Grammy Nominated Janelle Monae set to open Manchester International Festival

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and activist Janelle Monáe will perform on the opening night of Manchester International Festival on Thursday 4 July 2019.

By Manchester's Finest | 13 December 2018

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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, the next Festival takes place from 4 – 21 July 2019.

The acclaimed artist will headline the open-air event at Castlefield Bowl in the heart of the city, helping kick off the 18-day festival, which is bringing a host of leading artists from across the globe to venues and spaces across Manchester.

Janelle Monáe joins other internationally acclaimed artists already been announced for next year’s MIF19, including Yoko Ono, Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah and Skepta, who will present world premieres at the cross-art form biennial festival. The full MIF19 programme will be announced in Manchester on 7 March 2019.

Priority booking for tickets for Janelle Monáe opens on Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 9am, with general sale available from Friday 14 December 2018 at 9am.


Janelle Monáe Manchester International Festival 2019

Venue: Castlefield Bowl
Date: Thursday 4th July 2019
Time: 7pm
Cost: £35

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Castlefield Bowl, Duke Street/ Liverpool Road, M3 4JR
0161 817 4500