Brighton Festival PREVIEW: Brownton Abbey feat. Big Freedia & more

April 6, 2018

From the people who brought Mykki Blanco to Brighton Festival last year comes Brownton Abbey – a new Afro-futurist collective that will take you to church.

FOR this pastoral performance party, celestial beings from queer dimensions will transform Brighton Dome into a kaleidoscopic off-world temple. Congregate with your fam, drench yourself in contemporary ritual, and get transcendental on the dance floor!

Headlining will be New Orleans Queen of Bounce Big Freedia, who you’ll know from Beyonce’s Formation, collaborations with Diplo and RuPaul, and their own Netflix series.

Plus performance interventions throughout the evening by a heavenly constellation of Queer Artists of Colour, including Rachael Young, Ria Hartley, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Lasana Shabazz and DJ sets from Sista Selecta.

The following morning, get wise to Afro-futurist cosmologies at Brownton Abbey Saturday Service – a community gathering and artist panel event at The Basement on Saturday, May 26 at 1pm.

Co-produced and co-curated by Brighton Festival and the Marlborough Theatre’s Tarik Elmoutawakil. Supported by Unlimited.

Age 18+

Event: Brownton Abbey feat. Big Freedia & more

Where: Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD

When: Friday, May 25

Time: 8pm – late

Cost: £15

Accessibility: This event is British Sign Language interpreted.

To book tickets online, click here: