Slingshot 2015 – Festival of music, art, and technology
Faculty sponsor: Chris Eaket (Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Department of English)
The Slingshot Festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia March 26-28, 2015. Spread over 5 city blocks and dozens of venues, Slingshot spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. Slingshot also hosts a dedicated comedy night and film screenings.
Slingshot is a hybrid event that draws a diverse audience to engage with music, art, and technology. The 2014 Slingshot festival highlighted over 80 musical acts over three days in independent pop, electronic, rock, and experimental music from around the world. Over 45 artists from 20 countries were featured in varied electronic arts presentations, including interactive installations, performances, sound, and video. The technology portion of the festival included demonstrations, showcases, installations, competitions, and performances.
Slingshot began as a one-day event in 2013 with attendance of around 500 people. The 2015 festival will mark Slingshot’s third year, with expected attendance in the thousands. This event is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, MailChimp, Urban Outfitters, and UberPrints.com. More information is available through Slingshot’s website.