Webmaster Announcement.

Fellow readers of www.neworderweb.net…

It is with heavy heart that i can confirm that the news section on www.neworderweb.net will no longer be updated.

As you will all know, social media pages can be easily updated within seconds to get the latest New Order and associated news as it happens, whereas it is somewhat time consuming updating the NoW site,
However, i will continue to share the latest news on our sister pages on Facebook.

neworderweb.net – https://www.facebook.com/groups/347984589084/

New Order – https://www.facebook.com/groups/91583020688/?ref=br_tf

Joy Division / New Order / Electronic – https://www.facebook.com/groups/192303677459939/

Factory Records – https://www.facebook.com/Factory.Records/

This doesnt mean the end of www.neworderweb.net – (for now) but i can forsee in the coming years that i will have to close it down or leave it in archive mode.

The site has been a passion, especially the discographes and i am loathed to lose the New Order Discography that i have worked on for many years ,and which is still the number one and most comprehensive New Order Discpgraphy on the planet.

I have another project in the pipeline with the discography in mind but this will take several years to come to fruition, i will keep you all informed on progress naturally.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who have been involved in the www.neworderweb.net project.

Special thanks goes out to Peter Hook and James Masters.



Peter Hook Exclusive Signing @ Fopp Manchester 5/5/17!

Hooky Fopp Signing

Peter Hook will be signing copies of his four live recordings of Joy Division and New Order music played by his band Peter Hook & The Light at Fopp Manchester.

The event will take place on:

Friday 5th May – 17:30pm – Fopp Manchester

Copies of all four albums will be available to purchase in-store on the day of the event.

Unknown Pleasures Live at Leeds Cockpit


Closer Live at The Factory

Movement Live at Dublin Academy

Power, Corruption and Lies Live at Dublin Academy



Access will be granted on a first come first served basis with a copy of the album, up to store capacity, while stocks last.





Haçienda Classical with Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata is to open this year’s Glastonbury Festival main stage in the prestigious Friday morning slot, providing an epic performance to get the festival underway.

Last year’s opener on the Pyramid Stage saw The Orchestra of Syrian Music with Damon Albarn and guests in the slot. This year Haçienda Classical, which sees the clubs original DJ partnership Graeme Park and Mike Pickering reinterpret seminal dance classics with Manchester Camerata – “Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” (The Times) – conductor Tim Crooks and guests, is charged with rousing the festival goers for the Friday morning start of the legendary main stage.


Haçienda Classical has returned in 2017 with a new set, aired for the first time at April concerts in Leeds and Glasgow. The Yorkshire Evening Post commented on the Leeds show, calling it “sheer enjoyment for the head, heart and feet, this is a show that’s hard to beat.”

Upcoming shows for Haçienda Classical over Summer 2017 aside from Glastonbury include London’s Royal Albert Hall, Harbourside Ampitheatre Bristol, Manchester’s Castlefield Arena, Kew The Music, Lytham Festival, Newcastle’s Live From Times Square, Liverpool’s Hope & Glory Festival and Brighton Racecourse.


About Haçienda Classical at Glastonbury 2017, the project’s executive producer Peter Hook comments: “After forty years in the music business I still count my three appearances at Glastonbury as the peaks of my career, to be back with Haçienda Classical in 2017 is another landmark moment and is dedicated to Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton to celebrate their contribution to British music and culture.


Bob Riley, CEO of Manchester Camerata, the orchestra collaborating in Haçienda Classical added: “Haçienda Classical has bound together amazing artists and audiences in a unique Mancunian musical story. The opportunity to play Glastonbury and open the Pyramid Stage, is a massive honour and privilege for Manchester Camerata.”


Graeme Park who along with Mike Pickering has put together the set for the Haçienda Classical concerts added: “I’m utterly thrilled to be opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year. It’s a real honour to appear on the stage where I’ve seen so many of my favourite artists and legends play. Bringing Haçienda Classical to Glasto is a mouth-watering prospect and one that is sure to excite the Glastonbury crowd.


As The Haçienda’s dance heritage has collided with the world of classical music, the concerts have been widely praised with great audience responses from the gigs, and dates selling out in minutes.


In its second year, the tour returns to venues that hosted 2016’s inspirational nights as well as new locations, recreating the tunes that defined a generation at the original club, renewed afresh and rearranged with a classical orchestra.


FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017                               Royal Albert Hall, London (SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017                                   Glastonbury Festival (SOLD OUT)

SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017                                   Harbourside Ampitheatre, Bristol

SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017                         Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2017                         Kew The Music, Kew Gardens, London

THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST 2017             Lytham Festival, Lytham

FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST 2017                    Times Square, Newcastle

SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017                   Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool

SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017     Brighton Racecourse, Brighton


Tickets for all dates available from See Tickets – www.seetickets.com

Direct ticket link for all dates here – http://bit.ly/HaçiendaClassical2017SeeTickets

Reaction To Haçienda Classical 2016


“A near two hour blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off.” – Mixmag


“Probably the best rave since 1997. A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops, massive tunes.” NME


“The atmosphere was incredible.” The Times – Five Stars


On Manchester Camerata

‘Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ (The Times) and a Registered Charity, Manchester Camerata is redefining what an orchestra can do. Famous for innovation, the orchestra pops up in all sorts of places, from concert halls to care homes, and collaborates with a spectrum of artists, from classical superstar Martha Argerich to the Haçienda DJs. The orchestra’s Music Director and conductor, Gábor Takács-Nagy, is one of the finest musicians on the planet, and a magnet for international artists and collaborators. The award-winning Camerata is at the forefront of international music-led dementia research, and its pioneering community programme helps to promote social change in its communities.

www.manchestercamerata.co.uk  @MancCamerata

 On AMC Choir

The AMC Choir who perform at all the Haçienda Classical dates sing with a style that fuses House and Gospel music perfectly.


Matching natural, full-bodied, vocals to recreate the classic tracks which make up the Haçienda Classical set, their voices resonate with the sounds of the DJ’s and The Camerata as their harmonies and considerable energy generate the atmosphere at the concerts.


Based in Manchester, AMC have performed together since the early 90s’ across many tours and special events and choir director Audrey Mattis, says of the involvement in the tour; “Singing these famous House tunes with the knowledge that Manchester and The Haçienda was at the heart of creating the original sound is an inspirational feeling. With the cheering, and the dancing crowds, we really feel like we’re part of a historical moment. It’s uplifting to hear the crowd singing along with us from the minute they hear the intros until the very last note.”



50 MORE NoW 5 / True Faith 30 badges are now available to pre-order!

I am extremely pleased to announce that due to unprecedented demand ANOTHER 50 of the NoW 5 / True Faith 30 anniversary badges are being made as we speak! If you would like one then drop me a line in on webmaster@neworderweb.net . A small P&P charge will apply.


5th anniversary / True Faith Badges are now SOLD OUT!

Thanks to everyone who enquired about the NoW 5 / True Faith anniversary badges, unfortunately they sold out within a matter of hours.

5th Anniversary / True Faith 30 Badges now available for Pre-Order!

To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of www.neworderweb.net and the 30th Anniversary of True Faith i have had 100 commerative badges manufactured by http://www.blackdragonbadges.co.uk/


 The badges are strictly limited to 100 worldwide and will be distributed on a “first come first served basis”.


The badges are FREE to all friends and readers of www.neworderweb.net, however, there will be a small postage and packaging charge.


To secure one TODAY then please either send me a message via the NoW Forum page or alternatively you can email me on webmaster@neworderweb.net


* Please note * The badges will be posted in late June or early July to coincide with the release date of True Faith.




Steve Smith




www.neworderweb.net – The UK’s ONLY Dedicated Joy Division,New Order and Side Project Web Portal!