MIF 2017 - Arcade Fire Announce Castlefield Bowl Gig

The stadium-fillers will play the Bowl as part of Manchester International Festival on Thursday 6 July

Written by  David Blake | Follow @david8blake | Monday, 13 February 2017 09:46

MANCHESTER International Festival (MIF) has just announced its fifth major commission for 2017, as American-Canadian stadium-fillers Arcade Fire bring their spectacular live show to Castlefield Bowl on Thursday 6 July.

Tickets costing £49.50 (+ booking fee) go on sale at 9am on Friday 17 February

The headline show – the band’s first in Manchester for six years - forms part of this summer’s Sounds of the City, which will also see the likes of Richard Ashcroft, James and Blossoms play the Bowl.

Tickets costing £49.50 (+ booking fee) go on sale at 9am on Friday 17 February via gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.com and ticketline.com.

The first four MIF commissions announced in November include What is the City but the People?, a fashion show in Piccadilly Gardens based on an idea by artist Jeremy Deller; What if Women Ruled the World?, an improvised theatre performance inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove and created by Israeli artist Yael Bartana; Fatherland, a play from Simon Stephens and Scott Graham with a score by Underworld’s Karl Hyde; and 10000 Gestures, a dance work in a ‘found space’ by French choreographer, Boris Charmatz - read here.

The festival - taking place from 29 June to 16 July – will be the first for new artistic director John McGrath, who replaces MIF’s founding director, Alex Poots.

.Bjork played Castlefield Bowl for MIF 2015