Moon Convoy c/ Keaton Chau Photography

Free Travelling Arts Festival Starts Tour Across The UK Inspired By Nightlife And Space

Tour de Moon is the brainchild of Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun in a bid to encourage radical imagination across the UK. In collaboration with nightlife workers and youth creatives Tour De Moon invites the public to reimagine the way they see the world.

Bringing together talks, cinema, music and games all under one cosmic theme – Tour de Moon is truly a festival like no other. Tour de Moon celebrates the relationship between the earth and the moon with a number of thought-provoking, exciting and original experiences; with a special focus on  nightlife, creativity and  culture. The festival will prompt visitors to ask ‘Why can’t we imagine a new way of thinking?’ – highlighting the need for radical imagination in the current global climate as well as encouraging alternative futures.
Moon Convoy c/ Keaton Chau Photography

Visitors to the festival will experience:

Vibrant, traffic stopping, floats and interactive elements such as a rotating moon

A full size replica of The Natural History Museum’s Archie The Squid

“Moon Games” a psychedelic inflatable playground created by astrophysicists, sports groups and youth organisations, designed by NASA

A direct hotline to “Luna”, AKA the moon, via a giant red phone 

Immersive plays written by relevant new voices, buggy rides, SoundBaths, film screenings 

Live talks, performances, music and DJ sets inspired by the future of nightlife and our relationship with the moon 

Original and groundbreaking contributions from young creatives thanks to £1M of bursaries 

Repurposed disused buildings in Leicester, Newcastle and Southampton into moon-inspired theatrical spaces

Moon Convoy c/ Keaton Chau Photography
Tour de Moon is a free public festival; tickets to the four day events in Newcastle and Southampton can be obtained for each individual city here. For the Convoy tour – no tickets are required, just turn up and immerse yourself in the Tour de Moon universe.


11 May | 6 -10:30pm – Bletchley – Stanier Square

12 May, | 6 -10:30pm –  Wolverhampton – Old Market Square

13- 16 May | 3 – 9pm – Leicester – FESTIVAL Humberstone Gate | Parade on 14th May @ 1:30pm

17 May | 6- 10:30pm – Grimsby – St James’ Square

18 May | 6-10pm – Huddersfield – St George’s Square

19 May | 6 – 10pm – Blackburn – Cathedral Square

20 May | 6 – 10:30pm – Barrow in Furness – Duke Street, Town Square

28-31 May | 3 – 9pm – Newcastle – FESTIVAL Nelson Street | Parade 29th May @ 6:30pm

8 June | 6 – 9pm – Plymouth – Central Park Events Space

10 – 13 June | 3 -9pm –  Southampton – FESTIVAL South Bargate |  Parade 10th June @ 6:30pm

14 June | 6 – 10:30pm – Farnborough – Queensmead Car Park

15 June | 6 – 10:30pm – Crawley – Queens Square

16 June | 2 – 8pm – Hackney, London – Pedro Youth Club | Rushmoor Road Street Party