The Big Brill Camp

8/9 June 2018

Tom Williams • CC Smugglers

Candy Says • She Makes War
Alphabet Backwards • Duotone

The Marriage • Nick Cope • Michael Fox

Hole in the Head Gang • Wildwood Didgeridoo

"An uplifting event
which was great for all ages"

"It was amazing!
The first time I've seen live music and it was awesome."

"I went to bed soooo late!"

"Thought the whole idea and event was really great
The kids loved loved loved it"

"Our family has gone away with happy memories that will last forever.
Thank you"

So what is the Big Brill Camp all about?

A weekend when the community of Brill comes together for a weekend of camping, music and the great outdoors. Raising money for Brill School PTA and the Brill Community Fund.


The Big Brill Camp began in 2012 as a fund-raising event for Brill School PTA. Some families camped together for a weekend. The kids went feral, the parents relaxed and we all enjoyed being together in the beautiful countryside with some delicious food and great live music. The Big Brill Camp was born. Its grown a little since then but we keep the numbers down to preserve the atmosphere of that first year. Each of the four events have sold out and having had a year off in 2017 we are raring to go again in 2018.


Community-led and community-focussed
Safe for kids to roam and play freely
Proud member of The Wild Network
A time for parents to relax too
Great local food and drink
Fantastic live music
Good value for money
Puts all proceeds back into our community
A celebration of the simple pleasures in life

Get Involved

As a community event we aim to harness the talents and enthusiasm of those who attend the Camp wherever we can. If you would like to volunteer your services to help us plan or run the event, or perhaps run a workshop, then please get in touch. We are hugely grateful to the many people who have already contributed to the success of the Big Brill Camp. In particular we would like to thank Caroline David, Taplins Plant Hire and The Pointer Butchers without whom this event could not be the success that it is.

2018 Line-up

This year's headline acts

2017 was a career defining year for Tom, the former front man of Adele support act, Tom Williams & The Boat. Deciding to carve his own path as a solo artist, Tom Williams has released his most successful album to date, All Change. The record, a feast of rock and folk songs drenched in strings, has captivated key tastemakers and critics alike and has recently been announced as one of 6Music’s Albums Of The Year.
CC Smugglers
“There are buskers that will make you cry, they’re so good”, according to cult Americana artist Andrew Bird. “And then there are buskers that will take you to a place where sound and energy merge to create a kind of spiritual ecstasy, a joyful affirmation of life itself.” CC Smugglers, who have made the transition from the street to the stage with consummate ease and considerable acclaim, exemplify the latter, and then some.
Wildwood Didgeridoo
Hole in the Head Gang

Previous line-ups


Skinny Lister
The Lost Brothers
The Affray
Nick Cope   Family Machine   Adam Barnes   Danica Hunter  
Mustard & The Monocle   Renegades   The RoadRunners   ¿Que?   Exposition


Allo Darlin'
Candy Says
The Dreaming Spires
The Affray   Patch & The Giant   Nick Cope   Papa Truck   Tamara Parsons-Baker   Alphabet Backwards (solo)   Empty White Circles   Jordan O'Shea   Sier Pin Sky   Amir Sharma   Toby Dawkins


The Travelling Band
The Lost Brothers
The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
The Dreaming Spires   Polly & The Billets Doux   Count Drachma   Willie J Healey   Nick Cope   Ags Connolly   Duchess   Jordan O'Shea   My Crooked Teeth   Sier Pin Sky   Julia Meijer   The Pound Shop Glasses  


Hope & Social
Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls
The Epstein   Louis Barabbas   The Shapes   Little Brother Eli   Nick Cope   Death of the Maiden   Kit Kat   Hole in the Head Gang  

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Supporters of Big Brill Camp

A large number of people give their time and energy to make the Big Brill Camp possible. We are grateful to them all.

In addition we would like to thank the following local businesses for their contribution to our event.

The Pointer Butchers
Taplins Plant Hire
Project Bars
Holland Green
XYZ Music Academy
Brill Photography

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