Manchester International Festival today announces the programme for the 2017 Festival, which takes place 29 June – 16 July this year. This is the first edition of the festival under new Artistic Director John McGrath, and features more than 20 world premieres.
MIF brings together world-renowned artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, staged in venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks.
Artists in the 2017 Festival include Boris Charmatz, Jane Horrocks, New Order, Liam Gillick, Yael Bartana, Arcade Fire, Phil Collins, Underworld, Lucinda Childs, Frank Gehry, John Adams, Tomas Ostermeier, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Matthew Herbert, Anna Meredith, Olga Neuwirth, Huang Ro, Mohammed Fairouz, Philip Venables, Jeremy Deller, Mary-Ellen McTague, Johann Johannsson, Company Wayne McGregor, Simon Stephens, Scott Graham, Susan Hefuna, Sampha, Raymond Yiu, Paloma Gormley, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari, Mary-Anne Hobbs, Samson Young and many more.
Full press release here.