HOME Manchester return to River Stage from Friday 20 July, following last year’s spectacular debut, bringing an eclectic, diverse line-up of northern performers and musicians to the capital, showing London the best of what Manchester has to offer.
The River Stage is London’s largest free outdoor arts festival organised by the National Theatre in partnership with four of the UK’s leading arts and culture organisations begins on London’s South Bank from July.
HOME Manchester alongside The Glory, Sadler’s Wells, nonclassical and the National Theatre will each ‘take over’ the River Stage for five separate weekends through July and August bringing the best live music, DJ’s, family workshops, club nights and theatre.
HOME kick off their weekend takeover with an ‘If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It’ opening night featuring last year’s opening acts, sequin-clad satirical weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice and Madchester legend Dave Haslam.
The HOME takeover weekend will also feature pop-up theatre from The Manchester Project, suffragette sash workshops with Mighty Heart Theatre, live music from MIRO (Manchester International Roots Orchestra) and spoken word from Young Identity to name a few. For those ready to party, Saturday evening will culminate with ‘champion of good music’ and Hacienda legend DJ Paulette on the decks.
Kevin Jamieson, Senior Producer at HOME said: “We’re delighted to be asked back to present a weekend of performance and music as part of the National Theatre’s River Stage. We had a great time bringing the best of Manchester down to the capital last year and can’t wait to do it all again.With local artist such as Dave Haslam, DJ Paulette, Manchester international Roots Orchestra and the Manchester Project featured in the line-up, get
ready for a Northern invasion (trains permitting!).”