Undeterred by the current crisis, Manchester International Festival have announced a series of streamed performances and events, starting with a free airing of New Order and Liam Gillick’s visually captivating 2017 MIF performance, So It Goes… Launching on Friday 17 April at 7.30pm, the stream aims to take viewers back to the band’s five-night residency at Old Granada Studios, the same space where Joy Division made their 1978 TV debut, allowing them to relive their MIF collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick, whose stunning work reacted to New Order’s music in real-time. The edit of Friday’s stream aims to capture a live-performance feel, while also including a pre-show Q&A between Gillick and Manchester DJ Dave Haslam.

So It Goes… marks the start of a new series of weekly streamed MIF content, artist talks and events from the festival archive, the details of which will be announced each week via the MIF website. This week, viewers can expect the debut of micro-series Festival In My House on Wednesday 15 April at 7.30pm with MIF Jerwood fellow, poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda who has created a light-hearted response to the toilet roll shortage. Neneh Cherry will also be in conversation with Manchester-based DJ and author Dave Haslam at 12.30pm on Thursday 16 April. Be sure to keep an eye our weekly live-music stream round-ups for details of upcoming MIF YouTube streamed events.

Fri 17 Apr, 7.30pm
Edward Lane
Published on:
Wed 15 Apr 2020