Responding to a new UK government report that said Unboxed was an “irresponsible use of public money”, Sam Hunt said it’s “unfair” these comments were made before plans for the festival were made public.
He also rejected the much-touted ‘Festival Of Brexit’ label, saying that the £120m cost had been “put aside to invest in creativity”.
‘About Us’ will run in Caernarfon until next Tuesday (April 5), and serves as the first of five Unboxed events that are scheduled to take place in Wales. You can find more information here.
The festival will also include a sculpture trail of the solar system in Northern Ireland, an immersive 3D experience in south London, a decommissioned offshore platform from the North Sea in Weston-super-Mare and more.
Martin Green, Unboxed’s Chief Creative Director, said previously: “Unboxed represents an unprecedented and timely opportunity for people to come together across the UK and beyond and take part in awe-inspiring projects that speak to who we are and explore the ideas that will define our futures.”
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, meanwhile, promised “ten showstopper projects that will wow audiences in towns and cities right across the country, and show off the UK and its creative genius to the world”.