Brainchild Takeover: Red Moon Safari

Presented by Brainchild

★★★★ Tickets Are Available On The Door ★★★★
Come with us on a safari party through the Red Moon Canyon! As the moon turns red, strange creatures will draw you deeper into a retro desert dream for the party of a lifetime.

Award-winning festival and company Brainchild are going underground at VAULT to bring you an immersive, original landscape of giant and mysterious creatures from the mind of musician and artist Jacob Read (Jerkcurb and of Horsey). Party all night under a red moon with DJs, bands, games by DIY cabaret collective Piñata and one-man nature documentary Luke Rollason (of Planet Earth).

This epic, one-time-only shindig is our biggest ever party and we need you to stomp your feet and get involved! Come to play, throw shadows, make your own creatures, stray off the beaten track and dance all night in the Red Moon Safari.

No Dress Code - You do You.


+ Visuals & immersive art installations by Jacob Read
+ Horsey live safari set
+ Maxwell Owin DJ set & more TBA

+ Games with Pinata (“Come for laughs, stay for genre-defying-artsy-wonderment" Time Out)
+ DJs
+ 'Whatsanimal' with Luke Rollason ("bizarre, original and ridiculously fun" ★★★★ Voice Mag UK)
+ Shadowplay / Create your own creatures

Earlybirds (£10) SOLD OUT
Advance (£12) SOLD OUT
Standard (£14)

★★★★ Tickets Are Available On The Door ★★★★

22:30 23 Feb
Underbar - The Vaults, Leake Street
4hr 30m
ImmersiveLive MusicTheatre
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About the company


Brainchild is an independent, award-winning producing company best known for its annual camping festival in East Sussex. Their projects are all about celebrating DIY spirit, bold ideas & building up a community of emerging artists who can take each other forward.

We started Brainchild when we were 19 and have now worked with over 1000 leading & emerging artists to create gigs, immersive shows, installations and six festivals. We're happy winners of the AIM 'Golden Welly' Award for Best Independent Festival in 2015 & 2016.

Jacob Read is an illustrator, animator and musician from south east London. He makes music under his pseudonym 'Jerkcurb' and with his bandmates in 'Horsey'. You can read about his work in Its Nice That, London In Stereo & DAZED, where he was also listed as one of DAZED100.


Lead Artist: Jacob Read

Creative Collaborators: Piñata & Luke Rollason

Producers: India Crawford & Marina Blake

Press & Reviews

‘DIY Festival proves the future of British art is in safe hands.' - The Independent

A place to lose things, let them go and find anew; among dances, melodic jazz, friends and love. This festival is a necessary instalment in the world for the people of this generation.’ – The Commission

‘Effortlessly walks the line between partying and politics.’ - Media Diversified

‘A festival that heaves with ambition and potential to become something more. It’s a warm hug that embraces you and leaves you heady with joy, feeling as if you learnt something new about yourself.’ – The 4O5