Starmus VII 2024

The STARMUS Festival 2024 will hold its next edition in Bratislava this May and today has announced its unparalleled lecture programme for this seventh edition, which aims to be the most inspiring debate on the future of our home planet.

Explore the full programme of events here.

The 4-day programme of STARMUS Exclusive Talks will bring more than 50 world-class speakers and world-renowned artists to the popular Ice Hockey Stadium, Ondrej Nepela Arena, in Bratislava, focussing for the first time on Planet Earth.

As in previous editions, the festival will bring together a large cast of Nobel Prize winners – such as Michel Mayor, Emmanuelle Charpentier or Kip Thorne – astronauts who have made history in the space race – such as Charlie Duke or Chris Hadfield – and icons such as Dr Jane Goodall DBE and the musician Brian May, who is also co-founder of the festival.

In addition to the speakers, there will be performances by the popular Californian punk-rock band The Offspring as well as from Tony Hadley, the former lead singer of the band Spandau Ballet, with more to be announced.

The festival includes the prestigious Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication which awards excellence across four categories: Music & Arts, Science Writing, Films & Entertainment, and Lifetime Achievement. The winners are selected by the STARMUS Advisory Board made up of eminent figures such as Jane Goodall, Peter Gabriel, David Eicher, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Richard Dawkins, Tony Fadell, Jill Tarter and STARMUS co-founders Brian May and Garik Israelian.

Tickets are on sale here and include:
STARMUS Exclusive Lectures, May 13, 14,16,17  (Ice Hockey Stadium, Ondrej Nepela Arena)
Star Party, May 14 (Devín Castle)
Stephen Hawking Medial Award Ceremony & Sonic Universe Concert, May 15 (Ice Hockey Stadium, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

STARMUS co-founders Brian May and Garik Israelian.