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Thursday 20 August 2020

Save The Music: Beans On Toast Set To Play We Are Not A Festival In Sussex

With the safe return of live events still posing one of the pandemic's biggest headaches; Beans on Toast's latest song chimes with the #WeMakeEvents protests this week and his message is clear: 'We have to save the music'. 

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In a search for viable solutions to this major problem, the last few weeks have seen the music industry trialling a variety of measures for how to safely bring gigs back (along with all of the livelihoods that depend on them), in a world still living under threat of Coronavirus.

As a musician and activist, Beans on Toast, has of course been readily involved. 

The video for his new single Save The Music was filmed at The Clapham Grand (a 120-year-old independent music venue facing permanent closure), where Beans recently made history by performing at the UK's first indoor independent live gig since lockdown began, playing alongside Frank Turner and Ciara Haidar (read more about it on Frank's blog).

In keeping with the message behind the single, Beans will be playing We Are Not A Festvial, at Pippingford Park, Nutley, in East Sussex. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Written, recorded and released from lockdown, 'Save The Music' is available now. 

by: Mike Cobley


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Supported by quietly melodic vocals, Ritchie Sacramento, the new single from Mogwai's forthcoming tenth studio album, As The Love Continues, oscillates between moments of tranquility and disorder.
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Pa Salieu, who is set to play Brighton's Great Escape Festival in 2021, is a 23-year-old rapper from Coventry. He is proud of his Gambian heritage, fluent in Wolof and keen to represent his culture wherever possible.

“We are living in extraordinary times, I wanted to respond but had the urge to offer more than one voice, more than one perspective. Not an echo chamber.”

Hailing from Brighton, Passenger is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. Although still known for his busking, he long ago made the journey from street corners to stadiums.

Pod Experiences - the team behind Pier Pressure, Brighton's escape room provider – will be opening a new experience visitor attraction in the centre of Brighton, in April 2021.
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What will become of 2021? The dream is to go back. The nightmare is that we never can.

The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings is The Besnard Lakes's sixth album. For its creation, the band dispensed with a timeline and instead took all the time they needed to conceive, compose, record and mix the album. 

When Brighton-born filmmaker Luke Bradford travelled to Tanzania to make a documentary which featured members of a community living with albinism, he met Florence.

Bulgarian artist Vera Hadzhiyska has been chosen to exhibit in the In Between Gallery - a temporary gallery in Fabrica's large window space, showing contemporary photography in the heart of Brighton's busy city centre for all who pass by.

Opening with Donald Trump's notorious “grab them by the pussy” quote, Anna Straker's latest release attacks gender stereotypes and the attitude that “boys will be boys.” 

New single I Like The Way You Die lies at the very heart of Brighton four-piece Black Honey's new record, Written & Directed

It has been a time of new beginnings for Daniel Donskoy. The cosmopolitan actor and musician with roots in Moscow, Berlin, Tel Aviv and the South of England shows no signs of stopping after the release of his single, 24.

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