Festival that launched Damon Albarn’s ‘Monkey’ opera to return

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Manchester International Festival dates announced'

Details of the second Manchester International Festival have been confirmed today (January 15).

The inaugural event took place in June last year, staging a series of art event’s and performances including the premiere of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett‘s opera ‘Monkey: Journey To The West’.

The biannual festival will now return to the city in 2009, taking place between July 2-19. Details of what will feature will be announced later this year.’