Manchester International Festival & The Warehouse Project join forces for ‘Special Edition’

Manchester International Festival (MIF) and The Warehouse Project have today announced ‘Special Edition’, four specially curated performances which will take place as pre-Factory events at Manchester’s incredible former railway station, Mayfield, across five nights in November.

Curated with BBC 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, ‘Special Edition’ will include standout shows from across the musical spectrum – accompanied by unique visuals from lighting designer Stuart Bailes – all presented in the vast, atmospheric space of Mayfield.

The pre-Factory events will pave the way for the opening of The Factory, a new major arts space being developed in the heart of the city that will be operated by MIF which returns next year.

Special Edition’ will run alongside The Warehouse Project‘s full 2018 season still to be announced.

Bonobo’s Outlier

Saturday 3 November 2018

4pm – 1am

Opening the series on Saturday 3 November, musician, producer and DJ, Bonobo, will bring his international Outlier series to Manchester for the first time, following previous shows in London and New York.

Bonobo will DJ alongside musical purveyor, Gilles Peterson, and a line-up including: George Fitzgerald, Shanti Celeste,  Palms Trax, Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle, and more still TBA!

Fever Ray

Tuesday 6 November 2018

7pm – 11pm

Following the release of the critically acclaimed Plunge last October, the bold and brilliant Swedish electro-pop pioneer, Fever Ray (aka Karin Dreijer), will take to the stage on Tuesday 6 November for a visually arresting evening of performance art, sharp synths and pulsating beats set to take live entertainment to another level.

Bugzy Malone

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2018

7pm – 11pm

Following the release of his anticipated first studio album, B. Inspired, due for release this August, Manchester’s very own Grime King of the North, Bugzy Malone, will perform two consecutive shows on 8 and 9 November.

The two shows will see Bugzy Malone bring the city a double hit of his trademark, heavyweight sound in what looks set to be the ultimate homecoming.

A number of tickets for these shows will be free to young people in Greater Manchester, more details on this will be announced soon.


Saturday 10 November 2018

5.30pm – 1am

Last but not least, globetrotting producer DJs, Bicep, will bring the curtain down on the Special Edition series with an expansive and gripping live show featuring songs from their triumphant self-titled debut album, released back in September 2017.

Priority booking for tickets for Special Edition opens on Tuesday 10 July 2018, with general sale available from Thursday 12 July 2018.

For more information, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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