Take A COSMIC JOURNEY INTO THE POSSIBILITIES OF TOMORROW, CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH OUR UNIVERSAL SATELLITE - THE MOON.

Tour de Moon is a two-month festival of performances, installations, interactive experiments and immersive experiences - created by a galaxy of nightlife artists, musicians, digital dreamers, writers,  scientists, technologists and creative pioneers aged 18-25. Together, they'll consider and challenge our current ways of living - and engage our imagination.

The Moon might be a faraway landscape, but to the Tour de Moon team, it’s also a sentient being: a living character who can help us shape new futures. Across the UK and beyond in 2022, we’ll consider the consequences of human life here on Earth. And with the collaboration of the Moon itself, we’ll imagine, consider and maybe even create new alien and pluralistic utopias.

Tour de Moon is a far-reaching collection of live shows, nightlife events, digital experiences and public activities that will connect us with our lunar satellite. Join us – and the Moon – to dream our futures together.

Eight missions with the Moon

There are eight distinct strands to Tour de Moon. Each strand has a focus on night-time culture, and each one is being co-created with young people aged 18-25 recruited through an open call:

  • Moon Experiences
    Our series of live immersive experiences in Leicester, Newcastle and Southampton is set to inspire you to consider your time on Earth – and to discuss and experience future utopias beyond our planet.
  • Moon Music
    We’re mixing Earthbound sounds with galactic recordings made by space telescopes to launch a new type of music, created through collaboration between two generations: those aged 18-25 and those aged over 70. Moon Music seeks to bring their voices together and reflect on their thoughts, opinions and vibes – weaving in sounds of the galaxy recorded by receivers around the Earth.
  • Moon Hotline
    Join us as we connect to the Moon through playful interactive experiments, digital experiences and live-streamed events – and talk directly to the Moon, with our new form of artificial intelligence (AI) enabling a non-human-centric approach to communication.
  • Moon Sports
    Help us to explore how sport could help us to rethink our collective futures on Earth, in space and perhaps beyond in our playground of giant inflatables, created with community sports groups and youth organisations.
  • Moon Cinema
    We’re reimagining our relationship with the Moon, the universe and each other with screenings of specially commissioned films and live midnight-mass cinema.
  • Moon Bar
    A forum for discussion – join us in our Moon Saloon to watch, engage with and take part in multidisciplinary talks and workshops about the Moon and more.
  • Moon Press
    Run collectively by 18- to 25-year-olds, our Moon Press co-operative is an urgent intervention to create space for underrepresented writers, thinkers and artists – publishing across conventional and unexpected media, from printed books and digital publications to billboards, cereal boxes and much more.
  • Moon Convoy
    We’re bringing together all aspects of Tour de Moon into a travelling parade, touring England’s highways, byways, towns and cities – and concluding with a grand finale in Hackney, London.
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Get involved!

GET your creative projects funded

We’re inviting young artists, writers, performers, creatives, early-career scientists, makers and many others aged 18-25 to join us on our journey with the Moon. Through an open call, we’re awarding bursaries across each of the eight strands of the programme –funding the creation of new work that will shape Tour de Moon’s cosmic programme. For more information and to apply, visit our Get Involved page

Free practical and creative online classes for all

Tour de Moon, in collaboration with the University of the Underground and Union of Justice, are offering a free series of online classes teaching practical skills from how to make a strong application and getting your project funded, to booking your first gig and creating organising communities.

These online classes are led by an international teaching team of unconventional thinkers, activists and artists - and are open to everyone.

Sign up and book your free spot here

Credits

Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun (Executive Director,  Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd), Magid Magid (Director, Founder - Union of Justice), Natasha Patterson (Director, Headcoach - Pedro's Youth Club), Prof. Michael Garrett (Director, Chair of Astrophysics - Sir Bernard Lovell, Director - Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics), Damian Bradfield (Director, President - WeTransfer), Adam Teskey (Director, Manufacturing Director - The Vinyl Factory Plant)

key information

When

Summer 2022

Where

Leicester, Newcastle, Southampton, online and around the UK

Suitable for

18-25 year olds

Admission

Free