Madchester was a musical and cultural scene that developed in the English city of Manchester in the late 1980s, closely associated with the indie dance scene.[1][2][3][4] Indie-dance (sometimes referred to as indie-rave[5]) saw artists merging indie music with elements of acid house, psychedelia[6] and 1960s pop.[7] The term Madchester was coined by Factory Records' Tony Wilson,[8][9][10] with the label popularised by the British music press in the early 1990s,[11] and its most famous groups include the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, the Charlatans, James and 808 State. It is widely seen as being heavily influenced by drugs, especially MDMA. At that time, the Haçienda nightclub, co-owned by members of New Order, was a major catalyst for the distinctive musical ethos in the city that was called the Second Summer of Love.[12]

Part of the Second Summer of Love
Date1980s and 1990s
LocationManchester, England
ParticipantsRavers and musicians

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