VAULT Festival to Return in 2022

VAULT Festival is back, promising to be bigger and bolder than ever on its return from 25th January – 20th March 2022 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Produced by VAULT Creative Arts, VAULT Festival is one of the largest curated arts festivals in the world and the largest in the UK.

VAULT Festival director and co-founder Andy George said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating VAULT Festival’s 10th birthday by welcoming back artists and audiences to the festival. The last 21 months have been incredibly hard for everyone in the cultural sector, especially freelancers; we want VAULT Festival 2022 to be a beacon on the horizon that everyone can look forward to and to add colour and vibrancy to the cold winter months that lie ahead. We’re incredibly grateful to all the artists, audiences, partners, and staff who’ve worked with us and supported our mission over the past two years, and the eight that came before it, to mean we can still be here today presenting the
brightest and boldest artists and live performance makers of our time.”

In the comedy programme, 2017 Funny Women Awards winner Thaniya Moore brings Bully, a show which asks what is worse – to be bullied, or to be a bully. Moore talks about being born to two working-class Jamaican born parents,
her childhood and how this has impacted her adult life. 2014 Funny Women Awards finalist Elf Lyons looks at the relationship between herself and her deaf friend Brian Duffy in Elf & Duffy, with each show conducted entirely in British Sign Language and live sound foley.

This year will see the introduction of two ways for audiences to make the most out of VAULT Festival. For those attending the Legendary VAULT Lates, the Party Pass will include free drinks, bar discounts, priority check in and free cloakroom. Also new for 2022, the Festival Pass includes free tickets, free drinks, bar discounts, ticket discounts and a personalised festival pass. Other ways to support the festival and maximise your experience include becoming a VAULT Festival Supporter or a Festival Patron.

The festival says safety is paramount at the festival this year, with an improved ventilation system and audiences
required to show an NHS Covid Pass to access all venues and bars. The pass can show double vaccination, an LFT taken and uploaded within 48 hours, or having had Covid-19 in the last 6 months.

Head to for more information about the first shows to be announced as part of VAULT Festival 2022 with the full programme to be revealed on 23rd November.

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