Festival Square returns in the new location of Cathedral Gardens designed by the architects Hawkins\Brown. The hub of the Festival in the centre of the city, audiences can expect fun-filled days of food, drink and free entertainment from international artists and local talent including curated nights from Jamz Supernova, Homoelectric, Mr Scruff and DJ Paulette along with many more artists and performers from across the UK.

As ever there will be a range of artists in residence during this festival – both in Manchester and online – developing ideas for The Factory and future editions of MIF.

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Manchester International Festival:

Emma Robertson, Head of Press and PR

+44 (0)7813 521104, emma.robertson@mif.co.uk

Jamie-leigh Hargreaves, Senior Press Officer

+44 (0)7534 492118, jamieleigh.hargreaves@mif.co.uk

Oscar Lister, Press Officer

+44 (0)7494 688523, oscar.lister@mif.co.uk