Sussex Summer Festivals Guide 2015

Published On March 13, 2015 | By We Love Brighton | Homepage, Music & Nightlife Features, Things to do features

Dig your tent out of the shed, scrape last years mud off of your wellies, grab all of the tinned food you can carry and check out our Sussex Summer Festivals 2015 guide!


Sussex Summer FestivalsThe Great Escape

The Great Escape, Europe’s biggest festival for new music, returns to Brighton to transform the City into a mecca for emerging music talent. Now in its 10th year, the festival will present 400+ of the hottest up and coming artists from across the world to 18,000 music fans and industry delegates in 30+ venues across Brighton, spilling future sounds into the city’s streets, bandstands and open spaces. Highlighted artists include Kate Tempest, Alabama Shakes, Kelela, Ghost Culture, Nao, Shamir, Mumdance & Novelist, Swim Deep, M.O, LA Priest, Dralms, 18+ and STORMZY. It’s going to be the best one yet!

Date/s – 14th – 16th May 2015
Location – Across Brighton
Price/s – £53.50 3 day pass BUY TICKETS HERE


Elderflower FieldsSussex Summer Festivals

Elderflower Fields is a magical weekend of adventure, discovery and inspiration designed especially for families and set in the enchanting Ashdown Forest. More than a music festival, Elderflower Fields is about giving kids the chance to enjoy new experience in sports, arts, wildlife, food and the great outdoors. Weekend tickets include a fabulous So Sussex Sunday family picnic. Eclectic music, a woodland spa, some of the finest local food & drink and a double decker wood fired hot tub bus, all set in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Dates – 22nd May  – 25th May 2015
Location – Pippingford Park, Ashdown Forest, Sussex, TN22 3HW 
Price/s – £105 Adults, £50 Kids & under 5’s free BUY TICKETS HERE


Sussex Summer FestivalsBlues on the Farm

Voted ‘Best British Blues Festival 2010’ in the British Blues Awards, this festival is staged in a 40 acre setting on the Sussex Coastal plain a couple of miles south of Chichester. Blues on the Farm has a big reputation for presenting high quality music from World-class musicians, in a family friendly, safe and relaxed atmosphere. This years highlights include multi award winning Mud Morganfield; eldest son of blues legend Muddy Waters, Ace international guitarist Todd Sharpville, Canada’s answer to Janice Joplin; Layla Zoe, The Jar Family, The Hoax and Cajun Roosters.

Date/s – 18th – 21st June 2015
Location – Pump Bottom Farm, Birdham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7EH
Price/s – £12 – £129 BUY TICKETS HERE


Sussex Summer FestivalsLewes Live

This two day music festival, in East Sussex, offers something for everyone with a diverse and exciting range of music including Americana, Folk, Indie and Reggae from local, national and international acts. Previously likened to the early days of Glastonbury, there are currently twelve acts booked with more to follow, there are family attractions, great food, a beer & cider festival plus FREE camping for all ticket holders. With tickets starting from just £20 check out the website for the latest line up and tickets.

Date/s – 10th – 11th July 2015
Location – North of Lewes, off the A26, heading towards Uckfield. Postcode BN7 2HZ.
Price/s – £20 – £40 BUY TICKETS HERE


Chilled in a FieldSussex Summer Festivals

Award-winning family friendly Chilled in a Field Festival is back at local Sussex venue Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum from July 31 – 2 August 2015. Maybe it’s the circus flair, fancy flamingos, science, sequins, live music, local ale & cider, elegant cocktails or all night silent disco rave in the woods that won them a Gold Festival Kidz Award. This fantastical festival welcomes party lovers of all ages, singles, couples and families. Street Food specialists cater for special diets and the site has full disabled access.  To keep it feeling small and friendly, tickets are limited so you’ll need to be quick!

Date/s – 31st July  – 2nd August 2015
Location – Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, East Sussex, BN8 5AF
Price/s – £20 – £74.50 BUY TICKETS HERE


Sussex Summer FestivalsPride

Widely acknowledged as the UK’s biggest LGBT Pride Festival, 2015 sees Brighton Pride mark 25 fantastic years of Pride in the City. and is widely anticipated to be the biggest Pride celebration in the City to date. To mark this important milestone, and in recognition of our diverse and inspirational community, the theme for this year’s parade is “Carnival of diversity”. As always the parade will be followed by the festival in Preston Park and street party on St. James’ Street. Performers this year include Fat Boy Slim, Jess Glynne, Freemasons, Kelli-Leigh,

Date/s – 1st August 2015
Location – Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6SD
Price/s – £16 – £25 BUY TICKETS HERE


Big Green CardiganBig Green Cardigan

The Big Green Cardigan is an intimate, bijou festival set amongst the East Sussex countryside. We have a reputation for our disregard for any genre and our stress-free atmosphere. “Good music is good, no matter what kind of music it is.” So real music, real musicians, it does not matter if you have not heard of them, discover something new while having some local brewed beer and locally produced food. OK, so we are not family friendly, we are over 18s only and aim for a hassle-free, relaxed end of summer vibe. And when say intimate we mean it, hundreds, not thousands.

Date/s – 4th – 6th September 2015
Location – Hawkhurst Road, Cripps Corner, Nr Battle, East Sussex, TN32 5SA 
Price/s – Weekend tickets £80 (includes camping). No booking fees BUY TICKETS HERE


Sussex Summer Festivals 2015Southdowns Folk Festival

Three days of seaside folk and fun! One of the best value festivals on the UK calendar presenting the best of British roots acts for one of the last music festival flings of Summer. Enjoy five afternoon and evening concerts as well as a host of free music and dance events on two stages plus a craft show, the Southdowns Food Fayre, a real ale bar and children’s entertainment. Headline acts include the multi award-winning Albert Hall sell out musicians Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes and lively Celtic cousins Breabach and Craobh Rua. Other leading acts include The Broozies, O’Hooley & Tidow, Pilgrim’s Way and the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Group” winners The Young ‘Uns.

Date/s – 25th – 27th September 2015
Location – Bognor Regis The Regis Centre, Belmont Street, PO21 1BL
Price/s – Family tickets £140 / Weekend tickets £58 (Under 16s £29) BUY TICKETS HERE

Want the best content from We Love Brighton every week in your inbox?
Sign up for our newsletter HERE

this is a sponsored post
The companies in the post above have paid to feature on WLB because they believe that their event is of interest to our readers and we think so too! We only work with sponsors we truly believe in.

About The Writer

Giving great content to Brighton lovers everywhere. Sign up to our newsletter and like us on Facebook to keep in the know. Then do something really useful and keep us in the know by commenting below...