Manchester International Festival (MIF) is an artist-led festival of original, new work and special events reflecting the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. MIF21 takes place from 1 - 18 July 2021.
Staged every two years in Manchester, MIF has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists including Marina Abramović, Damon Albarn, Laurie Anderson, Björk, Boris Charmatz, Jeremy Deller, Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, Elbow, Philip Glass and Phelim McDermott, David Lynch, Wayne McGregor, Steve McQueen, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Yoko Ono, Thomas Ostermeier, Maxine Peake, Punchdrunk, Skepta, The xx, Robert Wilson and Zaha Hadid Architects.
This year the following performances will be taking place at Manchester Central:
ALL OF THIS UNREAL TIME - 2nd - 4th July
ARLO PARKS - 9th July
ROOTED IN RHYME - 10th July
LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD - 11th July
DAMON ALBARN - 13th July
MIF X SALAAM FESTIVAL - 14th July
THE PATIENCE OF TREES - 16th July
HOMECOMING LIVE - 17th July