• Commonwealth Press
  • Orange Amplification
  • Visit Gainesville
  • Miller High Life
  • Ludwig Drums


Brighton via Newport, UK

No Reason Records (IT), Penultimate Records (AUS), Lockjaw Records (UK) & Never Meant Records (IRE)


After 5 years of touring, releasing music and spreading acoustic emo gloom across the globe, Brightr (aka Laurie Cottingham) has decided to make 2020 his last. With an expiry date set for December 31st, don’t expect much resting before the end, no sir. New music is planned for the coming months, as well as a whole bunch of tours and adventures, to see off Brightr in style. Honoured to be returning to Fest for his 3rd time (his self-confessed favourite Festival), expect new songs alongside a plethora of stories, more energy than ever before and a whole lot of tears. With a live performance that is best described as group therapy, with music.

30 Days of Night

  • New Noise Magazine
  • Feed the Scene
  • We Are Neutral
  • SmartPunk
  • ACME Band Supply
  • National Independent Venue Association
  • Limited Run
  • Meltdown Creative Works
  • Jägermeister
  • Teremana Tequila
  • Abandon Ship Apparel
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer
  • Swamp Head Brewery
  • Wunderland Tattoo
  • Anthem Tattoo
  • Left of the Dial
  • The Alternative
  • Liquid Death
  • Tervis
  • Loosey's
  • Opus Coffee
  • A-F Records
  • Satchel's Pizza
  • Sababa Gainesville
  • Fehrenbacher's Artisan Sausages
  • Sublime Tacos
  • Humble Wood Fire
  • 4th Ave Food Park
  • Havoc Underground
  • Mother's Pub and Grill
  • Paper + Plastick Records
  • Razorcake
  • Bad Time Records
  • Wall of Youth