New nightlife and arts festival Tour de Moon is heading to Southampton

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The new nightlife and arts festival lands in Southampton on 10-13 June 2022.

Tour de Moon is a new festival celebrating youth countercultures, nightlife and art. The free public event is heading to three UK cities this year, celebrating its Southampton edition in June. For this chapter, Tour de Moon is set to host a full schedule of entertainment – from a cinema programme to its own TV show Moon Live, to music and a cosmic parade.

TikTok sensation Liv Harland has been confirmed for the festival’s live music programme, named Moon Music. The artist will perform at the festival’s Engine Rooms on Saturday (11 June), along with singer-songwriter Ellie Evans and Marbella-based selector Caesar Cooper. The live music programme will be followed by Tour de Moon’s afterparty, from midnight to 5am (BST). Southampton crew Tyrone & Foor will be taking over the much-loved Engine Rooms with a selection of UK bass.

Festival-goers can also expect to experience Moon Live – the festival’s very own TV show which will feature talks, debates on a green screen and a psychedelic mix of voices. Michelle from Black Print is one of the speakers on the programme, confirmed alongside Consensus.

Elsewhere across the event, festival-goers will be able to enjoy a restorative two-hour soundbath helmed by Loss<>Gain. This will feature new compositions from Oliver Coates, Vanishing Twin, Rival Consoles, Anna Meredith and more.

Aside from music, Tour de Moon will feature a psychedelic inflatable playground as part of its Moon Games programme. The Moon Convoy schedule will see a host of vehicles stop in Southampton. Expect to experience talks, film screenings and giant inflatables. Tour de Moon is also planning on repurposing disused buildings to create theatrical Moon Experiences.

The festival will also launch Moon Video Games in Southampton: a series of new video game commissions that explore and critique contemporary gaming. There will be four games in total, each designed to question the nature of video games – from non-playable roles to the concept of winning.

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