Festival 2020

10-12 July

East Sussex

Welcome

Welcome to Brainchild Festival, our three day festival celebrating creativity, bold ideas & DIY spirit at a peer-to-peer level.

We connect and stitch together the collectives, communities and creative projects that inspire us throughout the year into a program of live music, jam sessions, spoken word, DJ sets, talks, workshops, film, theatre and installation art.

The festival is not-for-profit and was started by a group of friends in their first year of university, growing organically every year since. It is now a celebration and gathering of an ever-growing network of creative people, with a capacity of 3000 people. Artists, crew and festival-goers camp together, with no VIP areas on site.

Across the weekend, we create opportunities for valuable conversations, exchanges and collaborations 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 new wonders. We hope that you will find something you love this year.

Winners of the AIM Award for Best Independent Festival 2015 & 2016!

★★★★ - The Independent

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With our bookings, we aim to build the thriving & inclusive community that emerging artists need to develop creatively. Across six different performance spaces, we celebrate DIY spirit & bold ideas in theatre, poetry, live music, dance music, talks, workshops, film & visual art.

Over the years, hundreds of incredible artists have come to try stuff out with us in the Brainchild fields, including some now well known trailblazers like Ross From Friends, Alice Phoebe Lou, Kojey Radical, Nubya Garcia, PECS Drag Kings & Ezra Collective. Our first lineup release is coming in March 2020.

Applications to play, perform or a wild new idea to Brainchild are now open and you can apply here until midnight on the 15th March.

Applications to make installations with us are already open here until February 17th.

 

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Get In Touch

For job opportunities, volunteering & artist submissions for our events or the festival, please head to our Get Involved page.

If you would like to be included on the Brainchild Media List (to receive our press releases) please contact amelia@brainchildfestival.co.uk

For food trading enquiries email jasper@brainchildfestival.co.uk

For general enquiries email team@brainchildfestival.co.uk

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