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Janelle Monáe makes her MIF debut with an exclusive show on the opening night of MIF19. A singular and spectacular live performer, Monáe received massive acclaim in 2018 for Dirty Computer, which reached the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic and was named NPR’s Album of the Year. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) and activist is playing just two UK dates in 2019 – and we’re thrilled she’s joining us for this one-off open-air show at Castlefield Bowl. You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 21cm x 29cm (approx A4 size piece of paper). There is no cloakroom at the venue. Photo: JUCO
Access information – Janelle Monáe
The accessible entrance for this event is on Duke Street, Manchester M3 4NF.
If you have indicated you need to sit down for access reasons or need a wheelchair position when booking your ticket, please make your way to the Access sign at the Duke Street entrance to receive an access wristband. This will allow you to use the access area. Please do this before you get your bags checked and you show your ticket.
The access area is on the large steps that form the Castlefield amphitheatre. You are welcome to bring a small cushion to use here.
There are some steps to reach this area. We will have MIF Access Stewards in this area to assist if needed.
Two accessible platforms with a view of the stage are available for wheelchair users only. There is an access ramp to the two wheelchair viewing areas from Duke Street.
If you have not indicated when booking your ticket that you have these requirements, please note that the wheelchair positions are now fully booked and the access area is limited, but we will endeavour to accommodate you.
MIF Access Stewards will be available to assist with detailed information at the venue, direct you to the accessible facilities, assist with reaching the accessible viewing areas if required, and any other enquiries. Look out for the Access signs.
The venue, Castlefield Bowl, is an open-air arena in the Castlefield area of Manchester city centre. Depending on the weather, it may be cold or wet at the venue, please wear appropriate clothing and sensible shoes.
There are brick cobbles throughout Castlefield Bowl, and the floor may be uneven.
There will be toilets on site including accessible facilities.
All bars have accessible lowered service points for customers with access requirements. These will be clearly signposted.
This event will feature high sound levels, strobe, haze and laser effects.
Earplugs will be available.
There is no captioning, BSL interpretation or audio-description available for this event.
If you have any concerns about access at the event, or if your circumstances have changed since booking, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our dedicated access number on 0161 817 4547 (10am–5pm daily).
£10 Greater Manchester resident lower wage tickets are available.