OOPS Festival celebrates the weird and wonderful for fourth year

Annual OOPS Festival is back for its fourth year celebrating difference in art at The Old Market this March. The three-day festival seeks to collate astounding contemporary and visual arts performers from all corners of the Earth.

The Swallowsfeet Collective is returning this year to host one of Brighton & Hove’s leading contemporary performance festivals. After receiving almost 600 proposals from all over the world, the group has intricately selected the agenda for a weekend packed with punch. The programme includes genre-defying performances spanning across the arts, including dance, visual design, music, technology and film.

Running in partnership with five independent artists, the collective seeks to support the wider independent field in art. Rosa Firbank, Jessica Lea Haener, Jessica Miller, Gordon Raeburn, and Sivan Rubenstein will all feature in the weekend’s programme among several other artists. 

Brighton’s The Old Market allows for multiple locations on site to allow performances to intersect with each other and for you to explore different mediums in the arts. Friday will have an exclusive UK premiere of This Is How We Do It with multidisciplinary performers, Oded Zadok and Kazuyo Shionoiri, exhibiting their unique creative process.

OOPS festival will also be showcasing six films throughout the festival to celebrate international cinematic triumphs.

Ping Pong Supernova, debuted on Vice Magazine last year, explores the world of arthouse cinema merged with experimental hip hop. Belgian filmmakers Vinco Zierowan and Sadu incorporate intricate compositions with digital symbolism.

Tickets are on sale with a limited number of three-day tickets priced at just £40. Friday is individually priced at £15, doors opening at 7pm, with Saturday (doors 4pm) and Sunday (2pm) tickets available for £18.

This Brighton festival strives to emphasise difference in the arts. OOPS festival is a chance for experimental and groundbreaking artists to have a platform to have their voices heard in times of global unrest.

OOPS Festival will return this year to The Old Market on Fri 22 March to Sun 24 March

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