New name and superb line-up for popular summer festival in Alfriston

The popular music festival formerly known as Alfriston Summer Music returns next month for its 13th year, under a new name – South Downs Summer Music – to better reflect the wider reach and international nature of the festival.

Andrei Ionita

Young Romanian cellist plays at Glynde Place Concert Series

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Glynde Place Concert Series presents the last of three recitals by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists at the beautiful Elizabethan manor house near Lewes.

The Gipsy Kings. Picture by Vincent Capman

The Gipsy Kings head to Borde Hill Garden

The Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonnino Baliardo, are headlining A Boundless Summer on Sunday, July 8, at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath.

Lionel Richie

All you need to know if you're seeing Lionel Richie in Hove

Hit maker Lionel Richie is playing a summer show at Hove Cricket Ground on Saturday (June 23).

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Orbital with support from Faithless and Gentleman’s Dub Club to play Brighton Racecourse

After a triumphant return in 2017, Orbital are to headline a night in Brighton on Friday June 29.

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Boyzone's farewell tour dates announced

Chart-topping nineties boyband Boyzone is embarking on a farewell tour around the UK next year.

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Years & Years announce Brighton gig

British pop band Years & Years will head to Brighton later this year as part of their UK and Europe arena tour.
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Sussex Day is celebrated on June 16 every year

All you need to know about Sussex Day

Sussex Day is upon us – here's why we celebrate it and what's going on...

Richard Durrant. Picture by Kris Pawlowski

Guitarist Richard Durrant brings strings to Sussex

Shoreham-based concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant has been touring the UK in 2018 as part of his Stringhenge album launch.

Wayne Marshall. Picture by Stefan Hank

Famous pianist Wayne Marshall performs at St Wilfrid’s Church

Wayne Marshall, uniquely famous worldwide as an organist, pianist and conductor, comes to St Wilfrid’s Church, Haywards Heath, on Thursday, June 21 (7.30pm) to play its Kenneth Tickell organ for a third time.


Review: Legally Blonde The Musical, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Before seeing Legally Blonde The Musical, I knew two things about Lucie Jones.
Sam Calver

Catch the cream of local talent at new TN32 Festival this weekend

Hastings music sensation Sam Calver is launching a family friendly boutique music festival this weekend at Quarry Farm in Bodiam (June 15-17).

Brooklyn Creed and The Salvation Band

‘Get Ready’ for Motown music and Neil Diamond tributes in Haywards Heath

One of the country’s best Neil Diamond tributes will appear at Haywards Heath’s Proms in the Park this summer, as part of a Friday night double-bill (July 13, Victoria Park), which will include a renowned Motown music show.

Jessie Moonlight from The Orange Circus Band

Bands head to Martlets Hall for Burgess Hill venue’s last folk concert

The Martlets Hall in Burgess Hill is set to close its doors on Saturday, June 30.

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Keane to play special one-off gig

Battle Festival patron Tim Rice-Oxley will be joined by all of his Keane bandmates for a special acoustic show in Battle, East Sussex, this summer.

Beatrice Philips

Lewes Chamber Music Festival set to explore Vienna

This year’s Viennese themed Lewes Chamber Music Festival takes place from Wednesday to Saturday, June 13-16.

From left: Nancy Cooley, Jane Haughton, Kate Hagan, Martha Clayton, Ben Halsey and Simon Edge-Partington

REVIEW: Joyful evening of music in Cuckfield aims to change lives

Song recital by Jane Haughton, Nancy Cooley and friends, Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, May 16

All Things Must Pass Orchestra

Tribute to George Harrison heads to Eastbourne, East Grinstead and Brighton

There’s a busy summer lined up for the ten-piece All Things Must Pass Orchestra, a tribute to the genius of George Harrison.

Florence Welch

Brighton show for Florence and the Machine

Hit-makers Florence and the Machine will make a stop in Brighton on their UK arena tour later this year.
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Anniversary tour for New Sussex Opera Chorus

New Sussex Opera Chorus are promising a sparkling May/June production – the first of two in the company’s 40th year.

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