The xx have announced they'll be taking up residence in Manchester in 2013 for the Manchester International Festival.

The band will perform in an "enigmatic found space in the centre of the city for the whole Festival. Each of these specially staged shows will have a capacity of no more than 100, giving audiences a new relationship with the band’s intimate, atmospheric music."

The festival takes place from July 4-21 2013, and tickets are expected to go on sale in January. For more information on these shows, and the rest of the festival, head here.