Lying on the south coast, Brighton is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Brighton’s effervescence can be seen in a number of classic and modern films, not to mention documentaries of institutions like The Duke Of York’s Picture House, the oldest cinema in the country, however the perhaps unexpected liveliness of the city is one that should be experienced first hand.
Brighton Festival is the second largest arts festival in the country, with the attractions that include outdoor shows, theatre, visual arts, literature and music attracting well over 500,000 people to events that have been spread over as long as 3 weeks in recent years. Not only this, Brighton Fringe is also a highlight of the cities cultural boom, as it has grown to be the second largest fringe festival in the entire world. Although Brighton Festival maybe the pride and joy of many who live there, there are a vast amount of other festivals to choose from, with The Great Escape and Soundwaves being two favourites.
Live music can also been seen in smaller doses all over Brighton, if 23 days of festival frolics isn’t entirely up your street. The Brighton Dome, Concorde2 and The Brighton Centre all often play host to global stars, whilst The O2 Academy sates the appetite of fans or todays alternative greats. The Brighton Open Air Theatre has also opened this year.
Electronic music has a strong presence in Brighton, with the likes of Fatboy Slim originating from the city. The Brighton Music Conference debuted in 2014 and took of to a superb beginning as DJs, music producers, mastering engineers and more took to venues across the city for panels, talks, workshops and club nights surrounding the world of electronic music, offering education and opportunities to all kinds of music fans.