29 June – 16 July 2017
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The xx

In residence

One of Britain’s most critically acclaimed bands, The xx played 18 of their smallest shows in a secret location underneath the city – each show had an audience of just 60 people. Technically complex yet emotionally direct, the shows were an extraordinary experience for all involved. As a spectacular counterpoint to this exclusive residency, the band also played a one-off show at the Ritz in front of a 1,500-strong capacity crowd.

‘Even on a normal stage, The xx make an audience feel like eavesdroppers. Here, they make you feel like royalty’ The Mail on Sunday


Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

MIF13
6-18 July 2013
Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester (residency) & the Ritz, Manchester (one-off gig)


MIF worldwide
19-29 March 2014 at Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, USA


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Jamie xx created the music for Tree of Codes at MIF15