MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL festival (MIF), the multi-venue event showcasing a spectrum of arts, has appointed Jane Beese as head of music.
Her previous roles include head of music at London’s Roundhouse and head of contemporary music at the Southbank Centre, for which she was responsible for the co-ordination and management of its annual Meltdown Festival.
Beese will assume the role from April as the festival prepares to open in its new permanent home, The Factory, a cultural space currently being developed.
“Manchester has been responsible for all my formative music experiences and I’m really happy to be returning to a city that has always inspired me,” says Beese.
“I’m really excited to be joining the exceptional team at MIF at this pivotal juncture, as we move toward the next Festival in 2021 and the historic opening of The Factory.”
MIF takes place every two years and has previously hosted artistes including Damon Albarn, Björk and The xx.