Byline Festival Early Bird and Student Volunteers - offer ends 15 December
£13.33 – £95
Byline Festival Early Bird and Student Volunteers - offer ends 15 December

Byline Festival Early Bird and Student Volunteers - offer ends 15 December

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Pippingford Park

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A RIOT OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM AND FREE SPEECH

"No gate keepers. Only gate openers"

Set in the stunnIng parkland on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. Only 50 mins from Central London. Shuttlebus from East Grinstead. Tickets include free camping with glamping and pop boutique hotel options to be announced.

This offer ends on the 15th December 2016.

More details at BylineFestival.com. Full Terms and Conditions apply.

SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS

Agreed speakers at launch include Lord Victor Adebowale, Alex Andreou, Frances Barber, Julie Bindel, Heather Brooke, Beatrice Campbell, Sarah Churchwell, John Cleese, Salena Godden. Angela Haggerty, Luke Harding. David Hencke. Lenny Henry, Eliot Higgins, Tom Holland, Tina Gharavi, Meirion Jones, Tim Kelsey, Ivan Krastev, Lauri Love, Anita McNaught, Alastair Morgan, Peter Pomerantsev, Martin Rowson, Hardeep Sing Kohli, Harry Leslie Smith, John Sweeney, Alex Thomson, Tom Watson, Abi Wilkinson

Many more to be announced

FOUR AUDITORIUMS RUNNING THROUGH THE DAY (THE SERIOUS BIT)

MEDIA CIRCUS

AUDITORIUM ONE: Post truth Politics, Media ownership and bias, Celebrity Fixation, Advertising Crisis, Sports Reporting - keynote speaker TOM WATSON

BEYOND THE ECHO CHAMBER

AUDITORIUM TWO: Social Media, Crowd Sourcing, Open Source journalism, Diversity, Misrepresenting Multiculturalism - keynote speaker LENNY HENRY


DISINFORMATION ZONE

AUDITORIUM THREE: Deep data and Dark Money, Mass Surveillance, Tyranny of Algorithms, transparency, Putin Propaganda - keynote speaker LUKE HARDING

THE NEW NORMAL

AUDITORIUM FOUR: The wisdom and idiocy of crowds. Alt Right and the rise of populist Nationalism. Grass roots and hyper locals - keynote speaker IVAN KRASTEV

AT NIGHT - FOUR LOUNGES AND A FEAST FOR THE SENSES

RED CARPET LOUNGE

Venue for the Bad Press Awards presented by JOHN CLEESE followed by 1980s Disco and Professor Gramophone

BEATNIK LOUNGE

Open Mic, storytelling and Performance Poetry - featuring SALENA GODDEN and many others


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COMEDY LOUNGE

Featuring top comedians and political satire, including SEX, POWER & MONEY (Rowan Pelling, Ayesha Hazarika and Julia Streets)

LIVE MUSIC LOUNGE

Bands and singer song writers to be announced, including the Leamingtons, the Priscillas, How's Harry and many more

FOREST FESTIVAL FRINGE

Throughout the day and night there are a range of activities in our magical woodlands setting, for professionals, students, young adults and children



NEWSROOMS

Join our top journalists and producers to create newspapers, podcasts, TV broadcast and documentaries that will pumped around the festival.

Our STUDENT FESTIVAL EXCHANGE will provide:

  • CV Makeovers
  • Career speed dating
  • Skill exchanges
  • Journalist mentoring


WORKSHOPS/MASTERCLASSES

Professionals are on hand for more intensive training in all aspects of modern journalism and investigations

  • Encryption and surveillance training
  • Open Source investigations
  • Social Media Masterclass
  • Legal Role Play
  • Hostile Environment Training


IMMERSIVE THEATRE AND CARNIVAL

Expect the unexpected as fictional and factual breaking new turns into a riot of drama and storytelling. Walkabout performances will bring to life some of the key themes of the festival.

  • Can the rise of populism and demagoguery be countered by bands of bloggers and citizen journalists?
  • Can the hackers turn the tools of mass surveillance into a means of exposing corruption (before tea time)?
  • Can you survive the cult of celebrity at the Paparazzi stall.

More to be announced, but much more to be kept secret.

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ART

Specially commissioned sculptures, installation, photographic and soundscape exhibits will also be located around the forest fringe

SECRET CINEMAS

To be announced, but special screenings of movies related to journalism: All the President's Men, Spotlight, Goodnight and Good Luck, LA Confidential, the Day the Earth Caught Fire, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

PARTNERS INCLUDE Bellingcat, Unbound, Canbury Press, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Fundaja Pogranicze, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Open Democracy, Tell Mama, CommonSpace, MediaCentar Sarajevo, Naughty Step Productions, Make Waves Media, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

FAQs

General Questions*

All events and billed attractions may be subject to change.

All professional recording of the event or activities need to be permitted by the festival authorities. Individuals found using unauthorised professional recording equipment may be fined.

Byline festival is not liable for any damages sustained by people or personal property (including confiscations) or any injuries sustained by individuals, unless it was because the negligence of the event/ festival staff.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All ticket buyers must bring suitable id with photographic proof. You may be asked, for proof of age possibly upon entry to the event or at sites selling alcohol. Refer to the website T & C’s to see the accepted forms of id. All children or young adults must be accompanied by an adult

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will be a shuttlebus service from East Grinstead to the festival site. Festival tickets include free parking. All vehicles entering the sites need to be authorized by the festival staff.

Can I trade items at the event?

Trading of any items on the event premise without proper consent of the festival authorities is not allowed.

Can I trade items at the event?

Trading of any items on the event premise without proper consent of the festival authorities is not allowed.

Accommodation

The festival ticket includes free camping with Glamping and a pop up Boutique Hotel option coming soon. A list of local hotels and B&B's will be available here shortly

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For most questions contact info@bylinefestival.com

For the Student Festival Maker Option - contact info@byline.com

Refunds and Cancellations

Festival goers attending the event and staying on-site without a ticket or with a fraudulent one will be penalised. All tickets from unlawful street traders are invalid. Anyone entering with these tickets will be penalised. The tickets are non- transferable and are valid only when bought from the official site. All the tickets will be sent as e-tickets and thus not be replaced or reissued.

In the event of a cancellation by a ticket holder, the festival offers a 50% refund only if the ticket has been cancelled two months prior to the event (Feb 2nd, 2017). However, the ticketing/administration fee will not be refunded. The refunds will be sent to the respective parties within three months after the event.

The festival security holds the right to evict any customer or party as per the eviction procedure or decline admission if the individuals are found not abiding by the festival guidelines.

*Please refer to the website for the more detailed T & C’s. If any of the T&C’s are unclear, feel free to contact the team.

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