brighton music december 2018

All the best in music in Brighton over December 2018 – January 2019

Jools Holland  brighton music december 2018 Sat 15 Dec
Brighton Centre
Jools Holland will be boogieing his way through Britain this winter as part of his UK tour with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, hitting our very own Brighton Centre in the run up to Christmas. A complete virtuoso, blues legend BB King once said of the pianist: “I didn’t think anybody could play like that. He’s got a left hand that never stops.” Catch the genius in action this month.

Cancer Bats
Weds 23 Jan
The Haunt
With 13 years under their belt including five acclaimed studio albums, three Juno Award nominations and countless tours around the globe, Canadian hardcore metal punks Cancer Bats have become a well-known force in the world of heavy music. Bringing their sixth studio album to Brighton, the self-released The Spark That Moves, fans will be able to see the band embark on the latest stage of their career.


The Vaccinesbrighton music december 2018
Fri 25 Jan
Brighton Dome
The start of 2019 sees indie rock band The Vaccines embark upon their next UK tour, and the Brighton Dome is one of their first ports of call. After a manic 2018 which saw the band take on their own extensive world tour, open for the Rolling Stones’ concert in Southampton and support Imagine Dragons on their European stadium tour, The Vaccines will be hitting the road once again to continue to promote their latest album Combat Sports. Containing only 11 dates, the tour of the band who have sold over a million records worldwide will be sure to sell out fast. (Image: Brad Elterman)

The Faimbrighton music december 2018
Tues 29 Jan
The Haunt
Australian pop/punk/alternative band The Faim will be returning to Brighton to play The Haunt next month, following a successful stint at The Great Escape Festival earlier this year. Citing esteemed bands of similar genres as influences such as All Time Low, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy and A Day to Remember, The Faim will be sure to bring their own pop punk anthems to the UK. (Image: Maxfair Clough)

Gently Tender
Sun 2 Dec
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Ex-Palma Violets and The Big Moon bods collide, bringing moody psychedelic rock to the depth of Sticky Mike’s.

Sun 9 Dec
Concorde 2
Get ready to jump into 20 years of this Welsh sextet’s diverse musical history, which spans metal, rock and reggae.

Tues 11 Dec
Green Door Store
Explore the sounds of pop drenched in grunge and math rock, reminiscent of Nirvana, PJ Harvey and The Mars Volta.

Bloom (wecanbloom)
Weds 19 Dec
Hope & Ruin
Dreamy femme-fronted band Bloom experiment with harmonies, syncopation and synthesisers to make magical indie pop.

Grace Carter
Fri 21 Dec
The Haunt
Brighton-raised soulstress hits The Haunt with sounds reminiscent of Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone.

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 12 Jan
Brighton Dome
LPO’s 2018-2019 season continues with  nostalgic inspiration through Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9.


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