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Digital City Festival – Fringe Events

HOST A FRINGE EVENT AS PART OF DIGITAL CITY FESTIVAL 2024

Back in Manchester from 15-19 April,  Digital City Festival is the annual event series that brings together the digital and tech sectors from across the North & beyond.

Aside from the anchor events organised by the team at prolific North, the Festival invites businesses and individuals to host their own fringe events for free. From culture, music, networking, learning and everything in between – DCF has played host to some wonderfully inspiring events over the years. 

Seize the opportunity to take the stage, share your ideas and build your community. Fringe events can take place at any location, allowing you full ownership of the format, and we’ll support you by promoting it on our website, socials and through Prolific North.

how to get involved

If you’re ready to get involved, start by defining the purpose of your event and why you want to host it. Once your goals are clear, you can determine the format, target audience, and topics. Some of the key themes of this year’s festival are below, but you can structure your event around an issue or theme that you’re passionate about!

  • Nurturing talent and skills
  • Access to funding to support the North’s growing tech ecosystem
  • Emerging trends for the digital and tech sectors in 2024
  • Harnessing the power of new technologies to build sustainable businesses
  • The challenges and opportunities for the North’s media, broadcast and production sectors

We encourage applications from all businesses in the media, digital, and tech sectors. If you have a strong event concept and a desire to participate, we want to hear from you!

To feature your event in the Festival agenda, you’ll need to submit your event details via this form for us to review before listing on the website. Details include event title, image, description and booking details.Submissions are currently open and will close on 16 February. After reviewing your event, we may reach out for suggested amendments or additional information if needed.

PROMOTING YOUR EVENT

Including your event in the Festival programme means you will benefit from the wider Digital City Festival and Prolific North marketing activities across both social media, email and through our editorial coverage – we’ll do our best to ensure your event is spotlighted at least once.

But when it comes to telling your audience about your event, you’ll need to conduct your own promotional activities too. 

We also work with industry partners both regionally and nationally to spread the word about what the Festival agenda. 

Regularly sharing engaging updates on your event will greatly help encourage interest and sign-ups. The more you shout about your event in a meaningful way, the more we can help amplify your message! 

Get in touch with the team on hello@prolificnorth.co.uk if you have any questions. 

PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

Screen Yorkshire

Channel 4

Manchester City Council

TechUK

Praetura Ventures

Refresh PR

HOW ELSE CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

If you’d like to know more about other speaking or sponsorship opportunities at this year’s Digital City Festival, download our media pack and our team will be in touch!

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