Manchester International Festival 2015

FKA twigs by Dominic Sheldon

Now in its fourth year, the Manchester International Festival has garnered a sterling reputation for its superior artsy line-up - and this year’s is no exception. Highlights include a one-off gig from Bjork, who played the festival in its first year, a contemporary ballet featuring music composed by Jamie XX and FKA Twigs and collaborators are planning a seven-day residency to shoot seven short films while ticket holders watch.

If you’re just passing through, there will be a wealth of free events happening too. Festival Square, in the centre of the city, will act as the hub for the duration of the festival offering acoustic performances, DJ sets and street food. Be sure to stop by the Whitworth gallery to see a small selection of new works by Gerhard Richter.

Events are scheduled across the city from July 2nd-19th. Natives of Greater Manchester can purchase tickets for individual events for as little as £12. For out-of-towners, ticket prices range from £15-£45. 

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