The launch of the 2004 festival, in May in Birmingham, England, was a group of hot air balloons that drifted over Birmingham's streets in the early hours of the morning playing soft music to "encourage dreams related to the music".
In May 2007, the artwork Una White was created as part of the festival.
Fierce! 11 will be held over the May Bank Holiday, 23 to 26 May 2008 and the artists taking part in the festival will be chosen by way of a public vote. The voting is due to commence on 20 March 2008 and conclude on 11 April 2008.
In 2011 Fierce Festival reappeared after several years absence under the new joint artistic direction of Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison with the tagline 'Live Art. Collision. Super Local. Hyper Now.'
In 2013 Fierce launched Club Fierce XXX featuring New York rapper Cakes Da Killa grime MC Roxxxan, and electro punk satirist Quilla Constance.
The festival has also presented performances by numerous artists including Ron Athey, Franko B, Gob Squad, Tim Miller, Forced Entertainment and more.
- New Fierce Festival site
- Official Fierce! site
- Fierce! 11 site
- Blog containing reports and pictures of Fierce! events in 2003, 2005 and 2006
- BBC: Birmingham Birdman, Fierce Festival - article by Ciarán Ryan
- http://www.fiercetv.co.uk/index.php?controller=feature&mm_action=view&id=28 Introduction to Fierce! 10 2007
- http://www.myfiercefestival.co.uk/ MyFierceFestival