Hacienda Classical to open Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage

Hacienda Classical have been confirmed for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Joined with Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata, Hacienda Classical will be opening the main Pyramid Stage in the prestigious Friday morning slot on June 23.

Original Hacienda DJs Park and Pickering reinterpret seminal dance classics with Manchester Camerata, conductor Tim Crooks and guests, into classical anthems.

Peter Hook, the project’s executive producer, said: “After forty years in the music business I still count my three appearances at Glastonbury as the peaks of my career, to be back with Haçienda Classical in 2017 is another landmark moment and is dedicated to Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton to celebrate their contribution to British music and culture.

Hacienda Classical are playing more shows across the summer, including dates in Manchester, Lytham and Brighton. Full dates are below.

26 – London, Royal Albert Hall

24 – Glastonbury Festival
24 – Bristol, Harbourside Amphitheatre

1 – Manchester, Castlefield Bowl
14 – Kew The Music, Kew Gardens, London

3 – Lytham, Lytham Festival
4 – Newcastle, Times Square
6 – Liverpool, Hope & Glory Festival

9 – Brighton, Brighton Racecourse