Former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam is set to offer insights and anecdotes from his time working the decks at the Manchester nightclub during an appearance on Leeds-based chat show Chinwag.
Haslam saw the real boom of the Manchester music industry during his time at the Hacienda – an experience he will be sharing with the audience, along with plenty of tales about some of the most famous names in UK music from the 80s and 90s.
The Birmingham-born DJ made his debut at the club in 1986, and Ian Brown, Tim Burgess, and the Chemical Brothers have all credited him as an inspiration.
Some of the stories from Haslam’s time at what was once Europe’s most famous nightclub include Tony Wilson threatening to shoot him, taking John Peel to see Public Enemy and cooking cauliflower cheese for Morrissey.
Chinwag host Chris Madden said: “Chinwag is an opportunity to share some time exploring.
“I appreciate that this isn’t a typical approach, but I really don’t want to be Jonathan Ross or Melvyn Bragg – it’s a chat!
“I don’t have an agenda or place to get to – each guest is free to bring as much of themselves as they are comfortable with, this allows stories to evolve naturally.”
Haslam’s stint on the show will be recorded at the Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds on September 16 and money raised by the event will go to the MAP foundation.
MAP is a charity which gives disadvantaged young people – at risk of exclusion from mainstream education – access to art and music courses.
They provide opportunities, ranging from experience in graphics and illustration through to lyric writing and music production.
The event starts at 18:00 and tickets cost £5.00 with a £0.95 booking fee. To book yours now, click here.
For more information about the event visit the Chinwag website.