Get ready to embrace the experimental and the brave.

Mutations is a multi-venue festival taking place in central Brighton, England between 4th and 7th November 2021 that will see 100 of the most exciting, inspirational and relevant artists perform across 11 of Brighton’s most treasured Grassroots Music Venues.

Where is Wristband Exchange and what time does it open?

Tickets will need to be exchanged for a wristband on arrival at the festival, before you head to any of the Mutations Festival venues.

Please bring your ticket (physical or e-ticket) to the wristband exchange on the day. If your confirmation email advises you to collect your ticket on the day, please bring your email confirmation and ID.

On Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Wristband Exchange will be located opposite East Street Tap (75-79 East Street, BN1 1NF). Please see timings below:

Thursday 4th November
*if arriving after 8:30pm please head to CHALK Box Office

Saturday 6th November
*if arriving after 6:30pm please head to CHALK Box Office

Sunday 7th November

*if arriving after 7:00pm please head to CHALK Box Office

On Friday, Wristband Exchange will be located in The Old Market (11A Upper Street, BN3 1AS). Please see timings below:

Friday 5th November

Is Mutations Festival 2021 going ahead this year still?

Yes. With the July 2021 move in England to step 4 of the Governments Covid-19 roadmap we have been given the green light and it’s all systems go for Mutations Festival 2021.

What grassroots music venues is Mutations Festival 2021 taking place in?

We are using 11 of the most treasured venues in Brighton:
Chalk / The Old Market / Patterns / Green Door Store / The Hope and Ruin / The Latest Music Bar / Komedia / The Brunswick / The Prince Albert / The Folklore Rooms / Backstage

What day is my favourite act playing?

You can see a breakdown of who is performing on what day on our Programme and Tickets page.

What time and in what venue is my favourite band playing?

I’ve been to indoor city festivals before and couldn’t get in to see the headline act, will that be the same here?

No not at all. We’re passionate about making sure that all customers will be able to enjoy the headline acts. The multi-venue structure of Mutations Festival 2021 sees the festival use lower capacity venues, but more of them, during the day, as the afternoon progresses the number of venues being used reduces and the capacities increase, culminating in the evening with one single headline stage where all customers can enjoy the final acts of the night.

What is the capacity of the event?

Mutations Festival 2021 is an intimate festival with a total capacity of just 850 people on Thursday / Saturday / Sunday and 500 people on Friday.

Do I need a separate ticket for each venue?

No. You can purchase either single day tickets which will provide access to all venues and shows on that day, or a weekend ticket which will provide access to all venues and shows over the 4 day festival.
The Saturday Night Afterparty is a separately ticketed event. Day and Weekend ticket holders are required to purchase an additional ticket to attend the afterparty.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Day, Weekend and Afterparty tickets can be purchased on our Programme and Tickets page.

Is there an age restriction at Mutations Festival 2021?

While some venues can operate at under 18 not all of them can. As tickets for Mutations Festival 2021 allow access to each venue we’ve had to set the age restriction for this event to 18+

What time does the Festival start and end each day?

Doors and curfew times for Mutations Festival 2021 are:
Thursday – 4pm doors / 10pm finish
Friday – 4pm doors / 10pm finish
Saturday – 12pm doors / 10pm finish
Sunday – 12pm doors / 10:30pm finish
Saturday Afterparty – 11pm doors / 4am finish
* all finish times are approximate and subject to change

How do I get to Brighton, England?

Brighton is located on the South Coast of England, just 50 miles due south of London.
Brighton is well connected to London and the surrounding coastal towns with trains running regularly and taking less than 60 minutes to central London.
The nearest international airport is Gatwick which is approximately 30 minutes by train or car.

Where should I park in Brighton?

Brighton has many on street and off street parking options.
For location we recommend:
Churchill Square Car Park
NCP Car Park Brighton Theatre
NCP Car Park Russell Road

Where should I stay in Brighton?

Brighton has a wide array of chain and boutique hotels and B and B’s to suit many budgets.
For location we recommend:
The Grand – £££
Hotel Du Vin – £££
Jurys Inn (Seafront or Station) – ££
Queens Hotel – ££
Travelodge Brighton Seafront – £
Premier Inn North Street – £

What is the accessibility like at Mutations Festival 2021?

While we wish for Mutations Festival 2021 to be fully accessible to all, unfortunately some of the venues being used cannot provide full access.
If you have access requests or enquiries please email and our team will happily advise on the accessibility available at each of the venues used by Mutations Festival 2021.

Are there any Covid-19 requirements of entry at Mutations Festival 2021?

We would like to advise all customers that in-line with the governments guidance for step 4 of the Covid-19 roadmap that Mutations Festival 2021 will be operating at full standing capacity with no designated social distancing measures.
Presently no testing is needed as a requirement of entry to Mutations Festival 2021 however we are constantly monitoring government guidance around event entry requirements and should government Covid-19 restrictions cause a change to entry requirements all online customers will be contacted via email.
While undertaking a Lateral Flow test or PCR test is not a requirement of entry to Mutations Festival 2021 we would encourage customers to take a lateral flow test within 48 hours or arriving at Mutations Festival 2021 to keep themselves and others safe.
Please do not attend Mutations Festival 2021 if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Face coverings are a personal preference, please respect each others choices even if they don’t align with your own.
Not everyone feels the same in crowded environments yet, if those around need a little more space please respect this.

Are there any volunteering opportunities at the festival?

There are a number of volunteering opportunities at Mutations Festival 2021, please email for information on how to apply.

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