Manchester International Festival takes place at venues all over the city and draws on the city's role in music, with the programme usually focusing particularly on new music.
The festival also has concerts premiered during the event by established and emerging international musicians. The festival runs from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 19th July 2014.
Gerhard Richter, Arvo Pärt, Björk, Ed Atkins, FKA twigs, Douglas Gordon, Hélène Grimaud, Charlotte Rampling, Nico Muhly, Paris Opera Ballet, Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx, Maxine Peake, Antony, Justin Fletcher, Arca, Invisible Dot Ltd, Damon Albarn, Rufus Norris, Moira Buffini
This year's programme includes wonder.land a new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe, Handbagged). Directed by the National Theatre’s incoming Director Rufus Norris. Plus Professor Brian Cox who writes and presents 'The Age Of Starlight' with technology by Rony Abovitz and Magic Leap, CGI by Tim Webber and Framestore, Justin Fletcher presents The Tale Of Mr Tumble, and a contemporary ballet 'Tree Of Codes' directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor with music composed by Jamie xx and visual concept by Olafur Eliasson.
Many of the Festival's productions and events often premiere in the city before touring to other international destinations, such as Paris, New York and Berlin.
Interdependence on the 4th and 5th July features speakers Alex Poots, Azu Nwagbogu, Benjamin Millepied, Dave Moutrey, Jeremy Deller, Maria Balshaw, Olafur Eliasson, Phillipe Van Cauteren, Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray, Tamara Chalabi, Ed Atkins, Clare Sutcliffe, Professor Sir Konstantin (Kostya) Novoselov FRS, Mark Simpson, Peter Strickland, Steve Morrison, Tim Malbon, and Veronica Gonzalez Pena.
Ticket prices vary depending upon event.
Manchester International Festival has a low cost ticket scheme for local audiences: a number of tickets for every performance of every show will be on sale exclusively for Greater Manchester residents at just £12. These tickets are for residents who earn less than £14k.
The aim is to make more of the Festival more accessible to local people on a lower wage. Some of these tickets will be available from the box office online and by phone on a first come first served, honesty basis. The Festival will also be working with existing networks in Greater Manchester to identify audiences who qualify for this scheme.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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