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    SLINGSHOT showcases 80+ musical acts, 40+ visual artists, a tech conference, a film showcase, and a comedy night over 3 days in 15 venues across downtown Athens. We take over the town.



    SLINGSHOT has become a nexus for tech innovation from around the nation. We've hosted events with leaders in arts technology, mobile tech, big data, plus high impact visual and sonic design.

  • Townie. Better Local Everything.

    Townie. Better Local Everything.

    SLINGSHOT is also partnered with a new app called Townie, a year-round weekly multimedia guide to Athens music, movies and cultural happenings.

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Stay Curious – a Q&A with percussionist Glenn Kotche

Q&A with Glenn Kotche by Dan Mistich photo by Matt Lief Anderson Known best for his intrepid drum and percussion work in the rock band Wilco, composer Glenn Kotche is no stranger to festival circuits featuring eclectic lineups. Before his appearance at Slingshot this past......

Slingshot Films features Buttercup Bill

Buttercup Bill is a psycho-sexual romance featuring Patrick and Pernilla, mutually obsessed soul mates clinging to childhood secrets. Closer to twins separated at birth than friends or lovers, they express love through sexual games of jealousy and subversion, seeking escape from a reality they believe......

Slingshot Electronic Artist Creates Audio Lifeforms

Nature re-imagined through the eye (or ear) of technology. Guided by birdsong recordings, Andy Thomas creates “audio lifeforms” that merge photography with 3D generative animations. His work has taken him from Laos to Tasmania to Borneo…and the result? A captivating fusion of the organic and......

New Sounds with Holly Herndon and Glenn Kotche (of Wilco)

Glenn Kotche/Holly Herndon (Friday night at the 40 Watt) by Dan Mistich This year’s installment of Slingshot features a host of performers who have built a reputation for composing works incongruent with the formal expectations of modern pop music. Instead, these performers have begun composing......

International Acts at SLINGSHOT

International acts at Slingshot by Dan Mistich Since its inception, the Slingshot Festival has been committed to showcasing talent from far corners of the globe, emphasizing a nexus between local, national, and international acts. This year’s festival is no exception and draws attention to artists......