Festival of Brexit rebrands as Unboxed and details 2022 event

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The £120m project will feature such attractions as a sculptural trail of the Solar System and an offshore platform from the North Sea.

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The UK’s much-anticipated Festival of Brexit has been rebranded as Unboxed as it reveals details of the 2022 event.

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The event, which was first postponed under Theresa May’s government, has been described as a showcase for “the UK’s unique strengths in creativity and innovation” after leaving the European Union – at the time of the 1951 Festival of Britain. being compared with.

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While critics have consistently questioned the estimated £120m cost of the festival, the plan took a step forward last year when organizers called for “daring, new and popular” ideas that would unite the nation.


Attractions at Unboxed, which will take place in March next year, include a sculptural trail of the Solar System in Northern Ireland, an immersive 3D experience in South London, an offshore platform from the North Sea at Weston-super-Mare. more.

Martin Greene, Chief Creative Director of the event, said: “Unboxed represents an unprecedented and timely opportunity for people in the UK and beyond to come together and participate in awe-inspiring projects that speak to who we are and the ideas we have. Find out what will define our future.”

Students protesting Brexit in 2019 (Picture: Leon Neill / Getty Images)

The first highlights for the festival were revealed earlier this year, promising a “celebration of the British season”.

Organizers also claimed that the event is no longer about marking Brexit, instead promising former Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden “ten showstopper projects that will captivate audiences in towns and cities across the country, and the UK”. And show the world its creative brilliance.”

This month, music industry figures spoke Granthshala New visa rules in Spain mean that many UK artists can no longer afford to play there, as anger and frustration over the post-Brexit tour situation continues.


After the government jeopardized the future of touring UK artists when a secure Brexit deal with the EU failed to negotiate visa-free travel and Europe-wide work permits for musicians, the music industry now has nine. The month has been heavily criticized. and crew.

This summer also saw the launch of the #LetTheMusicMove campaign, with the likes of Wolf Alice, IDLES, Poppy Ajudha and Radiohead among 200 artists calling on the UK government to take immediate action to resolve the ‘no deal’ that British Britishers used to do. But has landed. music.

UK live music industry data also warned that the EU would suffer “huge” loss of jobs and taxable income under the current Brexit deal, as it made touring “close to impossible” for road crew. .

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