The Hacienda has announced a 24-hour New Years Eve livestream party.

Following the launch of the virtual Hacienda club, the legendary Manchester institution has announced a mega marathon to celebrate the end of 2020. Opening in 1982, the infamous Manchester nightclub is considered by many as playing a crucial part in the rise of acid house before shutting down in the ’90s.

Teaming up with United We Stream GM, the party begins as NYE starts at 10AM GMT and sees the day through with an all new Hacienda Classical, Inner City and Phuture live, before a special tribute to Frankie Knuckles from 2013 will be screened inside the virtual Hacienda.

There’s also a host of legendary DJs lined up for party, including Manchester’s DJ Paulette, Danny Tenaglia, and David Morales. The event will also host Greg Wilson and Jon Dasilva, alongside Todd Terry, Norman Jay MBE, and more.

Warehouse Project founder and executive producer of United We Stream GM, Sacha Lord, said: “A few weeks ago, I promised that Greater Manchester would hold the biggest New Year’s Eve event, not just in the UK, but probably across Europe.

“During the initial 10 week United We Stream run, the most viewed events were both the Haçienda productions.
 
“We always strive to better ourselves, so we are back, with not only a bigger line up, spanning artists across the globe, but also running for 24 hours.
 
“We are the 24-Hour Party People. Nothing will stop us from doing what we do best, and at the same time, raising many funds for those in need.
 
“The last time I did 24 hours solidly, was quite a few years ago… but I’m prepared to give it another bash!”

The entire broadcast is free to watch at unitedwestream.co.uk from 10AM GMT on 31st December . Donations can be made during the stream and will be distributed between four charities: oneGM, Save The Children, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation and Peacemeal.

You can head back to the club’s heydey with these amazing photos from The Haçienda.