20-23 JULY 2006

Futuresonic celebrates its 10th anniversary year, and 7th major festival, with a sensational line-up of performances, exhibitions and events across Manchester city centre. Featuring over 30 major events and more than 100 acts and artists from around the world crammed into 3 days and nights of sounds, sights and delights

The 2006 festival takes place over three days traversing music and the arts, involving multiple and often unusual spaces. It takes in headline gigs, breaks musical acts, maps the city, premieres ground breaking technologies, ships in some of the world’s most innovative artists and musicians, and gives Manchester a weekend-long urban

Futuresonic Live is all about the music. It’s headlined by the undisputed cover star of minimalism, Christian Fennesz; supported by Warp Records’ new supergroup, the amazing Battles; all the leading lights of the nascent dubstep scene combined in one killer showcase, Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode 9, Plastician; the scuzzy electro-punk euphoria of Berlin’s female duo Cobra Killer; the hottest act around right now, mysterious grime-folk agitators Various Production; and much, much more.

Urban Play is all about taking over the city and using the technology that surrounds us for creative ends. It features world-first collaborative software projects, art exhibitions, walking tours, hit-and-run buskers, new musical instruments the likes of which have never been seen, conferences exploring the rise and impact of shar! ed, open source and social technologies – and more.

Here you can find the program: