The Hacienda: Wollaton Hall to host ‘huge open-air rave’ this summer

Organisers are promising “one of the biggest lineups to ever hit the city”
The event will be a welcome addition to the city's summer line-up after the annual Splendour festival was cancelled. The event will be a welcome addition to the city's summer line-up after the annual Splendour festival was cancelled.
The event will be a welcome addition to the city's summer line-up after the annual Splendour festival was cancelled.

Wollaton Hall is to host a huge open-air rave this summer, with organisers promising “one of the biggest line-ups to ever hit the city”. 

The event, inspired by legendary Manchester music institution The Hacienda, will bring the party to Nottingham on Saturday, August 31. 

FAC51 The Hacienda, which organises huge raves across the UK, has said that partygoers can expect to hear genres including acid house, soul and disco house. 

Organisers said: “FAC51 The Hacienda remains the club that inspired generations, defined the scene and put dance music firmly on the map in the UK. 

“To celebrate this iconic brand; a whole host of Live artists and DJ's will be joining us for a HUGE open air event at a venue that is steeped in history.”

After opening in Manchester in 1982, the famous Hacienda nightclub played a key role in pioneering the acid house and rave scene of the late 1980s. 

This August will be the first time that FAC51 The Hacienda has hosted a rave in Nottingham

Last month it was confirmed that Splendour Festival, due to be held at Wollaton Hall in July, had been cancelled. 

Organisers blamed Nottingham City Council for “numerous delays” during the tender process. 

Tickets for the open-air rave will go on sale at 10am on Thursday, February 29. 

You can sign up for pre-sale access here.