Ella Eyre sitting in front of a colourful fruit and veg stall

Ella Eyre

Live Music Performance – Saturday afternoon

Come to the main stage on Saturday late afternoon to catch a live performance from BRIT and MOBO-award winning singer-songwriter Ella Eyre. Confident, soulful and passionate music comes to Make the Future Live: make sure you’re there.

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Ella Eyre is a British singer/songwriter whose unique talent and powerful voice had earned a BRIT, a MOBO, a No.1 single and a top 5 album - all before the age of 22. After debuting the charts as the vocalist on Rudimental’s single ‘Waiting All Night’, Ella released her debut album, Feline, in 2015. Her recent Sigala collaboration ‘Came Here For Love’ racked up millions of streams in a matter of days and Ella’s current hit, Answerphone, (with Banx & Ranx feat. Yxng Bane), has already reached the top 5. Ella has most definitely cemented her status as a serious voice on the modern music scene.



Acoustic Session - Friday night

Hear an exclusive, live acoustic session on Friday evening from English singer-songwriter Lemar, part of our adults-only Lates session. Soulful, smooth and a perfect way to round off your evening at Make the Future Live.

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Lemar is one of the most successful male British solo artists of the last decade, having had seven UK Top 10 singles and selling over two million albums worldwide. Amongst others, Lemar has shared the stage with the likes of Beyoncé, Lionel Richie, Mary J Blige, George Benson, and Justin Timberlake over the years. The multi- award winning performer (including three Mobo awards and two Brit awards) released his seventh studio album ‘The Letter’ recorded at the Legendary East West studios. He and his band are performing at many festivals throughout Summer 2018, he is currently finishing his eighth studio album and will be releasing new music in Autumn 2018.


Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Intelligence Squared podcast - Friday night

Enjoy the smart, witty and irrepressible Xander Armstrong chairing our Intelligence Squared podcast as part of our Lates session. This time, our panel of experts debates the Smart City – is technology making us the masters or slaves of the urban environment?

More about Alexander Armstrong

Actor, comedian and TV presenter Xander sprang to fame as 50% of the award-winning comedy act Armstrong and Miller. He’s also no stranger to facts and debate, having presented the hugely popular quiz show Pointless, and now has even broken into the classical music charts with his solo vocal album A Year of Songs. While researching his family history for the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?, Xander discovered he was a descendant of William the Conqueror: a fitting badge of honour for one of the UK’s most entertaining polymaths.

Eco marathon cars on track

Shell Eco-marathon

DWC Grand Final - Sunday afternoon

The Driver’s World Championship Grand Final is the last track event at the festival, and is a spectacle you can’t miss. This is where the teams compete to see who the world’s most energy-efficient driver is – with the title up for grabs, who will win? 

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Hiking to the South Pole with biofuels

Explorer Robert Swan led a four-man walking expedition to the South Pole, using Shell’s advanced biofuels to keep the team warm, dry and fed. The South Pole Energy Challenge demonstrated the potential of biofuels by relying on them during this epic 600-mile trek.


Make The Future Lates are a series of lively debates about the future of energy. Engaging and challenging, they’re forums where you can listen to some of the world’s sharpest minds share their ideas about meeting today’s energy challenges.

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Make the Future Live is a free four day festival exploring solutions to the energy challenge, celebrating ingenuity and bold new thinking. We bring together innovative minds to collaborate and put fresh ideas to the test.