We did it
On 7th June 2019 we successfully raised £1,600 with 58 supporters in 56 days

To continue to put on the largest free-to-access community arts street festival in Brighton and Hove

by Kemptown Carnival in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

The Kemptown Carnival returned in spectacular style on June 1st 2019! 

Thank you to all those who came and have supported so far.

But, as Brighton’s largest free community arts street festival, we are still asking for your support to ensure the Kemptown Carnival can continue to take place year on year. 

Please help to make the Kemptown Carnival happen this year and for years to come by supporting our crowd funder today!

All the money raised via our crowd funder will help to fund the stages, artists, staff and vital core infrastructure at this year’s Carnival and to ensure Kemptown Carnival can continue running in the future.

How to support us


There are many other rewards on offer when you support our crowdfunder…from carnival postcards and t-shirts, to poster art and a digital album of some of Brighton's most talented band and musicians.

The Kemptown Carnival is one of Brighton’s most cherished free community arts street festivals and takes place across Kemptown Village. It is jammed pack with entertainment and activities for all ages and includes a diverse live music program across nine stages, a host of community performances, a vibrant street market, street theatre, great local food and drink, children's entertainment and creative workshops, fairground rides and a community parade to launch the day. 

Rewards that are available as a thank you for supporting our crowdfunder are listed to the right. We can't wait to see you in 2020!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Carnival T Shirt

A colourful Kemptown Carnival t-shirt for you to enjoy Carnival vibes all year round! Plus a set of postcards.

£5 or more

Carnival Postcards

A selection of beautiful local images by Brighton photographers capturing the spirit of Kemptown Carnival.

£10 or more

9 of 25 claimed

Parade Participation

Entry for you and up to another 3 people entry into our parade Community Bloco! Dance and prance along with a samba band through the heart of Kemptown in your most colourful attire. Plus receive a participation pack full of costume ideas, hints and tips!

£15 or more

Carnival Mixtape

Full digital download of Brighton's leading bands including: Carnival Collective, Resonators, Derriere, Swing Ninjas, Dende, Mountain Firework Company, and more.

£20 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Carnival Artwork

A high quality print of exclusive artwork produced for the Carnival by local Brighton artist Judi Thomas.

£60 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Full Carnival kit!

A set of postcards, Carnival t-shirt, exclusive artwork print and digital download! Ensuring you're set for the summer, Carnival style.

£200 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Carnival Costume Experience

Get Carnival ready and kitted out in the finest attire by Gladrags Community Costume store. A group of up to four will have the opportunity to choose their Carnival costumes from the awesome Aladdin's Cave that is Gladrags; think feathers, sequins, silks and headdresses! And of course, entry into the parade for all.

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