Adventurer, writer & television presenter BEAR GRYLLS OBE, has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in and out of military rehabilitation, Grylls recovered and went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Since then, he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Running Wild has featured Bear taking some of the world’s best-known stars on incredible adventures. These include President Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet, to name but a few. Bear also hosts the Emmy Award-nominated interactive Netflix show You Vs Wild, which was one of Netflix’s most watched shows in 2020. Netflix & Bear then forged new ground by make two interactive movie versions of You Vs Wild including the second most watched film on Netflix US, titled: Animals On The Loose. Bear has also won two BAFTAS, including one for his hit Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls. Bear also filmed an adventure with Prime Minister Modi of India, which achieved a landmark record as the ‘world’s most trending televised event, with a staggering 3.6 BILLION impressions. His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over 90 books, selling in excess of 19 million copies worldwide. He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts. He is married to Shara, and together they have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry. They live on a houseboat on the Thames in London and a private island off the Welsh coast. Bear’s life motto is simple: courage and kindness . . . and never give up!
Robert Swan OBE
Polar explorer & Founder of the 2041 Foundation Robert Swan is the first person to have walked to both the North and South Poles. His leadership and determination made his 900 mile journey to the South Pole, the longest unassisted march in history. He was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Youth. Robert is a polar pioneer, a leader in energy innovation, and founder of the 2041 Foundation. This story of unbelievable spirit will take you on a journey of inspiration, courage and humility. Robert committed to his dream at the age of 11, achieved it with a team after 22 years and is now, on a 50 year mission to help preserve Antarctica.
Author & climate activist
Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Channel 4 News Presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy is one of the main presenters of Channel 4 News. He reports for the foreign affairs series Unreported World and presents the award-winning Ways to Change the World podcast. He also hosts major live political debates for Channel 4 and commentates on events such as the Paralympics. Krishnan is patron and trustee of the medical charity Duchenne UK and a trustee of the Royal Horticultural Gardens in Kew
Madeline St Claire
Founder & Director, Women in Ocean Science Madelaine is an MSc tropical marine biologist, PADI divemaster and founder director of non-profit organisation Women in Ocean Science. Originally from the UK, her obsession with the world of coral reefs has taken her across the globe. From microplastics to marine bioacoustics to megafauna, she has a diverse background in tropical marine research, with a particular research interest in elasmobranchs. She is currently an ambassador and fundraiser for Whale Shark Tagging, founder of Blu Wild, an ocean apparel company, and podcast host of Ocean Poddy.
Artist, Entrepeneur and Activist. AY Young is a passionate artist, entrepreneur and activist utilizing his platform to bridge conversation and raise awareness about issues surrounding sustainability, equal access and community development. AY Young was named by the United Nations as 1 of 17 2020 World Youth Leaders. AY Young was selected from 18,000 nominations from 186 countries and is the only Youth Leader coming out of the United States. AY Young is one of the first artists to perform a concert to power his concerts with 100% renewable energy. AY Young has since begun powering concerts using renewable energy as well as raising awareness about sustainability and fundraising for people to have access to electricity.
Advisor & Ambassador in Chief for Blue Marine Foundation, Executive Board Member at Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF), Environmentalist & adventurer
Endurance swimmer, a maritime lawyer and the UNEP Patron of the Oceans. Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer, a maritime lawyer and the UNEP Patron of the Oceans. He pioneers swims in the most vulnerable ecosystems on Earth to call for their protection. He was the first person to complete a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. He was also the first to swim across the North Pole, and the first to swim the full length of the English Channel. Lewis has been instrumental in protecting over 2 million km2 of vulnerable ocean – an area larger than Western Europe. His dream is to help protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. Lewis has received a number of awards for his work. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was chosen as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. And he was awarded South Africa’s highest honour the Order of Ikhamanga (Gold Class). Lewis read law at the University of Cape Town and Cambridge University.
Former captain and England international defender Ledley King is Tottenham Hotspur’s legendary former captain and England international defender, currently working in an Ambassadorial role for the Club. Born in East London, and having joined Spurs as a trainee at the age of 14, King went on to make 323 senior appearances for the Club, scoring 14 goals. He also earned 21 caps for his country in a professional career that spanned 15 years up until his retirement from the game through injury in the summer of 2012. Career highlights include captaining Tottenham Hotspur to a first trophy in 17 years, lifting the League Cup at Wembley in 2008 after a victory over Chelsea, and appearing at both European Championship and World Cup Finals. Upon retiring from playing, King was named an Ambassador for Tottenham Hotspur and continues to work closely with the Club and its charitable Foundation to support a number of projects aimed at creating life changing opportunities for people in the local community. Ledley is able to use his unique position as a legendary former captain of the Club and iconic figure to help inspire achievement amongst young people within an area of high youth unemployment and social deprivation. The Ambassadorial role also sees him engage regularly with the Club’s fanbase on matchdays and through specific supporter events both at home and abroad, also offering his invaluable support to the Club’s commercial partners.
Former NASA astronaut and highly decorated combat fighter Ron Garan racked up 178 days in space and more than 71 million miles in 2,842 orbits between tours on the US Space Shuttle, Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station. During his time in space, Ron conducted four spacewalks in support of ISS construction and maintenance. Prior to those space journeys, he lived and conducted research on the bottom of the ocean in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius. Ron has been involved in many global mass collaboration and citizen science programs. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple business enterprises/social-impact focused start-ups including Manna Energy Ltd. which is the first organization to successfully register a UN carbon credit for water treatment and has helped provide clean water to millions. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Orbital Perspective, the just-released, Floating in Darkness – A Journey of Evolution, and the children’s book, Railroad to the Moon. Ron has appeared at the One Young World Summits in 2017 Bogota, 2016 Tucson, 2015 Bangkok, 2014 Dublin, 2013 Johannesburg, and 2012 Pittsburgh. Ron is celebrated not just for his research in space but also for his humanitarian contribution to life on Earth.
Member of the GB Sailing Team for six years, selected for Tokyo in 2020 but unable to compete due to injury when the games were postponed. In September 2020 wrote and published a letter to the UK Government calling for a green recovery to the pandemic, which had over 320 GB Olympian and Paralympian signatories (including household names like Mo Farah, Dina Asher-Smith, Steve Redgrave, Paula Radcliffe, the Brownlee brothers and Becky Adlington). Worked with TeamGB in the run-up to Tokyo, developing a one hour climate education session with AimHi tailored for athletes, which was delivered to TeamGB and ParalympicsGB athletes before they travelled to the Games. Developed a project called OLYEarth, and as part of this over 80 TeamGB athletes used a symbol to communicate their care for the planet whilst out in Tokyo
Astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mum & author Nicole is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mom, and now author of her first book Back to Earth What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It (Hachette Book Group, October, 2021). She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates here on Spaceship Earth. Nicole is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space as a crewmember on both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. Personal highlights of her time in space were performing a spacewalk (10th woman to do so), flying the robotic arm to capture the first HTV, working with her international crew in support of the multi-disciplinary science onboard the orbiting laboratory, painting a watercolor (now on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum), and of course the life-changing view of our home planet out the window. Nicole is also a NASA Aquanaut. In preparation for spaceflight, she was a crewmember on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory. Nicole believes that the international model of peaceful and successful cooperation we have experienced in the extreme environments of space and sea holds the key to the same kind of peaceful and successful cooperation for all of humanity here on Earth. On her post-NASA mission, she is a co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation — uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art.
Mete Coban MBE
Chief Executive, My Life My Say As Chief Executive of My Life My Say, Mete is best known for contributing to the increase of turnout for young people at the 2017 and 2019 UK General Elections. The youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney, he is currently serving the administration as the Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm. From the net-zero energy strategy to sustainable transport, he leads Hackney Council's response to addressing the climate crisis. Previously, he worked on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's election campaign, leading on youth engagement. Mete holds a bachelor's degree in Politics and a master's degree in Public Policy and Practice, both from the University of Greenwich. In the New Years 2020 honours list, Mete received an MBE for services to young people recognising his efforts to make politics more accessible for the younger generation. He also received the UK Government's National Democracy Change-Maker of the Year Award in 2018.
Ocean Advocate, Consultant & Founder of Women4Oceans Farah Obaidullah is an Independent Ocean Advocate, Consultant and the Founder of Women4Oceans. With over 16 years' experience in ocean advocacy, Farah has travelled the world, observing the beauty of the ocean and witnessing some of the most egregious practices happening at sea. Farah has executed Greenpeace campaigns to end destructive fishing, worked with affected communities, lobbied for ocean protection and been deeply involved in exposing fish crimes, including slavery and labour abuse at sea.
Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage
Managing Director & Founder, Love the Oceans Francesca Trotman is the managing director and founder of Love The Oceans. As an avid diver for over 15 years, Francesca is a passionate ocean advocate with a special interest in fisheries. Francesca splits her time between the UK and Mozambique, where she oversees the conservation of Jangamo Bay, designated a Mission Blue Hope Spot by Dr. Sylvia Earle. Francesca is also the recipient of Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International's Ocean Award in the Young Initiative category.
Youth Representative of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Kazi serves as Youth Representative of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). He co-leads the Environment Advocacy Group of WOSM and represents Scouting externally in different environmental advocacy processes. He also serves as the Environmental Education thematic facilitator of the UN Environment Programme-Children and Youth Major Group (UNEP-CYMG). He is a Scout Leader from Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he is actively involved in national policy processes and community development within the Bangladesh Scouts, country's largest youth organization. In the past few years, he has implemented several service projects related to environment and climate action. For overall excellence, in 2009 he was awarded the President’s Scout Award and in 2018 the President’s Rover Scout Award by the President of Bangladesh. Kazi holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics from the University of Dhaka. He has expertise in the field of Computational Statistics, Regression & Time Series Analysis, Survey Sampling, and Program M&E. He also holds a Certificate of Professional Development in Climate Change Education.
Permanent traveler, youth advocate and nature defender, Grecia has mayor in International Business with a minor in Global Issues from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and currently studying her Masters degree on Sustainable Tourism. For the last 20 years Scouting has been part of her life, allowing her to grow up with a very holistic vision of life and a big responsibility to always make an impact in her community. Currently she is a Youth Representative of the Scout Movement at international level where she co-led the environment advocacy area and it’s member of the Executive Board of Scouts Mexico. Grecia is the co-founder of Mexico’s national chapter from the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and a member of the Steering Committee at international level, where she has had the privilege to represent youth in several negotiations processes within the United Nations such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Framework Convention on Climate Change. She is a member of 10,000 Women United for Mexico, a businesswoman network, and her main responsibility is to lead local actions and raise awareness to protect the environment. In 2019, she co-found a social entrepreneurship focus on sustainable tourism called “Grupo Biósfera” which collaborates local and indigenous communities to co-create local tourism experiences while you travel and discover their culture and magical natural places.
British-Bangladeshi Birder, Conservationist and Environmentalist 19-year-old Dr Mya-Rose Craig D.Sc. h. c. is a prominent British Bangladeshi birder, conservationist & environmentalist. She is committed to conservation such as stopping biodiversity loss and saving our planet through halting climate change, whilst respecting indigenous peoples, and highlighting Global Climate Justice as it intersects with Climate Change Action. She focuses her attention on change from governmental and huge global corporations. Mya-Rose Craig has appeared on Television and Radio. She writes a blog, Birdgirl, as well as articles. She also gives talks and has spoken on a shared stage with Greta Thunberg. For her work as Founder and President of Black2Nature, which she set up age 13, she is the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science age 17 for her work fighting for equal access to nature and for ethnic diversity in the environmental sector. In September 2020 she visited the Arctic with Greenpeace, highlighting the second lowest sea ice minimum and doing the most northerly youth strike ever.
Climate Activist, Speaker and Campaigner Noga Levy-Rapoport is a 19 year old climate activist, organiser, speaker and campaigner, who took a prominent role in organising the youth climate strikes across the UK, and is working to transform conversations around systemic change through campaigning for a Green New Deal, pushing for youth empowerment at all ages, and encouraging creative storytelling around the climate crisis in local community spaces.
Founding Executive Director, Force of Nature Clover Hogan is a climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founding Executive Director of Force of Nature - a youth non-profit mobilising mindsets for climate action. She has worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, consulted within the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and supported students in 50+ countries to shift from climate anxiety to agency.
Founder & Director of Union of Justice, climate activist and author Magid Magid is a Somali-British race and climate justice activist and author who came to the UK as a refugee aged five. He is Founder & Director of Union of Justice, a European, independent, people of colour led organisation dedicated to racial justice and climate justice. He was a member of the European Parliament representing Yorkshire & the Humber, Mayor of his beloved city, Sheffield and was also an elected councillor representing his community. Magid was named one of TIME’s 100 rising stars shaping the future of the world.
Ana Lucía Moya
Ana Lucía Moya is an international consultant specializing in climate change transparency. She is currently an advisor of the Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica and the coordinator of the CBIT project of Costa Rica. She leads the team that is implementing Costa Rica's National Climate Change Metrics System (SINAMECC) and the related processes to meet the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement. She is also part of the Costa Rican delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations, providing support on the Article 13 negotiations. She is a global shaper and a one young world delegate.
Allyson is a 19-year-old Chilean activist and journalism student. She has been an animal rights activist since she was 11 and a human rights activist since she was 16, when she started working with Amnesty International out of a desire to fight injustice. Since then, she has been an active part of Amnesty International Chile’s Human Rights Education Team and has delivered workshops to educating people of all ages about migration, human rights, sexual and reproductive rights and other related issues according to the contingency. In 2018 Allyson was selected to be part of Amnesty’s global Youth, Power, Action! Network, and alongside this she participates in Amnesty Chile’s street activism team and in the “It’s My Body” School, where she was trained as an educator in sexual and reproductive rights; since then she has been especially committed to promoting comprehensive sexual education. Allyson works hard to promote youth activism, feminism and work on social change within and outside of Amnesty. Last year she was chosen to be part of the school for young women leaders promoted by ‘Woman Community’ and UNDP, where she received political and social training which strengthening her leadership as a young woman. She has also worked with environmental organizations who are committing their ideals to this cause too.
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Day 1 01/11/2021 21:00 Artist, Entrepeneur and Activist. AY Young is a passionate artist, entrepreneur and activist utilizing his platform to bridge conversation and raise awareness about issues surrounding sustainability, equal access and community development. AY Young was named by the United Nations as 1 of 17 2020 World Youth Leaders. AY Young was selected from 18,000 nominations from 186 countries and is the only Youth Leader coming out of the United States. AY Young is one of the first artists to perform a concert to power his concerts with 100% renewable energy. AY Young has since begun powering concerts using renewable energy as well as raising awareness about sustainability and fundraising for people to have access to electricity.
Day 2 02/11/2021 21:30 Acoustic set with band members Robert Robertson & Ali Turner Tide Lines formed in Glasgow in 2016 and have built a large & passionate fanbase through blistering live shows and anthemic songs. With sold out venues all over the UK and having played to hundreds of thousands at various UK music festivals, Robert Robertson & Ali Turner from the band will perform a special acoustic performance at Extreme Hangout. Their next full band Glasgow show is March next year at the 2,600 capacity O2 Academy which completely sold out within hours of going on sale. Their latest album, Eye of the Storm, which was released in May 2020, just narrowly missed the Official UK Album Chart Top 10. All four members of Tide Lines are originally from rural parts of the Scottish Highlands and are all incredibly passionate about the conservation of our beautiful natural environment, our planet and our future generations
Day 3 03/11/2021 21:00 Hayden Thorpe is an English Singer/Songwriter originally from Kendal, Cumbria. Hayden Thorpe is best known for his distinct operatic countertenor vocal style, which some critics have described as "an acquired taste" to Indie Rock. Between 2008 and 2018, Hayden was the frontman of the Indie pop Band Wild Beasts, a group he initially co-founded alongside guitarist Ben Little. It was not until May 2019, that Hayden Thorpe eventually started his solo career and he released his debut album Diviner. His second album Moondust for my Diamond is set to release October 15 2021 DJs - All U Need: DJ collective AUN do a weekly night at the Sub Club and play all over. The have Radio 1 favourite Ewan McVicar as one of their resident DJs at their XL night at the Sub Club alongside people like Ejeca and Kettama. @_alluneed
Day 4 04/11/2021 21:00 Auntie Flo is an award-winning DJ, producer and live performer. Since bursting onto the scene in 2010, he has cemented his position as a central figure in the ‘new strand of club music fusing electronic and world influences’ (The Wire). Genre for the Evening: tropical/funk/electronic
Butho the Warrior
Day 5 05/11/2021 21:00 DJ, Promoter, Activist, Podcaster and member of the Jaiva Collective
Day 5 & Day 6 05/11/2021 & 06/11/2021 22:00 & 22:00 DJ-Producer Rebecca Vasmant is bringing a fresh new twist to dance music with her love of jazz, the original form of unbridled spiritual sonic expression . Genre for the Evening jazz funk/afrobeat/funky house
Day 6 06/11/2021 21:00 LAANI is a DJ who expresses her sound through her passion for nu jazz, neo-soul and afrobeat
Day 7 07/11/2021 22:00 Originally from the Sunshine Coast in Australia, Edens Back is now based in the UK. Edens Back provides an ecclectic indie, pop, rock sound
Day 8 08/11/2021 Optimistic Soul is a South African born DJ based in Glasgow where he DJs at venues like SWG3, Sub Club La Discoteca and more, and has a show on Groove City Radio.
Day 8 08/11/2021 Ciar McKinley is a resident DJ at places like The Garage, Sanctuary. His popular live streams kept people moving during lockdown.
Groove City Radio
Day 9 09/11/2021 @groovecityradio Outside broadcast from Glasgow’s newest FM licence. GCR is the home of dance music radio in Scotland. The outside broadcast on 88.6Fm and online will featuring three of their presenters. The outside broadcast on 88.6Fm and online will featuring three of their presenters. Jay Gunning: Jay Gunning presents Attic Room Sessions which streams gigs via its Youtube channel and has welcomed people like Jackmaster, Jasper James and more. Jay has had tracks out on Nervous Records which was played by Annie Mac on Radio 1. @jay_gun Mash: Mash presents his monthly Compact Disco show on GCR. Mash has been on Capital, BBC6 Music, Beat 106, XFM, and has played all over the world with releases on Toolroom, Optimo, Glasgow Underground, Dirt Crew, and released a track with Idris Elba. @compactdiscodefender Frankie Elyse: Frankie Elyse presents a show on GCR and is half of violin duo @kintramusic where she DJs alongside a violin player. She is the the founder of all female DJ collective @polkadotdiscoclub @frankieelyse
Day 9 09/11/2021 Frankie Elyse presents a show on GCR and is half of violin duo @kintramusic where she DJs alongside a violin player. She is the the founder of all female DJ collective @polkadotdiscoclub @frankieelyse
Day 9 09/11/2021 Jay Gunning presents Attic Room Sessions which streams gigs via its Youtube channel and has welcomed people like Jackmaster, Jasper James and more. Jay has had tracks out on Nervous Records which was played by Annie Mac on Radio 1. @jay_gun
Day 10 10/11/2021 21:00 Husband and Wife duo Blue Violet are a Scottish band showcasing a beautiful blend of folk, indie and americana. The two first met as 14-year-olds at school in Bath, but it wasn't until they were in their early 20s that they formed a musical partnership. Blue Violet now spend their time between London and Argyll working on music and performing.
Day 7 07/11/2021 21:00 Glasgow singer/ songwriter Riley eyes mainstream music success and is building a reputation as one of the city’s most promising young live artists. From the age of 11, the 22 year old has been writing her own songs with her music being described as Nashville-pop sound with intricate storytelling lyrics. She made her recording debut earlier this year with the Global release of her first single Go-Getter on which cracked the UK top 40 chart. Riley has has been tipped for more success after attracting radio play from various BBC stations including single of the week on BBC Radio Scotland. Riley’s following is steadily building having supported artists like Jordan MacKampa, Tamzene, Keir Gibson, Donnie Munro and Tide Lines plus festivals such as Belladrum, Skye Live, Doune The Rabbit Hole and Country on the Clyde. The future is bright for Riley and with a string of singles lined up for 2022!
Day 8 & Day 9 08/11/2021 & 09/11/2021 For over two decades Mash or Martyn Henderson has been djing, producing records, writing, and broadcasting in the dance scene. He has released loads of records for years on labels like Southern Fried, Glasgow Underground, Dirt Crew, Toolroom, Optimo, Peppermint Jam, Lyceum Social Club and Bulletdodge. His single ‘Please Be True’ featured vocals from Idris Elba came out on Love and Other with remixes from Greymatter and Sinden. His releases have found support from Groove Armada, Francois K, Gorgon City, Laurent Garnier, Duke Dumont, Sasha, Hot Since 82, Seth Troxler and more. Mash has shared the decks with Green Velvet, Patrick Topping, Groove Armada, Sonny Fodera, Cyril Hahn, Eats Everything, Pete Tong, Purple Disco Machine, MK, Sinden, Fat Boy Slim, 2 Many DJs, Matthew Dear, Tiga……. He has played at festivals like Rock Ness, Trnsmt, Summer Sessions, Playground, T In The Park, Homelands, Love Box, The Riverside Festival and more. As a journalist Mash has written for Mixmag, Sunday Mail, Music Week, Vice, Clash etc. Mash has broadcast loads on radio including Beat 106, XFM, Galaxy, Clyde and Capital interviewing artists like Moby, Disclosure, Depeche Mode, Fat Boy Slim, Hot Chip, Mark Ronson etc. He followed in the footsteps of Groove Armada, Erol Alkan, and Andrew Weatherall when he was asked to do the 6 Mix on BBC 6 Music.