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Manchester International Festival and The Warehouse Project to present 'Special Edition'

Manchester International Festival and The Warehouse Project to present 'Special Edition'

 

Manchester International Festival

and The Warehouse Project

to present ‘Special Edition’

Four specially curated performances taking place as pre-Factory events at Mayfield, Manchester

BONOBO – FEVER RAY – BUGZY MALONE – BICEP LIVE

3rd – 10th November 2018

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Manchester International Festival (MIF) are working with The Warehouse Project to stage four specially curated shows taking place across five nights in November. All performances take place at Manchester’s immense Mayfield, a former railway station, where they last came together for the ’10 x 10′ weekend back in 2015.

A meticulously crafted collaboration, curated with BBC 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, ‘Special Edition’brings an immense musical offering with standout shows from across the musical spectrum. The vast, atmospheric space of Mayfield will provide the perfect stage for this world-class line-up, with unique visuals from lighting designer Stuart Bailes.

These shows are part of a series of pre-Factory events, paving 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.

Opening the series on Saturday 3rd NovemberBonobo brings his international Outlier series to Manchester. Previously presented in London and New York, Outlier has seen Bonobo harness his talents as a curator and arbiter of club culture, as well as demonstrating his instinctive relationship with music.

Bonobo DJs alongside musical purveyor and tastemaker of worldwide sounds Gilles Peterson. Having featured Bonobo on his recent ‘All That Must Be’ album, George Fitzgerald (live) joins the line-up along with musical chameleon and ever party ready Shanti Celeste, plus the amazingly engaging Palms Traxand Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle.

Off the back of their second solo album, the critically acclaimed Plunge, the bold and brilliant Fever Ray will take to the stage on Tuesday 6th November. With their shows a concoction of visually arresting performance art, sharp synths and pulsating beats, this is likely to take live entertainment to another level.

Manchester’s very own Grime King of the North, Bugzy Malone will perform two consecutive shows on the 8th and 9th November. With his first album B. Inspired due out in August, Bugzy is one of the artists responsible for giving Manchester a voice in an otherwise London dominated scene, and will bring the city a double hit of his trademark, heavyweight sound for 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.

Bringing the curtain down on the ‘Special Edition’ series are the mighty Bicep. Transformed from club dance floor dwellers to globetrotting producer DJs, the duo will front an expansive and gripping live show, featuring songs from their triumphant self-titled debut album at Mayfield on Saturday 10th November.

More artists for every show are still to be announced.

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

The Mayfield shows are subject to license.

Please head to:

mif.co.uk / thewarehouseproject.com

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FULL DATES & LINE-UP:

SPECIAL EDITION

Bonobo’s Outlier

with Gilles Peterson, George Fitzgerald (live), Shanti Celeste and more TBA

Mayfield

Saturday 3 November 2018, 4.00pm – 1am

Tickets £25

£10 tickets available for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage

Box office: mif.co.uk / thewarehouseproject.com
/ 0843 208 1844

SPECIAL EDITION

FEVER RAY

with support TBA

Mayfield

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 7pm – 11pm

Tickets £25

£10 tickets available for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage

Box office: mif.co.uk / thewarehouseproject.com / 0843 208 1844

SPECIAL EDITION

Bugzy Malone

with support TBA

Mayfield

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2018, 7pm – 11pm

Tickets £22

£10 tickets available for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage

Box office: mif.co.uk / thewarehouseproject.com / 0843 208 1844

SPECIAL EDITION

Bicep

with support TBA

Mayfield

10 November 2018, 5.30pm – 1am

Tickets £25

£10 tickets available for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage

Box office: mif.co.uk / thewarehouseproject.com / 0843 208 1844

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Credit: Seb Matthes

        

Credit: Seb Matthes                                                 Credit: Tarnish Vision

LINKS AND FURTHER INFO:

THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT

www.thewarehouseproject.com

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

mif.co.uk

HIGH RES ARTWORK

imgur.com/WHPArtwork

 

 

 

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