True Faith – A Celebration of Manchester-Made Talent
True Faith celebrates the work of Manchester’s established and emerging talent with
a very special series of gigs and talks at Manchester International Festival’s Pavilion
Theatre, curated by DJ and writer Dave Haslam.
Close Up is a short series of exclusive onstage conversations which see Dave Haslam interview Manchester icons Bernard Sumner of Joy Division and New Order, music writer and broadcaster Paul Morley, and former Magazine/Bad Seeds bass player and soundtrack composer Barry Adamson.
The live gigs feature a handpicked selection of Manchester’s most exciting new bands, performing original material and one-off covers with some very special guests. The gigs have been curated by Everything Everything (5 July) and Dave
Haslam (6 & 12 July).
“Following the success of True Faith at Manchester International Festival in 2009, many of the featured acts, including Delphic and Everything Everything, have
subsequently leapt even further into the spotlight,” says Dave Haslam. “Linking these live gigs to onstage interviews with three people who’ve made their mark internationally is a celebration and a statement: the current generation is picking up the baton, but running off in a different direction. That’s the best thing about the Manchester music scene; it’s always being remade, remodeled.”
Mon 4 at 19:00 Close Up featuring Bernard Sumner
Tue 5 at 19:30 Live – Egyptian Hip Hop, XXXY, Plank!
Wed 6 at 19:30 Live – LoneLady, Silverclub, Air Cav
Mon 11 at 19:00 Close Up featuring Paul Morley
Tue 12 at 19:30 Live – D/R/U/G/S, Young British Artists, Golden Glow
Wed 13 at 19:00 Close Up featuring Barry Adamson
Everyone is welcome at the True Faith after-parties in the Festival Pavilion next door.
DJs including Terry Hall, Ewan Pearson and Dialog (‘Murkage’) will be playing from
9.30pm/10pm until late.
Admission is free. See www.mif.co.uk for full listings.
Produced by Manchester International Festival.
TRUE FAITH: A CELEBRATION OF MANCHESTER MADE TALENT
PAVILION THEATRE, ALBERT SQUARE, M2 5PE
DATES BETWEEN 4 JULY – 13 JULY
Tickets £5 (no per ticket booking fee; transaction charge applies)
Box Office: www.mif.co.uk / Quaytickets +44 161 876 2198