Manchester International Festival has announced full details of its programme for summer 2015. The fifth outing of the event, which runs from Thursday 2 to Sunday 19 July, will feature new commissions for Gerehard Richter, Arvo Pärt, Douglas Gordon and Charlotte Rampling. It will also mark a return for Björk, who will perform a one-off show at Castlefield Arena this time, plus Maxine Peake – who teams up with director Sarah Frankcom for The Skriker at the Royal Exchange – and Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris, whose show was announced in January. Other highlights look set to include Aumbry’s Mary-Ellen McTague (pictured), whose High Tea in Wonderland at Manchester Museum is a food event to sit alongside the new musical. The festival will this year make use of Old Granada Studios, where FKA twigs will be making her MIF debut with a residency entitled Soundtrack 7, which will feature seven short films created over a week. Comedy will also return to the festival, with Invisible Dot and Adam Buxton appearing at the Festival Pavilion in Albert Square. All newly announced events are on sale to MIF Members already, and will go on general sale at 1pm on Friday 6 March.

Thu 2 – Sun 19 July, Various venues and prices,

Thu 2 Jul - Sun 19 Jul
Chris Horkan
Published on:
Thu 5 Mar 2015