The hotel will be the official hotel provider of MIF19, hosting both festival-goers and artists during the 18 day event. Principal Manchester and MIF19’s partnership will also include further collaborations during the festival, including exclusive events being held at the property.
The Principal Manchester is a Grade-II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895 and features 270 loft-style bedrooms and suites, The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar and 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England.
Manchester International Festival takes place from 4 – 21 July with internationally-acclaimed artists from over 20 countries – many working in one-off creative collaborations – will present 20 UK and world premieres at the cross-art form biennial festival. The full programme includes work from David Lynch, Yoko Ono, Skepta, Maxine Peake, Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Peter Kienast, general manager at Principal Manchester said: “Manchester International Festival is a huge event here in the city’s calendar, celebrating its cultural achievements, both past and present.
“Manchester right now is at the forefront of creativity and MIF19 helps to further cement that, creating an international stage for incredible UK and international acclaimed artists to perform here. We’re incredibly proud to be chosen as the official hotel partner of the festival this year and look forward to welcoming all visitors.”
Christine Cort, managing director of Manchester International Festival added: “We’re thrilled to welcome back The Principal as our host hotel once again. MIF artists and guests love to stay there for the unique experience it offers in the Manchester hotel landscape.”