A disused Manchester train station will become live music venue for five Special Edition events; Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley reports on the unique project of two Mancunian music institutions.
Two Manchester music organisations have come together to curate five special performances which are to take place at the disused Mayfield railway station, located on Fairfield Street in Manchester.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) and The Warehouse Project have joined forces to produce specially curated nights which will take place later this year with help from 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs.
The gigs will be held in the city’s former railway station this November and will see DJ giant Bonobo, Swedish electronic singer songwriter Fever Ray, grime icon Bugzy Malone and Northern Ireland DJ duo Bicep among the line up.
Also starring is lighting designer Stuart Bailes, bringing visual spectaculars to the events.
The shows are paving the way for the opening of The Factory, a new arts space being developed in the heart of the city that will be operated by MIF. The events, named Special Edition, will run alongside The Warehouse Project’s full 2018 season.
Bonobo kicks things off on Saturday, November 3, followed by Fever Ray‘s provocative pop masterclass on Tuesday, November 6.
Manchester’s grime hero Bugzy Malone has bagged two nights, on November 8 and 9. Bicep will conclude Special Edition on Saturday, November 10.
More artists for each show are still to be announced and tickets are on sale now.