An exclusive screening of new Hacienda documentary is happening this November

Taking place at HOME, the star-studded screening will be joined by Hacienda legends Peter Hook and Kath McDermott.

By Emma Davidson | 25 October 2022

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Music fans are in with a chance to attend the premiere of BBC Two’s star-studded documentary, The Hacienda: The Club That Shook Britain on Wednesday 2nd November. 

Co-founder of iconic bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook will be among those attending the exclusive screening at HOME in Manchester, which is located just round the corner from where the Hacienda club once stood. 

The red carpet event includes a preview of the one-off Hacienda documentary, ahead of its broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Saturday 5 November, followed by a Q&A session. 

This unique documentary tells the incredible story of a revolution which rose up from within the walls and dancefloor of a former warehouse in central Manchester.

The Hacienda / Mirrorpix

Legendary club and music venue, The Hacienda, unleashed the acid house and rave scene and was at the forefront of youth culture in the 80s and early 90s. 

Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary year of the opening of this iconic club, the documentary charts the Hacienda’s cultural legacy which is still as strong as ever. 

It combines rare and unseen archive footage with first-hand insightful testimony from those who were involved during the Hacienda’s heyday. 

The documentary features interviews with some of the ‘key players’ in the club’s history from Peter Hook and Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order), to famous club-regulars such as Noel Gallagher and Shaun Ryder.

They share stories alongside those who ran it at its height including former Hacienda manager and licensee Ang Matthews, and ordinary people whose lives were changed forever by the club.

The Q&A, which follows the screening, will be hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Nemone and she will be joined by Peter Hook, co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, former Hacienda DJ and club-regular Kath McDermott and Ben Kelly, one of the UK’s most influential designers best known for his interior design of the nightclub. 

The Hacienda: The Club That Shook Britain has been produced by Wise Owl Films, the Leeds-based factual label of Lime Pictures, and makers of previous BBC Two music documentaries including When Bob Marley/Nirvana Came To Britain.

Commissioned by Aisling O’Connor for BBC England and Dawn Payne for BBC Popular Music Television, this one-off documentary will air on TV on Saturday 5th November at 10.15pm on BBC Two.


The Hacienda: The Club That Shook Britain Screening

Date: Wednesday 2nd October
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: HOME
Price: FREE