No Bounds launch

Multiple locations
, 2017

Tickets cost £18 day ticket / £25 night ticket / £33 day + night

18 hours of music, art, technology and dancing.

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On Friday 9 June, No Bounds is throwing an 18-hour party of music, art, technology and dancing across two warehouse venues in Sheffield. It's a special launch event to get everyone excited ahead of the main festival this October.

Taking place as part of Sheffield Makes Music, a 24-hour citywide showcase of amazing sounds in unexpected places, the No Bounds launch event will feature numerous live music, spoken word, AV and DJ performances, workshops, exhibitions, installations and more. It'll all take place within multiple performance areas across Hope Works and Trafalgar Warehouse. As the night session expands into two simultaneous warehouse raves, a free shuttle bus will be on hand to ferry partygoers between the two sites.

Nina Kraviz will headline the event and will also take part in a rare and exclusive Q&A with Joe Muggs from The Wire Magazine. Nina will talk about her experiences in the music industry and her rise from obscurity in Siberia to becoming probably the biggest female DJ in worldwide dance music right now.

Other music highlights include rising talent Helena Hauff from Hamburg, who has recently provided an essential mix for Radio 1, and DJ Nobu, a highly rated techno DJ from Japan and a regular at the legendary Berghain club in Berlin. There will also be a rare performance from the enigma that is Shackleton, one of the UK’s most singular artists.

Live audio visual performances will come from world renowned artists such as Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – a composer of bright, fluid soundscapes using synthesisers; Patten, a duo making experimental electronic music heavy on samples and layered textures; and London Modular Allaiance, whose live sets are known for exploratory, improvised music. Alongside this there'll also be three electroacoustic performances from the University of Sheffield’s Sound Laboratory, a special set from OFFAL (Orchestra for Females and Laptops), a screening of a new film from visual artist Bradley Woody called Industrial Shift and the world’s first pop-up virtual reality poetry exhibition!

The visual art side of the event will feature a special exhibition from J Davies, a Rotherham artist who recently won first prize at the London Art Biennale 2017 and has also recently been artist in residence at Hope Works. His paintings are inspired by the early graffiti movement, exploring human form and emotion in painstakingly intricate detail. Also exhibiting are Geo Law, Liz Von Graevenitz, Biztar and Aaron Mizmeras, while Mikk Murray will be painting an acrylic landscape live on the day at Trafalgar Warehouse.

For those who want to get involved, a series of workshops will cover the principles of modular synthesis, while The Yorkshire Sound Women Network and Alex McClean from Algorave will be hosting workshops on live coding – an art form that has strong links with the city of Sheffield, which you can also watch in action when night falls.

There's tons more on the lineup – see the programme for full details and set times.

Trafalgar Warehouse, 120 Trafalgar Street, S1 4JT
Hope Works, 1A Sussex Road, S4 7YQ

Written by Tom Roper; May 23, 2017