Expo Brighton : 4-6 July
Unconference: Join In Now



“A must-have event for all artists and for the nation”

Now in its 11th year, Expo is the hub and playground of the experimental music and sound art scene in the UK and beyond. Free and open, the event mobilises a national network of artists and engages with communities from all backgrounds – placing sonic art and the people who make it in direct contact with the public. Expo steps out from traditional venues and into spaces that lie at the heart of the community - inspiring practitioners and the public to reconsider their environments.

Recent festivals have been held in Scarborough, Plymouth, Manchester and Leicester.

Expo Brighton

Sonic Arts Network and Radio Reverb present three days and nights of sonic art.

Featuring Stephan Mathieu & Aleks Kolkowski, John Wall, DJ Scotch Egg, Blood Stereo & Ludo Mich plus the best emerging artists, outsiders, AV pioneers and things you’ve never heard before (and maybe never will again).

Three days and nights of people enjoying, playing, discovering and listening to sonic art. Experience a wiki-conference, a radiophonic intervention in the Royal Pavillion Gardens, installations and performances, shopping centre public art, club nights and film screenings across the streets, buildings and air waves of Brighton.

Sonic Arts Network

Sonic Arts Network is a national organisation that enables both audiences and practitioners to engage with the art of sound in diverse, accessible and innovative ways. Sonic Arts Network fosters a culture of creative risk taking and experimental approaches to sound through a cutting edge programme of festivals, events, commissions and education projects. The organisation believes in the unique capacity of listening to enrich people’s lives by unlocking creativity, promoting social and environmental awareness and engaging a diverse range of communities.


Radio Reverb

RadioReverb 97.2 FM is Brighton’s radio alternative, a community radio station that is working to create access to the airwaves and make a real difference for the people living here.

RadioReverb is a truly special and unique environment - a place where people can speak out, find shared interests and goals, debate the hottest topics, develop new networks and make new contacts, express themselves, open up dialogues and set their own agendas about what’s important, interesting, funny, cool or arty in our city.


    What's On

  • Expo Unconference

    Friday 4
    10.30am – 4.00pm
    University of Brighton

    UK's first ever wiki-conference. Join in...

  • Expo Late

    University of Brighton

    AV ALAMAGAMATED, the launch of 'The Fantastical Reality Radio Show' and performances including Babygrand, Brown Sierra and F**k Off Batman.

  • Sussex by the Sea

    Saturday & Sunday
    Churchill Square Shopping Centre

    Football meets sound art.

  • Performances, Installations & Films

    Saturday (installations only Sunday)
    The Basement & Lighthouse

    A packed programme of Performances, Installations & Films.

  • Horatio Oratorio

    Saturday (Running as installation all Sunday)
    Jubilee Library

    Recording Angels present an audio-visual exploration through the history of recorded sound

  • Colour Out Of Space

    The Freebut

    Featuring Blood Stereo and Ludo Mich

  • Radio Picnic

    Royal Pavilion Gardens

    Bring a radio and discover the secret broadcasts amongst the historic Pavillion Gardens.

  • Expo Late

    Concorde 2

    Last night festival blow-out with with John Wall amongst many others.