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HUGE thanks to everyone who joined us for our 2020 Festival! Our audience, contributors and supporters joined us from across the globe, ensuring we maximised participation and enjoyment for everyone, regardless of geography and of course the world-wide restrictions imposed due to Covid-19. #LouderOnLine2020 was a great success and we want to say a MAHOOSIVE thank you to EVERYONE who helped make it happen!

Our 2021 Festival – #Louder2021 – will take place over the weekend of Friday 12th – Sunday 14th November, once again bringing you a full programme of events, including in conversations, panel discussions, live performances and the chance to interact with our roster of speakers, hosts and fellow enthusiasts! We’ll of course be including opportunities to purchase associated books and merchandise, including limited editions and dedicated Festival outputs. Watch this space for all announcements, including details of our new Louder Loyalty membership programme and our brand-new series of quarterly events.

If you are interested in supporting or contributing to #Louder2021, please email jilladam@louderthanwordsfest.com

We canNOT wait!

SHE BOP-A-LULA: women in music 25 years on

Saturday 7th November, 2.15pm GMT
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Art and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Crisis – the story of a journey with MARTIN ATKINS

Sunday 8th November, 8.15pm
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Believe in Magic: Heavenly Recordings, the first 30 years. Robin Turner in conversation with John Robb

Sunday 8th November, 12.15pm
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DiscoTexts: Dancefloor-Driven Literature and the Rave Scene in Fiction

Sunday 8th November, 6.15pm
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Kim Hawes ‘Confessions of a Female Tour Manager’

Saturday 7th November, 10.15am
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A Sound Mind: PAUL MORLEY in conversation with John Robb

Saturday 7th November, 2.00pm
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Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond – CHRIS HILLMAN in conversation with Barney Hoskyns

Saturday 7th November, 8.15pm
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How Do You Sleep? Louder’s Livestream Beatles Panel Discussion

Saturday 7th November, 6.15pm
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STUART COSGROVE in conversation with Heath Common – Cassius X A Legend in the Making

Sunday 8th November, 10.15pm
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Document Your Culture: Emma Warren in conversation with Andrew Paine

Sunday 8th November 12.15pm
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We have 2 opportunities for audiences to hear and indulge in this latest, marvellous poetry project from RALPH DARTFORD

Saturday 7th November 12.15pm and Sunday 8th November 10.15pm
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LIZ KERSHAW in conversation with John Robb

Sunday 8th November, 2.15pm
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BOB GELDOF in conversation with Daryl Easlea: Tales of Boomtown Glory

Saturday 7th November, 8.00pm
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Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group Dennis Dunaway in conversation with Joel McIver

Sunday 8th November, 4.15pm
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SKIN in conversation with Lucy O’Brien: It Takes Blood and Guts

Sunday 8th November, 4.15pm
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Graham Fellows in conversation: Two Margarines & Other Domestic Dilemmas

Saturday 7th November, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
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Vivien Goldman in conversation with John Robb

Saturday 7th November, 6.15pm - 7.15pm
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Dave Ball in conversation: Electronic Boy – My Life In and Out of Soft Cell

Sunday 8th November, 4.00pm
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STUART MACONIE in conversation – THE NANNY STATE MADE ME A story of Britain and how to save it

Saturday 7th November, 4.15pm
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All My Yesterdays – Steve Howe in conversation with Daryl Easlea

Sunday 8th November, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
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Look Wot I Dun – My Life in Slade: Don Powell in conversation with Daryl Easlea

Sunday 8th November, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
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David Gedge: Tales From The Wedding Present – Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy! – An in converation with acoustic treats

Saturday 7th November, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
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Typical Girl? Remembering Ari Up – with Slits biographer Zoë Howe & Roisin Dwyer

Saturday 7th November, 12.15pm - 1.15pm
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Bobby Elliott

Bobby Elliott in conversation – It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Story – My Life in The Hollies

Saturday 7th November, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
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