The fourth of July may be well known as American Independence Day, but this year it will also be a date for the diaries of disco lovers in Brighton: it’s EDL IndepenDANCE Day!
After selling out the Spiegeltent for both bank holiday Sundays during the Fringe, The English Disco Lovers will be bringing their immensely popular event to the beach outside the Fortune of War, King’s Road Arches, as they continue their crusade to reclaim the EDL acronym from the English Defence League.
Raising money for Brighton Voices in Exile, the disco collective use great music, peaceful protests and charity events such as this to promote their mantra, ‘one world, one race, one disco’ and most importantly, to bring people together.
But this free-entry protest party will be less than peaceful, as the EDL invite guests to get down to the best of classic and underground disco from 9pm until 2am. It’s also the Saturday of Paddle Round The Pier, so the great atmosphere won’t just start at sundown.
So dig out your flares, get ready to groove and follow the Disco Lovers’ advice: don’t hate, gyrate!