Name: Together The People.
Where: Preston Park, Brighton.
Headliners: Brian Wilson (performing the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds in full) and Suede.
Also Featuring: The Horrors, Peter Hook and The Light (Best Of Joy Division and New Order set), Gaz Coombes, Fickle Friends, Seratones, FUR, Egyptian Blue.
A Brief History: An independent greenfield music festival founded in 2015 packed with everything from music to food, film and arts. The festival was powered by bio-diesel & solar technology, recycled over 5.3 tonnes of waste and generated over £2,000 in public donations for local homeless charity Brighton Housing Trust last year. Expect to find plenty of local street food, craft beer, roaming entertainers, arts, crafts, local ales and workshops.
How To Get There: The festival takes place right in the middle of Brighton and you can get there from just about anywhere, whether via train, car or on a good old Megabus (or National Express if you’re feeling particularly classy). However, the festival organizers are urging you not to drive directly to the festival grounds as there is nowhere to park and Preston Park is a residential area so you won’t be able to park there either.
Gigslutz’ Top Tip: Ok so, I know you’ll probably want to be joining in with the sacrificial tearing of Brett Anderson’s famous Navy shirt down on the barrier along with his Barmy Army, but don’t let that thought distract you from all of the other great bands playing over the weekend. If you get down early, not only do you have a better chance of scrambling your way to the front to see the headliner but you get to see some amazing smaller acts and get stuck into the festival properly. Try the amazing range of food and drink, some arts and crafts or checking out Suede’s new album, Night Thoughts, accompanied by Roger Sargent’s film of the same name at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse on the Sunday.
Memorable Moments: This is only the second year, so why not head down and see some history in the making? You can’t really argue with a £95 weekend saver ticket, especially with a line-up like this.
Tickets: Believe it or not, there are actually some tickets left on the Together The People website.