WAX + GEARS RETURNS! Our pedal-powered, off-grid Music Carnival is back for 2024…

WAX + GEARS, a one-day festival of emerging music, sustainable practice and climate activism, takes place in an off-grid, pedal-powered arena within our large outdoor garden space at Future Yard. Drawing together the ideas of music discovery, vinyl culture, cycling, DIY, analogue and with an eco-conscious aesthetic, Wax + Gears will be a platform based around community, collective enrichment and celebration.

The event will be completely off-grid, with all power generated by a bank of dynamo bikes adjacent to the stage. The audience will be encouraged to ‘keep the pedals turning so the records keep on spinning!’ throughout the day.

Hosted by the inimitable Auntie Climax, we’ll have live music via our pedal-powered stage from Campfire Social, Pink Footage, Frank Cheese, and Gas Kunst, with Dance For Plants DJs set to provide the vibes throughout.

We’ll also be joined by Again who are running a clothes swap for you to donate some of your unused pieces and pick out something new for your wardrobe, in addition to Cool Wirral Climate Cafe + Extinction Rebellion who will be spreading the word on their work in sustainable practice and climate activism.

This is a free event. No tickets required.


WAX + GEARS is an opportunity for us to open our doors to the local community and welcome our neighbours to Future Yard. The event is completely free, and we’re encouraging everyone to come along and help us celebrate our commitment to sustainability.

The event is hosted as part of our Sustainability Roadmap, launched in March 2022 and produced in partnership with LJMU’s Low Carbon Eco Innovatory. At the heart of the plan is a move to encouraging our audiences to move away from cars and towards active travel through dynamic and creative conversations.

You can find out more about Future Yard’s Sustainability Roadmap with this short video here, created in partnership with Ecotricity in 2022.

Future Yard presents
+ Campfire Social
+ Pink Footage
+ Frank Cheese
+ Gas Kunst
Monday 27th May 2024
75 Argyle Street

Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.