‘New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes…’ concert starts Manchester International Festival’s free online programme

New Order at Bristol Amphitheatre, July 2019 (Jessica Bartolini for Live4ever)

New Order at Bristol Amphitheatre, July 2019 (Jessica Bartolini for Live4ever)

New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes… will be streamed for free this coming Friday, April 17th, to kick-start the Manchester International Festival’s new free online programme for those of us staying home during lockdown.

Originally aired at the festival in 2017, the live film took New Order back to the site of Manchester’s Old Granada Studios, where as Joy Division they had made their television debut in 1978 on Tony Wilson’s now-legendary So It Goes series.

“New Order are Manchester legends with a truly global influence and we’re thrilled to be returning to this fantastic show to kick off MIF LIVE,” John McGrath, Artistic Director & CEO, Manchester International Festival says.

“Over the coming weeks we’ll be giving people a peek into our archives, revisiting some of our much-loved Festival shows along with opportunities to hear some of the artists talking about their work, plus exciting new work from Manchester artists. We’re grateful for the support of our artists, partners, co-commissioners and rights holders who have enabled MIF LIVE to happen as we find different ways to share and connect during these difficult times.”

From Friday, MIF Life will be weekly streaming archive shows, talks, behind-the-scenes insights and a new series of Festival In My House.

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