Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 8th - 9th August

Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 8th – 9th August

Published On August 6, 2015 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

Still missing Pride? Well we’ll soon cheer you up with all the fun things to do this weekend in Brighton,  here’s our guide packed full of everything from space musicals to extreme stunt shows! Let’s also hope we have at least some good weather to enjoy a laze on the beach or maybe a cheeky pint in a beer garden hey? Have a good one Brighton!

All Weekend:

Saucy Jack & the Space VixensBest Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 8th - 9th August – Murder, disco, glamour and glitz! At dead-end-dive Saucy Jack’s, on the far off planet Frottage III, cabaret stars are being murdered at the hands of a killer with a deadly calling card… a murderous shoe. Only the galaxy’s hottest trio of crime-fighting, glitter-boot wearing agents the Space Vixens can help. Will the power of disco save the day? Come kick back at Saucy Jack’s this August to find out. ‘The Rocky Horror Show for the millennium’ (Daily Mail) 

The Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle – Awesome Monster Trucks, High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer! Expect monster beasts, with big engines, competing in the Extreme Arena and watch as pedal power takes to the horizon with the Extreme BMX Team.

Ryan Callanan solo show ‘Life’s a Gamble’ – Ryan draws inspiration from contemporary pop culture, including film, music and art history in work that is often refreshingly comic and accessible. Expect new lyric based pieces and new sculptural pieces such as Buddha Smalls (that’s rapper Biggie Smalls as Buddha in case you were wondering!).


Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 8th - 9th AugustWe Stand Alone Presents: Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Claiming to have seen a vision of the band in a nightmare while walking down 5th Avenue in New York, Kid Creole & The Coconuts were born out the embers of the brilliant Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. For over 27 years, Kid Creole & The Coconuts have been entertaining sell-out shows worldwide, with their 30’s and 40’s Hollywood presence and self proclaimed cool.

Lout Promotions Presents: Brighton Rocks w/ Moss Palace + Mustard + Idle Talk + Fukushima Dolphin – A regular showcase of some of the best local bands. Featuring; Moss Palace – Surfy wavey four-piece from Brighton, Mustard – Madrid, electrofolkers, Idle Talk – Well tailored Modernists and Fukushima Dolphin – Psychedelic Pop.

Jungle Juice! – Wild For The Night – Brighton’s Favourite animal based event is back! There’s lots  in store as Jungle Juice lets the inner demon inside you escape… With the likes of fully painted animal dancers, Fire Breathers, Live Drummers & Jungle Juiced Cocktails. Plus DJs spinning tracks until the wee hours from the likes of Jay Z to Will Smith!

First Floor x Tender Hooks w/ XDB + Steevio (Live Modular) + more – A coming together of two entities, matched in musical potency and shimmying and shaking goodness. Local musos First Floor align forces with party-come-label collective Tender Hooks to present a night full of great acts. Featuring XDB (Metrolux / Dolly / Echocord), STEEVIO + Suzybee (Live Modular A/V) (Freerotation / Mindtours), Charles Green B2B Earl J (First Floor / Tender Hooks), Alex Downey Freerotation / Third Ear Recordings / [covert]) and more upstairs.


Graffiti at Brighton i360Best Things to do this Weekend in Brighton: 8th - 9th August –  A team of top graffiti artists will attempt to cover 100 metres of hoardings at the i360 site this weekend after being brought together by local graffiti artist Aroe. It will be the second time the site’s hoardings are handed over to graffiti artists, with Aroe and his collaborators having already decorated part of the site back in September last year.

Rural Day & Scruffs – The first Brunswick Festival event of the year! Expect craft stalls, eco and charity info, puppet show, general doggie madness (including dog relaxation and training demos), fresh cooked mackerel, a hog roast and a retro ice cream van! Also Activ4kids will be on hand to get little ones on the hop and Will O Wisp children’s tent will be open for crafty kids all day.

Sunday in the Park with Jazz – A mini open air festival featuring Sussex Jazz Orchestra, led by Mark Bassey, and Trees, a new Big Band playing original home-grown compositions and arrangements in its debut gig, led by Terry Pack. Why not take a picnic and a blanket? Lovely!

The Proclaimers –  Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge successes across the globe and in April this year release their 10th album on the Cooking Vinyl label. They have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old.

**We are currently having some problems with our calendar so time and event dates may look wrong, we’re really sorry and are trying to sort the problem asap. Correct dates and times will show in the section under event information where the Google Map is.**

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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