It comes every two years but it’s worth the wait.

Manchester International Festival announce a stunning bill of music and arts and special events in great locations across the city.

Key events this July include a reworking of New Order classic songs with a 12-member synthesiser ensemble , A musical about Lancashire’s cotton industry, an opera for babiesare some of the highlights of this summer’s Manchester international festival (MIF).

And there is much more… Fatherland, a show about contemporary fatherhood created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

The Manchester city centre square will have a special tent with one off gigs and in conversation events – the main one of which will be conducted by LTW boss John Robb with special guests Youth, Jah Wobble and Cosey Fanni Tutti from Throbbing Gristle – link for this special one off is here. 



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