No Bounds Festival kicks off on Friday 13th October, spanning the full weekend through to Sunday 15th across various spaces in Sheffield, bringing a unique combination of music, art, technology and ideas to the city.
The brainchild of Lo Shea, founder and resident at Hope Works, which was nominated for Best Small Club at the 2016 DJ Mag Best of British Awards, recent additions to the lineup include live tech hero Mr G, Morphology, Saoirse, DJ Seinfield, Eclair Fifi, Prequel Tapes, Rian Treanor, and Darwin. This is in addition to the likes of Detroit luminary Jeff Mills, electro bossman DJ Stingray, Timedance honcho Batu, Terre Thaemlitz (AKA DJ Sprinkles), and Laurel Halo, to name but a few.
Off Me Nut Records will be hosting its own stage with faces such as Om Unit, old school don DJ SS, Deadbeat UK & JG, and Phatworld B2B Superior Cornrows. No Bounds Festival will also feature a live improvisation stage, including Norwegian cellist Maja Bugge, unique vocals from Juxta Voices, H Trio, Charlie Collins and Ryoko Akama, Platform 4, Beck Hunters, Matthew Bourne, Mark Sanders and Corey Mwamba, and Inclusion Principle.
The University of Sheffield's Sound Laboratory have created another area inside a spot called Access Space, which will be used for performances from Vanishing, Karl D' Silva with Rian Treanor, and Blood Sport. Meanwhile, 99 Mary Street will be dedicated to coding and modular synth workshops, not to mention a live set from rapidly rising Canadian techno duo, Minimal Violence.
All of which is really just scratching the surface of an offering that also includes underwater soundsystems and a massive gas storage tower used for animations and artwork. The list could go on, hence us ranking No Bounds as the top event in the North during October 2017. You can see the full line-up and more information here.