This year's festival is at Manchester's Principal Hotel on 10-12 November
Now in its fifth year, Louder Than Words Festival returns to the Principal Hotel on Oxford Street, Manchester on 10-12 November. The festival, which explores the interplay between music and other aspects of the arts, media and culture, consists of panel discussions, interviews, workshops and performances, all co-curated by Goldblade/Membranes vocalist, music journalist and TV presenter John Robb and Dr Jill Adam, an academic with wide-ranging experience in the fields of arts and education.
One panel that should be of particular interest to iDJ readers is entitled Discotext: the rave scene in literature, cinema and the media. This takes place from 8.15-9.45pm on 11 November, with panelists including DJs David Dunne (Kiss 102/Funkademia), Nick Hussey (who's composed film soundtracks and will be discussing depictions of club culture in cinema), Greg Fenton (who's also a music journalist) and Trafford Parsons (formerly of Manchester's long-running disco and funk night Carwash), as well as Rachel McHaffie, a respected club photographer for over 20 years. The panel will be chaired by club journo turned academic Simon Morrison, who's known for his work for DJ and Ministry magazines and his book Discombobulated.
Various ticketing options for Louder Than Words Festival are available, ranging from £7 single-event tickets, to day passes, to £65 (£59 early bird) for a three-day pass. For more information, see the festival's own website.