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Hardrock Concert Theatre

This was located on Greatstone Road in Stretford, and during the 70s played host to most of the major acts such as Santana, David Bowie, Genesis, Hawkwind, Roxy Music and more. Terry Snowden MBE writes: The venue was effectively used for 2 specific purposes and this dictated how it was set up and promoted! (1) The Village – A 70s Disco Nightclub that also occasionally featured guest DJs, artists & bands within a modern discotheque environment. (2) The Hardrock – A modern concert venue used by the ‘A-list’ touring bands and artists of the day. In order to transform the venue from The Village Discotheque to The Hardrock Concert Hall, the internal wall was simply revolved to open up a large seating area for concert goers who preferred to sit rather than stand. The seats were therefore always hidden when the venue was used as a discotheque by revolving the wall. Hence the reason why concert tickets often had 2 defined prices i.e. 75p standing & £1 seated. This is because one half of the concert venue was standing room only and the other half was seated.