Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Brighton Festival Exclusive

Sam Lee's Nightingale Walk

This is event is fully booked - but you may also enjoy these other art and nature events:
Julie FowlisMargaret Atwood and Graeme GibsonMarcus Coates Dawn Chorus

Plus don't miss Sam Lee's special performance at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange on Saturday 28 March

Nightingales are possibly the most delirious and exotic sonic commanders of the avian world, casting a spell whenever you hear them sing. For six short weeks each spring, it’s the greatest concert you will ever hear.

Following his sell-out concert in Brighton Festival 2013, join folk singer Sam Lee for a one-of-a-kind promenade performance taking place in ‘a melodius plot of beechen green’ out on the South Downs. In the dead silence of the night, accompanied by musicians, Sam sings traditional songs to the nightingales as they sing back from the thickets.

Experience a spellbinding call-and-response collaboration between man and bird that you’ll never forget.

Warm clothes, sensible footwear and your own transport will be needed for this special late night event. Meet and greet fellow wanderers around a warming campfire, allowing time for your eyes to adjust to darkness as we will walk without light.

The nightingales generally return to the same location, but in case they decide to choose a new home for their short stay, we will advise ticket buyers 2 weeks in advance of the exact location/meeting point.

Wed 13, Thu 14, Fri 15, Tue 19,
Wed 20 & Thu 21 May, 9pm til late
£15 (Limited capacity)

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 recorded delivery) apply