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BASH Festival. A free week-long coding festival for 13-17 year olds. August 5th - 11th 2019.

About BASH Festival

BASH Festival is a free week-long coding festival for 13-17 year olds who have had some exposure to development or digital design. Very little experience is needed, with the aim to foster regional and national communities of young technical people and give them the spaces and support needed to further build their skills.

Spend the week building cool projects at one of our regional hubs around the UK, supported by mentors. Then travel to our grande finale in Birmingham to present your projects, and spend the weekend experiencing talks, workshops, music and other hands-on activities in our makerspace. Every day we'll release a new piece of content to help attendees build something great!

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Register interest

Apply to be a hub

If you've got 1-2 hours a week from January 2019 and access to a free-to-use space, then please check out our page on running a hub.


You can visit our Frequently Asked Questions or send us an email at


Monday 5th

Welcome & idea creation

  • Meet your team and mentors
  • Get the BASH Festival 2019 challenges
  • Start thinking about ideas

Tuesday 6th

Scoping your project & dividing up work

  • Form teams
  • Decide on an idea
  • Divide up work
  • Get building!

Wednesday 7th

Documenting your progress

  • Continue building projects
  • Create a hub video or blog post

Thursday 8th

Problem solving & changing scope

  • Continue building projects
  • Livestream roadshow
  • Submit your project details

Friday 9th

Creating an effective and fun presentation

  • Finish up projects

Saturday 10th

Welcome to the BASH Festival Weekend

  • Arrive at the finale
  • Present your project at the science fair
  • Watch the most interesting at the project finale
  • Talks, workshops, music

Sunday 11th

The BASH Community

  • Talks, workshops, music
  • Goodbye for 2019!