It was created as payback for all the frustrations and disappointments caused by these modern devices – the one that got away thanks to a hastily typed number; infidelity exposed; being shit at Temple Run.
Why: The festival was invented not only to let off steam, but to draw attention to what happens to technology trash. When phones are returned to shops in exchange for new ones, they often become toxic waste.
The event recycles all the crushed phones after they’ve got what’s coming to them.
Do it because: Think of all the times your mobile phone has let you down. When you most need it, the battery runs out or you lose reception; it makes drunk dialling and incorrectly addressed texts embarrassingly inevitable. Now … smash it up!
Finland, August 18