Bjork, Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg for Manchester International Festival

Icelandic singer to play six shows as part of July event

Bjork, Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg for Manchester International Festival

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Bjork, Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn and Wu Lyf are set to take part in the Manchester International Festival in July.

The Icelandic singer will play six shows at the festival, playing songs from her new 'Biophilia' album.

The album, her seventh, has been partly composed on an iPad and is set to be released in the form of a series of apps.

Bjork will perform at the Campfield Market Hall on June 30 then on July 3, 7, 10, 13 and 16. The shows all start at 8.30pm (GMT) with the exception of the July 3 and 10 gigs, which begin at 4.30pm.

Damon Albarn, meanwhile, is to premiere his new Doctor Dee show at the festival. Inspired by the life of 16th century scientist John Dee, Albarn has co-created the work with celebrated theatre director Rufus Norris.

Doctor Dee will be performed at Manchester Palace Theatre on July 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Snoop Dogg will play a one-off show at O2 Apollo Manchester on July 15. He will be performing his 1993 album 'Doggystyle' in full, as he is at London's Lovebox Festival in the same weekend.

Wu Lyf are also playing a one-off gig as part of the festival. The fast-rising indie band will play a show in a tunnel in the city's Great Bridgewater Street on July 16.

See MIF.co.uk for more information.

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