FAC251 Factory Manchester
Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label, started in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James. Like the label 4AD Records, Factory Records used a creative team (most notably record producer Martin Hannett and graphic designer Peter Saville) which gave the label and the artists recording for it, a particular sound and image. The label employed a unique cataloguing system that gave a number not just to its musical releases, but to artwork and other objects, as well.
Redeveloped, re-crafted and entirely redesigned for the start of a new decade, factory records infamous central Manchester offices reopens as a live venue/nightclub, FAC251 “The Factory”, mixing live bands, indie and dance influences across three different floors.
The joint venture between New Order and Joy Division’s Peter Hook and established club operators Tokyo Industries (30+ venues across the UK including the award-winning Digital in Newcastle and Brighton and the Tokyo Mansion party venues), Tokyo Industries managing director Aaron Mellor is a long time Factory Records afficianado.
Rm1: DJ STEVE DAVIES Indie, Disco, Rock, Pop, House, Electro Mash Up
Rm2: Rock n Soul Club: 50’s & 60’s Retro Classics
Rm3: IBIZA ROCKS NICOLA BEAR playing Tech House / Tropical / Dub
Rm2: Indie, Funk, Soul, Motown
Rm3: Dubstep Electro House with DECIBeL
Saturdays: Factory Saturdays
Rm 1: Dance, EDM, RnB, Hiphop
Rm 2: MADCHESTER, Indie Rock and Roll
Rm 3: DECIBeL in the Loft / HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE
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