Imogen Heap, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruby Wax, Akala, Paul Mason and Amy Lamé

amongst headline speakers for Nesta’s ‘festival of the future’ 

Key line-up of artists, politicians, comedians and activists announced for Nesta’s fourth edition of FutureFest

Two days. Five stages. 4000 people.

Nesta’s FutureFest, one of Europe’s biggest festivals of the future, returns for its fourth year bringing together artists, politicians, comedians and activists to explore alternative futures through more than 80 talks, performances, debates and immersive experiences.

FutureFest, Nesta’s festival of the future

Nesta’s FutureFest, one of Europe’s biggest festivals of the future, returns for its fourth year bringing together artists, politicians, comedians and activists to explore alternative futures through more than 80 talks, performances, debates and immersive experiences.

Headline speakers range from Imogen Heap, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruby Wax, Akala, Sir Nick Clegg, Amy Lamé, Paul Mason, Jude Kelly, Richard Sennett, and Sir Anthony Seldon, debating topics such as the changing nature of British identity, the future of our cities, and how to stay human in the age of machines.

The audience can gamble with their privacy at the data casino, take a walk through the FutureFest Garden, which reimagines our relationship with nature in the city, and demo Imogen Heap’s Creative Passport, which uses blockchain technology to create a digital identity and a connective hub for music makers and related services.

FutureFest, Nesta’s festival of the future

FutureFest, Nesta’s festival of the future

Spread across more than five stages in London’s Tobacco Dock, FutureFest is set to attract 4,000 people over two days on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July. The lineup of speakers and full schedule can be viewed here

FutureFest, Nesta’s festival of the future

Futurefest is a two-day festival of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers, all designed to challenge our perceptions of the future. The event is the flagship festival of Nesta, a global innovation foundation. It is a non-profit initiative aimed at bringing future thinking to the public realm so that everyone can benefit.

FutureFest, Nesta’s festival of the future


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