Sunday April 22nd, 2018.
Space Rocks is a celebration of space exploration and the art, music, and culture it inspires. Presented in association with ESA, the European Space Agency, it is a unique gathering of the best and brightest in every scientific and creative field but united by a common passion for the Universe beyond our world.
Our pilot event consists of three sessions and covers a broad range of space enthusiasts, from devoted superfans to the sci-curious. Space Academy, our first session, is aimed at kids of all ages and will highlight the incredible range of space science currently underway. Session 2, Space Goes to the Movies, will look at popular portrayals of space and space exploration and pick apart some of the biggest blockbusters of our day. Session 3 is our live gig, and will feature visionary music inspired by humankind’s fascination with the great beyond.
12.30pm – 2.30pm Session 1 – Space Academy hosted by Dallas Campbell with panellists Dr Maggie Lieu, Dr Beth Healey, Dr Matt Taylor and astronaut Tim Peake.
3.30pm – 6.00pm Session 2 – Science Fiction Vs Space Fact hosted by Dallas Campbell with panellists Prof Mark McCaughrean, the author Alastair Reynolds, Tim Peake, Dr Brian May, Charlotte Hatherley and Gavin Rothery.
7.30pm – 10.30pm Session 3 – Space Rocks Live with Lonely Robot, Arcane Roots and Charlotte Hatherley. The final session is live musicfrom three artists whose love of sci-fi and space travel has influenced their most recent albums – ex-Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley with her sci fi influnced cinematic sounds, Arcane Roots playing a world-exclusive synth-arranged set, and prog rock overlords Lonely Robot.
There are a variety of tickets available across the three sessions here.
These sessions are open to all, with under 14’s needing to accompanied and seated with an adult.
Our Space Lounge at Indigo with refreshments to purchase will be open all day to all ticketholders (whist capacity allow) from 11am to 7.30pm.
Space Rocks merchandise will be available from 11am to 10.30pm at the Indigo lobby.
Coming to the show? Don't miss a moment. Head down early. Enhanced security is in place. Pack light, we only allow small bags into the arena.
Please be aware that there are road works taking place on Millennium Way affecting the route into Car Park 1. A short diversion is in place and Car Park 1 will be open as normal throughout the works. Please allow extra time when travelling to or from The O2 by road.
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