Manchester International Festival


Greater Manchester
M4 3BG

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Festival Square at MIF19

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Tickets will be on sale from 20 May 2021.

Dates and Opening Times

Open (1 July 2021 - 18 July 2021)

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Friday, 2nd July 2021 - Sunday, 18th July 2021

Artists from MIF21Festival SquareThe home of the Festival moves to Cathedral Gardens, with great food and drink, free live music and DJs, tours and more.
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Friday, 2nd July 2021 - Saturday, 10th July 2021

South African artist Kemang Wa  in blue outfitI Love You TooKemang Wa Lehulere collaborates with 11 Manchester writers and over 100 residents of the city to create a surprising collection of love letters – a new book for Central Library.
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Thursday, 1st July 2021 - Sunday, 18th July 2021

Cephas Williams in blue suitPortrait of Black BritainIn this major public exhibition, Cephas Williams – artist, photographer, speaker, activist and campaigner – poses a timely and poignant question: 'What does it mean to be Black, living in the UK?'
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Tuesday, 13th July 2021 - Tuesday, 13th July 2021

Damon Albarn in grey coatDamon AlbarnDamon 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.
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Sunday, 11th July 2021 - Sunday, 11th July 2021

Laurent Garnier: Off the Record concert, blue stage lightsLaurent Garnier: Off the RecordTechno pioneer and Haçienda legend Laurent Garnier joins MIF 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.
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Wednesday, 7th July 2021 - Thursday, 8th July 2021

Patti Smith, black outfitPatti Smith QuartetMusician, poet, artist, author, activist, icon: Patti Smith kickstarts Manchester International Festival 2021's live music series with her only UK dates this summer.
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