This year, Brighton will add another festival to its collection. In fact, from the 2nd to the 13th of April, Brighton will be the host of WAVE, a brand-new podcast festival which is set to take place yearly starting from 2019.
Throughout the month of April, the festival attendants will have the opportunity to experience some of the most popular podcast first hand. The city will offer some of its amazing venues, such as the Brighton Dome, The Old Market, Komedia, Rialto and the Sallis Benney (University of Brighton). The festival was created with the aim of bringing some of the best known, most interesting and unique podcasts into the live arena, with a range of special guests.
There’s something for everyone, as the podcasts themes span from lifestyle to comedy, film and music; the audience will be able to witness live recordings of some of the best podcasts out right now. The shows include podcasts like Ctrl Alt Delete, the hit lifestyle podcast which discusses work, social media, careers and has previously featured guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Greta Gerwig and Ava Duvernay and is hosted by writer/broadcast Emma Gammon. The podcast has now reached over 2 million downloads and was recently listed in the Times’ top 20 podcasts to download.
A recent addition to the WAVE podcasts line up is Romesh Ranganathan’s hit podcast “Hip Hop Saved My Life”. The comedian will bring its podcast to Brighton on the 13th of April at the Old Market and will be joined by our city’s own Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and his right-hand man RuMaj. Ranganathan’s podcast has been praised by several publications, including The Guardian who said “If you come to Hip Hop Saved My Life With Romesh Ranganathan expecting nothing but hardcore talk about rap, you’ll be disappointed – in the best way possible. Ranganathan’s consistently great podcast covers a whole lot more.”.
WAVE festival is set to start on the 2nd of April with their festival headliners No Such Thing As A Fish performing at the Brighton Dome. The festival will showcase the best, most interesting podcasts in the South East and with new shows announced almost every day, it is expected to be a big hit in Brighton. (Tickets available here)