Bonobo presents Outlier
As part of Special Edition, Bonobo brought his international Outlier series to Manchester. Previously presented in London and New York, Outlier has seen Bonobo harness his talents as a curator and arbiter of club culture, as well as demonstrating his instinctive relationship with music.
Bonobo DJ'd alongside musical purveyor and tastemaker of worldwide sounds Gilles Peterson. Having featured Bonobo on his recent All That Must Be album, George Fitzgerald (live) joined the line-up along with musical chameleon and ever party ready Shanti Celeste, plus the amazingly engaging Palms Trax and Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle.
A collaboration between Manchester International Festival and The Warehouse Project, curated with BBC Radio 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, Special Edition was a series of unique nights in Manchester’s immense and atmospheric Mayfield, a former railway station in Manchester, with lighting designer Stuart Bailes.
Special Edition was part of a series of pre-Factory events, paving the way for the opening of The Factory, a new major arts space being developed in the heart of the city that will be operated by MIF.