No Bounds festival 2018: everything you need to know about the line-up, entertainment and how to get tickets

Following a successful first year, No Bounds festival is returning to Sheffield for a second time with a bigger and better line-up for three entertainment-filled days.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 1:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 1:07 pm
No Bounds festival will take place from 12 to 14 October 2018, at various venues around Sheffield

The festival, which celebrates club culture, art and technology within a collaborative space, with feature an exciting mix of live performances, DJ sets, workshops and debates, which will be held across eight venues around Sheffield.

What is in store?

Live performances, DJ sets, workshops and debates are all part of this year's line-up

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The first wave of artists confirmed to be performing at the festival include Daniel Avery, Aisha Devi, Demdike Star, Volvox, Errorsmith, DJ Storm, Paula Temple, Machine Woman, and Sounds of Sisso, with more to be announced soon.

This year's debate programme is set to expand to incorporate discussions from the artists themselves, covering topics which range from sound system culture, to politics via technology, and women in music.

Stemming from a core motivation to share knowlegde, the workshops at this year's event will include live coding, modular synthesis, DIY Synth building, along with a women and non-binary DJ workshop.

Also on the entertainment line-up will be a vibrant visual art programme, with support from local artists and creators, helping to expand the event across the city.

This year's debate programme will incorporate discussions from artists, covering topics including sound system culture, technology and women in music

A full entertainment programme

In addition to last year's set up, this second instalment will feature more live performances, world premieres of newly commissioned works, improvised music, film screenings, poetry and a co-curated daytime programme from Rotherham-based music producer and artist, Mark Fell.

Complementing the expansive daytime schedule, two all-night rave will be held to offer festival-goers an immersive experience celebrating an array of pioneering music, against the backdrop of Sheffield's industrial landscape.

Who will be playing?

This year's line-up includes the following artists so far, with more yet to be announced:



Aisha Devi (Live)



Beck Trio

Benett / Kane Duo

Ben Suff Donk

Blasha & Alatt

Class Compliant Audio Interfaces

Central Processing Unit

Control Problem


coucou chloe (Live)

CP Smith

Daniel Avery

Deep Tide Quartet

Demdike Stare (DJ)

Digital Selves

DJ Storm

Earthworm Jim

Errorsmith (Live)

Giant Swan (Live)

Ifeoluwa, Imogen


Jensen Interceptor

Joe Muggs


Linux Lewis

Lo Shea

Machine Woman (Live)

Mark Fell

Memo Comma (Live)

Mike Paradinas ( Talk )

Minor Science


Object Blue (Live)

Off Me Nut Records

Paula Temple


Ripsaw Catfish

rRoxymore (Live)

Rian Treanor (Live)

Sarah Davachi (Live)

Sounds of Sisso (Live)






When is the festival?

The festival will take place from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October 2018 at various venues around Sheffield, including Hope Works and The Holt.

How to buy tickets

Weekend tickets are priced from £35 per person, plus £3.50 booking fee.

Early bird tickets for the Improv Stage only on Sunday 14 October are priced at £10 per person, plus £1.30 booking fee.

Tickets are available to purchase here.