Mutations, Brighton’s multi-venue festival, has announced it will be returning on Thurs 4 – Sun 7 Nov 2021. Now celebrating its third edition, the event will feature performances from a diverse and wide scope of 100 exciting new and established artists at 11 of Brighton’s most treasured Grassroots Music Venues across four days.
Marking the return of music to the city, Mutations will offer live sets from acts including Anna Meredith, Baxter Dury, BEAK>, This Is The Kit, Working Men’s Club, Bill Ryder-Jones, Billy Nomates, Ross From Friends, Yard Act, PVA, Scalping, Rozi Plain, Wu-Lu, The Goa Express and Pillow Queens. Among the venues participating are Chalk, The Old Market, Patterns, Green Door Store, The Hope and Ruin, Latest Music Bar and Komedia.
Founded in 2015, the genre-melting Mutations edition 001 set the foundation for its daring line-ups to come. 2019’s edition saw a mysterious venue unearthed on the outskirts of the city as Mutations 002 evolved into a powerhouse of creative exploration.
Arriving at any place and at any time, Mutations Festival is an ever evolving and unforeseen meeting of like-minded music fans, hungry to uncover the unknown and the unexpected.
As this spinning marble we call home finally starts to return to normal, we felt it only right for Mutations Festival 003 to return to central Brighton. Mutations Festival is curated and produced by concert promoters FORM. Based in London and Brighton, FORM produce over 600 events a year for artists including Father John Misty, Glass Animals, The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Flume, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, and many more, as well as the Pitchfork London, Visions and Wave Festivals.
With a passionate belief that festival goers should always have access to enjoy the headline acts, the multi-venue structure of Mutations 003 sees the festival use more intimate venues during the day, with the capacities increasing and the venue options decreasing as the day goes on, culminating in one single headline stage where all customers can enjoy the final acts of the night.
MUTATIONS 2021 – Line-Up So Far
Thurs 4 Nov
This Is The Kit / Ill Ryder-Jones / Rozi Plain / Willy Mason / AK Patterson / Clara Mann / Holiday Ghosts / Holly Macve / Jacko Hooper / Molly Payton / Rosehip Teahouse / Someone / White Flowers
Fri 5 Nov
Baxter Dury / Billy Nomates / Feet / Hotel Lux / Bassie Gracie / Bessi / Daniel God Damn Byrom / Folly Group / Genn / Low Hummer / Memes / Peeping Drexels / Tinyumbrellas / Venue Grrrls
Sat 6 Nov
Working Men’s Club / Pillow Queens / Sink Ya Teeth / Yard Act / Cheap Teeth / Courting / Deadletter / Famous / Gustaf / John / Keg / Laundromat / Legss / Mush / Moa Moa / Odd Morris / Porij / Scrounge / Social Haul / Sprints / The Goa Express / The Jackdaw / TV Priest / Wife Swap USA / Wunderhorse / Wych Elm
Sat 6 Nov Afterparty
Ross From Friends (Live) / Manami (DJ) / Giulia Tess (DJ)
Sun 7 Nov
Anna Meredith / Beak> / Big Joanie / Cmat / PVA / Scalping / Wu-Lu / Albertine Sarges / Deathcrash§ / Deep Tan / Delmer Darion / Ditz / Fears / Hattie Cooke / Home Counties / Kai Kwasi / Lunch Money Life / Lime Garden / Lynks / Mandrake Handshake / Nuha Ruby Ra / Regressive Left / Smoothboi Ezra / The Umlauts / Tiberius B
Tickets are available per day or as a full 4-day weekend pass; Saturday afterparty tickets will be sold separately, and will be available here from Fri 13 Aug.
Mutations Festival comes to venues across Brighton & Hove on Thurs 4 – Sun 7 Nov 2021.