B.fest Launch Day Events

B.fest 23 Launch

Sat 21st October / 4-9pm / Sign up

B.fest 2023 is here! Come and celebrate 10 years of this awesome festival! By and For young people, B.fest 2023 is a jam-packed week of gigs, exhibitions, workshops, dance, theatre, skate and so much more. Be here, get the t-shift and be part of the best that B.fest has to offer! The launch is FREE an all age event, everyone is welcome.


– Cultureground Exhibition

– BYC Mash up poster Printing with Eastside Print

– Sticker and Badge – BYC 100

– Capturing stories of BYC past and present

– Skate park FREE for 13-20 years

– Pizza Making Workshop with Sussex Surplus

– BAM Art Market

– Loads of awesome art, jewellery, zines badges and prints to buy, bring lots of £

– Gladrags Photobooth

– Game on BYC – 7-10pm come and join the outdoor gaming session projected on the building


– Spray Painting 4-5pm 5-6pm

– Venue B Gig 6.30-10pm

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!

Cultureground Private View

Sat 21st October/ 4-6pm Private view + open till 9pm / Drop in

Join us for the opening of B.fest’s dedicated gallery space, framing young people’s art in professional spaces. Exhibiting individual, collaborative and multi-media pieces, over 30 young artists make Cultureground a unique space and experience. With live acoustic acts bringing the atmosphere and a chance to meet the makers.

BYC Mash Up Poster Printing

Sat 21st October / 4-8pm / Drop in 

Using photographic stencils of iconic snippets and angles of the BYC building, create your own screen printed poster to take away as a homage to the BYC HQ before it all comes tumbling down…

East Side Phttps://www.eastsideprint.org/rint

Stick and Badge Jam

Sat 21st October / 4-9pm / Drop in 

Retro & beyond…Make your own personalised badges and stickers. Bring or make your favourite designs and logos to create customised retro accessories.

Art In Mind Brighton

BYC 100

Sat 21st October / 4-9pm / Drop in 

Sideline Assembly invite you to Celebrate your part in BYC’s 100 year history. Have your portrait taken in our pop up photo studio, tell us your memories and discover photos and stories from the past. Everyone is welcome.

Spray Paint Workshop

Sat 21st October / 4-6pm / Free / Sign up required 

Learn to create street art with resident artist Sinna One: Try stencil art, paint big and be part of creating this year’s graffiti mural. Pre-book to secure your place ages, 13-20 only.

4-5pm | 5-6pm | Sinna One

Pizza Making Workshop from Sussex Surplus

Sat 21st October / 4-8pm / Free / Drop in 

Free food? Yes, if you make your own! Let the pros lead you through making your own pizza, leaving you to eat the delicious results!

BAM – B.fest Art Market

Sat 21st October / 4-9pm / Free / Drop in 

BAM is Brighton youth Art Market: Original prints, prints, poster art, apparel, animation, zines, publishing to buy from the best of Brighton’s up and coming youth artists. Creative workshops, drop-in activities and live unplugged performances make this a market not to miss. Bring plenty of cash, as some some stalls won’t have a card machine.

Gladrags Photobooth

Sat 21st October / 4-8pm / Free / Drop in 

Get your gladrags on! Gladrags Community Costumes provide outrageous outfits, hats and accessories for the B.fest photo booth. Drop-in, dress-up and get your family, friend or band pic taken!

Game On BYC

Sat 21st October / 7-10pm / Free / Drop in 

Projecting video games on the outside of the building and…playing them! Dreamy Place brings the digital festival to B.fest with games, projections and new creative technologies that inspire interaction and arouse curiosity….

Dreamy Place

Venue B Gig

Sat 21st October / 6:30-10pm / Free / Sign up required

Kicking off B.fest’s premier gig space, Venue B with visitors from out of town, local line-up and some familiar favourites. Line up includes – Party in the valley, CCYS Band, Blue Bottles, Melomaniacs, The innovations, Scarr.

Limited spaces – Complete sign up form to get involved for free!