Why You Should Buy a Ticket to Resonate 2017

After returning from an exciting trip to Serbia, we asked our Production Manager Jonathon Hodges to give the lowdown on Resonate festival 2016. Why was it so great and why will he be going back next year? Jonathon explains below!

Resonate is an annual visual arts, digital culture and music festival held in Belgrade, and this year was my fourth visit. Handed joint control of the @bareconductive Twitter feed along with Head of Technology, Stefan, we boarded a plane to Serbia.

I was immediately reminded of why I had returned for another year – I love it there. The festival has a whole day dedicated to hardware, software and design workshops and allows a space for focused, interesting people to meet up. It was in fact just last year that Bare Conductive ran a workshop based around the Touch Board, and an in-depth discussion over a glass of the local euro-lager led me to joining the company.

On top of the great workshops at Resonate there are two packed days of lectures and presentations, but the real fun begins at the close of each day when the techno-arts discussions spill out across the myriad bars and restaurants of central Belgrade. Resonate is the only festival I know where you can spend the daylight hours expanding your mind, then take in an impromptu Virtual Reality demo (non-traditional Serbian meal), followed by expanding your waistline (traditional Serbian meal). The night time programme of cutting edge contemporary electronic music means you can keep going until the sun comes up. After all of that, there’s time to grab a few hours sleep and then start all over again.

The best bits? It’s hard to chose, but if pushed these are my highlights of Resonate 2016. Super early bird tickets for next year’s event go on sale today, so grab them while they’re hot! 

Neil Mendoza

Omar Souleyman

Karsten Schmidt 

Dan Hett

Josh Noble

Nicholas Felton

Memo Akten

Thanks Jonathon! Read what Bare Conductive got up to at Resonate 2015, and watch this space for more news on next years event!