Festival Information

About Expo

“A must-have event for all artists and for the nation” Kevin Malone

Now in its 10th year, Expo is the hub and playground of the experimental music and sound art scene in the UK and beyond. Free and open, the event mobilises a national network of artists and engages with communities from all backgrounds – placing sonic art and the people who make it in direct contact with the public. Expo steps out from traditional venues and into spaces that lie at the heart of the community - inspiring practitioners and the public to reconsider their environments.

Expo 2006 was the largest and most successful so far and explored the inner, outer and public spaces of Manchester. The festival included sound installations at the Cornerhouse by Berlin based sound art collective Staalplaat Soundsystem who presented The Ultrasound of Therapy; Bob Levene’s newly commissioned work The Space Between – Experiments for Speakers and Helmut Lemke’s new work KLANGELN 7. There was also a performance by Norwegian female electro/instrumental improv group Spunk and Birmingham sound arts activists Dreams of Tall Buildings performing the first graphic score in 40 years by Fluxus maverick and founder of legendary band ‘United States of America’, Joseph Byrd. Victoria Baths, winner of BBC’s 2004 Restoration competition, saw over 600 people attend a day of site-specific happenings that utilised the spaces and unique acoustics of this beautiful listed building with a programme of performances and installations.

Travel Information

Getting to the New Cooperage Building and Western King Point festival sites

Expo ferry (free):

11.30am – 5.00pm
Every 30 minutes from Tinside Steps, West of Tinside Lido, Hoe Road

More Information


Number 34 from and to the City Centre, Derriford, Crownhill, Stoke and Devonport, leave every half hour on Saturday (on the hour and half the hour) and every hour, on the hour, on Sunday

The sites are only 15 minute walk from the City Centre

For further bus information visit:

For information about how to get to Plymouth and where to stay please go to


Expo is produced by Sonic Arts Network and i-DAT.

Expo Plymouth is kindly supported by:

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