NOISE Festival 2006 - Submissions Launch

Our very first event, to launch our very first ‘Call for Submissions’, for the very first NOISE Festival!

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  • Date
    26 February, 2006
  • Location
    TATE, Liverpool

Our very first event, to launch our very first ‘Call for Submissions’, for the very first NOISE Festival! 

This exciting day of firsts officially opens the NOISE 2006 Festival’s ‘Call for Submissions’, and presents NOISE Festival to the national media for the first time, live from the TATE gallery in Liverpool.

In a mock-bedroom installation, created by young TATE producers, the launch do mixes live music and spoken word performances by NOISE Artists with pro acts such as Killa Kela, alongside speeches (not at the same time) by James Purnell MP, then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport NOISE Fashion Curator, Mark Eley from Eley Kishimoto fashion label), NOISE Executive Producer, Denise Proctor and NOISE Funders, who speak about their support for the NOISE Festival. 

Special guests include NOISE Curator Stella Vine, who paints a live canvas of Celeb Big Brother sweethearts ‘Chantelle and Preston’ (who went on to use the image on their wedding invitations), the editors of Flux Magazine and NOISE Zine Curators, along with NOISE sponsors Microsoft. NOISE artists include those who took part in the NOISE television programme, ‘Hijack Radio’.


  • NOISE Festival 2006 received over 4,000 submissions as a result of the Call for Submissions campaign across the media 
  • The campaign, running in Spring 2006, reached a staggering audience of 133,718,319 


  • BBC NorthWest tonight broadcast live from the event
  • BBC 1Xtra ran the story throughout the day 
  • The Guardian
  • Liverpool Daily Post
  • Liverpool Echo
  • Juice 107.6FM
  • BBC Radio Liverpool
  • Flux Magazine
  • Nerve Magazine
  • Mercy Magazine
  • The Magazine
  • Content Magazine
  • Live Magazine
  • Liverpool student
  • Havoc Magazine
  • Move Magazine

'The DCMS is committed to improving the quality of life for all through cultural activities, and supporting the pursuit of excellence in the creative industries. It's clear to me that the NOISE festival has the same aims. NOISE will help young people to explore their creative talents through the whole range of artforms. It will provide up-to-the-minute channels for their self expression, and it will enable them to work directly with our creative industries. NOISE will help to champion Britain’s wealth of bright young talent and show that there is indeed much to look forward to in this country’s creative future.'

James Purnell MP, as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Supported by

TATEArts CouncilNorth West Development Agency