Together The People comes to Brighton
Festival+Brighton+Super Furry Animals = YES PLEASE. Ruth Hodge explains why you need to get yourself down to good old Sussex by the sea in September:
There’s probably nothing better than a little summer seaside weekend festival to throw yourself into after the first week of La Rentrée (that’s right, buddies, it’s back to reality). Together the People, hosted over the 5th and 6th of September in the forever bustling and beautiful Brighton is just the place this summer. The weather is beginning to revert back to what the Brits are used to, there’s that change in the direction of winds and you’re holding onto your hat just as much as you cling to the idea of the beautiful summer you just spent two months trying to enjoy and ignore reality.
It’s perfect for the whole family, with discounted tickets for your young gremlin relatives and the even smaller gremlins get in free. Watch them fall asleep to Lucy Rose and get rudely awoken by Super Furry Animals and others. An inadvertent way to watch children in a perpetually confused state. (Note: we don’t condone being beastly to your kids/other people’s kids. We do, however, condone bringing your children along to festivals where they struggle to clap above their heads because their arms are too short – it’s adorable).
Taking place at Preston Park, Together The People celebrates music, food, community, film and arts of the local community of Brighton and surrounds, that simple, inspired seaside attitude that city-siders can’t get enough of. Got plans to meet your sister for coffee at Costa in Soho? Buddy…. buy a train ticket to the coast and get some fresh air while you can before you go stale in the reverse cycle air-conditioning of your grotty office building on the outskirts of London. You won’t regret it.
Together the People happens over the 5th and 6th of September in Brighton. Artists confirmed so far are: SUPER FURRY ANIMALS / LEVELLERS / LUCY ROSE / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / GHOSTPOET / LUCY SPRAGGAN / DIZRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS / BRAKES
More info and tickets here: www.togetherthepeople.co.uk
Words by Ruth Hodge.