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Monday 25 July 2016

Preview: Together The People @ Preston Park Brighton

The final countdown has begun. With a few weeks to go until Together The People returns to Preston Park, let's take a look at the wide range of entertainment the festival has to offer.

The Music

Together The People have really outdone themselves this year, with a wonderfully eclectic mix catering to all tastes covering 3 music stages. 

The first day sees Beach Boys legend and headliner Brian Wilson taking to the stage with his incredible touring band to perform the oft-voted 'greatest album of all-time' Pet Sounds in its entirety as part of his sell-out 50th Anniversary tour. 

God Only Knows how it could get any better than that. Oh, like this! Joining him on Saturday are the soulful Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and ex-Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, alongside Hiatus Kaiyote, Turin Brakes and Natty – to name but a few.

Sunday brings second headliner Suede to the stage in the wake of their latest album Night Thoughts, while acclaimed Malian group Songhoy Blues and Manchester legend Peter Hook promise appearances – the latter of which will be performing a set of Joy Division and New Order hits. 

With a number of other bands including The Horrors and a selection of local talent making up the bill, this is a music extravaganza you can"t miss.

The Atmosphere

Together The People is a family-friendly event so expect a warm and inviting atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. 

As well as the fantastic music, you will find delicious local street food, craft beer, roaming entertainers, children's entertainment (including live performances of Lazytown and Aliens Love Underpants), arts and craft, local ales and workshops.

Look out for the return of the Incredible Moving Picturehouse, along with the Soapbox stage which will be hosting a selection of talks, debates, poetry, spoken word and acoustic performances from local contributors and beyond. 

During the festival's opening times of 1pm-10pm on each day, there will always be something fun going on. 

Above - A short highlights video of Together The People, Preston Park, Brighton on 5th & 6th September 2015.

The Location

Situated in Brighton's beautiful Preston Park, the city's vibrant life and sense of community is as much a pull factor as the event itself. 

The festival has been created by a group of passionate, independent, Brighton based businesses and individuals, including leading local concert promoters One Inch Badge and legendary local music venue Concorde 2.

Last year, the socially-aware festival recycled over 5.3 tonnes of waste and generated over £2,000 for local homeless charity Brighton Housing Trust. 

This sort of love is found everywhere in Brighton, and makes the city a perfect host for the festival.

The Memories

As the saying goes, 'the best thing about memories is making them'. Together The People offers an unforgettable two days of fun, and even in this world that so often almost succumbs to darkness, there will always be love. The Festival promises that in spades.

Day tickets are now available for both days and tickets can be purchased via the following outlets:

Together The People

by: Samuel M. Love


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