Along with a stellar cast of artists who are breaking down the barriers and building new bridges through electronic music, No Bounds also announces the Hope Works residents for 2022, exciting new commissions, partnerships with Sheffield Cathedral for its opening and closing concerts as well as more northern focussed collaborations with organisations such as The Beatriarchy. Partnering this year with the Sheffield Cathedral, the landmark venue will be hosting the opening concert this year featuring unique live shows from Blawan, plus Manchester's own Blackhaine, as well as a closing concert curated by Mark Fell. The festival has been given full access to utilise it in its entirety so participants will be able to explore the Cathedral's unique spaces as well as its gothic and contemporary architecture.
Hope Works will remain rave central, the home base for the weekend. Once again closing the road outside the venue to for food trucks and a truly carnival feel to the site over 4 stages. No Bounds is honoured to be bringing together some never before seen b2bs from legends in the scene for sonic epiphanies on the dance floor. There will also be more satellite venues added this year including DINA, The Dorothy Pax, Bal Fashions and Plot 22.
Hope Works will host live performances from dBridge, The Black Dog, Deena Abdelwahed, Lyzza and Grove. New and rare b2b's such as SHERELLE b2b Kode 9, Batu b2b Skee Mask plus a stellar raft of the scenes top DJs including Helena Hauff, Job Jobse, India Jordan, Saoirse, Scratchclart and TSVI. Breakthrough and upcoming talent are aplenty as always with a choice selection of the UK's finest with Nia Archives, LCY, Tim Reaper, Tom Boogizm and Blasha & Allatt representing some of the most exciting angles the UK has to offer in 2022.
Hope Works & No Bounds once again announces a cast of local residents that stay true to its vision, 96 Back, Diessa, Gracie T, Lupini, Rian Treanor, Tim Reaper, Skari & Zeki, all boundary pushing electronic musicians and selectors in their own right, plus Pattern + Push winner, Sheffield rapper Sarinity Jones.
The 2022 program leads with two major pieces of work exploring new technologies, yet with a collective and collaborative approach, as well as cross continental musical dialogues. "Patterns in between intelligences" is an interdisciplinary group of artists, consisting of the live coders Alex McLean and Lizzie Wilson, the e-Textile designer Mika Satomi and the performers Deva Schubert and Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez. Using AI they explore a ritualist and spiritual dimension to ask, "CAN AI BE USED TO TRANSCEND ITSELF?" Also, No Bounds is excited to continue our commissioned work with Mark Fell and Rian Treanor and the development of their groundbreaking multiplayer music website intersymmetric.xyz. The project launches at No Bounds 2022 with a performance featuring groups in Rotherham and Kampala, outputting straight into the festival Sound System in real time, peak time. This brings people together forming new musical dialogues and cross-continental collaboration.
More artists will be announced in phase 2, including even more killer b2b DJ sets along with all venues, daytime programme elements including the No Bounds trademark workshops, talks, panels, visual art, wellness strands and more commissioned works. But for now, join us in our excitement as we begin the build towards our 6th edition. Transcend.