Funk The Format Festival is coming Brighton

funk the family festival BrightonLast year we checked out Funk The Family Festival right on our doorstep in Brighton (well Hove actually). Part of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, the one day family event was a huge success and is back again this May Bank Holiday with a new addition.

Selling out in both 2014 and ’15, Funk The Family returns with an even bigger lineup and a second, ‘adults-only’ day called Funk The Format. Much as I love chilling out in a field somewhere with the kids, the thought of this little ‘adults only’ adventure is pretty flippin’ exciting. Especially when you see the line-up.


ALERT: Book the babysitters now!

Just like Funk The Family, the brand new Funk The Format Festival presents soul, latin, funk, reggae, disco, hip-hop, house, jungle, jazz and, obviously, a good splattering of funk.

Unlike Funk The Family, the second day focuses on a well deserved few hours of child free good vibes, fabulous music, and carefree fun in the sun. Fingers crossed!

With tremendous growth over the last couple of years, both events are likely to sell quickly. With a capacity of just 1,000 in 2014, the team behind the festival are certainly doing something right with the big jump to 4,500 guests in 2015.

Circus skills at Funk The Family

Funk The Family ’15

‘Both Funk The Family and Funk The Format offer something that Brighton & Hove has been missing,” says FTF founder, director and DJ, Lucy ‘Elle J’ Small. “I moved here from London nearly nine years ago and although there’s loads to do, there was no event that offered something really credible, musical, creative and fun for me or my family.’ A former music journalist, Lucy now presents the Funk The Format show on Radio Reverb 97.2FM and promotes her Club Tropicana nights between curating the festivals and raising her two young boys. ‘Like Funk The Family, I firmly believe Funk The Format is filling a much-needed gap in Brighton’s music scene.’ 

‘We want to bring that Notting Hill Carnival vibe to Brighton’

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival – Norman Jay 1994


I have such fabulous memories of carefree days at Carnival when I was younger. One of the birthplaces of my love for outdoor parties was Norman Jay’s sound systems on the streets of London at Nottinghill in the 90’s.

Happy days!


Funk The Family

Tickets available now via Skiddle here

Funk The Family:

  • Adult: £22
  • Teenager: £18
  • Child: £10
  • Babies: free

Funk The Format:

  • Over 18’s only: £30

Adult Weekend (includes Funk The Format festival): £45


17 Responses to “Funk The Format Festival is coming Brighton”

  1. 1 Kate March 23, 2016 at 10:41

    Me please… Love Norman jay

  2. 2 Chris Hall March 23, 2016 at 11:24

    Looks so much fun

  3. 3 kat p March 23, 2016 at 16:44

    funk the format for me!

  4. 4 Sharon Williams March 27, 2016 at 11:49

    Would love Funk thr Family tickets.

  5. 5 Rebecca Pickering April 3, 2016 at 10:06

    Funk the Format please… much as I love kids, some time chilling in a field, with a few cool beers without them sounds bliss!

  6. 6 charlie p April 3, 2016 at 13:33

    funk the format for me please

  7. 7 julianne moseley April 6, 2016 at 15:28

    funk the family

  8. 8 Lucy Chester April 7, 2016 at 18:37

    Would love the Funk the Family tickets please

  9. 9 Corina Cullen April 12, 2016 at 20:20

    funk the family

  10. 10 donna l jones April 13, 2016 at 13:01

    funk the family please

  11. 11 Jennifer Rhymer April 14, 2016 at 15:04

    funk the format would be fab! 🙂

  12. 12 Vicky Loveday April 14, 2016 at 15:11

    Funk the family please

  13. 13 Eve Burke April 14, 2016 at 18:08

    Funk the Family please xxx
    Would love to take my boys to a festival

  14. 14 Natalie Crossan April 15, 2016 at 00:22

    funk the family please

  15. 15 Louise Gardener April 15, 2016 at 08:09

    Funk the family because I can’t let my hair down when they aren’t with us 🙂
    ❤️ Thank you for the chance to win ❤️

  16. 16 carol boffey April 15, 2016 at 12:05

    Funk the family

  17. 17 Amanda Coffman April 15, 2016 at 15:00

    Funk The Family 28th May 🙂 Thanks for the chance 🙂

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