The city’s biennial arts festival has recently announced its full lineup for the summer, as well as what safety measures are due to be in place.
For 21 days from 10 to 30 July, Milton Keynes will be host to a number of innovative and imagination-catching artworks as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2021.
The festival will return to the city's parks, green spaces, public squares and larger retail spaces with a variety of family events, pop-up performances and digital programmes.
This year’s programme is aiming to reflect the extraordinary times we are currently living through with a mix of open-air live music, dance and performance, joyful and free family events, transformative site-specific installations, pop-up performances and a digital programme including concerts and interviews recorded live from The Stables, producers of the Festival.
Monica Ferguson, Festival Director and CEO of The Stables, explained the current safety procedures in place as she said: "We have worked hard to shape a Festival that is safe for visitors, artists and all of our team. The installations provide space and time for reflection and it’s great to play our part in helping to revive live events for everyone to enjoy.
"The safety of audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is at the forefront of The Festival’s planning. As well as following all government and industry guidelines, we are working closely with specialist safety advisors to ensure all event locations are Covid-safe and secure for everyone.
"Key measures include pre-booking tickets for some free performances and events. Booking and further updates can be found on the Festival website."
The majority of events are free of charge to enter, but for many you still need to book a ticket so that numbers can be managed. Make sure you check out the full programme and get tickets now.
To check out the full programme of the events and to purchase your tickets, please click here.