Louder Than Words Fest has been described as 'The UK's biggest music based literature festival'. Our festival weekend brings together authors, artists, poets, performers, lyricists, journalists, DJs, bloggers, publishers, fans and aficionados of music and popular culture for in conversations, panel dscussions, meets and greets, workshops and more! This Earlybird Weekend Pass gives you access to our Festival programme across Fri 8th - Sunday 10th November. Weekend Pass holders are free to join all events included in the programme The weekend Festival is based at a single location - The Principal Hotel, Manchester - where all involved can meet to hear, share, discuss and celebrate the best of published and unpublished words associated with music and popular culture industries. Unlike Frank Zappa’s much quoted interpretation of music-writing, Louder Than Words Fest promotes the craft, conducts interviews with thinking people, encourages reading and aims to develop artistic appreciation of all-comers through engagement. Louder Than Words 2018 includes 'in conversation with...' sessions, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, performances and casual opportunities for engaging with like-minded individuals; each encouraging interaction and engagement with performers, authors, editors, publicists, reviewers, press, artists and aficionados. From Rock to Pop and Punk to Folk, from Poetry to Publishing, Art and Performance and all things in between, Louder Than Words Festival has something for everyone - engagement and involvement are central to all we do. Join us and enjoy a taste of something different!