• last 100 early bird tickets festival 2024

    Would you like to join us next year? The last 100 Early bird tickets for Brainwash Festival 2024 are now available. See you there!

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  • about brainwash festival

    Since 2015, we have been welcoming the biggest names in philosophy, literature, theatre, science and politics from Europe and beyond. With our events, festivals, articles, podcasts and television broadcasts, we challenge you to think about the state of the world.

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  • brainwash festival: review

    At Brainwash Festival 2023 over 60 talks, performances and lectures took place. You can now watch 4 programmes online!

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about brainwash festival

Brainwash Festival is the biggest festival of thought in the Netherlands and Belgium, bringing together more than eighty speakers and makers in some sixty programmes. Alongside the festival, we organise events such as the Brainwash Nights, Brainwash Specials and the Brainwash Book Clubs. We bring a new slant to your thinking on dominant ideas, patterns and systems. We think about how we can shape the world and our lives in radical new ways.