Since September 2019, branded Join The Future events have been taking place in cities across the UK and as far afield as Calgary in Canada. These are run in association with local promoters and can take a number of forms:

• ‘In conversation’ sessions featuring JTF founder Matt Anniss in discussion with an interviewer
• Talks by Matt Anniss on the story told in Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music, or specific aspects of the culture
• Parties/club events with DJs and live performers
• Panel discussions hosted by Matt Anniss

In addition, Matt Anniss also represents Join The Future as a speaker, host and panellist at festivals and conferences. He also performs Join The Future DJ sets, which include a combination of historic music featured in the book, unreleased material and contemporary music that draws on similar sounds and influences.

If you’re interested in hosting a Join The Future event or booking Matt Anniss, please email us on hello (at)

Forthcoming Events

March 21, 2020: Machina Bristonica @ Marble Factory, Bristol (Matt Anniss hosting the ‘The UK Sound: Past & Future’ panel discussion) [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK]

July17-18, 2020: FarmFest, Somerset (Join The Future DJ set by Matt Anniss)

Previous Events

March 7, 2020: RA Exchange Live: Orbital @ Inner City Electronic festival, Leeds (Matt Anniss interviewing Orbital live on stage for Resident Advisor)

November 2019: Join The Future book launch tour (Matt Anniss in conversation with Colin Steven) – events at Partisan Collective, Manchester; Rough Trade, Nottingham; Rye Wax, London; Alberta Electronic Music Conference, Calgary, Canada; Rye Wax, London; Strobe Life at Hagglers Corner, Sheffield; Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds.

September 2019: Set It Out x Join The Future @ Dare To, Bristol (all-night club event featuring JD Twitch and Matt Anniss ‘back to back’)