Bristol (UK)

Bristol Digital Arts Festival


Submerge Festival 2016

Koreless - The Well

Our inaugural Submerge Festival in 2016 brought a mix of pioneering electronic music, digital art and live performance to Bristol.

It took place from 18th and 20th November 2016, throughout a mix of unusual venues; from an 18th century church to a former mortuary.

Each of the eight festival events offered diverse, visceral and immersive art experiences. Audiences could attend the whole festival, or choose individual events.


The festival theme “Fathoms” represented a metaphorical journey to the bottom of the ocean and back.

The festival was curated to contain diverse mixed bills of electronic and experimental music, international performance art, cutting edge digital and audiovisual art and DJs.

We encouraged audiences to take a deep breath and dive into the dark waters of our drowned world, before coming back to the surface, gasping for air.

Tickets and Passes

Olivier de Sagazan - Transfiguration

Festival passes and tickets are available from Crack Magazine.

A General Festival Pass includes entry to all Submerge events other than “The Cube”. A Supporter Pass includes a £25 donation to the festival. Individual event tickets are also on sale.

Social Media

We invite you to document your journey on social media and tag your posts using #SubmergeFest

Twitter @submergefest
Facebook @submergefestival
Instagram @submergefestival
Join event on Facebook


Submerge is the first festival of its kind in Bristol, presenting local and international musicians and artists who wouldn’t normally be shown together, and who are rarely seen in the Southwest.

Submerge Festival has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England, Watershed, Colston Hall, Mayk, Theatre Bristol and Crack Magazine.

“The light drummed against his brain, bathing the submerged levels below his consciousness, carrying him downwards into warm pellucid depths, where the nominal realities of time and space ceased to exist.” - J.G. Ballard, The Drowned World