Portrait of Damon Albarn

Accompanied by a band and string quartet, Damon’s live set will include new songs from his latest project The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.

Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer and founder member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen. His past MIF appearances include the world premiere of his opera Monkey: Journey to the West, which opened our very first Festival in 2007.


Image credit: Linda Brownlee.

Produced by Manchester International Festival.

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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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