Brighton Bad Pond music festival announced as free live stream event

Against all odds Small Pond has announced its Bad Pond music festival will return for a fifth year on Saturday 19th December 2020 as a very special FREE live stream event, headlined by alt-rock cult hero Jamie Lenman and held here in Brighton

The global Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Brighton music, gig and pub scene incredibly hard. Against all odds Small Pond has put the whole team on its back and turned its Bad Pond festival into a free live stream event. The show WILL GO ON.

All bands will be performing live from Ooosh! Tours Studios, the event runs from 2:30pm – 10pm GMT, and further details of how to take part will be shared on the official Facebook event:

With the inaugural event held back in 2015, Bad Pond is an annual festival that sees Brighton-based promoters Small Pond bringing some of their favourite bands and artists to make a huge noise in their south coast hometown, and they aren’t about to let COVID-19 put a stop to proceedings, despite having to postpone this year’s event back in spring.

Completing the line up this year, the danceable, reinvented post-hardcore of ex-Reuben frontman (and now solo sensation) Jamie Lenman will be joined by ferocious four-piece rockers Saint Agnes, a rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical from A.A Williams, the upbeat math-tinged bedroom pop of Orchards, hometown alt/indie-punk faves Gender Roles, the righteous feminist electro-punk of CLT DRP, and the lush synth-laden alt-pop of Yumi And The Weather.

As is now traditional, the line-up takes in all flavours of experimental and alternative music, with a gleefully heavy streak, from both world-renowned and newly discovered acts alike. 

Bad Pond is proud to be a Keychange festival. PRS Keychange is a pioneering European initiative which empowers women to transform the future of the music industry and encourages festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance. Find out more about Keychange here.

Bad Pond Live takes place on 19th December 2020

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