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Festivals & Music

Festivals & Music

Brighton has a vibrant music and clubbing scene with many well-known musicians starting their careers in this creative city. During summer time, the city comes alive with festivals drawing in crowds from all over the country.  Here are our suggestions for some of the best festival and music venues you should pay a visit whilst in Brighton...
 
Established in 1967, Brighton Festival is one of the UK’s leading arts festivals celebrating music, dance, circus, art, film, literature, outdoor and family events. The festival attracts some of the most innovative companies (and adventurous audiences) from around the world. Brighton Fringe is one of the largest fringe festivals in the world and programmes over 900 events from cabaret to comedy, theatre to dance, there’s something for everyone. Why not apply for the Fringe, whether you’re an artist, performer or producer, they have an open-access policy for all.
 
Brighton Pride Festival is widely recognised as the largest and most popular Pride event in the UK. Brighton’s Preston Park comes alive with the most flamboyant and spectacular entertainment, as well as celebrations continuing through the streets of Brighton and Hove in the Pride Community Parade. If you haven’t had your fill of flamboyant outfits, head to Proud Cabaret. Situated in a former ballroom, this historic venue is now a retro supper club with live cabaret and burlesque performances during dinner.
 
Situated on the seafront, Brighton Centre boosts stunning views of the English Channel and hosts an eclectic mix of live music events, rock gigs, classical concerts and family-fun entertainment. Just a short walk from the city centre, The Old Market in Hove is another place to go for some top-class music from jazz to rock, from folk to punk, The Old Market has it covered. The clue is in the title, Casablanca Jazz Club hosts the best in jazz, funk, disco and jam nights. Get on down!
 
Brighton is the perfect place for night-owls. The city has some of the coolest clubs on the south coast and having Fatboy Slim as a resident, you are sure to find some great venues with top-notch, eclectic tunes. All things come in small packages, Green Door Store is a very popular live music venue and late night bar tucked away in an arch of Brighton’s railway station. Look out for the green door. Situated on the the former site of an art deco hotel, Patterns flows over three spaces, simply called ‘Up, Down and Out’. By day, the space is a place to work, perfect for freelancers and meetings, and by night, the dancing ensues. Looking for an all-nighter, head to Blow at Coalition which kicks off at 3am!

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