The Captain's Log

News from the Brixham Pirate Crew


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!


Pirate Procession

Calling all brethren who rally to the Black Flag. We be ‘avin a Pirate Procession to open the festival on Saturday. Muster at the top of Fore Street for 10.30 when Styx Drummers will lead the Motley crew through town to the Main Stage, for more drumming and canon fire at 11.00 to declare the festival ‘Open’.

Start at the beginning or tag along as we go past!

Tobaccy Bill


Help us reach our goal at GoFundMe

Even though The Brixham Pirate Festival is entirely free to all, the event itself is very large and very expensive to put on for you all.

We rely solely on donations and sponsorship, and to help us reach our minimum goal and cover this years’ costs, we have set up a GoFundMe page for people to easily and securely donate to the festival.

As a thank you, each person who donates will be put into a prize draw for a special prize (to be announced), and the largest single donation will also win a special 2016 Brixham Pirate Festival prize pack.

Simply click on the link below and donate whatever you can, each and every donation is greatly appreciated!