Created by Nesta, this one-day festival brings together thousands of people to occupy the future through a range of multi-sensory experiences, including talks and debates, comedy and music, artistic installations and interactive performances.
Past festivals have welcomed thinkers and performers such as Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood, Akala, Jon Ronson, Imogen Heap and Brian Eno.
FutureFest Lates invite all curious minds on a journey to experience and shape the future. Our evening events, provide audiences with immersive installations and exploratory talks set in inspiring venues, from a maze of underground tunnels to an urban rooftop rainforest.
This year, we’ve explored science and science fiction with author and physicist Jim Al-Khalili in The Vaults under Waterloo, and the future of storytelling with installations, performances and a panel discussion in the Barbican conservatory. Find out more on this event in our video below.
The future is not something that happens to us, but something we can create. FutureFest explores how the big challenges of our time can be tackled by empowering people to shape the future.
FuturePlayer is the alternative, virtual setting for FutureFest. Launching in January 2021, it is an exciting new home for digital content that shapes and explores our possible futures.
Offering free access for all, unbounded by the restrictions of a physical event, FuturePlayer aims to break down all barriers to the next generation of big ideas – while embracing everything that has made FutureFest such a treasured part of the innovation calendar.
Explorers of this time capsule of festival highlights – including all-new content from ‘the festival that almost was’ in March 2020 – will be challenged, empowered and inspired with content that explores what the future might hold in these uncertain times.
Register for FuturePlayer now for instant access to the content on launch day.
Interested in collaborating?
If you are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the festival, get in touch by email at [email protected] - we would love to hear from you.