19 Mar 2009
A Paean for Wilson 
The full line-up for this summer's Manchester International Festival which runs from 2-19 July 2009 was announced today. The highlight for Factory Records fans is a 3-night residency by The Durutti Column who perform a specially-commissioned work in honour of the late Tony Wilson.

The Durutti Column (Vini Reilly, Bruce Mitchell, Keir Stewart and Poppy Morgan plus special guest John Metcalfe) will perform the new instrumental work A Paean for Wilson written by Vini Reilly.

The venue will be The Pavilion Theatre tent in Albert Square with shows taking place at 8pm on 15-17 July 2009. Tickets priced GBP 16.50 (9.00 concs) are on sale from Thursday 19 March at 15:00 GMT from mif.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 815 4960. No per ticket booking fee (transaction fee applies).

Other MIF highlights include Kraftwerk plus Steve Reich at the Manchester Velodrome, Elbow with the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Lauri Anderson and Lou Reed at the Palace and De La Soul at The Ritz.

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