27 January 2010
FAC 251 ticket details announced 
Full tickets details for the Opening Weekend of FAC 251 The Factory have been announced.

Friday 5 February 2010 featuring Peter Hook’s The Light

A one-off performance by Peter Hook’s The Light, a Manchester supergroup put together specially for the occasion featuring Mani (Stone Roses), Rowetta (Happy Mondays), Howard Marks and other special guests, performing rare Joy Division and New Order tracks, and a hits retrospective from Hooky's previous bands Monaco, Revenge, New Order, Joy Division and the first ever debut of his new material with Freebass.

22.50 GBP (very limited tickets) for gig 7–11pm
8.50 GBP for Club Afterparty (Entry after 11pm ONLY)

Tickets on sale at FAC 251 The Factory at 12:00 midday on Friday 29 January 2010.

Saturday 6 February 2010 featuring Stonelove / Hacienda Presents Launch Party + special guest live act

Register at FAC 251 The Factory for details and tickets.

More info and details of gigs the weekend after (including White Lies and Twisted Wheel) available at the newly-fully-launched official website.

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

- extract from the official website biography

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