With the world feeling like it’s turning upside down at the moment, surrounded by unrest and total chaos, it’s a time to get together people.
Let’s try and focus of all that’s great about life, our friends, our family, our freedom to PARTY!
Let’s get Together The People of Brighton!
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for summer. I want to lay on the grass and listen to tunes with a cider in my hand. I’m super excited about the second instalment of Brighton’s newest family festival Together The People, right on our doorstep in Preston Park this September.
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Held over the last weekend of the school holidays (3rd & 4th September), Together The People is the perfect way to end summer with a bang. We all had a great time last year and saw some fantastic world-class music and top kids’ theatre.
This year headline acts include a UK festival exclusive from Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds in its entirety for the record’s 50th anniversary & re-release. Brit-pop 90’s legends Suede, The Horrors, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats plus many more.
I’m most looking forward to Peter Hook & The Light performing Joy Division / New Order Greatest Hits and also the totally awesome Songhoy Blues AND Turin Brakes.
Last year the kids really enjoyed the great Cat In The Hat stage show and I’m pleased to hear that this year’s children’s theatre headliners are moving to an open air stage as it was somewhat of a squeeze with all the small people at the festival. I’m also delighted to hear that the lovely team from Child Friendly Brighton and several other local organisations will be adding even more for children to do this year. Plus the strange ‘no readmission’ policy that the council inflicted on families has now been lifted so it’s easier to juggle kids and get an evening off.
As well as the three stages of music, Together The People features the Incredible Moving Picturehouse Cinema, The Soapbox stage hosting a selection of talks, debates, poetry, spoken word, photography exhibitions and acoustic performances from local contributors and beyond.
We enjoyed a delicious range of top quality street food from some of Brighton best independent traders at the first Together The People. This year there are even more choices on offer including meals especially for kids. There will also be roaming street performers, bubble shows, a fun fair, art activities, and even a free family friendly photography workshop to keep little ones busy.
Together The People is an independent festival celebrating music, food, community, film and arts and delivering a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware event. In 2015 the festival was powered by bio-diesel & solar technology, recycled over 5.3 tonnes of waste and generated over £2,000 in public donations for local homeless charity ‘Brighton Housing Trust’.
For a chance to WIN A FAMILY WEEKEND TICKET TO TOGETHER THE PEOPLE 2016, check out the line up here and enter below.