080808 Festival http://www.upstage.org.nz 080808, the second UpStage festival of online performance, will take place on 8 August 2008, featuring 15 performances by artists from around the world. The foyer has been cleaned and is ready for guests. The performers are busy doing their dress rehearsals and technical checks; the schedule has been finalised and links to the stages will be live from the programme page when 080808 begins in less than 24 hours! The 080808 UpStage Festival begins at 7pm NZ time on Friday 8 August (find your local time here: http://tinyurl.com/63ovln). Performances begin every half hour (with a few breaks) with the last one starting at 1pm NZ time on Saturday 9 August (http://tinyurl.com/67cu8d). Audiences: we recommend that you load each stage about ten minutes before the performance time, as some of the stages may take a few minutes to load. Please be patient. If you have problems loading a stage or can’t find where to go, come to the 080808 foyer for assistance. If you can’t get anything to load, restart your browser and try again.