Event description

Pre-Sales for this event have closed, there will be tickets for sale on the door!

Witchfest is the largest Witchcraft festival held in the World within recorded history, is to be held in Brighton Centre, Brighton on the Saturday October 7th 2017 with a pre-event gig on Friday the 6th in the same venue. Witchfest features up to six talks/workshops each hour. Talks are on a wide range of Witchcraft, Wiccan, Pagan, Occult and Mythological subjects. The topics of the workshops, or talks range from popular Pagan fiction to Aleister Crowley and everything in between.

The entertainment is first rate, featuring live bands, DJ, and a team of drummers.There are more talks and workshops than ever before given by the most famous Witchcraft/Wiccan authors and experts in the world. This page will be updated regularly with the latest confirmed speakers, artists and workshops.

The venue is very easy to reach by car or public transport, it is a few minutes walk from Brighton Station which is on the main line from most London terminals to Gatwick and the south coast. A large car park is positioned near the venue, with several multi-stories/underground nearby. The venue has an agreement with the Regency Square Car Park for a 24 hour stay, so if you bring your parking ticket and validate it at the venue you will be given a discount.

For hotels make sure to look a bit further in land and booking websites, make sure to do proper research so you get the best deal possible.

Witchfest is run by the Children of Artemis

Full copy of tickets terms and conditions available prior to purchase upon request.

Witchfest International 2017 Programme

Pictures from Previous Witchfest Events

Witchfest International 2016

Witchfest International 2016 - The first Witchfest to be held in Brighton, the first Witchfest on the sea front anywhere, and the largest building ever used for a pagan event in Europe.

Witchfest Photo Booth 2016

Pictures of our visitors having fun with the photo booth at Witchfest International 2016

Witchfest International 2015

Witchfest International 2015 Selected Pictures

Witchfest International 2014

A selection of images from Witchfest International 2014


Pete Jennings

Pete Jennings

  • Pete Jennings – a legend in his own lunchtime: so Heathen he can’t pass a quietly sleeping innocent village without visiting it to rescue the gold, silver, women and mead.
Moira Hodgkinson

Moira Hodgkinson

  • She runs open celebrations for the Sabbats in the heart of Sherwood Forest and has been leading workshops and classes for over fifteen years. Regular contributor to W&W Magazine.

David Wells

  • Medium and astrologer. Has been featured as the main medium on Living TV's paranormal documentary series Most Haunted
Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson

  • Author of several books on witchcraft and Elder of the Kitchen Witch Coven and online school of Witchcraft.

Flavia Kate Peters

  • Celtic Mystic, Faery Shaman, Singer, Best Selling Author and teacher of Faery Folklore
Barbara Meiklejohn-Free

Barbara Meiklejohn-Free

  • High Priestess of Isis, Shaman, Seer, Singer, Best Selling Author and a teacher of the ancient ways of the Craft

Cat Treadwell

  • Professional Druid Priest and Author. She volunteers for the Pagan Federation and The Druid Network, and works as Chaplain for HM Prison Service and her local NHS Trust


  • Musician, Composer/Singer song writer, Ceremonial Facilitator with the Dolmen Grove.
Tam Cambell

Tam Campbell

  • Wiccan High Priest with many years of experience of a variety of traditions and a popular speaker and teacher, very knowledgeable on mythology and pagan history

Laura Daligan

  • Laura Daligan is a Glastonbury based Artist, Witch, Teacher & Tarot Reader. She also plays with Fire and fusses all the Cats.
Diane Narraway

Diane Narraway

  • Chairwoman and one of the spiritual facilitators of the Dolmen Grove as well as editor of the Dolmen Grove Chronicles. She writes articles and essays on magickal practices and ceremonies

Kevin Groves

  • Solitary practitioner of Egyptian, symbolic and Chaos Magic, a healer and a regular contributor to CoA events on the subject of visualisation and astral magic.


  • Stephanie is a Wiccan High Priestess and a wand making expert, she has been running wand workshops for many years at Witchfest

Carole Carlton

  • Carole Carlton is a lecturer, writer and author in many aspects of complementary medicine and ancient spirituality. She has written 5 books in the 'Mrs Darley' series

Ashley Mortimer

  • Ashley Mortimer is a trustee of the Doreen Valiente Foundation and a director of The Centre For Pagan Studies

Heike Kolwe

  • Organiser of Potters Bar CoA Gathering and a Laughter Yoga Teacher/Facilitator

Raegan Shanti

  • Freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher and a freelance writer

Jim Bennett

  • Experienced tutor and speaker on subjects dealing with witchcraft, shamanism, anthropology and archaeology

Yvonne Aburrow

  • Yvonne Aburrow is the author of All Acts of Love and Pleasure: inclusive Wicca and the forthcoming Dark Mirror: the inner work of witchcraft. She has been a practising Gardnerian Wiccan for 25 years, and is bisexual and genderqueer.

Lyn Baylis

  • Lyn Baylis has been a Priestess for 40 years. The UK Coordinator for LifeRites and Senior teacher on the LifeRites Foundation Course
Jenny Cartledge

Jenny Cartledge

  • Solitary Pagan Witch, Freelance Writer, Regular Contributor for CoA & Doreen Valiente Foundation

Pia Mystic Willow

  • Pia is a clairvoyant medium, workshop facilitator and a local gathering organiser
Cazi's Crafty Creations

Cazi’s Crafty Creations

  • Professional Face Painter and Childrens Entertainer, Workshop Facilitator and the Organiser of Children of Artemis Witchlets Program

Lucya Starza

  • Bad Witch
  • Lucya is the author of the book Pagan Portals - Candle Magic, published by Moon Books. She edited the new book Every Day Magic – A Pagan Book of Days and also writes A Bad Witch’s Blog