The Captain's Log

News from the Brixham Pirate Crew

2020 Virtual Brixham Pirate Festival Presented by JollyRoger

Not wanting to be bested by COVID-19, We have been working with JollyRoger to arrange a “Virtual Festival” for you on May the 2nd, 2020, providing our loyal fans a fantastic at-home-concert.

Please check back here to see the latest details and where to watch the stream

Just like the real Brixham Pirate Festival, our virtual festival will be free, however we will be accepting donations at this time including an NHS fund raising effort, please see details below or our dedicated page for more details on how to contribute.

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BPF Statement on COVID-19

Statement on the 2020 Brixham Pirate Festival

Considering the updated government statement and as a response to the rapidly developing COVID-19 coronavirus situation we would like to make the following statement.

It is with a heavy heart and great regret that the Brixham Pirate Committee must announce that the Festival will not now be going ahead on the 2nd,3rd & 4th May 2020.

The committee have been closely following the government advice regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and, like everyone in the UK, are eager to adhere to whichever stipulations are put in place to ensure we limit the spread, and reduce the number of people impacted by this disease both locally and from further afield.

The Brixham Prate Festival attracts thousands of people from all over the country and overseas. Listening to advice from the government which predicts the peak of the outbreak is likely to be in May we feel it would be irresponsible of us to do anything other than to cancel this event. With the recent government advice to avoid mass gatherings, this is, we feel, the best course of action.

As for the 2021 festival it will return next year on 1st 2nd & 3rd May 2021. We will be contacting all of our musicians, re-enactors and Sponsors who helped for the 2020 festival, to ask them to agree to return with us next year. We appreciate that this will be of little comfort to our sponsors and traders who will have lost revenue this year.

We all know that this is a rapidly evolving situation and we believe that understanding & kindness should be at the core of all our decision making right now.

Guidance from the UK Government is to follow the regular updates and public health guidance being issued by the NHS, including specific advice to call NHS 111 if you have been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus. Daily updates are being issued here:

The Brixham Pirate Committee

Virtual Pirate Festival


Brixham Pirate Festival Committee is extremely happy to announce that Inter-Line Building Supplies will be a major supporter of next year’s Brixham Pirate Festival 2nd to 4th May 2020 (May 4th subject to change)

But you won’t have to wait until 2020 to see the Brixham Pirates and get up to some piratical shenanigans!

Come in kit and see us at this year’s Paignton Festival on Paignton Green 30th July …Meet other pirates and hear tall tales…AND stay for…The Dolmen’s concert! (from 8pm)
Inter-line is sponsoring the appearance of the Dolmen, who are ALSO leading the Paignton Carnival Parade 31st July. We’ll be there too, in kit – get your kit on and join us!!!
Inter-Line is also supporting Children’s Week 20 – 24th August on Paignton Green…and the pirates will be there too! Come along! Come in kit!

2020 Festival Confirmed

Brixham will see another Pirate Festival for 2020!

We are proud to announce that The Brixham Pirate Festival will be taking place on May 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2020

Due to the newly announced move of the May Bank Holiday to the following Friday, events, bands and other entertainment for Monday the 4th are subject to change.. please check back with regularly for the latest news and updates!

Please Vote for The Brixham Pirate Festival!

The Brixham Pirate Festival has made the shortlist for this years HE Tourism Awards and for the first time, the awards are open to the public to vote!

Please cast your vote for The Brixham Pirate Festival and be sure to let your friends and family know to do likewise if they love and support the festival!

Be sure to use your real name and email, otherwise your vote may not be counted. Voting Ends November 9th, 2018

Cast Your Vote Now!


What a Shippy Concert! (SOLD OUT)

We’re extremely excited to announce in cooperation with Fundacion Nao Victoria, the first Brixham Pirate Festival Shippy Concert!

In the evening of Saturday May 5th, we will be holding a get together onboard the El Galeon! A tour of the ship will begin at 7pm and afterwards The Dolmen will be playing the night away on board the ship!

Space is extremely limited, so don’t wait, get in early! Tickets are only £12

Upon your purchase, a place will be reserved for you and a ticket available for pickup on the morning of the Festival. You will require a copy of your Paypal receipt and some ID to claim your ticket.

More details to follow!

Site Redesign!

AAARGGH! We just finished the redesign of !  We hope to condense and simplify the years of content into a clean website where all the muck be chucked overboard into the arms of the sea!

At this time of year, we prepare and ready a lot of information, events, bands and more, so be sure to keep your one good eye on!

2016 Festival, the Story So Far….

Day Two of the Festival has wrapped up, although the Pirating will surely continue through the night!

Tomorrow be the final day of the 2016 Festival! We’ve some great bands and activities planned, including the Pirate Squares draw at noon! As well as a cash winner for each board, a lucky sod will be picked at random from all the Pirate Squares entries and be given a fabulous prize I can not yet tell ye about on pain of death!

One correction to the published program, is that Melody The Mermaid sadly won’t be around tomorrow, but hopefully ye got to see the lovely lady on one of the first two days.

Thanks again fer ‘elping us make this festival a good un, let’s make Monday one to remember!