Overheated Live guide: festival focus

Billie Eilish has clearly decided to use her platform in a striking way. That is because she has announced Overheated live, a climate-focused event spanning her tour dates at The O2 in London in June.

Overheated live poster

In brief, Overheated will bring together climate activists, musicians, and designers to discuss the climate crisis and positive change. Attendees can enjoy live music performances, panel discussions, a documentary, and they can also pledge to take action.

Firstly, Overheated Live will see Billie Eilish and Finneas introduce a special keynote speaker and discuss possible solutions. To conclude, the final panel event will allow environmental leaders in the music to share best practices and engagement ideas. You can either buy tickets for one of these panel sessions for £40, or £65 for both; profits will be donated to Support + Feed & REVERB. 

10th June, 2022

Session 1 – 11am – 1pm
This will be hosted by Abbie McCarthy, with Vanessa Nakate, Maggie Baird, Tori Tsui, Earthrise, Jack Harries, and more.

Session 2 – 3pm to 5pm
This will also be hosted by Abbie McCarthy, with introductions by Billie Eilish & Finneas, featuring Samata Pattinson and Isaias Hernandez.

10 – 12 June, 2022

The Overheated Citizen-T Playground at All Bar One Space at The O2 will have a free clothes swap and talks. If you’d like to participate in the clothes swap, register your item details on the event’s website by June 6, 2022.

10, 11, 12, 16, 25, and 26 June, 2022

Meanwhile, the Overheated documentary commissioned by WePresent (WeTransfer’s digital arts platform) will screen at Cineworld at The O2. The film features Billie Eilish, Finneas, Yungblud, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Girl in Red, and more.

16 and 26 June, 2022

Youth Activist at the All Bar One Space at The O2 will offer more workshops and talks (with details TBC).

16th June, 2022

Abbie McCarthy will host The Overheated Music Climate Session in the O2 Blueroom (presented by The Big Climate Thing & REVERB), featuring Sigrid, Love Ssega, Kurt Langer, Lara Seaver, and more. This event is also in association with Live Nation, Ticketmaster, SJM, AEG and AXS.

Good news: if you can’t make it to London for the event, you can watch the Overheated documentary online for free from June 10, 2022.