trans follows up on a list of ideologies and beliefs.
- Investing new technologies, new trends, new art forms and new artists.
- Providing training in career paths which the current system does not.
- Encourage debate outside traditional politics,
- Demonstrate that Urban Arts should not be confined you Youth Culture
- "To bring the world to Belfast, and Belfast to the world
Now in its Third year, trans is growing evermore popular not only with the Urban Arts Academy Students, but with music and arts lovers from all walks of life, and regularly attracts international artists and audience members.
|Annie Mac, The Crimea, V Formation, Oppenheimer Unabombers, Spree, Japanese Popstars, Simon Shelden|| Ashley Beedle, Foy Vance, mojoFURY, Flykkiller Thomas Truax, Beatorrent, Cat Malojian|
Freestyle theatre dance, Haggis Horns
The Trans Lap-Off and Urban Market
| One-Man Star wars trilogy, Burlesque Summer extravaganza, Rockband Virtual Battle of the bands, The trans Lap-off and|
The Urban Market... More to be confirmed
trans consists of signature events alongside its main events, two of which are the "Money Back Guarantee" and "The Lap-off"
Money-Back Guarantee is about breaking down the barrier between artist and performer, The festival organisers offer your money back at the end of the show, giving the audience a chance to pay each performer depending on how entertaining they were.
The Lap off Consists of eight laptop musicians battling it out in a competition based on their performance using electronic sampling and essentially the use of computers in music.
trans 08 will begin on 14th July, confirmed acts are listed above, and many more acts have yet to be TBC.
The festival name is usually spelt with no capital "t"