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Local Festival Guide 2015

There’s over a dozen festivals in Sussex this summer – from intimate gatherings on picturesque farms to rough and ready raves. Here’s our round-up of what your summer might look like.

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Surfer Blood, Mon 5th October

Frat punks Surfer Blood are bringing the Florida sun to Brighton in October supporting new album 1000 Palms.

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Friend Within, Fri 4th Sept

Patterns presents the Scouse house DJ who changed his name and caught the ear of Annie Mac.

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Paul Smith & The Intimations, Weds 9th Sept

Maximo Park’s frontman presents his new solo album ahead of the band’s tenth anniversary tour.

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Marwood Festival, Sat 8th Aug

The Lanes’ quirkiest coffee shop hosts a mini music festival in its back garden. Live music all day and possibly the finest cakes available to humanity.

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Deerhunter, Fri 30th October

Deerhunter and Atlas Sound are coming to Hove this October – missing Halloween by a whisker.

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Sun Kil Moon, Sat 1st August

Ex-Red House Painter, Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon returns to Brighton to celebrate his brilliant new album ‘Universal Themes’ in beautiful St George’s Church.

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March Of The Mermaids, Sat 18th July

Make sure you dress ‘merlesque’ for the third annual fundraising parade.

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Taina Asili & Evan Greer, Sun 21st June

The Greys hosts a night of reggae rock and riot-folk with two queer radical singer songwriters from the States.

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The Polyphonic Spree, Fri 4th Sept

The psychedelic gospel collective are set to perform their mesmerising debut LP in full.

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Susanne Sundfør, Mon 26th October

Nordic princess of pop Susanne Sundfør returns to cast her sonic spell over Brighton in October.

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Together The People, 5th-6th September

It’s about time Brighton had its own proper music festival. Enter TTP – by the people for the people.

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The Raving Beauties Album Preview

The Raving Beauties release a gorgeous collection of West-Coast influenced jangle-guitar pop on local At The Helm label.

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Richard Hawley, Sun 25th October

With the release of his eighth studio album Richard Hawley brings his beautiful melodies and wonderful storytelling songs to the Brighton Dome.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wed 28th Oct

Highly influential post-rockers bring their intense and atmospheric live show to Brighton.

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Brighton Yoga Festival, Sat 25th July

Brighton’s Yoga Festival unrolls its mat at St George’s Church for the second year with stalls and taster classes from the city’s best teachers.

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Vanishing Point, Sat 27th June

Exciting new night Vanishing Point launches at Patterns on 27th June with the stellar line-up of Optimo b2b with Ivan Smagghe for 5 hours.

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Knees Up For Nepal, Fri 19th June

Fundraiser for the Nepal earthquake appeal featuring music by Gyratory Allstars, Oscillator and Fat 45.

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Gwenno & H. Hawkline, Thurs 24th September

Two Welsh pop juggernauts are coming to Brighton’s Basement at an unmissable ‘buy one get one free’ deal.

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At The Edge Of The Sea Festival, 29-30th Aug

David Gedge’s Bank Holiday shindig returns with a strong line up including The Nightingales and an early peek at Jake Shillingford’s reformed My Life Story.

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Michael Mayer, Sat 29th August

Kompact label boss Michael Mayer plays for four hours at Patterns for his Brighton debut.

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Two Three Four Festival, 29th & 30th August

The Great Escape lite – Two Three Four returns to the GDS!

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Soak, Thurs 29th Oct

The Irish singer songwriter brings her blend of soul and folk to Concorde 2.

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Bloom | Prince Albert | Brighton Source

Bloom, Thurs 20th August

We welcome back Brighton regulars Beautiful Word in their new form as Bloom, this will be their first show since their rebirth.

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Brighton Solargraphs: The Sun Over The City

Hove artist captures the path of the sun over local landmarks in a set of stunning images exhibited at Redroaster.

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The Go! Team, Sat 4th July

The Go! Team return to their old haunt. Well, Brighton. At The Haunt.

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