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Brighton has always had strong associations with Youth culture, Alternative Lifestyles, and the Movement of Music, the 1960's Mods and Rockers riots are legendary, but there is so many more positive things that Brighton should be remembered for.


This is just a brief selection, we're sure there is so many more, but hopefully this will give you an idea of the diversity that this area has to offer.

1) The godfathers of Oi! The Angelic Upstarts named one of their EP's "Brighton Bomb" in 1985, with a reissue in 1987.

2) Metalcore band, The Architects were formed out of here.

3) Members of Elastica have relocated here.

4) One of Fatboy Slim's pseudonyms is "The Brighton Port Authority".

5) Jimmy Cauty of KLF and The Orb fame has a studio down here.

6) Indie style Rock band The Kooks also originated out of Brighton, during 2004.

7) The Levellers are based in Brighton, they also bought and converted a derelict factory, which they use for band affairs, and the spare space was given over to other Brighton musicians and small craft businesses.

8) When Peter and the Test Tube Babies are not on tour, Peter Bywaters teaches English as a second language tuition from his home in Brighton. Del Strangefish hosts a Punk Radio Show with Jimmy Skurvi of Brighton Punk band Skurvi on Brightons Radio Reverb.

9) Skate Punk/Melodic Hardcore band Phinius Gage released a compilation of old and new tracks in 2006 entitled "Brighton Rock", which included the band's only single, "Brighton Rock".

10) Splodgenessabounds released a live show on DVD in 2005 which featured Motörhead guitarist Würzel.

11) Cabaret Voltaire founding member Stephen Mallinder is now a resident of this town.

12) Electronic Rock band The Qemists formed out of Brighton.

Caroline of Brunswick

Real ale pub with quiz nights, plus 60-seater upstairs space staging Rock bands and Stand-Up Comedy.

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Check out the bust of Cerberus hanging behind the bar.

39 Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 4SB

Hope & Ruin

Lively, laid-back pub with reclaimed vibe, for craft beers and live bands in upstairs music space.

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11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA


This place offers table football, quiz/music nights and outdoor seats, plus real ale and burgers.

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123 Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 3QB

Prince Albert

Stunning building, good selection of beers and other drinks, great tradition for live music here, upstairs hosts regular live gigs. Generally very popular place, and often gets very busy.

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48 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4ED

Sticky Mike's Frog Bar

A creative hub with booze // food // live bands // alternative club nights // art happenings // games & quizzes // poetry & film // and lots more.

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Open from 6pm Monday to Saturday with a vast selection of drinks available. They have ales, lagers, keg beer, cocktails and shots, something for everyone... even quality bottles of fizz to suit all budgets, plus they serve delicious handmade pizzaface pizzas with veggie, vegan and meat options.

9-12 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL

Green Door Store

Live music club in a railway yard with a late bar every night, free entry, and a green door.

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Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton BN1 4FQ

The Haunt

Converted cinema with a raised stage, screen and bars, hosting a mix of live gigs and club nights.

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10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ


Relaxed, arty pub with dark wood floors, exposed brick and outdoor tables, serving homemade burgers.

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31 York Pl, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4GU

The Yellow Book

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The UK's First Steampunk themed bar.

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3 York Pl, Brighton BN1 4GU

External Links

Caroline of Brunswick Website

Gladstone Website

Prince Albert Facebook Page

The Haunt Website