December 3, 2012  |   Competitions, Events, Freebies

Win Tickets to the Hacienda 30th Birthday ft. Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson and more!

The legendary Haçienda comes to London for Haçienda 30 – an explosive anniversary party featuring some of the greatest pioneers in house music and we’re giving you the exclusive chance to win tickets! All you have to do is re-tweet us “RT to Win tickets to the Hacienda 30th Birthday!! @Point_Blank” and you’ll be in with the chance to win tickets for you and your friends. The winner will be picked at random on Thursday 13th December.

This year The Haçienda celebrates 30 stunning years, and to mark the release of a special 30th anniversary compilation album. Coming to KOKO on Saturday December 15th this party is set to have London dancing like it hasn’t since 1992, when The Haçienda last came to town.

Haçienda 30 at KOKO will be celebrating a leading light in the history of dance music – and one of the most notorious clubs the scene has ever known – as it turns 30 years old. Enlisting the talent of DJs who were there when it all began, back when people gave up their jobs to party with the DJs they loved and to the music that set them free, Haçienda 30 takes us back to the beginning.

Point Blank CEO, Rob Cowan, remembers the early days of this clubbing instituion “the Hacienda played host to many a fantastic night out for us growing up in Manchester. Can’t believe it all started 30 years ago! Should be a great night on 15th Dec”.

Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Todd Terry has been cultivating the underground and breaking boundaries since the late 1980s. As one of the world’s most celebrated names in dance music, Todd Terry brings infectious blend of big house, old school synths, disco, thumping drum beats and bassline loops to KOKO for one night only.

Widely regarded as one of the leading innovators of Chicago house music, Marshall Jefferson takes to the turntables for this truly momentous occasion. Best known for inventing that squelchy acid house sound, he also conquered deep house, releasing the first track to ever use piano.

The Haçienda’s former booker, renowned DJ and industry insider Mike Pickering was there at the start. His name and sound represented part of The Haçienda’s identity. Experience the charisma they witnessed from the DJ booth, as Mike Pickering selects a very special – and rare – set worthy of this 30th anniversary.

Having opened in Manchester in 1982, The Haçienda quickly became one the most famous and respected clubs in the world – hosting many huge names, and helping to launch the careers of countless others. Considered a super-club even before the dawn of club culture, and way ahead of its time, The Haçienda was a place for people to really escape, let go and have a good time, and became a musical hub – an institution in its own right. It gave the budding scene an identity, a soul and a home of its own and few. As the dance scene spread outwards to other clubs, warehouse parties and raves throughout the UK and Europe, The Haçienda’s influence was undeniable. It became the epicentre of a dynamic music scene, and, despite its closure in 1997 that energy still lives on.

We’re offering you the chance to win tickets for this once in a lifetime event. Just re-tweet us “RT to Win tickets to the Hacienda 30th Birthday!! @Point_Blank “ and you’ll be in with the chance to win tickets for you and a group of your mates!