Music: Murmur announce livestream single launch for I’m The Same

Mumur will be playing a special Hot Box Events livestream gig on 3 April. The band is releasing its highly anticipated single I’m The Same, so the livestream will be your first proper chance to see the Brighton three piece tear through the track live. ‘I’m the Same’ is the second single from the band’s highly anticipated EP – coming in summer 2021 and is … Continue reading Music: Murmur announce livestream single launch for I’m The Same

Culture: Brighton council braces for summer visitor boom

With it looking more and more like we are all going to have to holiday within the UK, Brighton council is preparing for a deluge of visitors to our fair city. Anyone that endured the horror of Brighton seafront post-lockdown easing last summer will have seen our city absolutely packed to breaking point with visitors. It now appears that this upcoming summer will somehow be … Continue reading Culture: Brighton council braces for summer visitor boom

Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Leading voices from the UK pub and hospitality industry have branded vaccine passport entry plans as ‘unworkable and baseless’. There have been suggestions that landlords may be required to check the vaccine status of patrons on entry, if they wish to operate without social distancing measures. Leading figures within the British hospitality industry have lambasted any such suggestions, claiming that they are not only baseless … Continue reading Pubs: Vaccine passport plan ‘unworkable and baseless’

Music: Band Pond festival lineup announced – Delta Sleep headlining

Bad Pond Festival, taking place on 5 September at the iconic Brighton Concorde has finalised its lineup, with the mighty Delta Sleep set to headline. Organised by the wonderful Small Pond Records, Bad Pond Festival will be a triumphant return for Brighton gigs, and live music in general. Tickets are available HERE RIGHT NOW The full lineup for Bad Pond Festival 2021 is: Delta Sleep … Continue reading Music: Band Pond festival lineup announced – Delta Sleep headlining

Culture: Brighton Games Festival could be coming

A Wired Sussex report has put forward plans to launch a Brighton Games Festival to showcase the wealth of talent in the city. Brighton and Hove is one of the most innovative – and in per capita terms, strongest – cities in the entire UK when it comes to video games. Now, following a report by Wired Sussex and property developer First Base (the firm … Continue reading Culture: Brighton Games Festival could be coming

Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Brighton vegan heroes, the aptly-named Vegan Noms have completed a total rebrand. Having started operation at The World’s End on London Road, the kitchen has quickly risen to prominence over lockdown. With its mix of innovative burgers, loaded fries and sides, VeganNoms has grown far past expectation, as owners admit. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vegan Noms (@vegannomsuk) The business is … Continue reading Food: Vegan Noms completes rebrand

Sport: Top National League clubs push for short-term merger to finish season

Top clubs in football’s National League division may be able to finish the currently-curtailed season through a North/South combination league made of only those willing to participate. Members of Britain’s sprawling non-league pyramid voted to end the 20/21 season early, much to the chagrin of a great many clubs. The motion passed by a margin of 24-19, with the majority of the southern division wanting … Continue reading Sport: Top National League clubs push for short-term merger to finish season

Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

The government revealed its March budget this week, here’s what it means for Brighton pubs, venues and hospitality, the self employed, workers, and generally, what the hell happened. Overview: The world is in the bin. The Covid pandemic has changed the very fabric of our lives and taken an absolutely massive toll on people and businesses alike. On 3 March Rishi Sunak revealed the government’s … Continue reading Budget: What it means for Brighton, pubs, workers, self employed

Music: Aaron Fitchett releasing third single ‘Got Heart;

Brighton singer songwriter, Aaron Fitchett has released his third single of the year ‘Got Heart’ ‘Got Heart’ is the third single released by Fitchett this year and follows stripped-back debut ‘Promises’ and the urgent ‘Knee deep in the dead’. The track is a breakneck-paced folk rager, pulling precious few punches and all the better for it. It will be self-released on 15 March. Explaining the … Continue reading Music: Aaron Fitchett releasing third single ‘Got Heart;

Music: Industry rallies against Govt ticket tax hike

Music industry leaders have rallied against a proposed hike to the rate of VAT on ticket sales, just as many are beginning to look ahead with hope. Music venues, bands, record labels, and fans from Brighton to Bangor have spoken out against a proposed 15 percent increase to the rate of VAT on ticket sales. The rate of VAT on ticket sales was cut to … Continue reading Music: Industry rallies against Govt ticket tax hike