Manchester International Festival adds Anz and Rema to 2021 line-up

Anz © Joseph Burton

The UK event returns on 1-18 July.

Manchester International Festival (MIF) has announced the acts for its Homecoming Live night, which will showcase music from Africa and the diaspora. Hessle Audio’s Anz joins the line-up, along with Afrobeats star Midas the Jagaban and Rema. This year will mark the beginning of MIF’s three-year collaboration with Homecoming, a Nigerian youth culture festival. Homecoming Live will be broadcast online via MIF’s site.

Furthermore, Damon Albarn has been confirmed for the programme. His performance will be accompanied by a band and string quartet.

Previously announced acts include The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner with Jon Hopkins, the Patti Smith Quartet and Arlo Parks.

MIF will take place at The Factory. Tickets are on sale now, head to MIF’s site for further information.