14 Hour Super Weird Happening – Room 23 & Atlantis
Dolly Turing may be a poet, party organiser, transformation instigator, collection of entities, dancer, experimental musician, process, git wizard, joke.
A magical-anarchist beat poet, Ben is part of the shadowy cabal behind Festival 23 and writes regularly for The Quietus. He’s also knocked out books on The 13th Floor Elevators and The Butthole Surfers. Ben grew up in West Yorkshire but has lived in Brighton like forever.
‘X8976’ – Red Panda Theatre Company
They’ve got your brain, now what will they do with it?
‘Erisian Interlude’ – Pope Absinthe Codeina
An introduction to the who when why of Eris.
‘Introduction to Discordianism’ – Cat Vincent
Discordianism was born in a bowling alley: this is the story of its parents and what they did next.
‘23 Enigma Vortex Sutra’ – Jeff Young
Visit the ghosts lurking in the veins of this modern metropolis.
Future Zen Variety Show
Explore the very fabric of reality with the Future Zen Puppets.
A spare jug to compliment the Problend 1150 and 1390 Blenders.
The Northern Discordian Orchestra
Three piece punk-techno techno-funk goblins from the tundra.
‘Pink Floyd or Peter Pan?’ hosted by Flagdag the Brave
The Retinal Circus
The Retinal Circus AKA Craigus Barry is a Brummy multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter who has been making music on his tod & in various groups of many proggy, psychedelic, anti folk, artrock styles since he were a snarling teenager. Influences include Alan Hull, Penguin Cafe, SFA, Frank Zappa, Mike Patton, Divine Comedy, Scott Walker, amongst others.
‘Hookland: Two Cunning Men’ – David Southwell interviews Jack Rosehip
Hookland.. the lost English county where the magic of the landscape and the Ghost Soil breaks through the greatest.
‘Imagination Wars: Battle for the Stars’
With songs about life, love and everything in between, singer songwriter Terry Logan writes with a fresh voice that seeks to find truth.
Milk the Cow
Podcast, games and Leary’s queries.
Cosmic Trigger presents ‘Choice 5 is Coming Alive’
The year is 20,023 – and Luna has awoken from her Cryogenic slumber to reflect on the events birthed through Jung’s Manhole in the Pool of Life all those millennia ago.
‘Amorphous Albion: A Warp In Progress’ featuring the Hove Space Arkestra
A multi-media adaptation of Ben Graham’s Discordian SF novel, featuring live music from the Hove Space Arkestra, visuals by Shardcore, and readings from the author and friends, this one-hour show is a psychedelic-dystopian road trip following the broken ley lines of a disintegrating Britain.
He came from the stars, you’ll love him.
‘Defence against the Dark Arts: Tactical Magic’ – Cat Vincent
A one hour intensive course in basic grounding, shielding, counter-cursing and banishing from a seasoned combat magician – belief not required!
Join HOBO in a celebration of the wonder, thrill and danger of misusing language…
Humuments with Delia Brady-Jacobs
Unearth the sinister hidden poetry within the pages of Victorian books.
The Fools Manifesto with TristanH0B0
TristanH0B0 will help us make THE FOOLS MANIFESTO with the presence of dead Futurists, these will be DECLARED to the expectant public and ENABLE us to rewire their fervid reality FORTHWITH!
Fooliku with Bing Wa
And other dangerous lexicographical experiments. 23, numerology, rhythm and rhyme – make yourself a secret poem and take it out into the world… intervene in others reality…
Instigating wizardly word and world explorer.
Magical-anarchist beat poetry.
‘Time Travellers’ – Red Panda Theatre Company
Prepare to receive a message from your future selves.
HOBO: Play with TristanH0B0 and Frankii Phoenix + guests
Using the DANGEROUS words (you created) from the previous explorations HOBO will set out on a musical leap into the unknown. We will sing and play and dance your creations till our auras bleed!
A spare jug to compliment the Problend 1150 and 1390 blenders
The Buddhist Punk
A walking talking contradiction, my goddess can he talk.
Meesh & Skinner
A psychedelic duo, bringing sweet, catchy, soulful folk, with a Discordian belly in the undertone.
‘Curangi, The Limbless One’ – Claudia Bolton
All Hail DisClaudia!
Bing Wa, Diagram-Man , local language-mangler and poet by order of the Superluminal-String will take you through more of his diabolical exercises in words their order and disorder!
Liverpool based singer/songwriter and guitarist performing a style of streetscape narrative-noir blended with a classic British acoustic approach. Using a blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity, his sound has been described as ‘a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn’. Ellis is also is the lead singer/songwriter with Liverpool beat modernists The Blue Soul.
Corner Shop Staff Party
Cornershop is ordinary. We’ve got magazines, scratch cards, CCTV, the lottery. Browse our fine selection of foods including our fresh, organic and monogamous produce range (home-killed where possible). If we don’t have it we’ll order it on our Darkweb portal.
Disquieting psychotropic pop weirdness.
The Metaphysical Lottery Winners Big Reveal Ceremony
‘2017: WTF is going on?’
Hosted by Festival 23