How to put on an event at Brockley Max

The Brockley Max festival takes place in venues across Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and Honor Oak over a nine-day period from 29th May to 6th June.

Brockley Max 2015 will kick off with an afternoon and evening of live music, singing and dance at our Opening Night down by Brockley station from 4pm to 10.30pm on Friday 29 May.

On Saturday 6 June we convene on Hilly Fields for our Art In The Park family day featuring children’s art workshops, a live stage, a craft market, performances, food stalls and a bar.

The rest of the events are up to you. As long as it’s something that people in the area can enjoy – and there’s an element of art or creativity involved – you’re free to put on whatever you like. You just need to find a venue willing to host the event, agree a time and date, write a description and add all the details to an event application form. There’s a venue directory here on our website and the application form can be downloaded here.

Assuming your event is accepted, we’ll include it in our festival programme and on the listings page of our website.

If you’ve got photos of your band, artwork, samples of your poetry and so on, please send us photos and links so we can show them off on your behalf. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr and also send our regular email newsletters about Brockley Max events – so it’s well worth connecting with us on social media and tweeting about Brockley Max and your involvement in it.

Some venues are likely to be putting on events of their own during Brockley Max, so it’s important that you get in touch with them as soon as possible to find out whether you can play or perform there. We’d like your ideas as soon as possible but the final deadline is 5th April – that’s straight after Easter.

Taking part in our Opening Night or Art In The Park family day

If you’d like to be on the bill at our Opening Night or on the Art In The Park stage you’ll need to send an expression of interest via the event registration form by 5th April. For the Opening Night you’ll also need to audition. We’ll send you details about this once you’ve registered to take part in an event.

Event checklist

  • Choose a venue from the venue directory (or download it from here).
  • Contact the venue and agree a time and date
  • Write a description of your event including whether it’s suitable for children (and which age groups), the time, date and cost of attending.
  • Complete the Brockley Max event registration form in full and email it to