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BUNNYMAN – Will Sergeant in conversation with Dave Haslam
International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF) | 29 July 2021

Echo and the Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant chats to Dave Haslam about his career in one of the most influential British bands of the 1990s.

MIF21: The Patience of Trees
Manchester Central | 16 July 2021

A new work by composer Dobrinka Tabakova is at the heart of The Patience of Trees, an intimate concert inspired by the healing potential and power of the natural world.

MIF21: Rooted in Rhyme
Manchester Central | 10 July 2021

MIF team up with Unity Radio and Manchester Hip Hop Archive to bring us the present and future of hip hop.

MIF21: All of This Unreal Time
Manchester Central | Until 4 July 2021

An impressive collaboration of artists presents the world premiere of All of This Unreal Time, a film and immersive installation at Manchester International Festival.

MIF21: Poet Slash Artist: Catch a Fire
HOME | 2 July 2021

As part of Manchester International Festival, Cerys Matthews curates a one-night celebration of live music, lyrics, stories and poetry at HOME, inspired by Poet Slash Artist and hosted by Jeffrey Boakye

MIF21: Homecoming
Manchester Central | 17 July 2021

As part of a new collaboration, MIF and Homecoming present a showcase of exciting new African music at Manchester Central.

MIF21: Arlo Parks
Manchester Central | Until 9 July 2021

Arlo Parks, one of the most hyped British artists in recent years, joins Manchester International Festival over two nights this July.

Above The Line/ Strange Angels
YES | 1 July 2021

Above The Line presents Strange Angels, a night of film, music and DJs in celebration of women in electronic music, past and present.

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.

Untold Orchestra Bruntwood Stage Takeover
HOME | Until 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.

Future Music #3
Royal Northern College of Music | Until 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.

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.

The Ritz | Until 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.

Brighter Sound Bruntwood Stage Takeover
HOME | Until 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.