Creative festival celebrates music, food and community in Brighton

Brighton's new family festival, Together The People, has confirmed more acts for the event's second year, which takes place from September 3-4 at Preston Park.
Gaz Coombes. Picture courtesy of Hot Fruit Recordings 2015Gaz Coombes. Picture courtesy of Hot Fruit Recordings 2015
Gaz Coombes. Picture courtesy of Hot Fruit Recordings 2015

Spokeswoman Kate Price said: “Suede have now been confirmed to headline the Sunday night (September 4), joining a stellar line-up, which already includes a UK festival exclusive of Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds in its entirety for the record’s 50th anniversary and re-release.”

Kate continued: “Other new acts include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Peter Hook & The Light performing Joy Division/New Order Greatest Hits and M Ward. The children’s entertainment line-up has also begun to unfold with Lazytown (live), Aliens Love Underpants (live) and more.”

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The current line-up includes: Brian Wilson, Suede, The Horrors, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Hiatus Kaiyote, Peter Hook & The Light, Gaz Coombes, Songhoy Blues, M Ward, Natty, Turin Brakes, Sage Francis & B Dolan, Max Jury, Seratones, Stevie Parker, Skinny Living, Poets Vs MCs, Chris T-T, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Jacko Hooper, Westerman, Daniel Wakeford, Egyptian Blue, Penelope Isles, Mindofalion, Post-Heather Seats, and Voodoo & The Crypts.

“Together The People is open to all ages and will host three music stages and welcome back the Incredible Moving Picturehouse Cinema. 2016 will also see the return of the Soapbox stage hosting a selection of talks, debates, poetry, spoken word, photography exhibitions and acoustic performances from local contributors and beyond.

“As well as the programmed entertainment expect to find local street food, craft beer, roaming entertainers, children’s entertainment, arts and craft, local ales and workshops.

“An exhibition of new photography by University of Brighton students, commissioned by Photoworks and Together The People, will show at TTP and during October at Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 (BPB16), as well as several of the city’s libraries over the summer. The two Brighton festivals are teaming up for the first time and Photoworks will also be running family-friendly photography workshops at the Photoworks Photography Tent at Together The People.”

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Kate added: “Together The People is an independent, greenfield, non-camping, music and arts festival. The primary focus is to celebrate music, food, community, film and arts within the city of Brighton by delivering a high-quality, creative, family-friendly and socially-aware event. In 2015 the festival was powered by bio-diesel and solar technology, re-cycled over 5.3 tonnes of waste and generated over £2,000 in public donations for local homeless charity Brighton Housing Trust.”

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