Top 5 Festivals in Brighton This Summer

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Brighton may not be a sprawling metropolis, but when it comes to festivals, they don't mess around. Here are the Top 5 festivals for Brighton that you can't miss!

Love Supreme Festival

5th - 7th of July | Glynde Place, Lewes, BN8 6SX 

One of the biggest jazz festivals in the UK, Love Supreme has in years past attracted some of the biggest names in music, from Erykah Badu to Kool & The Gang.

If you're from Brighton, you're probably bored hearing about it, as it's one of the biggest, most talked-about festivals in the south of England. If you're from elsewhere, this is the one to have your eye on. 

The lineup for 2024 includes Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, Jordan Rakei, Black Pumas and Kool & The Gang.

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On The Beach Brighton

Photo: Eddie Mitchell

21st - 23rd and 28th - 30th of July | Brighton Beach, Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

Brighton beach has been the host of many a day party in the last few decades, including the famous Fatboy Slim rave in '98. Don't miss out on this year's rendition!

The summer beach festival is coming back to Brighton, offering six separate beach events for six different artists. This year’s lineup includes headliners Carl Cox, Sub Foucs, The Kooks and legendary indie rockers The Libertines!

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Brighton Festival

4th - 26th of May | Various venues around Brighton

The brilliant Brighton Festival is a behemoth, with numerous interdisciplinary events taking places across multiple venues over a three week period; there’s events in Books & Debates, Children & Family, Classical Music, Dance & Circus, Music, Magic and Theatre!

The Guest Editor for this year is screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce: “In 2024 I’m hoping that Brighton is up for something - for everything.”

Norman Jay's Norman Soul kicks things off at The Brihton Dome Concert Hall on Friday 3rd May. There's a lot to explore here, so take a deep dive into the myriad of events Brighton Festival offers, and book your tickets, here.

The Great Escape

15th - 18th of May | 61-73, Old Steine, BN1 1EH

The self-proclaimed 'festival for new music', The Great Escape showcases over 500 hundred emerging artists across 30+ venues across the city, including the beach. This is the place where you get to see your favourite small artists before they blow up, or your opportunity to find the newest in new.

The main appeal of The Great Escape is its intimacy, prioritising small stages and an up-close-and-personal experience that most festivals truly lack. If you're an artist, you can apply on their website to perform in one of the easiest processes for any festival I've seen; you don't need a label, manager, promoter, nothing. Blissful. 

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Boundary Festival

30th of September | Lewes Rd, Stanmer, Brighton BN1 9SE

The biggest electronic music festival in Brighton is back for another year, and the Phase 1 lineup is promising, with headliners Wilkinson and Chaos in the CBD, with much more are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Held right at the end of summer, Boundary will mark the end of the festival season in Brighton for the year, giving you the last dose of summer vibes before it's sniffle season all over again.

Tickets are cheap as far as day festivals go, and the earlier you grab them the cheaper they will be.

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