BrightMed Gibraltar Festival

Bringing the best of art, music and culture to Gibraltar

If you visit Gibraltar in June you will find it alive with music and culture. You can listen to intellectual talks, take part in music workshops and enjoy concerts in an underground limestone cave.

It’s all part of the BrightMed Festival, a major event in Gibraltar’s cultural and educational calendar. Artists, musicians and special guests share their talents with Gibraltarians and visitors of all ages.

  • Around 600 people attended the festival in 2023.
  • The programme involved around 20 academic organisations, including schools, dance academies, choirs, and local artists.
  • 2024 will mark the festival’s 10th anniversary.

Bringing back the music

In 2019, we gave a grant of £75,000 over three years to support the festival. Each year, festival organisers BrightMed come up with a theme for the festival, which ties in with the overarching values of peace and ‘convivencia’ (‘togetherness’). Previous themes include ‘Uprising (for peace)’ and ‘Borders’.

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic meant the festival couldn’t take place between 2020 and 2022. We were delighted to see it make a comeback in 2023, where the theme was Kúshame!’ which means ‘Listen to me’

“The Kusuma Trust allowed the Gibraltar World Music Festival to rebirth in 2023 after three years of absence due to Covid times. It is now back to the local and international scene as a major festival constantly putting Gibraltar on the map.”

Yan Delgado, Founder of BrightMed

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