Manchester’s biennial international arts festival returns this summer, and while tickets for certain events sold out in a heartbeat (see what you can still catch here), you’ll be glad to hear leftfield festival organisers Sounds From The Other City and Serious, who bring music from Brazil, Colombia, France and UK, have planned a solid programme of live music for MIF’s Festival Square. William Basinski, sound artist will pay tribute to David Bowie in his latest release A Shadow In Time, while innovative nightclub Amnesia Scanner who will present the stage as a living organism. They join an impressive roster that’s sure to clear your diary, including psych-rock quintet Hookworms, Liverpudlian electropop trio Stealing Sheep and minimalist jazz electronica group Portico Quartet. Full line up below:

Serious presents:
LaSharVu – Fri 30 Jun
House Gospel Choir – Sat 1 Jul
Bokanté – Thur 6 Jul
Chassol – Fri 7 Jul
La Mambanegra – Fri 14 Jul
Flavia Coelho – Sat 15 Jul

Sounds from the Other City presents:
Hookworms + Carla dal Forno – Sun 2 Jul (presented with Grey Lantern)
William Basinski – Wed 5 Jul (presented with Now Wave)
Stealing Sheep: Luma Disco – Sat 8 Jul (presented with Samarbeta)
Amnesia Scanner – Sun 9 Jul (presented with NTS)
Kiran Leonard: Song of the Husband – Wed 12 Jul (presented with Hey! Manchester)
Portico Quartet – Thur 13 Jul (presented with Fat Out)
Spring King + Let’s Eat Grandma – Sun 16 Jul, 3pm (presented with Now Wave)

Fri 30 Jun – Sun 16 Jul, MIF Festival Square (Albert Square), Manchester M2 4JW, Tel: 0843 208 1840, 7.30pm, £12,


Fri 30 Jun - Sun 16 Jul
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Sun 18 Jun 2017