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

30th June - 2nd 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.

This year, we have Mercury Award-winning UK rapper Little Simz, British icon Grace Jones, and American bass mastermind Thundercat headlining.

A jazz festival that offers so much more. 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. 

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On The Beach Brighton

Photo: Eddie Mitchell

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

The summer beach festival is coming back to Brighton, offering six separate beach events for six different artists. Chase & Status kick things off, followed the next day by Carl Cox (sold out), and Eric Prydz to finish of the first weekend.

Then, Above & Beyond, Royal Blood, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds headline the following weekend. Dance for the first week, rock for the second, appealing to both ends of the musical spectrum.

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!

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Brighton Festival

6th - 28th of May | Various venues around Brighton

The behemothic Brighton Festival is already underway, scattering numerous interdisciplinary events throughout the Brighton area.

Curated by Nabihah Iqbal, the festival offers theatre, dance shows, family events, as well as music from classical to electronic dance music.

The weekend beginning May 20th is gonna be a full folk focus, and the following weekend sees DnB legend Goldie headline a huge night. There's a lot to explore here, so take a deep dive into the myriad of events Brighton Festival offers here.

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Magic of Thailand Festival

19th - 20th August | Preston Park, Brighton, BN1 6SD

Now here's a fun one. A celebration of all things Thai. Thai food, Thai massage, Muay Thai Boxing, Thai Fashion show, Thai Beer Garden, Thai Music Instrument show, the list goes on and on. 

Offering many festivities for adults, kids, and families, the Magic of Thailand Festival is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse and dazzling world of Thai culture. Bring the kids along so they can learn a thing or two about one of the richest cultures on Earth.

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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, offering huge headliners including Kurupt FM, Subfocus, Pendulum, and Holy Goof. Much more are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Held right at the end of summer, so deep into the year that you can barely call it 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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