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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 has been recently 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 next Festival takes place in July 2018.

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

For further information visit www.ifmiltonkeynes.org


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

Coming soon!

MK50: FEAST OF FIRE

Date: Saturday 21 October 2017

From 6pm, Central Milton Keynes

Free Admission


For MK50 and City Club, The Stables is working with outdoor arts specialists Walk the Plank to create a magical and fiery celebration: Feast of Fire. 

Taking place in Midsummer Boulevard and The Point car park, Central Milton Keynes will become the focus for the hottest party in 2017 with a fire garden, torchlight procession, a family show, fireworks and pyrotechnics, fire drawings and live music. 

Feast of Fire is funded by an Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence Award though MK Gallery’s City Club and Milton Keynes Council.