Photographic portrait of Arlo Parks on red curtain background

A huge hit album, three Brit Award nominations, a sell-out US tour: Arlo Parks is going places – and coming to Manchester for this one-off Festival special.

A month before her 21st birthday, we’re bringing the brilliant young singer and poet together with a string section from the Royal Northern College of Music to perform songs from debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams and others at her largest headline show to date.

Produced by Manchester International Festival.


Image credit: Alex Waespi

Essential Information

COVID-19 safety

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This event takes place in the Central Hall at Manchester Central.

This is a seated event, and there will be dedicated spaces available for wheelchair users throughout the Hall.

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