No Bounds

No Bounds unveils its first lineup for its ambitious festival return

After taking a break for a year to recalibrate, No Bounds Festival is back and ready to put on its most ambitious collection of events ever.

No Bounds will continue to break down barriers and forge new connections through a joint love of music, art and technology. Events for this year’s festival will be held from 11 to 13 October. 

The festival brings together local, established, and up-and-coming artists to take to Sheffield’s stages. Thanks to the city’s history of groundbreaking musical discoveries, Sheffield acts as the perfect venue for No Bounds. 

The theme for 2024 is ‘Agency and Revelation’, which will encourage artists and festival goers alike to explore transitional and hidden spaces, places, connections and stories. No Bounds hopes its audiences will engage in the area’s culture and communities in innovative ways. 

Phase 1 of the festival’s lineup. Credit: No Bounds Festival

Some big guests have just been announced for the first phase of the festival’s lineup. Included in this is the Grammy-winning grime MC, Flowdan. Joining him will be a star-studded group of performers.

Other artists include Bassline pioneer and Niche nightclub resident, Big Ang, and the highly acclaimed jazz-folk group from Bristol, Tara Clerkin Trio. You can’t miss the collaborative performances between Spanish Producer Nueen and Manchester-based vocalist and rapper Iceboy Violet. The duo will be playing songs from their debut album ‘You Said You’d Hold My Hand Through The Fire’. 

The co-founder of Nervous Horizon, TSVI, will be playing his first-ever b2b set with Ilian Tape affiliate, Stenny. 

As No Bounds prides itself on shining a light on acts from the North, the lineup also includes stages from Commodo, Charla Green and a collaboration between 96 Back, aya and Jenifer Walton, called Microplastics.

The many musical performances will be taking place across a multitude of venues from  Sheffield to Rotherham. Sheffield Cathedral will host the opening and closing concerts for the festival. 

Alongside the music, No Bounds Festival will be offering a variety of talks and workshops for people to educate and empower themselves. Local artist Mark Fell will help to curate the programme of talks and Rian Treanor will unveil his new work that he has been developing between Sheffield and Rotherham. 

Event from 2022. Credit: James Ward

No Bounds has been working with XR strand and schools across the area to create 3D digital artworks with the children that will be showcased at the festival. 

In memory of the 40th-anniversary of the Miner’s Strike, Memory Dance will be presenting a series of AV activations using rare videotape and cassette footage made during October 1984 to reflect on the tumultuous dispute that took place in South Yorkshire. 

Even more artists will be announced as well as the full details of the art program and daytime talks, panels and workshops. 

Tickets for the festival are available to buy here.

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