We were overwhelmed by the incredible response we have received from our audiences and supporters after we cancelled this year's Festival due to the coronavirus outbreak. Over 1500 ticket buyers donated some or all of their ticket purchases to Brighton Festival, a further 1000 chose to accept ticket vouchers for future events and we were flooded with heartfelt messages.
As a thank you for your on-going support and generosity, throughout May we offered a selection of free online events, featuring artists who would have performed across the city this May, along with contributions from artistic friends of the Festival.
“The cancellation of Brighton Festival was a huge blow for us all. I believe artists have a gift to offer and the creativity that is in us all reminds us of the preciousness and beauty of life. Let’s cherish that now and emerge from this with renewed humanity and strength.” Lemn Sissay, Brighton Festival Guest Director