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 2nd -10thJune.

Brockley Max 2017 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 2 June.

On Saturday 10 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 completed here.  We are no longer accepting events.


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 28 March.

Featured Artist Opportunity

If you would like to create new work that will need collaboration or support from us beyond the marketing described, we are always very happy to receive ideas. We will be looking for a few exciting and unusual events to become our Featured Artists, who we feature more heavily in all our PR and marketing. In order to make development of ideas practical, please send us ideas and proposals as soon as possible. While we do not currently have funding for this scheme, if there are costs involved that will prohibit you from developing your idea, please include this in your proposal and we may be able to cover small costs or assist you with fundraising.

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

The line up for the stages at Art In The Park and Opening Night are now full. If you would to have a craft stall on 10 June at Art In The Park, contact

Event checklist

  • Choose a venue from the venue directory (this is not exhaustive)
  • 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