April 30 to May 2, 2022

After two long, festivalless years, The Brixham Pirate Festival is set to make a triumphant return in 2022! Please tell your friends!

Check back soon for new updates as we get them

Historical / Reenactment


With an impressive construction story and history, Atyla has also remained in the same family her entire existence. Atyla’s current innovative project is building an international community of sailors skilled both on and off the water.

Trafalgar Gun Company

The fantastic Trafalgar Gun Company, wearing authentic uniforms use reproduction gun-decks, guns on carriers, and artillery to give audiences a small taste of what it would have been like to be in a nineteenth century naval battle.
For Brixham Pirate Festival 2022 they will be firing from a 10 gun deck, are bringing a gun-deck with 10 firing guns (times of displays to be confirmed)  and a small galleon which we hope will also take part in the skirmishes with the ship Atyla that will be moored nearby on the event pontoon.
They will be with us for all 3 days of the festival! Expect Very Loud Bangs!!
Wander  down to see them, by the Event Pontoon and Churchill Square, on the way to the Marina.

Live Entertainment

The Brixham Pirate Festival is world renowned for it’s ability to bring together some of the most fantastic piratical performers on the Seven Seas, and this year will be no different!

The Dolmen

The Dolmen

The Dolmen are a relentless organic Celtic rock band born from the county of Dorset, England. Their mission has been to infiltrate the minds and souls of a growing audience with their tribal rhythms and powerful spiritual renditions.
The Dolmen

Black Friday

All aboard the good ship Black Friday – join her crew and captain Tom for another stormy crossing of the Celtic sea of folk-punk. We don’t know where we’re going and we don’t know when we’ll get there but we’ll have some fun along the way…


Fury are a Heavy Metal band from the West Midlands, UK. Their love of the old school metal of Iron Maiden and Metallica are clear, but the rich and soulful voice of Julian Jenkins sets the band apart from the rest. Songs with clear purpose and strong visuals will transport you to another time, another reality, or another universe…
Captains Beard

The Captain’s Beard

Yarrr! The Captain’s Beard be a company o’ travelin’ troubadors on a quest te bring the finest o’ sea shantys and forebitters to the ears of all who’ll listen. We play songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes o’ travelling the high seas. Fer all who enjoy the pirates life let us be yer soundtrack.
The Boarding Crew

Old Time Sailors

They are a large international crew of musician sailors who bring the below-decks of the nineteenth century previous  to life, with music, songs and many  many instruments. They like the audience to join in and take part, they’ll even give you a copy of their very own ‘newspaper’ with all the lyrics, so if you’re up for it, buy a ticket (when sales begin) for  their evening concert on Sunday 1st May at Scala Hall. There will not be any free, daytime performances for this crew we’re afraid…
The Boarding Crew

Seas of Mirth

Seas of Mirth have been stamping their own mark on modern music for the last decade, mixing up styles and genres while also being known for their aquatic twist. The band’s sound has been taken to a new level on their third full-length album Sub Marine Dreams. Recorded at London’s Total Refreshment Centre by producer Capitol K (known for his work with The Comet Is Coming, Flamingods, Alabaster dePlume) this is a deep-ocean inspired odyssey and various sub marine themes lurk within each of the ten linked tracks.
The Boarding Crew

The Filthy Spectacula

UK based band playing a carnival of gypsy punk, dark cabaret, goth, and steampunk with a touch of ska and pirate shanties, mix with some dark, add more dark and you are almost there.
The Boarding Crew

The Boarding Crew

The Boarding Crew are an original pirate band hailing from chesil bay and play original music.
The Boarding Crew

Gurdy Bird

Based in Cornwall in the UK GurdyBird is inspired by the worlds occupied by Playford, the City Waites and Nine Inch Nails, via Adam Ant. She plays a symphonie Hurdy-Gurdy over her backing tracks which she performs, programmes and records herself, creating original compositions inspired by Cornish culture and folklore, Tyburn and unusual renditions of traditional folk tunes and shanties.
The Boarding Crew

Jolly Roger

Cornish sea-punk folk band JollyRoger fall somewhere between the sound of The Dropkick Murphys and Levellers. Inspired by the sea and growing up in the pirate haven of Penzance, they use nautical metaphors and pirate history to speak out about mental health issues and also the better things in life, like drinking beer. JollyRoger explode with energy on stage and are an eclectic mix of shanty vibes, humour and celtic punk, with a metal head mentality.
The Boarding Crew

The O’Marleys

We play Ceilidhs, festivals, parties, weddings, pubs etc with traditional Irish, Scottish and some USA folk music dances and songs. We have a caller available if needed. The band started in 2007 and has gone from strength to strength.
The Boarding Crew

Reivers’ Gallows

5-piece band playing traditional tunes with our own lively twist.