Scottish rockers Mogwai will perform their soundtrack to Douglas Gordon’s film Zidane at this year’s Manchester International Festival.
Released in 2006, Zidane – or to give it its full title, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait – follows one of contemporary football’s most iconic figures through a 90 minute Spanish league match between Real Madrid and Villarreal, which ends in typically Zidane fashion. Although the full programme for the festival won’t be made public until tomorrow, the Mogwai news has been widely publicised on Twitter, with the group set to perform on July 19 & 20.
Mogwai, of course, are no strangers to soundtracks, this week releasing their score to French supernatural thriller series Les Revenants. For more information on the Manchester International Festival, head here; stream Zidane‘s ‘Black Spider’ below.