VISITORS heading to a unique summer gig in Sunderland can make a night of it with an exclusive deal at a leading County Durham hotel.
On August 19, Herrington Country Park will play host to Haçienda Classical, a one night only tribute to classic acid house and rave performed alongside a 40-piece chamber orchestra, choir, two top DJs and guests.
The Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham is offering audiences heading to the show the chance to take advantage of a discounted rate on three of its room types on the night.
The ground breaking Haçienda Classical is being staged by Northern Sessions – Sunderland Live’s in-house music promoter. It features a string of the 80s and 90s’ biggest dance classics, all huge floor fillers in the heyday of the legendary Haçienda nightclub.
The tracks, by bands like New Order, Black Box and Inner City, have been reinterpreted by the club’s original DJs, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, who will perform alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra, members of the AMC Choir as well as New Order’s Peter Hook and Happy Mondays’ Rowetta.
Ramside Hall Hotel is offering a special room rate for fans attending the show of £100 for a Double, £115 for Deluxe and £130 for Premier, all including breakfast.
General Manager Tim Boyd is looking forward to welcoming music fans. “The whole concept behind Haçienda Classical is unique and exciting and it’s a big coup for the region,” he said.
“At Ramside Hall Hotel we want to encourage visitors to stay over after the show and perhaps enjoy a little bit more of what the North East has to offer, so with this in mind we are offering this special rate for concert-goers.”
Karen Makepeace, in-house promoter for Northern Sessions added: “There is less than a month until Haçienda Classical takes to the stage at Herrington Country Park and we are thrilled to have the support of the Ramside Hall Hotel.
“We are expecting a lot of people from out of the area and it is great that we have a luxury hotel on board to help make their visit extra special.”
General admission tickets to Hacienda Classical are £35 and are available from www.ticketline.co.uk/hacienda-classical-northern-sessions#bio or by calling 0844 888 9991.
VIP packages priced at £100 are also available, including on-site car parking, entry to a VIP enclosure with deckchair viewing area, arrival drink, access to pay bar facilities, VIP toilets and a barbecue buffet.
To take advantage of the discounted rate deals at the Ramside Hall Hotel call 0191 386 5282 and quote ‘Hacienda’ when booking. For more information on the hotel visit www.ramsidehallhotel.co.uk.