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WELCOME TO BRIGHTON IFC 2020

3 - 7 September 2020, Brighton, UK

Available Festival Packages

Whether you want to take advantage of one of our full festival packages in a luxury seafront hotel, or one of our quality or comfort hotels, our amazingly-located YHA Youth Hostel, or even consider one of the daytime packages (without hotel accommodation), we have the perfect Brighton Choir Festival package for you.

Once your choir is registered, we will send you full details of both the accommodation and day packages together with a payment schedule.  First step though is to register your choir.

We have FOUR different festival packages on offer (for pricing see further down)

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LUXURY SEAFRONT HOTEL FESTIVAL PACKAGE

Your 4-night festival package will be in a seafront hotel with great facilities.  Many of these hotel rooms have fantastic panoramic sea views across Brighton beach, the Palace Pier or West Pier and the English Channel. Sea view rooms are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to enjoying a fabulous location across Brighton beach and being in short walking distance to all the festival activities, these hotels have plenty for all choir singers to enjoy during their stay. Some of them have swimming pools and a gym and offer Wi-Fi FREE to all our guests during their stay.

Their prime location allows all festival singers easy access to the promenade and The Lanes where you will find the best Brighton has to offer in terms of bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping and attractions. At night Brighton's seafront comes alive and you will find an eclectic mix of bars, clubs and restaurants right near all the hotels.

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QUALITY HOTELS IN BRIGHTON LANES OR SEAFRONT

Your 4-night festival package will be in a good quality hotel, either in the heart of Brighton in the fabulous Brighton Lanes area or on the Brighton seafront. Either way you are steps away from Brighton beach, the awesome North and South Lanes and the historic Brighton Royal Pavilion.

All performance and workshop venues are just a short stroll away. During the day The Lanes area is a buzz of colour and people with music wafting through the air at every turn, and at night it really comes alive. Many hotels are in historic buildings which really allow you to sample quintessential English hospitality at its best.

COMFORT HOTEL IN BRIGHTON CITY OR SEAFRONT

Your 4-night festival package will be in a comfortable hotel either in the heart of Brighton or on the Brighton seafront. Either way you are steps away from Brighton beach, the awesome Lanes, North Laines and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. 

All performance and workshop venues are just a short stroll away. Every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and Tea/Coffee facilities. We have a variety of room sizes from single to quadruples and the hotels offer 24h Front Desk and reliable free super fast WiFi throughout the hotel . Some of these hotels offers a stylish bar on-site with sea views, perfect place for a relaxing drink after a long day of singing and performing.

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YHA YOUTH HOSTEL

Your 4-night festival package will be in a the YHA Youth hostel which, in all its magnificent Regency grandeur, is on the doorstep of all of Brighton’s best attractions. The hostel is just a short stroll from the world famous Brighton Pier, the Prince Regent’s magnificent Pavilion and The Lanes shopping area.

Brighton is famous for its liberal values and forward thinking attitude - there is an abundance of independent boutiques, quirky pubs and alternative cafés in the vicinity and a quick and easy stroll to all the festival venues. 

YHA Brighton offers a café and bar, self-catering kitchen, bike store and meeting room. There is also a luggage store (small charge is applicable) and an ironing room. Breakfast is included every morning in your package.

 * Please note that each choir including the conductor(s), MDs, accompanying guests and bus drivers have to select a package - no choirs will be able to "turn up" to partipate without having registered first and selected and paid for a festival package for each member of the group.

Every Full Festival Package Includes:

Accommodation
  • All packages are fully inclusive of Accommodation, Activities as listed, concerts and performances
  • *
  • Choice of:
  • Luxury hotel; or
  • Quality hotel; or
  • Comfort hotel; or
  • YHA Youth hostel
  • *
  • Brighton seafront, The Lanes or City location
  • *
  • Daily breakfast included
  • *
  • Dedicated choir guide throughout your stay
Concerts
  • Participate in either one of two exciting festival tracks:
  • BIFC 2020 Choral Competition
  • (taking place in the Grade II listed St Mary's Church)
  • or
  • Non-competitive Festival singing
  • *
  • Festival concert of all choirs in magnificent St Peter's Cathedral of Brighton (open to the public)
  • *
  • Grand Finale Concert with massed choir and winning choirs in the famous Brighton Dome Concert Hall
  • (includes prizegiving & headline acts)
  • *
  • Option to perform at Sunday morning services by invitation throughout Brighton and Hove
  • *
  • Every choir can apply to perform at up to two free-to-the-public concerts in:
  • - St. Mary's Church
  • - St. Bartholomew's Church
  • - St. Peter's Church
  • - Brighton Unitarian Church
  • - Brighthelm Centre
Activities
  • Opening Parade of Choirs on Thursday evening
  • *
  • Followed by
  • Welcome Reception on the iconic Brighton Pier
  • (includes drinks, traditional English supper and UNLIMITED funfair rides)
  • *
  • THREE choral workshops by expert UK & International choral directors
  • *
  • TWO master classes by world renowned composers and choral directors
  • *
  • City & seafront outdoor performances, at spectacular spots
  • (subject to early booking and availability)

Full Festival Packages

£448/pp
Luxury Hotel
  • Seafront location
  • *
  • Arrive Thursday
  • 3 September 2020
  • *
  • Depart Monday
  • 7 September 2020
  • *
  • 4 nights
  • including breakfast
  • *
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • *
  • All concerts & activities
  • as listed as included
  • above
  • *
  • Choir guide during
  • the whole festival
  • *
  • Shorter 4* package prices:
  • £376 for 3 nights
  • (includes 4-day package below)
  • 2- and 1 night packages
  • on application and subject
  • to availability
  • *
  • Single Supplement
  • + £35 per night
£388/pp
Good Quality Hotel
  • City or Seafront location
  • *
  • Arrive Thursday
  • 3 September 2020
  • *
  • Depart Monday
  • 7 September 2020
  • *
  • 4 nights
  • including breakfast
  • *
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • *
  • All concerts & activities
  • as listed as included
  • above
  • *
  • Choir guide during
  • the whole festival
  • *
  • Shorter package prices:
  • £336 for 3 nights
  • (includes 4-day package below)
  • 2- and 1 night packages
  • on application and subject
  • to availability
  • *
  • Single Supplement
  • + £25 per night
£321/pp
Comfort Hotel
  • City or Seafront location
  • *
  • Arrive Thursday
  • 3 September 2020
  • *
  • Depart Monday
  • 7 September 2020
  • *
  • 4 nights
  • including breakfast
  • *
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • *
  • All concerts & activities
  • as listed as included
  • above
  • *
  • Choir guide during
  • the whole festival
  • *
  • Shorter package prices:
  • £276 for 3 nights
  • (includes 4-day package below)
  • 2- and 1 night packages
  • on application and subject
  • to availability
  • *
  • Single Supplement
  • + £22 per night
£279/pp
YHA Youth Hostel
  • Prime, just-off the Seafront location
  • *
  • Arrive Thursday
  • 3 September 2020
  • *
  • Depart Monday
  • 7 September 2020
  • *
  • 4 nights
  • including breakfast
  • *
  • All concerts & activities
  • as listed as included
  • above
  • *
  • Choir guide during
  • the whole festival
  • *
  • Bunk Beds
  • (up to 4 or 6 bedded same-gender room)
  • *
  • en-suite bathroom
  • *
  • Sorry - No shorter packages
  • available here
  • *
  • No Single Supplement available
£269 / £219 / £169/per room (single occupancy)
Great Budget Option : Brighton University Halls of Residence - Single en-suite
  • Good Quality, City Location
  • with private en-suite bathroom and one communal kitchen per 6 rooms
  • *
  • 20 minute walk to sea front & 8 minute walk to St Peter's & St Bartholomew's Churches where some concerts and activities take place
  • *
  • Continental breakfast provisions in kitchen - make your own
  • *
  • All concerts & activities as listed as included
  • *
  • Choir guide included for each choir during the whole festival
  • *
  • Available Packages:
  • 1.
  • £269 for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Arrive Thursday 3 September 2020 and depart Monday 7 September 2020
  • Includes full 4-day (Thursday to Sunday) festival day-package below
  • *
  • 2.
  • £219 for 3 night stay
  • flexible dates
  • includes 3-day festival day-package below
  • *
  • 3.
  • £169 for-2 night stay
  • flexible dates
  • includes 2-day festival day-package below

Day Packages available (no accommodation)

Every choir member attending as part of a registered choir that has not chosen any of our Full Festival (accommodation included) packages, must register for one or more of the day package below to participate in the festival workshops, competition, activities and concerts.

£180/pp
4 Day Package
  • 4 Day package only
  • *
  • No Accommodation
  • *
  • Includes full access to
  • opening parade of choirs
  • and Pier Reception as well as
  • all competition and festival
  • activities, concerts &
  • workshops on:
  • - Thursday 3rd Sept. '20
  • - Friday 4th Sept. '20
  • - Saturday 5th Sept. '20
  • - Sunday 6th Sept. '20
£150/pp
3 Day Package
  • 3 Day package only
  • *
  • No Accommodation
  • *
  • Includes full access to
  • all competition and festival
  • activities, concerts &
  • workshops as published
  • for any THREE (3) selected
  • days from either of:
  • - Thursday 3rd Sept. '20
  • - Friday 4th Sept. '20
  • - Saturday 5th Sept. '20
  • - Sunday 6th Sept. '20
£110/pp
2 Day package
  • 2 Day package only
  • *
  • No Accommodation
  • *
  • Includes full access to
  • all competition and festival
  • activities, concerts &
  • workshops as published
  • for any TWO (2) selected
  • days from either of:
  • - Thursday 3rd Sept. '20
  • - Friday 4th Sept. '20
  • - Saturday 5th Sept. '20
  • - Sunday 6th Sept. '20
£60/pp
1 Day package
  • 1 Day package only
  • *
  • No Accommodation
  • *
  • Includes full access to
  • all competition and festival
  • activities, concerts &
  • workshops as published
  • for any ONE (1) selected
  • day from either of:
  • - Thursday 3rd Sept. '20
  • - Friday 4th Sept. '20
  • - Saturday 5th Sept. '20
  • - Sunday 6th Sept. '20