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Brighton Festival announces incredible 2020 line-up

Brighton Festival announces incredible 2020 line-up
Angus Walker
  • On 17th February 2020

Brighton Festival has announced a rich and varied line-up for the 2020 edition of the festival, which will run from 2nd to 24th May.

The festival was established in 1967 and has since grown to become the biggest annual multi-arts celebration in England.

This year’s Guest Director, the poet Lemn Sissay, invites attendees to immerse themselves in “a cornucopia of music, theatre, literature, art and dance”:

There is going to be something for you in this festival but broaden your horizons and try something different too. The moment you step into Brighton, the moment you cycle into Brighton, the moment you drive into Brighton, whichever way you choose, this festival starts in you. I want you to shake off of the tribalism of “them” and “us” and to unite.

Highlights of this year’s programme include appearances from Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke (4th May, Brighton Dome) and critically acclaimed folk singer Laura Marling (24th May, Brighton Dome), the world-premiere of artist John Newling’s new show Dear Nature (8th May, All Saints Church), and the first Brighton performance of the award-winning, stereotype-smashing Australian show Hot Brown Honey (14th-16th May, Theatre Royal). 

Tickets for shows can be bought online or at the festival’s ticket office on Church Street. If you buy tickets for six different events, you get the cheapest free.

Stay tuned for our Brighton Festival countdown, where we will be taking a closer look at some of the most exciting acts appearing at this year’s event!

Featured image: © Brighton Festival via Flickr.



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