2015 is FutureEverything’s 20th Anniversary year. Since 1995, our annual international festival of digital culture has been exploring the meeting point of technology, society and culture, which lies at the heart of the digital debate. It has been cited by the Guardian as one of the top 10 ideas festivals in the world.

In our 20th year, and ahead of our first festival in Asia this September, FutureEverything Singapore, we are thrilled to share some headline facts and figures from our festivals over the last two decades.

The #Futr in Numbers.
Established in 1995, the FutureEverything Festival presents a conference, live, art and film programmes, and city-wide interactive experiments.

Visitor Numbers

  • Each Festival attracts over 7000 attendees from across the world: 25% are international, and in 2015 we had visitors from across the EU, the USA, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria and Singapore
  • Over the last 20 years, FutureEverything has gathered together over 362,000 people and presented 3,000 artists across 70 Festival days

Visitor Spend

  • Visitors to FutureEverything have spent over £1.2m in the local economy since 2012
  • Each visitor spends on average over £240 during their trip

Our Festival Audience

  • 63% return year-on-year
  • Our audience is cultured, successful and networked: 40% work professionally in arts and culture, and 25% are at CEO/Director level
  • FutureEverything visitors are 7x more likely to actively participate in the arts than the UK average
  • 77% agree FutureEverything provides a unique international experience
  • Our typical attendee is 32 years old, a senior manager/creative director in arts or tech, and is highly culturally engaged – an ‘urban arts eclectic’.

How you can get involved
Established in 1995, our Festival in Manchester presents a conference, live, art and film programmes, and city-wide interactive experiments. The Festival is made possible thanks to the outstanding work and generosity of our valued partners and sponsors. To find out more about how your company can become part of our Festival in Manchester, view our sponsorship packages here.

Economic impact calculated using the industry standard eventIMPACTS Toolkit, developed in partnership with Visit Britain. Audience figures and analysis by BOP Consulting, the Audience Agency and FutureEverything.