B.fest is back and coming to a venue near you! The only young persons’ dedicated arts festival, for and by young people, in the South East.

B.fest 2018, now in its 6th year, is putting together another great week of music, performance, visual art, photography skate, bake offs and much more. B.fest gives young people the chance to see and make great art & performance, in professional venues and dedicated spaces.

Get involved, get creative and keep updated with all the great things that will be happening:


B.fest Events Team

B.fest 2018 is organised by a group of young people from 13-19 who make decisions about what will be in the festival, what it will look like, designing programmes & flyers and making sure its got all the elements you want. The B.fest board meet Wednesdays at BYC, from 7.30pm. For more information phone  the BYC office on 01273 681368, email brightonyoutharts@gmail.com or get in touch by Facebook.

Submit an event, performance or piece of art…


If you are between 13-19, and would like a place to exhibit a piece of art, sculpture or a film you’ve made, get in touch. We have a professional gallery space in the centre of the city, a dedicated short film night & plenty of spaces to exhibit the best of your work!


Do you play in a band? Make theatre? Do stand up Comedy? Hulahooping? Dance? We have two dedicated music and performance events during B.fest 2018, one an all day outside festival event at The Level, and another as part of our B.Venue series with Brighton Youth Centre & The Dome. We need you to fill the programme!

Or something else…?

Interested in skateboarding? Or another activity that isn’t named here? No worries. If you think there is something that the festival programme should have and doesn’t, get in touch or start a new event!


Working with young people…

Are you an organisation that works with young people, or a young person who is part of a group? Do you want to share your latest project? Display what you’re doing? Or share your talents? Perhaps you might like to teach other people what you do? Exhibition or performance space, workshops and stalls are available to organisations working with young people. Come along, join in and share your projects/events as part of B.fest 2018.

For more information and to find out how to be part of B.fest 2018, or just to keep up to date with the latest news,follow us on Facebook (B.fest)



As in previous years we are seeking volunteers to support B.fest 2018, both in the run up to the festival and during the festival week. This can be a weekly (from April) or an intensive week long commitment (May Half term). For more information and to find out what volunteering opportunities are available please see here!

Support, Sponsors & Media

If you would like to support B.fest, you can donate directly through our just giving page http://www.localgiving.com/charity/byc/project/bfest. Alternatively, we are also seeking sponsorship to support our outdoor stage, programme printing & other major costs. We can offer various forms of advertising & promotion for sponsors & large donors. For more details, please email office@brightonyouthcentre.org.uk or phone us on 01273 681368

For press, interviews, filming or other questions about B.fest, please get in touch with the B.fest team directly on brightonyoutharts@gmail.com or phone us in the office on the number above.