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13 STREAMPUNK Live Music

ith pubs, nightclubs and restaurants closing to slow the spread of Covid-19, nightlife in Manchester (and the UK)

A lot of the live gigs are dropping from venues that embody the city’s “Madchester” era: The Haçienda – a now demolished club, which shot to fame during the 1980s and 1990s – has even been resurrected for the occasion. And so-called Hacienda House Parties, held at Factory 251, featuring the likes of long-serving DJs Graeme Park and Allister Whitehead and Joy Division’s bassist Peter Hook, are happening to uplift viewer ’s spirits during this difficult time. AUTHENTIC TELEVISION Manchester ’s rich creative history is what led to the city stepping up to this enormous

was expected to come to a stop. But alas, the beats are still popping and the city – known for its world-famous music scene – has turned to live streaming. The virtual club is now in session. United We Stream is a collaboration of Greater Manchester ’s cultural and nightlife businesses. Every evening from 7pm, bands, DJs, singers and performers livestream their sets from the city’s venues, and people worldwide are tuning in to get a taste of it from their homes.

FACE THE MUSIC Samuel Day, production coordinator, on set for the Homobloc live stream

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