We need your help regarding Brighton & Hove Record Shops!

Have you seen our brand new directory over on our Music Page? Over the years Brighton has been an absolute goldmine filled with record shops and so we are endeavouring to catalogue as many of them as we can. This is why we have published “The Directory of Brighton & Hove...
Posted On 30 Mar 2020 at 7:50 pm

The History of Brighton & Hove Record Shops – The Directory

We need your help! Are you able to add any information to our directory of 100 years of record shops in Brighton & Hove? Please read on and place any relevant details at the end. Thank you. Some of the very best moments in my life have been whilst record shopping! The thrill...

Burglary today at Brighton music venue

The Concorde 2 music venue on Madeira Drive, Brighton was broken into this morning. The thief arrived on a pushbike and smashed one of the glass panels on the entrance door, entered the lobby area and stole an iPad and made off with it. The whole event has been captured on their...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020 at 6:47 pm

The Great Escape – cancelled for 2020

Not surprisingly The Great Escape organisers have announced that this year’s event will now not be taking place at all. It will now be staged in Brighton from 12th to 15th May 2021. See below for further details.
Posted On 23 Mar 2020 at 5:36 pm

Coronavirus, concerts and music

The Coronavirus epidemic is obviously hitting hard at the moment and thus you can almost certainly expect that any music concerts and festivals that you were due to attend in March and April and quite possibly beyond, will more than likely have already been cancelled or...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020 at 2:21 pm

Gig Buddies – ‘Coronavirus Fest’

We at Brighton & Hove News Music Team have caught wind of something called ‘Coronavirus Fest’ being organised by ‘Gig Buddies’, and so we were intrigued to find out more….. First up, who are Gig Buddies? Well, let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth: “The idea...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 9:50 pm

Do you remember this Brighton record label?

Many Brighton & Hove residents will be aware of one or two Brighton based and Brighton associated record labels from down the years. Arguably ‘Skint’ would more than likely be at the top of most people’s list, with them having been the main sponsor for Brighton & Hove...
Posted On 19 Mar 2020 at 7:52 pm

Green Door Store closed + Brighton Centre announces more cancellations

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Green Door Store in Brighton is now also closed. Read their statement below: The Brighton Centre have added a further two concert cancellations. See the link HERE and see below: Visit and ‘LIKE’ our ‘What’s On – from Brighton and Hove News’...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 3:27 pm

Support music artists during the Covid-19 pandemic via ‘Bandcamp’

Being a musician can be a hard life! The public perception of music makers can be somewhat skewed by those earning megabucks at the top of the pop/rock pyramid. People reckon it’s an easy life for musicians, swanning around here and there and not holding down a ‘real job’....
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 2:21 pm

Glastonbury cancelled + Vive Le Rock Awards postponed

Sadly we at the Brighton & Hove News Music Team have to report that this year’s Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled. Read the official statement below: The Vive Le Rock Awards have been postponed from 1st April to until 18th November. Read the statement below: Visit...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020 at 11:56 am