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Birmingham Design Festival 2024 (Day Two)

  • 6th–8th June
  • 11:00am to 10:00pm


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BDF Returns 6th–8th June 2024.

We’re currently busy planning but will be making some big announcements soon. In the meantime, here are some answers to your big questions.

When do tickets go on sale?
The complete programme and tickets will be available towards the end of April/start of May.

How much are tickets?
Most events are free to attend but must be booked individually. Our evening headline events are £15 for students and £25 for adults. There will be early bird Conference pass available shortly which includes hotel. Some workshops will have a fee up to £40.

You can join us for a full three days at the festival, catching everything you want to go to for under £75.

When are you announcing speakers?
Soon, like really soon. We will announce a small contingent of our 80+ speaker roster in the next few days, with the full list introduced at our Gather: The Remasters event on Thu 18th April (and online shortly after).

How can I get involved?
If you want to speak or host a workshop, unfortunately, our call for entries is now closed. If you’d like to volunteer you can do so by filling in the form here.

Announcing our first speakers

Louis Henry Mitchell

Creative Director of Character Design, Sesame Workshop

Jessica Hische

Lettering Artist & New York Times Bestselling Author

Annie Atkins

Graphic Designer for Film

Pav Grochola

Fx Supervisor Sony Pictures Imageworks

Stephen Smith

Neasden Control Centre

Jade Tomlin

Creative Founder of

Amanda Gaskin

Creative Director at Seachange

Tim Donaldson

Creative Director at Seachange

Aurélia Durand


Daniel Eatock

Michael Johnson

Founder Johnson Banks

Alice Cao



Oscar/Emmy-Nominated Animation Artist

Rachel Gogel

Independent Design Executive

More to be announced soon

Tickets go on sale late April/early May – shortly after we reveal our full programme at Gather: The Remasters

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