What's on

Thursday 5 July

Start time Activity Location
09:00 Festival opens
10:00 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
10:30 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
10:45 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
11:30 Shell Eco-marathon Opening Ceremony On Track
12:15 Science Show -  Royal Institution Main Stage
12:30 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
13:00 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
13:45 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
14:15 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
14:30 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
15:00 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
15:15 Science Show - Royal Institution Main Stage
16:00 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
18:00 Festival closes (last entry 17:00)

Friday 6 July

Start time Activity Location
09:00 Festival opens
10:00 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
10:30 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
10:45 Science Show - Royal Institution Main Stage
11:30 The Bright Ideas Challenge Awards Ceremony  Main Stage
12:00 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
12:15 Science Show - Royal Institution Main Stage
13:00 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
13:30 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
13:45 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
14:30 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
15:00 Jon Chase Science Rapper Main Stage
15:15 Science Show -  Royal Institution Main Stage
16:00 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
17:00 Festival closes (last entry 16:00)
18:00 Lates Event Opens (over 18s only) Main Stage
19:00 Live Panel Debate with Intelligence Squared, chaired by Alexander Armstrong Main Stage
21:00 Live Music Performance from Lemar Main Stage
22:00 Lates Event Closes (last entry 21:00) Main Stage

Saturday 7 July

Start time Activity Location
10:00 Festival opens
10:00 UrbanConcept Challenge On Track
11:00 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
11:45 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
12:00 Prototype Challenge On Track
12:30 Science Show - Dr Ken Main Stage
13:15 Science Show - Royal Institution Main Stage
14:00 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
14:45 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
15:30 Science Show - Dr Ken Main Stage
16:00 Live music performance from Ella Eyre Main Stage
16:30 Science Show - Royal Institution Main Stage
16:40 DWC Regional Final Competition On Track
TBC Science Show - Science Museum TBC before race Main Stage
17:20 UrbanConcept & DWC Award Cermony Main Stage
18:00 Festival close (last entry 17:00)

Sunday 8 July

Start time Activity Location
10:00 Festival opens
10:00 Prototype Challenge On Track
10:45 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
11:45 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
12:00 Prototype Challenge On Track
12:30 Science Show - Dr Ken Main Stage
13:15 Science Show - Wonderstruck Main Stage
14:00 Science Show - Dr Ken Main Stage
14:30 Drivers World Championship: Grand Final On Track
15:30 Science Show - Science Museum Main Stage
16:00 DWC Grand Final  On Track
16:45 Prototype and Off-Track Award Ceremony Main Stage
18:00 Festival closes (last entry 17:00)
A fleet of futuristic vehicles line up together at the start of race

Shell Eco-marathon Europe

Watch teams of student engineers pit their ultra-efficient vehicles against each other in gruelling multi-day competitions. Featuring the Mileage Challenge and Drivers’ World Championship Race, this is your chance to meet the teams and see the vehicles up close.

Find out more

Rachel Riley speaks into a microphone in front of a live band

Live events

Our celebrity host for the festival will introduce a packed schedule, compere live debates with industry experts and add some spark to your day out. Watch this space to find out more about what’s on and who to see during the festival.

A row of people seated on a stage in front of an audience

Powering Progress Together

A global series bringing business leaders, academics, NGOs, entrepreneurs and community leaders together. It’s a productive way to collaborate, debate and influence new solutions to energy challenges. This July, Powering Progress Together considers The Future of Mobility: Visions of Transport in 2040.

Due to capacity, this is an invite only event. 

Look out for

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.

Lates

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.

Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon invites students to engineer racing vehicles at the cutting edge of energy efficient technology, bringing them together on the track in a series of challenges.

Shell Eco-marathon