When you arrive on campus, come straight to the Antonin Artaud Building, where the BEAM team will be ready to greet and register you.
The best way to get the most out of the festival is to buy a FESTIVAL PASS FOR ONLY £50 (including accommodation*!) and come for a totally eco-friendly holiday-on-the-tube. On Friday daytime there are two intensive workshops (buy tickets separately) with STEIM and TOM BUGS, then at 5pm the festival opens to all and this is a good time to see the installations (for example, Ray Lee‘s beguiling and intimate Ethometric Museum) and to start checking out the BEAM OPEN CALL WORKS. We’ll kick off the performances with an incredible evening gig: STELARC + Jennifer Walshe’s world premiere duo starts our journey, followed by Chikashi Miyama, DJ Sniff, Ryan Jordan and Wii controller master Alex Nowitz. Saturday has more workshops (most are free) and discussions, performances and games and another mind-bendingly good evening line-up including Atau Tanaka + Adam Parkinson, Sarah Angliss, Leafcutter John, Philip Jeck and finally the totally blissful Music for Sleeping from the Biomuse team as a SLEEPOVER! Yes, everyone in their sleeping bags! On Sunday we’ll wake you up with a FESTIVAL BREAKFAST then Tim Exile will appear to throw some virtuosic musical shapes, energising us for the final Play and Display session on Sunday, where everyone can perform in a massed orchestra of strange electronic boxes, under the watchful guidance of musical genius Leafcutter John.
Come on Friday and stay until Sunday: BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!
*Saturday night is a communal sleepover but if you prefer your own room for both nights just select that option when booking.
**N.B. all programme details subject to change