D:Percussion 05, Manchester
The Artistic Director Steve Smith recently explained to City Life magazine:
“They give us the seed money – they don't pay for the whole thing –but it's a real commitment by them that gives us surety that the events going to happen.
“It means we can look – for the first time ever – at more than just the one that's in front of us. Three years takes us to our 10th anniversary, which I don't think anyone in '97 imagined in their wildest dreams.
“Hopefully it'll be a sunny Saturday – we've only just started thinking about the 10th birthday, but we want it to be something special that goes back to it's roots.”