Tickets for the main shows at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2013 went on sale this week. Macbeth, staring Kennath Branagh, sold out on the first day, and The XX In Residence quickly followed suit. Still available to buy are tickets for Massive Attack V Adam Curtis. Also announced, The Biospheric Project, will see a disused mill in the centre of Salford “transformed from a derelict industrial site to a thriving agricultural space” and will be free to visit.
The festival will take place over 18 days (4th- 21st July) and the rest of the schedule will be announced at the end of February. Keep an eye on the MIF website for details.
Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, and takes place biennially in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. Highlights from the past three festivals – 2007, 2009 and 2011 have included group shows Il Tempo del Postino and 11 Rooms, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s Monkey: Journey to the West, Punchdrunk’s immersive Dr Who experience The Crash of The Elysium, Music Boxes, a wonderful commission for children aged 6 months-7 years, Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang and the premieres of special gigs from Bjork to Snoop Dogg and Sinead O’Connor. The Festival also encompasses MIF Creative, the community and learning focused arm of the Festival, bringing MIF to the people and communities of Manchester and learning from them in its turn.