Brighton Live is back for its seventh year of showcasing the best up and coming bands and artists who are making waves in our city’s scene, who will doubtless go on to great things in 2011. Covering 18 venues and featuring over 100 local bands, the free event attracts around 20,000 music lovers to the heart of the city.
This year the festival are doing things a bit differently with some ‘curated’ nights alongside the festival’s traditional ‘open access application’ policy for local bands to play. More names are to be announced, but those already confirmed include Brighton Source Magazine, BBC Introducing, Meadowlands Festival and international soul jazz diva Z-STAR who has previously performed and collaborated with George Benson, Keziah Jones and Richie Havens. Concorde 2 will also feature a special flagship event headline act with names to be announced.
Spread over four days – with the launch party night at Madame Geisha on Tuesday 5th October – Brighton Live will run through to Saturday 9th October; on this day music related seminars, workshops, master classes as well as the opportunity to do lots of drinking and schmoozing all takes place at the Latest Music Bar.
Brighton Live offers an opportunity for all the key bands, promoters, labels and music industry professionals, who work together to keep Brighton at the pinnacle of the UK music scene, to show what they’re all about, and throw one hell of a party.
The Brighton festival is part of our city’s cultural landscape and offers a real chance to catch future stars play in small, intimate venues before they make the big time; and all for free.
“Brighton Live is one of the highlights of the year for the city. The fact that music fans can see so many of Brighton’s great bands in one go – and for free – is amazing. It’s also great for the bands that they connect with so many new music lovers. The festival is an exciting opportunity for local bands to gain national radio and press coverage in the city”. James Kendall (Source Magazine)
For regular updates check out the Brighton Live Facebook page.