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May 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsThe first ever Manchester International Festival (http://www.manchesterinternationalfestival.com/
) will take place between 28th June and 15th July, 2007. The worldâs first international festival dedicated to original new work, it will involve a number of events at venues across the city, some of which will be free.
The biennial Festival is intended to become a major cultural event in the international calendar, encouraging local, national and international visitors to Manchester. Encompassing all areas of the arts, culture and innovation including performance and cinema, the 2007 festival will have an emphasis on music, acknowledging the cityâs pivotal involvement in the development of popular culture through music.
The launch event is entitled Monkey: Journey to the West, and is a circus opera for the 21st century, composed by Damon Albarn. Tickets are available from just Â£10.00.
A series of musical events under the umbrella title of âUnknown Pleasuresâ will showcase the most exciting up-and-coming international and home-grown musical talent, culminating in a major all-day 5,000 capacity outdoor free concert, tickets for which are available from 1st May.
Heston Blumenthal, the acclaimed three-Michelin-starred chef, is also creating three exclusive dishes to be sold exclusively in the Festival Pavilion.
LateRooms.com, the Manchester based hotel booking service specialising in last minute hotel bookings, is predicting that the festival will boost demand for Manchester hotels (http://www.laterooms.com/en/k16296355_manchester-hotels.aspx) and is encouraging people requiring lodgings to book early to avoid disappointment. Hotels can be booked up to 12 months in advance through LateRooms.com and many hotels still offer discounts, even when booking further in advance.
Andrew Pumphrey, Head of LateRooms Marketing, comments that: âthe festival is an important event for the North West and Iâm hopeful that it will increase the number of visitors to Manchester, firmly establishing it as the up and coming, influential city that it is. The new extended booking window will also play a key role in allowing customers to book for important events in the futureâ.
As well as experiencing many First Performances, Festival goers can also be amongst the First Guests at the brand new City Inn hotel in Manchester City Centre which is taking bookings from June 4th. With its philosophy of providing âmodern design and innovation combined with a passion for contemporary livingâ, the hotel offers an Al Fresco terrace cafÃ© together with a cocktail lounge for pre festival refreshment.
The 4* City Inn (http://www.laterooms.com/en/hotel-reservations/99175_city-inn-manchester-manchester-city-centre.aspx
) is currently advertising rates of just Â£119.00 for June 28th, a great saving of over 50%, while the 4* Atrium Apartments (http://www.laterooms.com/en/hotel-reservations/7324_atrium-bridge-street-hotel-apartments-manchester.aspx
) is offering studio apartments from just Â£79.00. Rooms are, however, expected to sell fast, so those not wanting to miss the first day of the Festival are encouraged to book sooner rather than later.
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