An all day mini festival was promised at The Brighton Centre. We were not disappointed a great event from Discogs and Crate Diggers topped off with a delicious slice of Sister Sledge!
Discogs and Crate Diggers came to Brighton for an all day festival of vinyl and live music. The venue, and it was good to see a records fair back there, was The Brighton Centre.
Discogs: The world’s largest community-built database for music information. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced.
Crate Diggers: Crate Diggers was born out of our love and commitment to vinyl and the community that surrounds and supports it. Founded in 2014, its main objective is to bring awareness and opportunity to the vinyl community.
Scene Sussex arrived fairly late in the day, just as some of the sellers were packing away. However there were loads of rare slices of vinyl to be found and people looking for that deal of the day!
There was time for a selfie or two with a favourite album cover!
The lower levels of the Brighton Centre was the main hub for all the vinyl goodness. Crates, PVC boxes, wine crates were stuffed full of records, and even the walls were festooned with rare 7″ singles. I spoke to a few of the sellers who all reported on having a good day. A great atmosphere as vinyl hunters rummaged through the crates. The sellers always on hand to offer advice, or just to chat.
Downstairs as hundreds of people were looking for that elusive slice of vinyl, upstairs people were arriving for the festival side of the event. Unfortunately Scene Sussex missed a few of the early performers.
A selection of DJ’s were on hand, playing vinyl, rap and top performances including General Levy.
In the room next door Jah Wobble was settling in to deliver a terrific live set. Yes, the one and only! Jah Wobble began his musical career at 18 as a founder member of Public Image Limited. His heavy, hypnotic bass lines defined the post punk era and have influenced many musicians over the last 30 odd years. Today his sounds were lively, vibrant and delivered by him and his super band. The crowd that had gathered to watch the set lapped it up and some danced the entire set! Just hope to catch these guys again.
A fabulous set!
As Jah was entertaining his audience, in the main live room Brighton saw BBC broadcaster David Rodigan put on a hour slot of vinyl playing! He played some of his favourites, enjoyed equally by those attending his set.
Fullee Love Collective
A full on set from these guys kept everyone happy with a great full on mix Soul, Funk and Hip Hop. Awesome! They filled the stage, there were a stack of musicians forming this band. They brought the music, fire and a blast of ice.
A terrific hour long set full of top tunes. Well played Fullee Love Collective
A brilliant set – set the Brighton Center on fire!
There is a full on review of this top performance from the headliners Sister Sledge. They were fabulous and everyone left the venue with a huge smile on their faces. We had been singing and dancing for over an hour – we knew all the songs and the moves! Well played Sister Sledge.
You can read out in depth look back at the set from Sister Sledge – HERE
Can we do this again?
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And a huge thanks to top Brighton promotion team at We Love The Big Blue Shed:
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Thanks to the wonderful team at The Brighton Centre – great sound and super friendly staff! They are on the WWW
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