Despite efforts to improve the club by building a basement and having extended hours in many ways this was the year, The Haçienda began to struggle despite outside appearances of success.

With Factory now bankrupt it was more on its own with Dry than ever and had become a victim of its own success, spawning countless imitators including Cream and Renaissance and even in Manchester Paradise Factory and Home.  Even the bars began to have DJs and extended hours.

A moodiness affected the club and Manchester and this was where the city became known as Gunchester with incidents throughout clubland and the city.

Nevertheless The Haçienda still enjoyed some tremendous nights over the year. The 11th Birthday, visits from Soak, Ministry Of Sound and Heavenly while Flesh became established as the prime LGBT night in the country.

Tuesday 2nd – OPEN HOUSE Tom Wainwright; Russ; Miles Holloway

Tuesday 16th – OPEN HOUSE Tom Wainwright; Russ; Buckley


Sunday 12th – HEAVENLY IN THE CITY St. Etienne; Espiritu; the Rockingbirds; White Out; Andy Weatherall (part of the In the City music convention)

Monday 13th – ROB’S PARTY Sub Sub; A Certain Ratio (part of the In the City music convention)

Tuesday 14th – MIXMAG/MINISTRY OF SOUND PARTY Tony Humphries; CJ Mackintosh; Justin Berkman; D:Ream; Juliette Roberts (part of the In the City music convention)

Saturday 2nd – Graeme Park

Friday 5th – Todd Terry; Russ; Buckley; Dave Rofe

Wednesday 1st – JAZZMATAZZ

Thursday 2nd – OPEN HOUSE Tom Wainwright; Danny Hussein

Friday 3rd – SHINE! Trannies with Attitude

Thursday 9th – OPEN HOUSE

Friday 10th – Laurent Garnier; Judy Cheeks

Thursday 16th – OPEN HOUSE

Friday 17th – DIY

Thursday 23rd – FLESH ; M People (attendance 1380)

Friday 24th – CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY Jon DaSilva; Jose; Herbie; Buckley; John McCready; Mark Tabbener (attendance 808)

Monday 27th – CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAY SHINE! Alex P; Allister Whitehead; Tim Lennox; Dave Rofe; Sam Mollinson (attendance 978)

Friday 31st – NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Tom Wainwright; Roger Sanchez; Tim Lennox; Allister Whitehead; Buckley; Herbie; Jose; Mark Tabbener