Brighton Festival 2018

Brighton Festival 2018

It’s nearly that time of year again when Brighton gets even more arty. Brighton Festival is 3 weeks of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events at venues all over the city. For all of us at Crown Gardens, it is one of our favourite times of year.

If you want to come and join us between 5th and 27th May, we recommend taking a look at our self catering properties in Brighton and stay for a few days.

This year the Brighton Festival welcomes local visual artist, David Shrigley as the guest director and we look forward to seeing what he will bring. Shrigley is famous for his direct, simple (yet brilliant) satirical drawings. However, he has also had a sculpture on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and is now concentrating on film making.

Brighton Festival Children’s Parade

A favourite event at the Festival. Each year the festival kicks off with 5000 children and their teachers taking to the streets for the Children’s Parade. This year each school has been exploring different paintings and will represent those in the parade. If you are in Brighton on 5thMay, don’t miss it!

Free events

There are 15 free events currently listed for the festival and they look fabulous.

From outdoor performances on the beach to new takes on life drawing classes, we’re hoping to lap up some of the free offerings during the festival.

Family events

Brighton Festival isn’t just about fancy theatre events for adults, there is plenty for all the family. Toddlers can enjoy some classical music, book worms can listen to Jacqueline Wilson, everyone can enjoy the circus and young musical prodigies can showcase their talents.

Contemporary music

Like any good festival there is a lot of classical music for people to enjoy at events throughout the city. If that isn’t your thing then you don’t have to miss out on the fun, there is also plenty of contemporary music, with stars flooding in from all over the world.


And the festival isn’t all serious. There are several comedy events taking place, including well known stars such as Andy Hamilton.

For all the details and tickets, please go to the festival website. If you are looking for somewhere to stay for Brighton Festival, get in touch with us and we might be able to help you out with a late offer.


Posted 24th Apr 2018

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