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Brighton Fringe After Dark: A Nightlife Guide
Image Credit: Massaoke, Brighton Fringe

Brighton Fringe After Dark: A Nightlife Guide

11 May 2017 | Carolina Sansom

Brighton’s live music and nightlife scene hardly needs to verify its credentials – after dark the city is a melting pot of musical and cultural diversity. Complete with locals like Nick Cave and Fatboy Slim, Brighton also counts the The Kooks, Bat for Lashes and Rizzle Kicks among its musical alumni. Venue-wise there is something to suit everyone, from the famous Brighton Dome to Concorde 2, so with the Brighton Fringe Festival now well under way, we’ve put together the best nightlife to catch from now until 4 June.

If you want a night of dancing into the early hours, head to Saturday Night Speigel at Brighton’s Speigeltent. With Sophisticated Mischief DJs Nick T and Peter von Sleaze on the decks, as well as plenty of special guests, there’ll be something to get everyone moving – and entry is only a fiver. For a true party extravaganza, look out for Massaoke taking over Komedia’s Main Space on 12 May. With a live band playing the greatest rock, pop and indie anthems, the audience is encouraged to take the lead on the vocals. The result is a euphoric celebration of all your favourite songs!


Image Credit: Disco Lovers
 
LGBTQ+ nightlife in Brighton & Hove is huge and its culture is deep-rooted in city life. Kemp Town is regarded as Brighton’s ‘Gay Village’ and is celebrated widely across East Sussex. The Basement Club is Brighton’s newest gay club; stylish and intimate, this spot is open late all week with an array of DJs to cater to everyone’s tastes. You can also celebrate all things disco on 28 June at the Speigeltent, where The Disco Lovers return for their legendary late-night slot. Join them from 11pm to experience an irresistible mix of joy and humour; they promote inclusivity, raise money for good causes and play the best disco and classic house music all night long.


Image Credit: Disco Lovers
 
Clubbing, gigs and partying aside, you don’t have to paint the town red to enjoy some alternative after-dark entertainment. For a simply great show, The Warren will be hosting The Late Show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 3 June, where you can catch the best of Fringe cabaret, theatre and live music. Or if it’s a belly-aching laugh you’re after that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, get yourself down to The Caroline of Brunswick for Laughing Horse’s free event Tinder Live. Award-winning comedian James Bennison will be sharing his top tips on how to master the infamous dating app alongside the best single comedians Brighton has to offer. Watch as these comedians surrender their Tinder accounts with the sole purpose of enticing a member of the public to come to the venue for a date before the end of the show. Let’s just say you’re going to… Super Like it!
 
For more information and plenty more after dark events as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, head over to the Brighton Fringe website and discover more late night magic for yourself!

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