13-16 May 2009
Futuresonic 2009 and the Social Technologies Summit will take place 13-16 May 2009, featuring world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world. The festival has four strands - Art, Music, Ideas and EVNTS - and occupies the orbits of art, performance, music, design and digital culture. Now in its 14th year, Futuresonic is the UK's leading festival for digital culture, and this year was nominated for the prestigious Lever Arts Prize. An urban festival experience, it is anticipated that over 50,000 festival visitors will engage with 300 artists and 100 events across 30 venues.
Futuresonic's 2009 art programme is more ambitious and relevant than ever with astonishing artworks at CUBE plus large scale Environment 2.0 participatory projects and an exhibition of whimsical sound interfaces
The best, most explosive, most all-encompassing Futuresonic music lineup to date takes over the finest venues in Manchester for a celebration of musicianship and a salute to those who perform on the cutting-edge.
The Social Technologies Summit is the leading international conference where 500 opinion formers, futurologists, artists and technologists explore the latest upgrade affecting today's digital culture.