As part of 6 Music Festival on Tyneside, BBC Radio 6 Music is holding the Festival Hack Day at The Core. The Festival Hack Day brings together some of the brightest tech talent in the North East with industry experts from 7Digital, Soundwave, Twilio, Universal Music and the BBC for 24 hours of innovation and discovery on the theme of watching, attending and being part of a music festival.
The Festival Hack Day runs from noon Friday 20th February until noon Saturday 21st February. Teams of techies will work through the night to develop their festival ideas into web and mobile apps to trial at the event. From creating personal line ups, to finding friends, learning more about the bands performing live and sharing unique festival stories – the creators at Festival Hack Day will have an open brief to look at all elements of the live music experience.
The event is run in partnership with Generator and Newcastle University Business School. Jonny Gray, Business Support Programme Manager at Generator – the UK’s leading music development agency – said: “This event is an ideal platform to bring the music and tech communities together in a genuine collaboration.”
Paul Rodgers, Head of Programmes for 6 Music commented: “The BBC’s 6 Music Festival on Tyneside has yielded this wonderful opportunity to work with academic and business partners in the North East to try to create a digital innovation to enhance the experience of Festival goers and music lovers. Best of luck to all the incredibly talented people involved.”
The Festival Hack Day is posed to be a very popular event so all those interested in participating must register first.