Festival 2016

8-10 July

East Sussex

Welcome to Brainchild. We’re a volunteer-led, DIY festival bringing together young creative minds for a weekend of inspiration. For three days in July, we stitch together the bold and imaginative work of the people around us into a program of live music, jam sessions, spoken word, DJ sets, talks, workshops, film, theatre and installation art.

The festival is very intimate, with artists, crew and festival-goers all camping together - there are no VIP areas here. We push immersive and interdisciplinary art to the forefront and welcome everybody to get involved. Built up by friends of friends over the years, the atmosphere is warm, open and relaxed. Brainchild is the perfect place to let your guard down, try things out and discover amazing new artists. We hope that you will find something you love this year.


Our first lineup announcement will be in early March. Take a look at some of our past posters to see who’s been part of Brainchild before.

If you want to suggest an act, or put yourself forward then get in touch! We're not genre specific and welcome any work that fits the Brainchild spirit, from theatre & dance pieces, workshop ideas and bands to art installations, panel debates and film screenings.

Email ideas and submissions to 'music', 'poetry', 'film', 'art' 'theatre' or 'talks' @brainchildfestival.co.uk- or 'team' if you aren't sure where your idea fits in. All submissions must be in by the 19th February.


Brainchild 2015 Poster


Brainchild 2013 Poster Brainchild 2013 Poster

We will soon be starting a blog!

It’s high time we started to spread the word about the process of making this festival and about all the fantastic things that the Brainchild network are up to. So watch this space! And if you are a journalist, photographer, or just someone who’d like to get involved, please email team@brainchildfestival.co.uk to talk about it, we’d love to hear from you.


Get In Touch

Get in touch, would love to hear from you and answer any questions you have or talk about how you might like to be involved.

  • To put forward an act or an installation, email: 'theatre', 'music', 'art', 'poetry', 'talks', or 'film'
  • For volunteering inquiries, email 'tomo'
  • For site, production and trading email 'joey'
  • For press and partnerships email 'marina'
  • For any other enquiries email 'team'