ESC MiniFest

Thursday, 4th July


Get ready to kick off your summer in style at ESC MiniFest 2024!

Join us on Thursday, 4th July, for another smash-hit summer music festival right here in Eastbourne!

Tickets are FREE (*subject to a booking fee of just £2.50)


For all the latest updates keep an eye on our socials @WeAreESCG on Facebook, Instagram and X.

Don't forget to use #ESCMiniFest to join the fun!


Issey Cross

Meet Issey Cross, the rising alt-pop star making waves in the UK music scene. With her unique sound and soulful lyrics, Issey has already secured three UK Top 40 hits under her belt - she’s taking the music scene by storm! Catch her live at ESC MiniFest for an unforgettable vibe.


Maia Beth

Meet Maia, a prominent presenter and DJ having worked for BBC Radio 1. She's hosted some of the biggest music festivals across the country, including Glastonbury, Reading, and Leeds! Renowned for her versatility, Maia's heart beats for disco and house music. Don’t miss her electrifying set at ESC MiniFest!


Drum & Bass duo Phibes are dominating the rave scene, merging Bass music styles to craft their distinct sound. Known for their electrifying remix of "Toxic" by Songer, Phibes has captivated young audiences with their infectious beats. Get ready to experience the Phibes vibe at MiniFest!


Waypoint, a drummer and electronic artist, combines entrancing melodies, complex rhythms, and powerful basslines in his music. With tracks featured on popular playlists and radio shows, he's established himself as a standout performer in the UK’s electronic music realm.

ESC Competition winners

ESC Competition Winner


Calzy is an ESC student currently studying for his Music Production degree!

Calzy has appeared on BBC Introducing and his original music of Pop & Indie sounds will be kicking off MiniFest 2024!

ESC Competition Winner

Amber T

Amber has over 1 million Spotify streams and was picked to perform at the BBC Introducing Live 2023 x Roundhouse Rising Festival in London!

We are excited to have her join our line-up for MiniFest 2024!

What to Expect

ESC MiniFest is your ticket to an unforgettable evening filled with live performances from local talents and headline artists, including alt-pop star Issey Cross, the hottest beats spun by radio DJ Maia Beth and electric sets from dynamic duo Phibes and Drum & Bass musician Waypoint. Trust us, you do not want to miss this one!

This festival isn't just about the music - it's a feast for all your senses! Indulge in FREE mouthwatering BBQ delights, including vegan and vegetarian options, sweet treats, and refreshing drinks. Plus, dive into a sea of festival activities, including make-up tents and festival games, that will keep you entertained. It's the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer with your friends!

And here's the best part - ESC MiniFest is FREE for ESC College students and local Yr10 and Yr11 students*! But hurry, spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and tickets go really fast!

*Booking fee applies

For all the latest updates about the line-up keep an eye on our socials @WeAreESCG on Facebook, Instagram and X.

Don't forget to use #ESCMiniFest to join the fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come to MiniFest?

ESC MiniFest is open to Year 10 and Year 11 students, as well as current East Sussex College students.

How do I get to MiniFest? Is there onsite parking?

We have limited parking available at our Eastbourne campus, but there are plenty of drop-off and collection points.

There are regular buses from Eastbourne town and the surrounding area and Hampden Park train station is a 15-minute walk from campus.

You can find us at Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF.
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Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket to the festival. You will need to either print your ticket or have email confirmation on your phone so that we can scan tickets at the gate.

I have bought a ticket and can no longer attend

Refund requests will only be accepted 7 days prior to the event.

How do I contact you if I have any other questions about MiniFest?

Please feel free to get in touch, you can do so by emailing: