2017 marks the 15th edition of Unsound, landing in a world that is very different from when we started. Past themes like Horror, Future Shock, Interference and, most of all, The End. now feel more prescient than we would like. But resisting the temptation to spin off in a dystopian musical spiral in response to instability, we feel more than ever that this year’s theme should be multi-faceted, reflecting darkness and light, growth and decay, ecological vulnerability and resourceful regeneration. Welcome to Unsound 2017: Flower Power.