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 29th June until Sunday 16th July 2017.
What Is the City but the People? created by the People of Manchester from an idea by Jeremy Deller, Fatherland co-created by Scott Graham with Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens, What if Women Ruled the World? by Yael Bartana, 10000 Gestures by Boris Charmatz, and new public projects for the MIF creative community called My Festival.
Musical acts include Boris Charmatz, Jane Horrocks, New Order, Liam Gillick, Yael Bartana, Arcade Fire, Phil Collins, Mica Levi, Demdike Stare, Gruff Rhys, Underworld, Lucinda Childs, Frank Gehry, John Adams, Thomas Ostermeier, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Matthew Herbert, Anna Meredith, Olga Neuwirth, Huang Ruo, Mohammed Fairouz, Philip Venables, Jeremy Deller, Mary-Ellen McTague, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Company Wayne McGregor, Simon Stephens, Scott Graham, Susan Hefuna, Sampha, Raymond Yiu, Paloma Gormley, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, Mary-Anne Hobbs, Samson Young and many more.
On Saturday 1st July at The Lowry is 'Sangam 2017 - an evening of sublime Sufi Music'.
A one-off concert bringing together two of Sufi music’s brightest female stars, Sanam Marvi from Pakistan and Harshdeep Kaur from India, performing together for the first time. Tickets: £25-£45 (£12 concessions).
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.
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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