5 things to know about Brighton’s Little Way festival

Looking for some fresh and exciting to do this Saturday? Then why not head along to Brighton’s newest festival?

Little Way is produced by two ex-illustration students from Brighton School of Art and will be an eclectic mixture of installation art and music.

There’s also going to be Mexican street food from The Real Junk Food Project, and the bar will be stocked with ales, cordials, and fizz from botanical brewery Old Tree.

Harvey Herman, festival producer, said:

“The basis of Little Way is to develop a music festival that is intentionally simple in form, and has the fostering of new connections and interactions as its focus. Held at the tail end of winter, and entirely under one roof, the day is really an opportunity to gather together and deliver something of a shared home to everyone involved, rather than a ‘big name’ spectacle. We want to encourage a sense of a family which can grow and take new forms in the future.”

Here’s everything you need to know…

1. It takes place in an old church


Let’s face it. The weather’s miserable this time of year, and who likes traipsing through muddy fields in impossible-to-remove wellies anyway? Luckily, the Little Way festival takes place at One Church at Gloucester Place, meaning you’ll be in the warm and dry, as well as fed and entertained.

The church has been transformed into an emerging multi-use community centre, an experimental co-work space and an incubator of projects and ideas. During the festival, the space will also incorporate artists’ installations – so keep an eye out for the artwork!

2. You can’t miss a thing


The festival is designed so that all the events are rolled into one big celebration. Everything is delivered under one roof, so once you get your ticket, you won’t miss a thing – visual artwork, music, as well as the local food and drink. According to Harvey Herman:

“In our first conversations about putting Little Way together, the idea of creating an inviting and atmospheric music event at a time of year where there is often a wintery lull was one of the main ambitions. The term ‘music festival’ comes with strong associations, but with Little Way we’re using the word in reference to it’s most basic definition; developing a memorable ‘festive’ atmosphere is what we feel most excited about.”

3. The line up mixes local acts with big names


Rozi Plain, Modern Studies, Adam Stafford, Kristin McClement, Banu, Philippe Nash – check out the line up on the website for the full list of acts.

The festival is inspired by Saint Therese of Lisieux and looks to be a time of new introductions – so why not head along and experience your new favourite act?

4. Kids go free


Got little ones with you that need entertaining? Under 12s get in free with advance tickets, which are available from the Little Way website.

5. You can save yourself a fiver


You can save £5 off of your ticket if you buy in advance – £15 instead of £20 on the door. Got to be quick though – there’s only 250 tickets on sale!

Little Way will take place on Saturday, February 27 2016, from 12noon until 11pm.

Find out more by visiting the websitevisiting the Facebook page or following the festival on Twitter at @littlewayfestiv.