Things to do this weekend in Brighton

Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 22nd – 23rd August

Published On August 19, 2015 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

Even though the weather might be getting you down and summer is nearly over (not that you’d know we had one!) we’ll soon get you cheered up with all of the fun things to do this weekend in Brighton! With everything from Thai Festivals to 2 day live music blow outs we’re sure you’ll find something to take your mind off of the clouds

All Weekend:

Brighton Thai FestivalThings to do this weekend in Brighton – A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Preston Park. Bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai culture, where you can challenge your taste buds and feast your eyes on world class food and performances. Entertainment throughout the day includes, traditional music and dancing, Ladyboy show, Thai beer garden, Thai food and produce stalls, Thai massage and children’s play area.

Zippos Circus – Our two-hour circus spectacular includes the incredible motorcycle Globe of Terror, globally-renowned musical clowns The Rastellis, Summer’s beautiful Liberty horses, Tumbling and human pyramids from the Kenya Boys, Gold-medal balancer Kremena from Bulgaria and much, much more, all hosted by the World’s Greatest Ringmaster, Norman Barrett MBE. Also on at 7pm.

Brighton Rumble On The Beach #7 – This fab weekend of rock’n’roll music returns once again! Don’t miss Pike Cavalero + 56 Killers + Doggone Honkabillies + various DJs over the 2 nights. Pike Cavalero is a musician and songwriter grown in the South-East of Spain- has managed to carve himself a niche in the independent music scene offering a concept based on his powerful and real shows

Brighton’s Big Screen – The UK’s largest beachfront cinema returns to show a great line-up of blockbuster, classic movies and more. This weekend take your pick from the Belgian Grand Prix, Cinderella, Interstellar, Alien, Grease and Carrie.

50’s Weekend at the Dorset – 2 whole days of the 50’s with DJ’s and live music. DJ’s: DJ Toad, Kat Talk Kev, Sonny Rocket, DJ Alex (Spain), Craig Simpson and Skinny Jim. Jam Sessions with River Rhythm Trio, Wampus Cats, Lew Lewis and Spudguns. Dress in your 50’s clobber!


The Sex Pissed DollsThings to do this weekend in Brighton – Originally conceived as late night drunken idea, The Dolls are the brainchild of manager Paul who after seeing TV clips of The Sex Pistols, Sham 69 and Stiff Little Fingers wanted to recreate the intensity and passion he saw on screen. This sexy, edgy and outrageous 5 piece girl band play Punk Ska & Dirty Rock.

Strum: The ‘Get Down’ Guest List Gig – Get down to the Rialto Theatre for a night promoting local Brighton artists with some surprises thrown in! Ten acts perform their hearts out on the stage with live performances and then later a Jam session until the wee hours.

Sailor Jerry Presents: Merchandise + Theo Verney + Abattoir Blues –  Formed as a trio in Tampa, Florida in 2008, Merchandise has undergone ceaseless revision and reinvention. After putting out numerous records and tapes on independent punk labels and touring the American underground, they truly hit their stride with the LPs Children of Desire (2012), which Pitchfork hailed for its “glistening and emotive, ear- bleeding noise pop”, and Totale Nite (2013), which NME likened to “a cultural jump-start” in their 9/10 review.

Dense & Pika – Currently sitting pretty with a number one spot on Beatport’s techno chart, Dense & Pika have coined a unique sound of industrial techno that’s established the pair as a force on the club circuit. Comprised of Chris Spero (prev. Glimpse) and Hypercolour headman Alex Jones, the two have released a bounty of solid releases under their individual respective names.


Flyaway KatieThings to do this weekend in Brighton – Long Nose Puppets, the makers of Shoe Baby, Penguin and Arthur’s Dream Boat, bring their new show to The Old Market, based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar. Katie is all alone and feeling grey. The birds in the picture on her wall look so colourful-if only Katie could be as bright as them, who knows what might happen? The show is bursting with colour, movement and puppetry. Also on at 2pm.

Barnacles – Go on a journey into a land of horn led, groove based heaviness! Barnacles is two saxes, trombone, sousaphone and drums playing the compositions of saxophonist Leroy Horns. With musical heros that include groove makers Fela Kuti, Aphex Twin and Roni Size, and arrangers Charles Mingus and Glen Miller, along with a love of improvised spontaneity- Leroy’s style is diverse and totally captivating.

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Did you know there’s a Bank Holiday coming up? Here’s our things to do guide from the 28th – 31st August

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