251 The Hacienda promising an all-day club event across five rooms.

Taking place on Saturday 2 December, there’ll be performances from Manc legends and DJ sets from very familiar faces.

One of the event’s headliners is ‘godlike genius’ Ian Brown, former frontman of The Stone Roses, who will perform live.


Then techno legends Leftfield will bring their acclaimed live set, hot off the back of Glastonbury and two sold-out dates in Manchester in May.

Dance acts Inner City and Soul II Soul, plus Factory Records regulars A Certain Ratio, will also all be performing live.


Some of the world’s best DJs will be spinning tunes at Depot Mayfield, with the likes of David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Dimitri From Paris, Todd Terry and Kevin Saunderson all returning to FAC51.

The Hacienda always prided itself on its resident DJs, who helped define the club and shape its identity, and will bring some back together this December at the huge gig.

Mike Pickering and Graeme Park join forces for a rare special back-to-back set, joined by sets from Greg Wilson, DJ Paulette, Peter Hook, 808 State, K Klass, Justin Robertson, Jon Dasilva, Hewan Clarke, Tom Wainwright, Kath McDermott, Chad Jackson, Jason Boardman, Russ, Buckley, Guy Williams, Jason Boardman, James Holroyd, Herbie Saccani & Mark XTC.


About returning to Depot Mayfield in December, Peter Hook commented: “After a wonderful occasion last year and on our previous visits, we are delighted to reaffirm that The Hacienda’s lifelong legacy is still alive and kicking especially following our recent success dancing in the rain at Castlefield Bowl.”

Meanwhile Graeme Park added; “I’m already beyond excited about The Haçienda returning to Depot Mayfield this December. Last year’s event was absolutely epic and the line-up this time promises to make this another huge party. I’m also looking forward to DJing with Mike Pickering for the first time since April 2022. So come on then Manchester! You will not be disappointed.”

As with The Hacienda’s previous Depot Mayfield appearances, demand is expected to be high.

Tickets go on general sale 10am Friday 28 July 2023 via

Featured image: Danny Sargent