New music and arts festival for Preston Park in September

Gary Hart September 1, 2015

Together The People (TTP) is a 5,000 capacity, non-camping music and arts festival created and founded by local music promotions company One Inch Badge.

Carnival Collective

The Festival will take place on the weekend of September 5-6 and will celebrate music, food, community, film and arts in the city of Brighton & Hove by delivering a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware flagship event that is accessible to everyone.

The line-up of artists appearing will include: Super Furry Animals, the legendary Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Ghostpoet, Public Service Broadcasting, Lucy Rose, Roots Manuva, The XCerts and Lucy Spraggan to mention a few.

Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals

Headlining the main stage on Saturday, September 5 are Welsh pop collective Super Furry Animals (SFA). Fronted by Gruff Rhys, they are celebrated not only for their exceptional song-writing and spectacular live shows, but also for their creativity and imagination. With a back catalogue of countless classics from their 20 plus year career, this headline slot looks set to be a highlight of the festival season.

The Levellers
The Levellers appear on Saturday, September 5

Joining them on the main stage on Saturday are Brighton folk-rock stalwarts The Levellers, political poet and master singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, Mercury-nominated producer/MC Ghostpoet, talented local rising star Chris Simmons and emotive and spirited pop from popular X-Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas appear on Sunday September 6

1960s Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas take to the main stage, on Sunday September 6 along with instrumental duo Public Service Broadcasting, folk songstress Lucy Rose and Roots Manuva who was recently dubbed “England’s greatest rapper” by The Independent.

More Brighton talent will be represented with psychedelic hip-hop outfit Dizrali & The Small Gods with local party providers Carnival Collective opening the stage. The very special guest headliner for Sunday at TTP will be revealed very soon!

Plenty of family fun will also be on offer!

On the main stage on Saturday (5), afternoon audiences will be treated to one of the wildest family theatre shows round: The Cat In The Hat, based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss. Expect towering hats, mischief and an imagination recharge!

Ever popular book and TV series Horrible Histories will also be taking to the stage with their brilliantly funny educational theatre show Barmy Britain; a breakneck rollick through 1,000 years of our great land that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages!

There will be plenty of other areas to explore with exciting Art Installations and exhibition spaces curated by Studio 45 and Cassette Lord, with a number of workshops including spray painting and street art, screen printing, pottery, lino-cut, woodblock printing and circus skills plus, interactive fun for kids.

TTP have partnered with several of their business friends to provide festival-goers with a taster of Brighton’s best-loved cultural institutions.

The UK’s leading independent record store Resident will present a Music Pop Up Shop selling some of the worlds best records and hosting meet and greets and signing’s from artists performing at the festival.

The oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain, Duke of Yorks Picture House will also be programming an eclectic and entertaining choice of moving pictures in an environment they can guarantee you have experienced before!

Weekend Tickets: £75 + booking fee – Adult Weekend (16+); £37.50 + booking fee – Child Weekend (11-15 yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+) £0 – Infant Weekend (under 11yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+)

Day Tickets: £39.50 + booking fee – Adult Day (16+); £20 + booking fee – Child Day (11-15 yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+); £0 – Infant Day (under 11yrs. Must be accompanied by adult 18+)

Disabled customers are asked to purchase their tickets via Ticketmaster and call the dedicate line (0800 988 4440) to arrange a carer ticket and obtain further information.

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The park site is all ages; an adult must accompany under 16’s. Children are classed at 11yrs–16yrs. Under 11s may attend free of charge. Gates will open at noon on both days with a curfew of 10pm.