With the club attempting to buck the trend of its decline, opening up a basement club away from the main dancefloor as part of efforts to renovate The Haçienda sadly this only had an alternatve effect.

Having been filled to capacity at weekend prior to the building work, attendance quickly dipped to about 600 each night due to the scaffolding obscuring the club.

Nevertheless The Hacienda continued to attract top DJ’s and live acts to the club as well as showcasing new Manchester music networks like Fat City who held their first event at the club in December.

Across the year live acts included Elastica, The Fall, Hopper with DJ appearances from Todd Terry, Andrew Weatherall, Danny Rampling, Grooverrider, Roni Size and more, the latter coming at The Hacienda successful but short live drum and bass night, Phenomenon One.

Saturday 9th – Cream

Monday 20th – Hopper; Flinch

Wednesday 27th – Elastica

Mon 22nd – Thirteenth Birthday Party

Weds 24th – Phenomenon One – Grooverider, Roni Size, Bryan Gee, Nicky Blackmarket

Thursday 30th – The Fall

Tuesday 20th – Raymond & Martha (a play: ‘a world of pulp serialkiller literature’) Pete Robinson; Dave Rofe

Saturday 1st – Graeme Park

Tuesday 4th – Str8-Up

Saturday 8th – Graeme Park

Saturday 15th – Graeme Park

Tuesday 18th – Leaky Fresh; Semtex; Hewan Clarke

Friday 21st – SUNSHINE! Todd Terry; Jon DaSilva

Monday 24th – FACTORY TOO SHOWCASE East West Coast; The Orch; Italian Love Party; K-Track

Friday 28th – SUNSHINE! Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk; Barbara Tucker

Monday 31st – Tom Wainwright; Bobby Langley (plus Carry On Down the Canal: a boat trip)

Friday 4th – Digit; Max Mistry

Friday 11th – SUNSHINE! Dave Seaman

Thursday 17th – DOMINA Andrew Weatherall; Matt Thompson; Pete Robinson

Friday 25th – SUNSHINE! Victor Simonelli; CeCe Rogers

Monday 28th – HAÇIENDA CLASSICS Jon DaSilva; Nipper & Roy Baxter; Guru Josh

Friday 1st – ULTIMATUM RECORDS RELEASE PARTY Carl Cox; Laurent Garnier; Eric Powell; Daz Sound;
Trevor Rockcliffe

Sunday 3rd – DODGY: ‘The National Band Register Throws a Chocolate Grenade’ Arch Stanton; FTV; J. Fisher; Defacto; The Colour Wheel; the Free Agents

Monday 4th – THE IMMORTAL SHOWCASE: 5th Man Manchester Records Launch Party Toni DiBart;
Love to Infinity; Sam Mollinson; Up Yer Ronson; New Industries; Gabrielle’s Wish; Bad Man
Wagon; Kill Laura; Pete Mitchell

Tuesday 5th – Danny Rampling; Graeme Park; Dave Clarke; Nick Warren; James Lavelle; Paul Bleasdale; Kris Needs; Richard Fearless; James Barton

Friday 8th – DJ Digit, Buck; Ra Soul; Max Mistry; Neon Leon

Saturday 9th – Bobby Langley

Thursday 14th – Jean Daniel; Eric Powell

Weds 27th – Disobey

Weds 6th – Fryin’ The Fat. Celebrating the launch of the new shop & the Fat City debut album.

Sunday 31st – New Years Eve : Todd Terry, Graeme Park, Tom Wainwright, Bobby Langley, Dick Johnson, Jason Bye, Stuart B.