Brainchild: Student-Led Festival To Return

Brainchild: Student-Led Festival To Return

Brainchild Festival is returning for a second year on Kent’s Merton Farm this July (5th-7th). Led by a twenty-year-old student, the not-for-profit get-together focuses on creativity across multiple art-forms, largely through a young perspective. All of this takes place on a site to be inhabited by no more than 500 festi-folk.

It has live music of course, but is accompanied by a wide range of poetry, theatre, film, DJs, talks, art installations and from the sounds of it, a pro-active feel good vibe. Artists performing include the likes of King Krule and Benin City.

Submissions from artists are still welcome. Here’s what the team behind the newish festival had to say about returning in 2013:

‘After a brutal three years for a demographic weighted with fee hikes, rising youth unemployment and riots, the summer of 2013 will flip expectations, when a small group of 18-22 year olds return for the second year of Brainchild Festival.

Brainchild 2013 will be made up of live music, DJs, spoken word, films, theatre, talks and visual art that has inspired us over the last year, along with some special collaborations. We want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved, so get in touch if you want to volunteer, help construct the site, perform or run your own small project here.

We’ll have 500 people at the festival, giving us the opportunity to bring artists and ticket-holders together in an intimate community. Artists are invited to lead workshops and Q&A sessions, and we will be including jam sessions in the schedule for anyone who wants to bring instruments.

The process of creating a temporary world of our own brings together a great range of people and influences. In light of this, we see Brainchild as an opportunity to explore art and ideas that challenge broken paradigms, and share visions for a more sustainable and compassionate society.

Most of all, an environment is made by the people in it. We therefore hope Brainchild will give birth to innumerable new friendships, plans, inspirations and creative resolutions, and hope you will be part of it.’

The full line-up and tickets for the festival can be found on their website, here.

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