Hosted by Dave Haslam, Close Up consisted of a short series of exclusive on stage interviews with Manchester icons Bernard Sumner (Joy Division/New order), music writer and broadcaster Paul Morley and former Magazine/Bad Seeds bass player and soundtrack composer Barry Adamson.
The Live strand featured a handpicked selection of Manchester’s finest new bands, who performed original material and one-off covers with some very special guests. Live was curated by Everything Everything (5 July) and Dave Haslam (6 & 12 July).
The line-up for MIF11:
Close Up featuring Bernard Sumner
Mon 4 July
Live Egyptian Hip Hop, XXXY, Plank!
Tue 5 July
Live LoneLady, Silverclub, Air Cav
Wed 6 July
Close Up featuring Paul Morley
Mon 11 July
Live D/R/U/G/S, Young British Artists, Golden Glow
Tue 12 July
Close Up featuring Barry Adamson
The True Faith after-parties in the Festival Pavilion were home to a line-up of DJs including Terry Hall, Ewan Pearson and Dialog (Murkage). People will be talking about some unforgettable nights for a long time to come.
Produced by Manchester International Festival.