Launching FutureEverything Big Bang Events

FutureEverything will be launching a series of big bang events throughout the Autumn leading up to the inaugural FutureEverything festival in May 2010.

We are still reeling from the stunning success of Futuresonic 2009. Our award winning festival drew an attendance of 75,000, and featured a huge range of incredible artistic projects including many world-firsts. It is thrilling to be in the middle of a quantum leap, and such an incredible year has given us huge momentum leading into 2010.

We are proud to announce the launch of a major new international award, The FutureEverything Awards, and after 15 years at the leading edge of art, music and ideas, Futuresonic is now named FutureEverything, to reflect the greater scope and ambition of the festival.

The date of the inaugural FutureEverything festival is 12-15 May 2010, with a series of launch events during October 2009, and nominations for the Award are open from 1st September 2009.

FutureEverything 2010 Launch Events


Join us for a series of big bang launch events throughout Autumn 2009 for each strand of FutureEverything 2010.

FutureEverything features world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world, plus the awards ceremony for The FutureEverything Awards.

Art Launch

Environment 2.0 Exhibition at LICA

LICA (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)

Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University

7/10/09 - 31/10/09, launch 6.00pm, 6/10/09

FutureEverything has been invited to curate an exhibition featuring a selection of works enagaging in the Environment 2.0 theme, with artworks from international artists including Ackroyd & Harvey, HeHe, Amy Balkin, Eva Meyer-Keller and Aaron Koblin.



Music Launch

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Islington Mill, Salford

03 October 2009, 8.00pm - 1.00am

£7 Advance / £9 on the door


FutureEverything stage the first of a series of music events held outside of the main festival dates. The first event on the 3rd October at Islington Mill features a headlining live performance from the genre-bending and powerful ZU along with support from one of the hottest bands in Manchester at the moment, Kong.

Ideas Launch



BBC Broadcasting House, Manchester

02 October 2009 12.30pm - 6.30pm, Registration from 12.30pm

Admission Free - Last 80 tickets now released


FutureEverything is collaborating with BBC and Codeworks, to deliver an inspiring session of speakers and TEDTalks videos packed full of "ideas worth spreading".  TEDxManchester will feature TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Taking the stage at ISEA2009, Ars Electronica & Picnic


FutureEverything’s Artistic Director Drew Hemment has been invited to speak at three prestigious international events during August and September.

Following an acclaimed talk at TEDx, Drew continues to share his experience, knowledge and insight on themes of art, social technologies and mass participation, spreading the FutureEverything ethos internationally, and opening debate on FutureEverything and the FutureEverything Awards.



26/08/09, 11.30am-12pm


Ars Electronica

Brucknerhaus, Linz

6/09/09, 2pm-3pm



Amsterdam, Main Stage Talk



FutureEverything 2010 - Get Involved

In 2010 there will be a new beginning, we look forward to you joining us on a new journey as a part of the first FutureEverything festival.

Social Technologies Roadshow

FutureEverything has been inundated with invitations to take the Social Technologies Summit on the road, and the result is a series of seminars and networking events.

Environment 2.0 - Ongoing Impact and Events

FutureEverything's influential work on environmental sustainability has led to a range of new international initiatives, including new international collaborations with Picnic, Waag and Leonardo.


FuturesFamily is a new Artists in Residence initiative established to nurture artists at the very cutting edge of art, music and ideas. Our family have been hand selected for their innovation and experimentation, driving forward our ethos to challenge and inspire.


Discover more about FutureEverything including behind-the-scenes reports on our projects by Drew Hemment, the Festival Director, and reports on recent events in Berlin and Japan. http://futureeverything.org/blog

FutureEverything Friends

Join FutureEverything Friends and become part of a special community who help us to commission, produce and present projects working with the worlds most exciting and influential artists, musicians, performers, thinkers and writers. http://futureeverything.org/friends


FutureEverything provides a platform for people like you to create, perform and inspire. A dedicated area of the website highlights the ways we can support innovators in art, technology and society, plus info on courses at our partner institution, Lancaster University. http://futureeverything.org/stepladder


FutureEverything offers a range of opportunities to join the team and gain invaluable experience. Long and short term placements are available. http://futureeverything.org/getinvolved

FutureEverything Community

The FutureEverything online community allows you to create your own profile, find and message other participants and friends, and even update your Twitter feed from http://community.futureeverything.org


The festival has been at the forefront of art, music and ideas since 1995. Browse past projects and editions of the festival here http://futureeverything.org/archive


The FutureEverything mailing list has been running since 1995. Select the areas you are interested in so that we can send you the information that is relevant to you. http://futureeverything.org/subscribe

For more information about FutureEverything 2010 or to find out about one of the many events coming up please visit http://futureeverything.org.

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