Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
Sussex Artbeat is sad to pass the news to you about postponing / cancelling three big festivals taking place in Brighton every year in May.
In the meantime, keep well and safe and however you can – keep art alive!
Update 18 March 2020
Brighton Fringe postponed
Following the announcement by the UK Government urging the general public not to visit “pubs, clubs, or theatres” and advice from Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton Fringe has announced that it will be postponing the festival, due to run 1 – 31 May, until September/October 2020.
AOH Festival Postponed
Following advice from Brighton and Hove City Council and in careful consultation with our city partner festivals, the Artists Open Houses festival will be postponed until September /October.
We will be regularly updating information about the AOH festival on our website and wish everybody well in these unprecedented times.
Source: Artists Open Houses
Brighton Festival 2020 cancelled
It is with great sadness we announce that Brighton Festival 2020 is cancelled.
Based on the latest government advice around social distancing measures and the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic in the UK is projected to coincide with the timing of the Festival in May, all planned events have been suspended.
Brighton Festival was due to take place from 2 to 24 May 2020 and is the largest annual, curated multi-arts festival in England. This is the first time since the Festival has been cancelled in its 53-year history. Due to the scale of the festival and the inclusion of many international artists and touring companies, rescheduling the festival as a whole would not be feasible
We will be separately contacting you regarding your Brighton Festival ticket booking with details for processing over the coming weeks. Please bear with us as we will be working through the many bookings as quickly as possible and we will keep you updated on progress