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Best Of Brighton: Concorde 2 on the 11th of July

“We started Best of Brighton to help showcase Brightons favourite Music – Food & Drink – Arts. And create a fun event to bring everyone together to support all the great music, food and drink and arts in our wonderful town. So come and support the Best Of Brighton (BOB)”

Best Of Brighton – A fantastic new night showcasing Brighton’s best Bands + Food & Drink + Art

Loud Shirt will be giving out free samples of their amazing beers and to tell you about themselves.

Hash Machine will be selling tasty street food.

Cassette Lord will be displaying his amazing art, which you can buy on the night!


12 Stone Toddler

12 Stone Toddler rock. But remember when rock was anti-fashion, didn’t stay in neat little categories, represented deviation from the norm? Remember when rock plundered other genres and threw the bits into a hot cauldron? Remember when rock meant bands with nothing in common other than a liking for loud guitars, stomping beats, electric hooks? 12 Stone Toddler bring this ethic back. A marriage of opposites, combining heady eclecticism with a love of the three minute wonder. All shiny and new, yet visited at night by the ghosts of 20th century music.

12 Stone Toddler

12 Stone Toddler

“Simultaneously magnificently louche and uncomplicatedly rock” Pete Cashmore, The Guardian


Clowwns conjure cracked-mirror visions of Dylan Thomas in his drunken disco period, Graham Greene fronting a fuzz-crazed Sparks, or a young Orson Welles luring Queens of the Stone Age and the Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster to the circus big top of their deepest unconscious desires. Literary but visceral, pounding but pop-savvy, Clowwns’ thumping great art-rock has the answers to all your worries. You’ll love it, really.



“The last great post-punk band…” LOUDER THAN WAR


BADLAWS. are a 4-piece Alternative Rock band based in Brighton, England. Combining influences from the likes of DON BROCO, Bloc Party and YONAKA, the female-fronted 4-piece aim to amalgamate their collective influences to form a sound derived from heavy riffs along with the melodic sensibilities of modern pop music.



BADLAWS have played in and around Brighton venues, including The Haunt and Concorde 2, as well as participating in the Brighton Fringe Festival.

The Mann and I

Brighton based Duo ‘The Mann & I’ include alternative singer/songwriter Edd Mann and stylistic vocalist Tara Vowles. Formed in 2018, The Mann and I have had to cater to both upbeat and downbeat audiences and occasions. This forced versatility has become a trademark loved by some.

Brighton based The Mann and I

THE ART: Cassette Lord

Cassette Lord will be displaying his amazing art, which you can buy on the night! And Cassette Lord may even be creating a a piece of art on the night


Martyn and Mike have been friends since 1984. Martyn is the Loud Shirt Ale-Chemist, weaving magical spells to transform our malt, hops, yeast and secret ingredients into liquid gold. Mike is the Loud Shirt Beer Cellar, a truly dedicated follower of passion, unleashing Loud Shirt beers into the world.

THE FOOD: Hash Machine

“The Hash Machine came about after watching a programme about Poutine (a popular French-Canadian street food) which inspired me to try different takes on the dish. Eventually I decided that the potato hash (a favourite of mine) made the perfect vehicle for a variety of freshly made toppings. The inspiration for the menu comes partly from my eclectic musical taste. Current hits include, ’The Notorious P.I.G’, a dish of potato hash and pulled pork and ‘Robert Plant- based’, a rich coconut and chickpea vegan curry.”

Best Of Brighton: Concorde 2 on the 11th of July

So come on! Support local live music and those venues. This night has it all! Live music, art, top food, top beer all under one roof Concorde2.

Best of Brighton is being promoted by the marvellous, dedicated team at Black Rabbit Productions.

Door time is 7pm and you can grab tickets from here or here, a limited run of specials for £10 from Punker Bunker Sydney street, Brighton.  Always check with the venue for updates.

Event page is here


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