With the end of May’s numerous bank holidays (how many?) in sight, we’re turning our attention to another jam-packed set of summer months in our city.
Here’s our definitive guide to Brighton and Hove’s best Summer 2023 events:
The Great Escape Festival – Various venues across the city
10th-13th May 2023
Only in Brighton would you find bands like FEET, Lip Filler and Fat Dog under one geographical roof.
The hottest up-and-coming artists from across the world, are once again, set to grace our BN postcodes in May for one of the UK’s most prolific city festivals.
Think SXSW, minus the 10-hour flight and unpredictable Texas thunderstorms. Add a trip to Horatio’s on Brighton Palace Pier followed by a stroll across Brighton Beach to the Amazon New Music stage and you’ve once again got yourself another unmissable Great Escape.
With more local and international talent than you can shake a drumstick at, you’ll find us in the crowd for Lime Garden, CIEL, Larkins and Abigail Asante.
Haven’t managed to grab a ticket in time? The Alt Escape is a free alternative and runs parallel to the main festival, with volatile newcomers Porchlight, Flat Party and Trueman
and the Indoor League on the bill.
Discover more here
Van Gogh Alive – The Experience – Brighton Dome
Open Date TBC
Brighton is soon to welcome the world’s most popular immersive, multi-sensory art experience, Van Gogh Alive. In a kaleidoscope of colour, the set of installations have already welcomed 8.5 million visitors in 80 cities across the globe and give the viewer the chance to truly step into the life and work of Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh.
Brighton’s run will include never seen before additions to the state-of-the-art exhibit, with visitors being the first to experience a brand new ‘Starry Night’ installation.
Meander through beyond life-size ‘Sunflowers’, have a go at replicating his unique art-style, and probably get a little teary (yes, like that one Dr Who episode).
Find out more about Van Gogh Alive here.
Sixes Social Cricket – Brighton i360
Don’t say we never cater for those that excelled in PE at school. The world’s first immersive batting experience lands onto Brighton beachfront in June with the arrival of Sixes at Brighton i360!
Whether you fancy yourself as the next Joe Root or just more of a social batsperson, Sixes Social Cricket is sure to bring out your competitive side.
Enjoy burgers, wood-fired pizzas and cocktails as you get to grips with precision sports technology and score points depending on which targets you hit with an auto-bowled soft cricket ball!
Check out more about the arrival of Sixes here
Brighton Comedy Garden – Preston Park
5th-9th July 2023
With craft beer and street food on-menu, and comedy legend Ed Gamble Off-Menu (sorry), if you’re in need of a laugh this July, Brighton Comedy Garden should be on your to-do list.
Enjoy side-splitting sets from comedians Sarah Pascoe, Alan Davis, Phil Wang and more throughout the week-long festival as the South Coast’s biggest Comedy extravaganza returns to Preston Park.
Read more here
Brighton Pride Weekend – Various Venues across the city
4th-7th August 2023
The month of August sees Brighton and Hove’s summer pièce de résistance in the colourful shape of Brighton Pride Weekend. With the number of party-goers expected to reach well over 300,000, Brighton Pride has been ‘firmly established as the UK’s most popular international Pride Festival.’
From the famous Pride Parade and Kemptown village party, to Fabuloso’s Pride in the park, to the adorable Pride dog show, Brighton does Pride Weekend like no other, and is an event not to be missed!
Brighton i360’s Pride Silent Disco
Friday 4th August 2023, 7:30PM – 11:00PM
Grab a headset and party with us into Pride at our open-air Pride Silent Disco!
We’ve released a limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets for both our Standard and Gaydio-hosted VIP Pride Silent discos.
Standard Silent Disco Early Bird Prices:
- Adult Standard: £15
- Adult Member Standard: £10
VIP Early Bird Prices:
- Adult VIP Early Bird: £40
- Adult VIP Member Early Bird: £35
Kids Silent Disco:
Tickets and more information coming soon!