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Other Worlds Festival - 2016
Thu, 7 Apr 2016, 19:00 – Sun, 10 Apr 2016, 20:00 BST
Other Worlds Festival returns in 2016 with another incredible line-up
Richard Dawson - Laura Cannell - Gum Takes Tooth - Paddy Steer - Bongoleeros - Graham Dunning - Tirikilatops - Tse Tse Fly - Fret! - Some Some Unicorn - The Perverts - Left Hand cuts off the Right - and many more
Thursday Night - Currated by Tse Tse Fly (from 7.30) @ Bootleg Social, Topping Street, Blackpool
Firday (from 7.30) @ Bootleg Social, Topping Street, Blackpool
Saturday Day - day events held at various venues
Breathing Space 12.00 till 2.00 (Sea Organ and TBC)
The Sound Book Project (Central Library) - 3.00
Laura Cannell (Grundy Art Gallery) - 4.00
Saturday (From 5.00) @ Bootleg Social, Topping Street, Blackpool
Gum Takes Tooth
Sunday (from 4.00) @ Bootleg Social, Topping Street, Blackpool
Some Some Unicorn
Left Hand Cuts off the Right
Other Worlds Festival is back once again with a feast for your senses. Last year was an audio-visual banquet, combining local talent with artists from further-flung places. It was a gratifying success to see creatives come together and inspire and induce such a varied group of fans to participate. Whether it be making sounds at the fantastic Grundy Art Gallery installations, or flailing in a wild frenzy in the throes of dance, driven by the ululations of throbbing, sobbing notes, and some downright nasty beats.
“Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose” – the more things change, the more they stay the same. Or so said Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, which is weirdly apposite as he was Puccini’s inspiration once upon a time.
But it won’t be the same this year. We have fresh blood and new sounds for you to wrap those ears around. It will be different, and yet we hope for the same Terpsichorean fervour, the same joy, and the same creative wonderland that our little seaside town became last year, for a heady, chaotic, frankly bloody fantastic weekend.
We’ll be kicking off our sonic shindig with a whole evening curated by Tse Tse Fly, all the way from Dubai, treating us to an evening of tunes from Arabic artists. We’re starting strong and the fun goes on….
Don’t forget our fantastic locals offer, just under £27 for a whole weekend of art, visual and audio.
Be sure to keep eyes firmly on our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to get to the latest news, competitions, or just to get in touch. We’ll see you all on the dancefloor…
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, the majority of the live events are held at Bootleg Social which maintains an over 18's policy due to licensing laws.
There are free events that are suitable for ages – please check the website for more details of these
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The festival is held in Blackpool town centre. There are good transport links via train and buses. There is very minimal free on street parking, but there are council owned car parks within a short distance of all the venues. Please check Blackpool council website for up-to-date parking charges
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you can show us a copy of the ticket on from your phone.