BBC Radio 6 presenter to launch Brighton’s Big Screen, 2017

Besi Besemar July 19, 2017

BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Gilles Peterson will be joining thousands of music lovers on Brighton beach on Saturday, July 29 to celebrate the start of Brighton’s Big Screen, 2017.

DJ Gilles Peterson
DJ Gilles Peterson

Peterson will be the headline act for Brighton’s Big Screen Launch Party on Brighton Beach and will be performing his set from 9 – 11pm pm after finishing his BBC Radio 6 show in London earlier in the evening. He will be accompanied on stage by his MC, Earl Zinger.

Peterson, who started his career in France, is well established in the music industry and has been associated with the careers of artists of the 1990s such as Erykah Badu, Roni Size, and Jamiroquai. He owns the record label Brownswood Recordings. Other labels have included Acid Jazz & Talkin’ Loud.

Gilles said: “I’m honoured to be able to rock the old beach again!”.

Bill Murray, MD for Brighton’s Big Screen said: “We are really excited to have Gilles headlining for us but also such an array of fantastic musicians and DJs performing throughout the day and night. This is such an exciting opportunity and we are really looking forward to the event.”

Musicologist, Russ Dewbury, will be bringing you the finest in Jazzbop. Heroes of acid jazz, Freak Power (originally founded by bassist Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim) have reformed especially for this event and DJ Collective Soul City Worldwide will be playing the best in funk, soul and disco. The Juke of York, who recently supported Fatboy Slim at the O2, will be mixing some soulful summer vibes.

BBC Radio 3 presenter and Jazz vocalist Claire Martin (OBE), 7 time winner at the British Jazz awards will be performing with her live band and up-and-coming vocalist Tori Allen Martin, who recently featured on BBC live lounge, and the Starr Trust Singers will kick off the proceedings.

The day starts at noon and runs through until 11pm.