b-side Festival 2018, Portland, Dorset

One amazing island

b-side celebrates 10 years in 2018 and our biennial festival returns to Portland, showcasing the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island.

Often simultaneously playful and challenging, our artistic programme results from conversations between artists and producers with the residents and communities of Portland. This year we are really thrilled to be joined by a group of young producers who have worked together over the last year to bring their own festival to Portland, WHY festival explores youth rights and youth voice and takes places over the second Festival weekend.

What's On

Festival Events

View the 2018 Festival events.

The Festival Artists

The Festival Artists

View the 2018 b-side festival artists.

Tickets

Tickets

Buy your tickets for all b-side festival events.

Getting Here

Getting Here

Find out how to get to the festival

Festival Guide 2018

The 2018 Guide can be viewed online with our interactive reader. You can also download a PDF copy at the link below. The Festival Guide will be available to pick up for free at various locations around Portland before and during the festival, including Outpost and White Stones Cafe.

Download Festival Guide 2018 PDF Download Festival Guide 2018 PDF (3.1MB)