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music MIF21: Damon Albarn
Manchester Central | 13 July 2021

Damon Albarn returns to MIF to perform a rare solo set spanning his extensive songbook, including his latest project The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.

music Untold Orchestra Bruntwood Stage Takeover
HOME | 10 – 11 July 2021

Untold Orchestra will showcase original music, from classical to soul, comedy to rock with performances for everyone.

o2 Ritz | 30 March 2022

Band on the Wall brings KOKOROKO back to Manchester for a live show at the o2 Ritz.

music Future Music #3
Royal Northern College of Music | 16 – 17 June 2021

The Royal Northern College of Music has been examining the future of music since the PRiSM Future Music festival in 2019. Since then, they’ve helped shine a light on such developments in new music as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and live coding.

music MIF21: Laurent Garnier: Off the Record
Manchester Central | 11 July 2021

Techno pioneer and Haçienda legend Laurent Garnier joins Manchester International Festival for the UK premiere of Off the Record, a film about club culture, and the part that he played in it over an extraordinary 30-year career.

music Un-Convention
The Ritz | 8 – 9 July 2021

The 106th edition of Un-Convention will take place at the 02 Ritz, right here on the Oxford Road Corridor this July, focusing on the lessons learnt from a difficult year for the music industry.

music Brighter Sound Bruntwood Stage Takeover
HOME | 25 – 26 June 2021

Pioneering creative music charity Brighter Sound takeover the Bruntwood stage at Homeground, we’re looking forward to seeing locally nurtured talent lighting it up on this summer’s hottest stage.

music Ibibio Sound Machine
HOMEground | 29 May 2021

Ibibio Sound Machine take to the stage at Homeground this Saturday, a perfect choice of band to welcome back audiences.

music The Hallé – Elgar’s Enigma Variations
The Bridgewater Hall | 3 June 2021

Sir Mark Elder conducts the curtain-raiser to the Hallé’s Summer Season at The Bridgewater Hall featuring Glinka, Stravinsky and Elgar.

music The Hallé – Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
The Bridgewater Hall | 17 June 2021

The Hallé perform Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony at The Bridgewater Hall with Conductor Tabita Berglund, an outstanding young Norwegian conductor with a growing reputation.

music The Hallé – The Best of the West End
The Bridgewater Hall | 26 June 2021

The Hallé take a trip through the world’s most famous shows when ‘The Best of the West End’ lights up the stage of The Bridgewater Hall.

music Alfa Mist
The Ritz | 27 November 2021

Producer, pianist, bandleader Alfa Mist returns to Manchester this November with a huge new show at O2 Ritz.

music Henge
HOME | 30 May 2021

Manchester and festival circuit favourites Henge beam down to Homeground this Sunday with a sound that will make audiences love and dance again.

music Good Mood Interlude
The Deaf Institute | 17 May – 19 June 2021

Back with a bang, The Deaf Institute presents five weeks of socially distanced fun, featuring DJ sets from local bands, record label takeovers and screenings.

music The Hallé – Schumann’s Spring Symphony
The Bridgewater Hall | 1 July 2021

Conducted by Tomáš Hanus, The Hallé perform Schumann’s Spring Symphony live at The Bridgewater Hall