August Bank Holiday Brighton

August Bank Holiday Brighton – Things to do: 22nd -25th August 2014

Published On August 1, 2014 | By Celia Mullins | Things to do features

Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August

Good news everyone – it’s almost August bank holiday and Brighton has risen to the challenge! Bank holiday weekend will bring street parties and mini festivals galore, top exhibitions, a Mod weekender and  to top it all both the Circus and The Extreme Stunt Show are coming to town! Party time!


August Bank Holiday BrightonNew Untouchables present Brighton Mod WeekenderKomedia and Volks

A firm fixture in the Brighton calendar, August bank holiday will see the Mod Scene return to its spiritual home. An exciting line-up over 3 nights and 2 venues featuring the best Mod DJ’s from around the UK, live bands, a market and record fair, a scooter comp and cruise.

All Weekend
Various Prices


August Bank Holiday BrightonAt The Edge of The Sea Two Day Festival Concorde 2

Featuring The Wedding Present playing ‘Watusi’ and Mini’. Plus Ther Membranes + Cinerama and more TBA! We are pleased to announce that for the sixth edition of At The Edge of The Sea – the annual indoor mini- festival curated by David Gedge – is back for the August bank holiday weekend once more!

Sat 24th and Sun 25th August
3pm – 10pm – £22 – £38


August Bank Holiday BrightonZippos CircusHove Lawns

Zippos Circus presents Unchained, a colourful and action- packed two hours of high – energy acts from across the Globe. The new line- up includes comedy from the famous Rastelli Clowns, thrilling aerial antics from Cuban acrobats the Tropicana Troupe, an astonishing Strongman from the Ukraine and Zippos beautiful horses.

All weekend – £7 – £24


August Bank Holiday BrightonThe Extreme Stunt ShowThe Green, Lancing and Brighton Racecourse

Fan of monster trucks, motorbikes, BMX or just general mayhem, the Extreme Stunt Show Live Arena is the place to be. To win a family ticket to the show and get 241 on tickets purchased click HERE.

Friday August 22nd -The Green, Lancing – 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd August- Brighton Racecourse – 6pm
£6/£12


August Bank Holiday Brighton War Stories: Voices from the First World WarBrighton Museum & Art Gallery

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition brings to life the wartime experiences of 15 individuals whose intensely personal memories and extraordinary stories reveal the impact of war. Personal letters, diaries, art, photography, costume, film and memorabilia will be on display.

All weekend
10am – 5pm – free


August Bank Holiday Brighton Blue River FallsOne Eyed Jacks Gallery

Photographer Matt Henry has exhibited all over the world and was the recipient of category first place in the International Photographer Awards 2013/14. Blue River Falls has been two years in the making and features professional actors as well as intricate sets designed and built by the artist.

All Weekend
10.30am – 5.30pm – Free


August Bank Holiday BrightonAugust Bank Holiday Music FestivalThe Dyke

Dig out your dancing shoes and shimmy on down to The Dyke as they put on their Bank Holiday music festival with live music! The Grand Parade will play on Friday, Luke Ward on Saturday and Laura Vane and the Lowdown on Sunday. Plus drinks promotions and cocktails all weekend, BBQ food and a festival atmosphere!

All weekend
Free


August Bank Holiday BrightonFiddler’s Elbow Folk & Cider Festival The Fiddler’s Elbow

4th Annual Folk and Cider Festival running from the 22nd – 24th with live music, DJs, dozens of ciders from MiddleFarm, all Ireland Football semi- final, BBQs and the Piece de resistance: the Sunday Street party!

Fri 22nd – Sun 24th August from 2pm
Free


August Bank Holiday BrightonThe Victory Inn’s Sussex Cider and Cheese Festival – The Victory Inn

The Victory’s annual Cider and Cheese Festival returns with Local real ciders, Sussex cheese boards and a new European cheese board to add to the festivities. There will be live music, comedy and DJS over the bank holiday weekend.

All Weekend
Free


August Bank Holiday BrightonCult Films & Sunday LunchThe Duke of Norfolk

All your favourite films all day long while you stuff your face with a beautiful home cooked roast it will give your mum a run for her money that’s for sure. Turn up, chill out and watch some of your favourite cult classics. They take film requests!

Sun 24th August
12pm – 9pm


August Bank Holiday BrightonAncient Mariner Street Party Ancient Mariner

This August Bank Holiday the Ancient Mariner are taking over the streets! Some of the delights on offer include – live music, street food, kids entertainers, local ales, fire breathing, street games, cocktails, DJs, cider bar and more…

Sun 24th August
12pm – 11pm


Bank_HOiday_AllDayerSunday Bank Holiday All Dayer Hosted by Stick Inner BoxWagner Hall

Three Brighton partying institutions celebrate a combined 50th birthday! Expect all the usual Stick It On, Innerfield and Bust The Box shenanigans under one roof! Djs confirmed include Tom Evil Nine, Dave Henley, Bem Bem Brothers and many more. A party in the garden (marquee if wet) and then indoors during the evening for further dancefloor action powered by Innerfield’s iconic jet sound system.
Sun 24th August – 2pm – Late – £5 / £7


August Bank Holiday BrightonAlternative Notting Hill All DayerConcorde 2

Live Music, DJs, Jamaican BBQ, face painting, stalls & more! With DUB N TUFF ALL STARS (live)  // PILLARS OF DUB (live)  // PLATINUM SOUND  // ROOTS GUIDANCE  //  NICENESS CREW – Asbest, Miss Polly, DJ Sinner (King Spinner), Deano Pressure  // BETA ROCKERS SOUND  // HOT TIP HI FI  // FLATLINE // SKATADAYS ALL STARS.

Mon 25th August – 3pm – 9pm – Free

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