04 February 2012
FAC 251 The Factory Second Birthday 
FAC 251 The Factory celebrates its second birthday this and next weekend with a series of films, gigs, DJ Sets and more.

Part 1 kicks off today Saturday 4 February will a free Rebel Cinema film screening, a first come first served free gig featuring The Covelles and then a club event with Peter Hook, Tim Burgess and Norman Jay.

The second weekend on Saturday 11 February will feature another free gig from Reverend and The Makers followed by Zane Lowe, Doorly, Dave Haslam and the NME Awards Aftershow.

Tickets for the free cinema screening are limited and for tickets email liam@factorymanchester.com [may still be some available]

Part 1 Saturday 4 February 2012

7-9pm Rebel Cinema Screening – 24 Hour Party People [Free Entry with ticket]

Intro and Q&A Session from: Peter Hook, John Robb & Clint Boon

9pm-10:30 The Covelles + Super White Assassin Live) - Free Entry
10:30-3am Club Lineup:

Room 1 Tim Burgess (DJ Set)
Room 2 Norman Jay (Good Times Set)
Room 3 Peter Hook (DJ Set)

Part 2 Saturday 11 February 2012

7:30-10:30pm Reverend & The Makers Full gig – Free Entry

10:30-3am Club night

Room 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ Zane Lowe & Doorly
Room 2 Dave Haslam
Room 3 NME Awards Tour After Party Tribes (DJ Set) + Guests

More info at: factorymanchester.com / Facebook/factorymanchester

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The Names

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".

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