Four years after her Biophilia residency at Campfield Market Hall dazzled audiences at MIF11, Björk returned to the Festival for her first European show since the release in January 2015 of Vulnicura, her eighth solo album. Accompanied by members of the Heritage Orchestra on a perfect summer’s evening at a packed Castlefield Arena, the peerless Icelandic singer delivered a sensuous set of new material mixed in with old favourites such as Army of Me and Hyperballad. The evening began with a set from Arca & Jesse Kanda, fresh from their own show the previous night, and ended with fireworks exploding into a balmy summer sky.

‘A very singular form of rapture’ The Daily Telegraph

‘Gloriously uncompromising’ The Times


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