Crack in the Road

Returning for a second time, Brainchild Festival has announced this year’s line-up and it looks like a fucking masterpiece. See it in all it’s glory below.

Taking place from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th of July, Brainchild is a not-for-profit festival where many of the acts will be playing for free in support of the organiser’s ethos. Hotly tipped artists and Crack In The Road favourites, including Moko and Jamie Isaac, litter the line-up.

“We want to build a community that brings together emerging artists, poets, filmmakers and musicians in a forum of progressive ideas.” the organisers announced today “Really, this festival is a story of young people and their conviction to empower themselves, despite the media’s constant assertion that they are all just looking for a free ride.”

Once again some of the folk here at Crack In The Road played a hand in helping make this year’s festival even more mind blowing, working alongside the glorious Students For Happiness, Steez, Audio Doughnuts & Frozen Thumb.

Tickets are £58 for the full weekend and available here. See you there?


King Krule / Benin City / 9mary
United Vibrations / Jamie Isaac / My Panda Shall Fly

Filthy Boy / Moko / Haraket / Southpaw

Nomad Soul Collective / Valve Control / Ben Hayes
Yancey Boys / Theo Bass / The Majestic / Psylus

Sascha Keable / Rakiki Music / Cholombian / Thidius Risk

Marie Naffah / Martyna Baker / Bagel Project / Adam Blake
Jerkcurb / The Energy / MVC / Oscar Lawrence / We Are Goose
Big Beat Manifesto / Audio Doughnuts Live Showcase / EZRA / CIRUS

Cisza + Indea / Kirk Spencer

With more to come..


Brotherhood Soundsystem / Orgy Banton / Riffs / MWJ

Deft / Debian Blak / DA-10 / Tuesday Born / Ghost Circula

The Attic Project / Beau / Chesslo Junior / Real

Manni Dee / Pedaller B2B Loxton / Small_Talk
Late Lunch & Audio Doughnuts DJ’s


Bridget Minamore / Zia Ahmed / Jodi Ann Bickley / Rosie Knight

Deanna Rodger / Jack Rooke / Harry Baker / Poejazzi / Cecilia Knapp

Steez Poets Showcase Tom Sanders / Zena Agha / Tim & Rory

Sean Mahoney / Deanna Rodger / Tristram Fane Saunders


Wind Up Collective presents ‘Black Pudding’ / ‘Far Away’ directed by Zoe Hunter Gordon (written by Caryl Churchill) / ‘Pink’ by Tania Clarke

‘Gender The Elephant by Bethan Kitchen

Vanessa Kisuule presents ‘One Last Thing’


Raoul Martinez’s ‘Creating Freedom’ / Chemical Brothers’ ‘Don’t Think’ plus Q&A with Director Adam Smith


Louisa Young on ‘Culture of the Heart’ / The Post-Feminism Panel

+ much, much more

(Including an afternoon of talks curated by Students for Happiness organisation)


The Note Well / STEEZ Café / Brainchild’s Graffiti Wall / Installations from Brainchild resident artists