SOUNDS OF THE CITY and MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
THURSDAY 6TH JULY 2017
CASTLEFIELD BOWL, MANCHESTER
TICKETS ONSALE FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY AT 9AM HERE.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Arcade Fire are set to bring their breath-taking live set to Sounds Of The City this summer at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on Thursday 6th July.
Arcade Fire’s headline show, which is also part of Manchester International Festival, is their first in the city in six years. 2017 also marks a major live return for the band with European festival appearances this year such as the UK’s Isle Of Wight Festival and Spain’s Primavera.
Arcade Fire’s creative journey so far has seen them release highly acclaimed studio albums Funeral, Neon Bible, The Suburbs and Reflektor.
Sounds Of The City in the past four years has become a staple part of the Manchester music scene. Along with Arcade Fire, some of the most acclaimed live artists including Richard Ashcroft, Haçienda Classical, The Levellers and The Waterboys, James, and Blossoms will all headline outdoor shows at Castlefield Bowl this summer.
NEW SHOW ADDED
THU 6 JULY ARCADE FIRE Plus special guests
Tickets go onsale Friday 17th February at 9am
Tickets available from www.Gigsandtours.com
Fri 30 June Richard Ashcroft
Sat 1 July Haçienda Classical SOLD OUT
Sun 2 July A Beautiful Day Out featuring The Levellers performing “Levelling The Land” and The Waterboys + very special guests Billy Bragg and Dreadzone
Fri 7 July James
Sat 8 July Blossoms plus special guests The Coral, Rory Wynne and Touts
More special guests to be announced
Radio X and Global Radio are the exclusive radio partner of Sounds Of The City.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK. MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. MIF has commissioned, produced and presented world premieres by artists including Björk, Steve McQueen, Robert Wilson, Wayne McGregor, Maxine Peake, The xx, Zaha Hadid Architects, Damon Albarn, Punchdrunk, Elbow and Marina Abramovi[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER].
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. MIF works closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of these projects possible. The Festival also works widely within communities around Manchester, originally with MIF Creative and now with a new initiative called My Festival.
MIF’s Artistic Director and CEO is John McGrath, previously the Founding Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales. Earlier this year, MIF was confirmed as the operator of Factory, a new £110 million cultural centre in Manchester due to open in 2020.
MIF is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.