And so, dear reader, the Manchester International Festival 2019 has finally come to an end - but what a party it was. We've been here with you every step of the way, from Yoko Ono's BELLS FOR PEACE festival opener to... well, we'll leave the last thing as surprise, but it's incoming soon.
The last thing left for Dan and Tash to do is say THANKYOU!
Big thanks to the incredible MIF Digital and film crews who've pulled all this brilliant content together (truly, they are a marvel).
Massive thanks to the MIF social media and press crew for synchronising watches with us, what a tag-team!
Huge thanks to our volunteers for helping keeping the wheels turning, and especially big thanks to the intrepid Salford students who stepped up and joined the fray, both behind the scenes on our big productions and also as orbiting micro brief teams - we couldn't have done it without you.
Giant thanks - of course - to the BBC team for being with us on the journey and putting up with our terrible jokes and dog pictures, and most importantly for wrangling our ridiculous high-speed content into coherence for the last 18 days.
And finally, dear readers, thank YOU for being here with us. We hope you've enjoyed reading, hearing and watching all this as much as we've enjoyed putting it together.
A final word from John McGrath -
Quote Message: On behalf of everyone behind the Manchester International Festival, we extend our warmest thanks to our artists, collaborators, international partners, and of course the people of Manchester for making MIF19 such a success - we look forward to welcoming you in 2021! from John McGrath CEO & Artistic Director, MIF
Right, that's us. MIF Live: over and out. <3