Last weekend saw the inaugural Together The People festival in Brighton’s Preston Park. This family focussed music event proved to be an enormous success, after bringing two days of quality music, food, film and arts to the city. To make it a truly local event, all the infrastructure, traders and many of the performers came from the local area.

Stand-out live performances came from sample heavy indie stars Public Service Broadcasting, Welsh stalwarts Super Furry Animals and cerebral hip-hop hero Roots Manuva. Also making a splash were Brighton’s very own The Levellers, José González and the legendary Martha and the Vandellas.

It succeeded in its aim of providing a creative, family-friendly and socially-aware celebration. With 8,000 people attending the festival across the weekend, it was a cool and cute end to a great summer. Caroline Lucas and Billy Bragg both made speeches highlighting the strength of Brighton & Hove’s community spirit.

BN1’s David Smith was there, to capture all the best sights from the weekend.

Together The People will return in 2016

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