Words by Smiley Team
Across six days in June 2022, Overheated will brings together climate activists, musicians and designers to discuss the climate crisis, and the work they are doing to make a difference. Topics will range from greening practices in the music industry to the benefits of a plant-based diet, and sustainable fashion.
Each day will feature a unique programme including panel discussions, live performances, a documentary viewing, and opportunities for the public to take climate action.
Maggie Baird, founder of Support+Feed said: “We are thrilled to be in London and to have this opportunity to connect and discuss different ways we can take action to mitigate the climate crisis."
The cross-campus event will kick off on Friday, 10th June with Overheated Live - a panel event taking place in indigo at The O2, featuring introductions by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS and a special keynote speaker to be announced.
The panel event aims to offer up solutions, generate ideas and create conversation for change, whilst acknowledging that no one person is ever the “perfect activist”.
The discussion, which will be hosted by Abbie McCarthy and feature Jack Harries, Tori Tsui, Maggie Baird, Vanessa Nakate among other climate activists, will share their thoughts on topics ranging from the positive impact of a plant-based diet to making fashion more sustainable.
Overheated is the first ever climate-focused cross-campus takeover of The O2, and offers the public not only the opportunity to experience Overheated Live at indigo at The O2, but also special screenings of the new Overheated documentary at Cineworld at The O2.
All visitors to The O2 will have the opportunity to experience the free Citizen-T Playground, which will be located at the All Bar One Space from 10th - 12th June. The Citizen-T Playground will feature a free clothes swap as well as talks from fashion sustainability experts.
The Overheated short documentary will dive into the concepts behind the Overheated event and the climate issues it hopes to address, and will be available to watch at Cineworld at The O2 throughout the full six-day period, and online on WeTransfer’s digital arts platform WePresent to watch for free for those unable to attend the festival in London. Overheated Music Session presented by The Big Climate Thing and REVERB
The final Overheated panel event, taking place in the O2 Blueroom, will bring together environmental leaders within the music industry to share best practices, discuss future solutions, and explore efforts to engage the entire music community to take significant climate action.
GET INVOLVED: You can view a full itinerary of events on the O2 website.