Janelle Monae announces Manchester residency at Aviva Studios

This will be one to remember.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 18th March 2024

Janelle Monae has announced a return to Manchester with a residency at Aviva Studios.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter, rapper and actress will be performing at the enormous new venue this summer.

Janelle Monae previously delivered an unforgettable performance as part of the Manchester International Festival in 2019, with the same team now bringing her back to the city’s landmark new cultural venue.

The star has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards with her music career, as well as being able to call herself a New York Times best-selling author, an actor, and a fashion icon.

Her shows are always a complete visionary spectacle filled with creative costumes and ground-breaking stage design.


And now she’s bringing it all to the city’s most ground-breaking venue, for a three-night residency this July.

Fans can expect to hear hits from her four studio albums – The Archandroid, The Electric Lady, Dirty Computer, and The Age of Pleasure.


Janelle Monae’s residency will be part of Aviva Studios’ busy programme of productions and special events for Manchester, all programmed and operated by Factory International.

Events that have recently taken place here have included a spectacular performance from Sampha, as well as the Danny Boyle-directed launch event Free Your Mind.

Janelle Monae will be at Aviva Studios in Manchester from 2 July to 4 July.


Tickets will cost £45 and will be on sale to Factory International members at 10am on Wednesday 20 March, and on general sale at 10am on Thursday 21 March.

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