Performances from 12 artists in 6 different venues, United We Stream Brighton delivered 4 days of quality music, showcasing some of the best local artists and venues.

Photograph © Matt Stephens // mattstephensphotography.com

On 18th June Brighton joined the global streaming community with ‘United We Stream’ launching in the city. A movement that started in Berlin during lockdown that has spread to over 65 cities around the world, United We Stream Brighton will showcase the music, culture and free-thinking rainbow infused spirit to viewers at home, whilst raising money for the city’s night-time economy, cultural organisations and charities.

The idea is for locals as well as people around the world to enjoy and experience Brighton’s music, art and culture through the website and social platforms. United We Stream Brighton is free, but with donations welcome, and all proceeds will go to support bars, clubs, pubs, venues, restaurants, performers, freelancers and cultural organisations across Brighton & Hove as well as contributing to the fight against homelessness and the vital work undertaken by the Grassroots charity and Audio Active.

With over 70K views and performances from 12 artists in 6 different venues on the launch weekend, United We Stream Brighton delivered 4 days of quality music, showcasing some of the best local artists and venues.

Week 1 launched with homegrown label SKINT taking over the streams on Thursday 18th June with Rising star Kideko kickings things off at Norman Cook’s Big Beach Cafe, Dense & Pika performing in the British Airways i360 pod, with the finale being chart-topping duo Waze & Odyssey from the Brighton Centre. On Friday Sam Moffet from English Disco Lovers Stuart Wood served up some uplifting disco vibes from The Better Half, followed by some uplifting house beats from Seamus Haji with his signature Big Love sounds from The Tempest and the UK’s leading Scratch DJ and turntablist and DMC Champion JFB wrapping things up from the Brighton Centre. On Saturday long-standing Brighton based club night Berlin will present 4 hours of the finest underground electronic music vibes with Monica, Lola, Suze Rosser and club founder Markus Saarlander. Keeping things chilled on Sunday, Primal Scream’s Martin Duffy reminded us how we miss our favourite pubs with a DJ set from his local The Better Half, followed by blissed out vibes from popular seafront venue The Tempest with Flip Fantazia.

The music will continue over the coming weeks with a mixture of live and pre-recorded performances, so keep an eye out on the website social media pages for the upcoming line ups. Acts to look forward to include; Anthony Pappa, Billy Nasty, Freemasons, Freestylers Just Her, Kinky Dangerous, Krafty Kuts, Luke Brancaccio, Midfield General, Prok & Fitch, Steve Mason, Wax Works and many more!

Please donate what you can to raise money for Brighton’s nightlife, cultural organisations, charities and the fight against homelessness.  


Week 2  – Program Schedule:

Thursday 25th June
8pm: Prok & Fitch – i360

Friday 26th June:
7pm: Spike – English Disco Lovers – Better Half
8pm: Shillin – Brighton Centre
9pm: Freestylers – Disco Bug
10pm: Krafty Kuts – Disco Bug
11pm: Soul Man – Disco Bug
Plus special appearance from JFB

Saturday 27th June
8pm: Magnus Asberg – Tempest
9pm: Alex Downy – Brighton Centre

Sunday 28th June
7pm: Dean Marsh – Better Half
8pm: Steve Mason – Better Half

United We Stream Brighton will feature some of Brighton’s most-loved venues, streaming music and performances every weekend uniting the city during the coronavirus pandemic. Initiated by Berlin-Brighton, The Brighton Music Conference, and Global Publicity, United we Stream Brighton joins Manchester to fly the flag for the UK music industry showcasing our talent to the world and reminding us of all the venues that are closed and we are missing during this time. A recent article by the UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre, estimated that half of all music venues and 70% of theatres across the UK face permanent closure. Therefore donating and joining the movement to support our music, art and culture in Brighton is essential.

Watch the live stream and find out more here:
Website: https://brighton.unitedwestream.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWeStreamBrighton
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unitedwestreambrighton 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoE25NcYTmM

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity