Brighton Festival 2017Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Guest Directors

2016: Laurie Anderson

Experimental artist and musician Laurie Anderson took…

2015: Ali Smith

The 49th Brighton Festival Guest Director is award-winning…

2014: Hofesh Shechter

This year the critically acclaimed choreographer,…

2013: Michael Rosen

Celebrated poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children's…

2012: Vanessa Redgrave

Stage, screen and television actress, UNICEF Goodwill…

2011: Aung San Suu Kyi

Brighton Festival celebrated liberty and freedom with…

2010: Brian Eno

Brian Eno's contribution to 2010's programme ranged…

2009: Anish Kapoor

Brighton Festival’s inaugural Guest Artistic Director…