TOUR DE MOON FAQS
WHAT IS TOUR DE MOON?
Tour de Moon is a direct response to the current world we live in — where history is unfortunately repeating itself. Tour De Moon invites you to ask: WHY can’t we imagine a new way of thinking/dreaming/doing?
IT’S TIME to use radical imagination to create alternative futures.
Tour de Moon provides a platform for plurality, fresh thinking and new ideas. A unique, immersive 3 city, 4 day festival of free public events all linked by a touring sustainable Convoy. It celebrates NIGHTLIFE and youth countercultures from across the UK.
WHEN IS TOUR DE MOON HAPPENING?
This tour will travel the UK in summer 2022, incorporating immersive four-day experiences in Leicester (13th – 16th May 2022), Newcastle (27th – 30th May 2022) and Southampton (10th – 13th June 2022), alongside a Moon Convoy composed of electric vehicles visiting Bletchley, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Grimsby, Huddersfield, Blackburn, Barrow-in-Furness, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton, Farnborough, Crawley, and Hackney in London.
WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS STRANDS IN THE TOUR?
It’s time to join Moon Talks revolution and shape our common futures through talks, performance, performed manifestos and sensory delights! Expect to see a vibrant, pluralistic mix of voices sharing their electric experiences of nightlife through their passion for the moon, science, dancing and debates. 18+ Book here.
Listen up! Moon Music brings to you the ‘afterparty’, a selection of the most unique musical talents merging popular music with recordings of the galaxy, to create a new musical genre. Moon Music brings together Arkestra (Convoy), Moon Recordings (a series of newly commissioned alien musical genres) and Moonbounce (transmission to the moon, an Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) technology) to club nights. There is also the moon on the dancefloor… see you there! 18+ Book here.
Moon Experiences is arriving to completely repurpose disused buildings within city centres, creating surreal and unusual theatrical spaces. Find yourself immersed in plays developed with new talents, whilst taking a trip to the Moon on psychedelic buggy rides. It includes a soundbath experience with brand new work from some of the UK’s most exciting young musicians, creators and experimentalists: electronic duo Jockstrap and composer/trumpet player Yelfris Valdès, Oliver Coates, Jatinder Singh Durhailay & Suren Seneviratne; Roella Oloro, Rival Consoles, Gruff Rhys, Cosmo Sheldrake, Anna Meredith and more to be announced. Join us in envisioning future utopias beyond Earth! 18+ Book here.
Moon Cinema is a collection of original new short films created by the new geniuses of filmmaking selected through an international competition. These films introduce fresh concepts, new aesthetics, important messages on care and youth countercultures and their experiences with nightlife. Join us to experience this platform for unique discourses and non-linear narratives on science subjects. 18+ Book here.
What if the Moon had landed on Earth? What if the Moon was a psychedelic inflatable playground; a lunar landscape on which to play Moon Games? Collaborating with astrophysicists, sports groups and youth organisations, Tour de Moon has fabricated all of this for you. It’s time to explore the Moon!
Moon Convoy is a fully sustainable armada of vehicles, coming to a town or city near you. Moon Convoy appears and disappears at night and brings interactive and ultra-violet experiences to life. Expect cosmic transformations through live music and DJ sets, a giant squid (yes, one of nature’s rarest creatures!), talks, film screenings, an inflatable game, a 9 piece Arkestra and a larger than life red phone through which you can talk to the Moon. Find out more here.
Moon Hotline is a digital exploration of our own potential. AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered conversations with our new therapist (the Moon), digital experiences taking the form of a giant red phone, and a cascade of memes, videos and music by new talents around the world. It creates a radical online experience for anyone to explore, disappear and reappear…in a wormhole!
Moon Press is an urgent intervention into publishing. A zine that works to break down conventions between the environment, humans, and outer space. Moon Press is released at every full moon with a rotation of monthly appointed guest editors, designers and a selection of brilliant artists that challenge the status quo and offer alternatives for new futures. Read Moon Press here
DO YOU PAY YOUR ARTISTS?
Yes. All of the artists who are taking part in Tour de Moon are being paid for their work. We have provided over £1,000,000 in creative grants for our participants.
IS TOUR DE MOON FREE?
Yes. Entry is free for everyone, for all events, in all locations.
DO I NEED TO BOOK A TICKET FOR A TOUR DE MOON EVENT?
We recommend that you book in advance for Moon Experiences, Moon Music and Moon Talks events as walk-up tickets are limited. There are no tickets required for Moon Games or Moon Convoy, just turn up.
For Moon Experiences walk ups we anticipate a waiting time of no longer than 15 minutes.
Visit our What’s On pages to book your ticket. Ticket bookings are managed via DICE and all tickets will be checked and scanned on entry.
We do understand that plans can change, so if you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your ticket so that it can be made available to someone else via DICE's refund process.
Please be aware that if you do not turn up within 15 minutes of the event start time for Moon Music or Moon Talks we cannot guarantee entry. This is so that we can offer availability to walk-ins to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy the festival.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
All events are 18+. Please bring a valid form of photographic ID with you to the event (please note, we only accept valid passports, foreign national ID cards, driving licences or Home Office approved PASS cards as identification and/or proof of age).
ARE THERE ANY TICKET RESTRICTIONS?
Tickets are limited to two per person for each event.
ARE THE EVENTS ACCESSIBLE?
We’ve worked hard at Tour de Moon to make our events accessible to as many people as possible. Please see our Accessibility page for more information.
IS THERE A COVID-19 POLICY?
Following the latest guidelines on Covid-19 safety measures, no restrictions will be enforced at any Tour de Moon events. However, we welcome guests taking precautions within the venues at their own discretion.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUERIES?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us on +44 (0)7377 837842.