A 3-day festival for Exeter of music, art, ideas and technology.

To showcase what is new and exciting, to imagine the future and to enjoy being creative.


The good people that made this festival happen
Met Office

Informatics Lab

Met Office Informatics Lab pushes the boundaries of technology, science and design to make environmental science and data useful.

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Extraordinary live experiences


Kaleider brings people together to make extraordinary live experiences, products and services. They play with live performance, installation, and digital often in spaces that aren’t designated arts spaces. They make their own work, produce work, commission new work and provide support for artists to develop, push boundaries and take risks with their ideas.

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Multi-use arts venue with film and gig auditorium, gallery spaces, recording studio and a cafe-bar.

Exeter Phoenix

Exeter Phoenix a hub for the creative industries, arts and digital media venue plus cinema.

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Live music venue with eclectic indie, rock and funk programme.


The Cavern Exeter's longest running venue, The Cavern has hosted tens of thousands of bands including the likes of Coldplay, Muse, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs, Royal Blood and Jack Garrett.

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The council and local government of the city of Exeter, Devon

Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council provides a track record of great things to do and see in Exeter, as a regional centre, Exeter is home to RAMM, the city’s award winning museum, Exeter Cathedral, a top University, College, and great entertainment and leisure facilities.

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An introduction from Councillor Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Culture:

I’m delighted to welcome Lost Weekend to Exeter.

This October great music, playable art, thought provoking ideas and the latest in technology will come together in the heart of the city for a brand new festival. We have manged to join up locations and talent across the city for the first time for what should be a wonderful weekend of discovery and enjoyment.

Creating good things to see and do in the city isn’t something people expect the council to be doing. Here in Exeter, we know how important it is.

I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard in this first year to help organise what we hope will become an annual major event enjoyed and celebrated by thousands of people.

We invite you to lose yourself in this Lost Weekend.