During the 1980’s and early 1990’s, the city stood out for its vibrant music scene — “Madchester”. This was the birthplace of essential pop/rock artists from that era, such as Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and The Smiths. This was also the time when the repetitive beats of house music could be heard until dawn. The epicentre of this euphoria, the Hacienda nightclub, is now gone. But the pulse of the Manchester night can still be felt in its central music venues, at the Gay Village and Northern Quarter bars and clubs, and at The Locks, a former industrial and railroad site that has become a lively nightspot.