August Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide 28th – 31st August 2015

August Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide 28th – 31st August 2015

Published On August 5, 2015 | By Luisa Würdisch | Homepage, Music & Nightlife Features, Things to do features

I think we’re well overdue a Bank Holiday don’t you? Well good news, one’s coming pretty soon! Make the most of your mega long weekend by filling it with great live music and amazing nights out, here’s our August Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide for the 28th – 31st August 2015 featuring everything from weekend long music fests to big name DJs.

August Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide 28th – 31st August 2015All Weekend:

Fuzz 4 Freaks Weekender

After the success of the first year of this event last summer, this weekender returns for those of the paisley persuasion.

There’s an exciting line-up featuring the best new up and coming live bands alongside disc jockeys playing the grooviest Freakbeat, Garage and Psych on the planet and of course 100% vintage vinyl. Expect Kaleidoscope visuals too!

Think the Mousetrap meets the UFO and you got the picture. The exciting line-up features The Carnations & Magnetic Mind, DJ Dr Robert, Les Grys Grys and more!

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
9pm – 3am | £11


Motive Sessions

Motive Sessions brings a bank holiday drum & bass extravaganza to Concorde 2, featuring Ed Rush and Lenzman. With releases spanning over 20 years, Ed Rush is one of the current leaders of the new school drum and bass who continues to make waves with each new release. Joining him is Dutch producer Lenzman who’s brand of drum and bass is soulful, deep, melancholic yet fun. Joining them are Emperor B2B Prolix, LSB, MC Drs, MC Darrison, MC Junior Red and others.

Concorde 2
1pm – 4am | £10 + bf


Under the rainy skies of London, the shining sounds of Britpop, Shoegaze and Psychedelia are back in bloom. Locked up in the back room of an east end gallery stirring up 90s inspired sonic harmonies, this five-piece’s influences are less worn on their sleeves, than branded on their hearts. Bands such as The Stone Roses, Suede, Ride and The Verve are wholly evident, but this isn’t nostalgia for old time’s sake. It’s a whitewash of powerful prettiness; with sun-drenched vocals, ethereal guitars and pounding drums, rooted in 90s vibes but with its eyes to the future.

Green Door Store
7 pm | £5 advance +18

Sweet & DandyAugust Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide 28th – 31st August 2015

Expect a top rankin’ selection of Reggae & Dancehall music from the last five decades, from foundation sounds to up to One Drop, New Roots, Dancehall and Bashment! DJ OUTBREAK will be bringing the vibes –Expect to hear Chronixx, Alborosie, Gappy Ranks, Skarra Mucci and many more artists…

Riki Tik Beach Bar
10pm – 3am | FREE

Rinse FM with Oneman

Oneman, aka Steve Bishop, started out from humble beginnings in pirate radio and is now a regular DJ on Rinse FM as well as having released two mix albums with Fabric live and Rinse FM. Expect a set blending dubstep, hip hop, grime, UK funky and UK garage. In 2008 he was the first DJ to appear on the Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 1 show without releasing a record!

10:30pm – 4am | £6.00 (+ £1.00)

Drift Presents RSD, J. Robinson, Donga & Others

The man behind RSD, Rob Smith, is a bit of a legend. His work with Peter D. Rose and Ray Mighty has been wooing bass heads since the late ’80s. Joing him is Jay Robinson, whose productions are quickly gaining support from modern electronic music’s most elite artists including Laurent Garnier, Annie Mac, Diplo and more. Other lovely sounds will be coming from from Donga, Kingofeye and Dub Drifters.

The Arch
11pm – 5am | £6/8 in advance


This Feeling Presents: Trampolene, Jolta and The Kid Kapichi

Swansea boys Trampolene have already accrued fans ranging from Carl Barat and Nick (Kaiser Chiefs) Hodgson to Ray Davies, Adam Ant and Caitlin Moran. The Guardian describes their music as possessing “Gritty, dirty basslines; fuzzy riffs; high-octane energy from the get-go; grisly, ferocious vocals and a wall-to-wall explosion of sound.” and describes them as ‘…the sort of band that people tend to say they don’t make anymore’. Joining them are alternative Brighton rockers Jolta and Hasting Indie-Rockers The Kid Kapichi. This Feeling DJs will be playing great tunes till the early hours.

The Hope & Ruin
9.30pm – 2am | £3/4

Vanishing Point presents Michael MayerAugust Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide 28th – 31st August 2015

Kompakt label boss Michael Mayer comes to Brighton for the very first time, to play for 4 hours at this Bank Holiday special. This year, Michael Mayer’s profile has increased further, thanks to the excellent ‘The Stickler’ (Mixmag’s Techno Tune of the Month for July) on the ‘Time is Running’ 12” with Reinhard Voigt; the Kompakt Total residency at Space Ibiza; and a variety of headline appearances across the world. Joining Michael Mayer will be Vanishing Point residents Teamy (Wrong Island) and Matthew Balaam (Square Root / Mirage).

10:30pm – 4am | £8 advance / £10 on the door

It is Still 1985

Brighton’s, self-proclaimed, favourite 80s party, a footloose journey into the Sony Walkman of Patrick Bateman. Like stepping into a John Hughes movie ‘it is still 1985′ captures the feeling of the decade that brought you legitimately great & legitimately terrible pop music all in one epic party every Saturday at The Haunt. Prepare to delve into a world of inappropriate dance moves & a whole heap of fun!

The Haunt
11pm | £3


All Night Sessions with Chris Headcount

Dead Wax Social invites a fine selection of resident DJs and guests, delving deep into their record collections’ for a five hour, across the board set. Playing anything from Soul and Funk, to Post-Punk, Hip Hop, Disco and beyond, expect classics, remixes, rarities and a few surprises along the way.

Dead Wax Social
10pm – 3am | FREE


InYaEar’s famous bank holiday special is back, so get ready for a glittering array of, arguably, the finest DJs you’ll find anywhere this Bank Holiday weekend. You can look forward to the best DJs from some of Brighton’s most coveted club nights, coming together to create an all-star line-up of musical magic. 

LoLa Lo
10:30pm – 4am | Limited Facebook Guestlist: £5  or MOTD 

August Bank Holiday Brighton: Going Out Guide 28th – 31st August 2015Monday:

This One’s For The Crew + Danger Music Presents: Bangers and Support

Hooky, raucous, introspective pop bangers from three of the best. Bangers are (probably) the second best Cornish pop punk band of all time. Support comes from Shit Presents, indie/pop from members of Great Cynics / Gnarwolves / The Computers / OK Pilot and Bruce Willis and Brighton indie punks Cloud Nothings.

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
8pm – 11pm | £5
Danger Music Presents: Yeah Detroit + Earl Grey + more

Yeah Detroit are a melodic punk rock band from Scotland that came together in 2009, made up of former members of Not Here, Not Now, Not Ever! and Sicktrick. Their first release, the “Collapse E.P” was recorded and released in May 2009 and their follow up “We are all our friends” released in February 2011. The single “No Money, No Problems” was released by Struggletown Records in September of that year. Support from Earl Grey & more to be announced.

The Hope & Ruin
7:30 pm | £5

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I am from Bochum in Germany and am currently studying business. At the moment I am in Brighton to improve my English and gain work experience. In my spare time I enjoy latin and ballroom dancing and playing with my cat!