To boldly go, once more
15 August 2019
The award-winning Area Rocks returns to the indigo at The O2 in London on 21 September for an additional celebration of house science and engineering, together with the artwork, music and science fiction impressed by it, introduced by Twin V Ltd in affiliation with ESA.
Half science truthful, half rock live performance, this day-long competition of house exploration will probably be hosted once more by the BBC’s famend science broadcaster Dallas Campbell. He’ll be introducing a few of the most inspirational and proficient individuals from the worlds of house, artwork, music, and movie.
United by a standard ardour for exploring the Universe past our world, this distinctive gathering of visitors from scientific and artistic fields will embrace, from ESA, astronaut Tim Peake, rocket scientist Kate Underhill, house robotics engineer Shahrzad Timman and astronomer Mark McCaughrean.
From additional afield, audio system and panelists will embrace planetary scientist and BBC2’s Astronauts winner Suzie Imber, Hollywood film visible results wizard Paul Franklin , local weather scientist Tamsin Edwards, Area Boffins producer and creator Sue Nelson, BBC Sky at Night time presenter and astronomer Chris Lintott, science creator Lucy Hawking, and star of the hit TV sequence The Expanse, Dominique Tipper.
The inaugural Area Rocks present final April noticed it win ‘Occasion of the Yr’ on the Prog Music Awards, and it was additionally nominated by the British Interplanetary Society for a Sir Arthur C. Clarke Award, each vastly prestigious honours.
The brand new 2019 flagship occasion contains three separate periods, every with one thing for everybody, from devoted house lovers to the sci-curious.
The primary session, Area Academy, is geared toward youngsters of all ages and can spotlight the unimaginable vary of house science presently in progress. In 2019, the world, and certainly Area Rocks, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 in addition to contemplating our subsequent large leaps, from new robotic and human missions to the Moon onwards to Mars and the remainder of the Photo voltaic System.
The second session, Area Lab, is the place the good minds from the world of house science, the humanities, and music will meet to debate and discover the large questions. There’ll be conversations exploring a variety of matters, together with the essential function that house has to play in tackling the local weather disaster and different challenges dealing with us on our house planet.
SpaceRocks Dwell is the third half, the dwell music gig. Placing the ‘rock’ in Area Rocks this 12 months are acclaimed violinist and composer Anna Phoebe and one of many UK’s most revolutionary rock bands Amplifier as the primary acts for the night.
The space-inspired set continues with Australian cosmic rockers Voyager and the headline act this 12 months, musical visionaries Anathema. This finale will probably be a particular present they’re calling ‘The Area Between Us’ – a singular, space-themed set with visuals created in collaboration with ESA.
Lastly, there can even be varied stands and stalls, together with quick pop-up talks within the intervals between periods within the Area Lounge.
Tickets can be found now on the Space Rocks web site