Our top tips for getting the most out of Brighton Festival 2019!

Published: Friday 29th Mar 2019

Our top tips for getting the most out of Brighton Festival 2019!

The festival season is almost upon us so to make sure you’re getting the most out of Brighton Festival this year, here are our top tips!

Brighton Festival is spread over three action packed weeks, starting on May 4th and takes place across twenty five venues across Brighton and Hove. It is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, film, circus, art, literature, poetry, and much more!

What can I expect to see?

They have something for everybody and for all ages - their programme contains hundreds of events ranging from engaging workshops, inspiring artist talks and children’s parades. The Guest Director this year will be Malian musician Rokia Traoré who will be delivering three unique performances to Brighton.

How do I get to all the events happening?

We would recommend our city’s Bike Share Scheme for getting to and from each venue, it is quick and a superb way to see the sights in Brighton. Download the BTN Bike Share app (Social Bicycles), locate a docking station (located around the seafront) and cycle away for just 3p a minute!

How do I get involved?

Many of the events are free and more than one hundred performances cost £10 or below. Tickets for Brighton Festival can be purchased either on their website or on the phone: 01273 709709.

Brighton Festival has become one of the largest art festivals in England. Attracting globally renowned performers and artists from over twenty countries. Don’t miss Neneh Cherry, Grammy award winner, performing songs from her new album Broken Politics and British actor and writer Zawe Ashton sharing her memoirs!

The festival is a great way to try something new. Explore one of the festivals quirkier acts or get involved in one of the participatory activities - you never know what unexpected treasures you may find or learn!

Make the most of your time in the city and relax at the beach in between shows. Brighton’s beach is one of our favourite and most peaceful places to take a break. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at Banker’s Fish and Chips to complete the experience!

What else is on in May?

It’s worth noting that Brighton Fringe Festival runs alongside Brighton Festival beginning on 3rd May until 2nd June. It’s the largest multi-arts festival in England and is entirely open-access for acts. Here at Best of Brighton we can not wait for Breaking the Magicians’ Code with Kane and Abel at The Warren - Theatre Box. It promises to be full of surprises and a good laugh! The Fringe Festival has more than 200 free events from stand up comedy to tours of the city. Perfect for children and families!

Where can I stay?

Need somewhere to stay during Brighton Festival? Check out our self catering properties here to be right in the heart of all the action...

Written by Ellie Hughes