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IF: Milton Keynes International Festival

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival

Produced by The Stables and taking place every two years, IF: Milton Keynes International Festival is now a major landmark event in the cultural calendar. Engaging around 500,000 people, the Festival presents a world-class, multi-arts programme over 10 days which includes large-scale and family events.  The programme features The Stables Spiegeltent, home to a programme of concerts, comedy and circus, an Acoustic Stage as well as installations placed in unusual locations across Central Milton Keynes, including parks, public squares and boulevards, as well as in the digital realm. 

The Festival was honoured with the prestigious EFFE Label 2017-2018 as one of Europe’s most ‘remarkable festivals’. It was assessed and scored by 95 experts prior to going before the International Jury who said:

“The Festival has grown its artistic programme to embrace its local infrastructure, landscape and communities to extend its ambition and relevance to international issues and embrace innovative artistic engagement.”

The Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Council, sponsors and partners.

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One-off signature events

The Stables also produces special one-off events including Clash of Drums for the Rugby World Cup 2015 in the city and Feast of Fire for the 50th anniversary celebrations to mark the founding of Milton Keynes.