21st century Brighton is crawling with musical ghosts - Burger Kings and Sports Directs occupy airspace where rock history was once laid down in long-gone clubs and venues. Here's a decade-by-decade exorcism from the Broken Brighton 2 issue's interviewees, lest we forget.
Those with a reservation at pop's top table rarely arrive on musical merits alone. The video age may be dwindling alongside the music industry's wider fortunes, but a true star still has to have that visual wow factor to shine brighter than the last. Here's a predictably contentious list of six who, in the words of Prince, got the look.
OK, so most of the time we make grand plans to see this band in that field, then that band in this tent, and come home having missed most of them and not remembering much about any of it at all. But on the rare occasions we've got our act together we've seen some great performances at festivals. In fact, here's six of them.
Admit it, you've never really thought of Brighton in terms of its authors. We were hard pressed to think of more than a handful ourselves, but we did our homework and came up with a plethora of page-turners for this heroic half-dozen.