Taking place as unique one time only live recordings, the events will feature special guests and new material from a range of well loved podcasters.
The events will take place in some of Brighton's most iconic venues, including Brighton Dome, The Old Market, Komedia, Rialto and the Sallis Benney (University of Brighton).
First names announced today as No Such Thing as a Fish, Films To Be Buried With,CTRL ALT DELETE, Happy Mum Happy Baby (Giovanna Fletcher) and Richard Herring.
No Such Thing as A Fish (2nd April, Brighton Dome)
The team behind award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish are hitting the road again in Spring 2019, with their brand new show, 'In No Particular Order'. Now in its fifth year, No Such Thing As A Fish is at the forefront of the British podcast scene. The team have performed live across the world as well as writing two books and making two series, the hit BBC Two show No Such Thing As The News and releasing a podcast exclusively on vinyl in a fruitless attempt to be on trend. The show will feature a performance of a live, un-edited and unscripted podcast, as well as a brand new first half in which the team will talk about the most extraordinary, bizarre and hilarious things they've come across in the months since the last tour. There will be facts, jokes and tall tales about octopus genitals, Charles Darwin"s bassoon, and potentially everything in-between.
Films To Be Buried With (7th April, Old Market)
We are born. We die. In between we watch a lot of films. And some of these films shape the people we are. This is a podcast about those films. (And a bit about death.) Join comedian, actor, writer and swimmer Brett Goldstein and an extra special weekly guest as they go all the way into life and death by way of movies, to ultimately pick their Films To Be Buried With!
CTRL ALT DELETE (8th April, Komedia)
The hit lifestyle podcast discusses work, social media and careers and features guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava Duvernay and Greta Gerwig and is hosted by writer/ broadcast Emma Gammon. It has now reached over 2 million downloads and was picked as 'Editor"s Choice' on iTunes multiple times. It was recently listed in the Times" top 20 podcasts to download, ELLE UK's 'podcasts that will boost your career' and Marie Claire's 'career changing podcasts'.
Happy Mum Happy Baby (3rd April, Komedia)
In the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, Giovanna Fletcher continues the conversation about motherhood she began in her bestselling book of the same title. In a series of frank and warm conversations with other high-profile mums and dads, Gi discusses all aspects of parenthood - the highs, the lows and the challenges.
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (except At Brighton's Podcast Festival) (3rd April, Old Market)
'The Podfather' (Guardian) and 'King of the Internet' (Time Out) brings his award winning podcast to Brighton, chatting with an amazing surprise guest from the city. This ground-breaking podcast won the Bronze Award for Best Comedy at the 2013 Sony Radio Academy Awards and the Chortle Internet Award 2013. 2014 and 2018 and has spawned a brand new book Emergency Questions published by Sphere in October. At over 200 episodes, previous guests have included Stephen Fry, Simon Pegg, Steve Coogan, Stephen Merchant, Dawn French, Maria Bamford and Brian Blessed.
Ollie Catchpole, festival organiser, said:
"With only two others in the country, Wave: Brighton Podcast Festival is set to be a really special addition to cultural offer in Sussex and nationally.
"To launch with such high calibre live podcast events, across the genres for audiences to get their teeth into, shows our ambition in bringing live podcasting to Brighton.
"Stay tuned as we announce more acts in the coming weeks and the very special guests who will join us for the shows that we announce today."
For up-to-date info on Brighton Podcast Festival CLICK HERE. Tickets on sale Friday 7th December 2018 at 10am.