Sure, Glastonbury, as ever, gets most of the attention when it comes to UK festivals. And so it should. But did it include a free – yes, free – programme of art, music and film events curated by out-there auteur David Lynch? No, it didn’t. But that’s quite likely the stand-out of this year’s Manchester International Festival (4–21 July) – a three-week series of cultural goings-on across the Capital of the North. Highlights of the Twin Peaks director’s roster include live shows from alt-folk collective These New Puritans (13 July) and indie chanteuse Anna Calvi (12 July). There is a series of his own films, too, along with My Head Is Disconnected (6–21 July), the UK’s first exhibition of Lynch’s art. Other big names on the bill include Janelle Monáe, Yoko Ono and Skepta.