Music Events

Southdown Folk Festival

Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Thursday-Sunday September 20-23, various times

Weekend tickets £69.50/u16s £31.50/family £150.50. Individual concerts £20.50/u16s £12.50. Studio sessions £10.50/u16s £5.50

A ‘wow’ line-up at this weekend folk festival is headlined by the original Cockney rebel Steve Harley, who with his acoustic trio will perform all-time favourites like Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Sebastian and Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) as well as more recent tracks. It also features TRADarrr, a band that has re-imagined folk rock using traditional precision percussion, searingly tasteful guitars, melodic basses and fiery fiddles, with support from fast-rising acoustic trio Kadia, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow as O’Hooley & Tidow, folk band Merry Hell and Dervish, fronted by Cathy Jordan, plus performances in the studio.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit

Dana Fuchs

Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, Marine Parade, Worthing

Thursday September 20, 7pm

Tickets £22

Florida-born Dana Fuchs, a rock-infused blues singer, applies her extraordinary voice to classic songs from her third album Bliss Avenue.

Phone 01903 366017 or visit

Rock n Roll Paradise

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Thursday September 20, 7.30pm

Tickets £23.50

Who will be on the jukebox tonight? In this show, which has a new format, .no two performances will be the same and each show will be crammed full with the country’s best tributes to rock ‘n’ roll’s stars supported by the Paradise Band. Among those ‘appearing’ will be Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Connie Francis, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens and even the king himself: – Elvis. The question is: who will you be lucky enough to see?

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

José González with The String Theory

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Friday September 21, 7.30pm

Tickets £26.50 and £31.50

Swedish-Argentinian singer-songwriter José González and maverick orchestra The String Theory perform their critically acclaimed collaboration, which has performed to sold-out audiences and rave reviews across Europe and the UK. González released his third solo album Vestiges & Claws in 2015, following In Our Nature (2007) and his 2003 debut Veneer. He has also released two albums as a member of folk rock band Junip. The String Theory is an artist collective, think tank and experimental chamber orchestra based in Berlin and Gothenburg, Sweden, that since 2007 has explored the outskirts of contemporary classical music and wild pop by means of collaborative workshops, studio recordings and live performances.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

The Guns N Roses Experience

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Friday September 21, 7.30pm

Tickets £18/Friends £1.50 off

The Guns N Roses Experience meticulously recreates every visual detail and every musical note to capture that reckless spirit of the original Guns ‘N Roses legendary live performances. Hits include Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and more.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit

Fleetwood Bac

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Friday September 21, 8pm

Tickets £17.50

Fleetwood Bac are the world’s first Fleetwood Mac tribute band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line-up. The band has wowed audiences as far afield as Dubai, St Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo, twice selling out the world-famous Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

ABBA Forever

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Saturday September 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £23

ABBA Forever recreate the unique Abba sound, with a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two ABBA girls complete the line-up, adding the essential glitz and glamour to a well-polished and gently humorous show.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

That’ll Be The Day

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Saturday September 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £26

The latest show by rock ’n’ roll production That’ll Be The Day features a new line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s and 70s, with a series of comic sketches too.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

The Last Night of the Proms

Windmill Theatre, Windmill Road, Littlehampton

Saturday September 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £9

Littlehampton Concert Band perform in an evening of patriotic music and celebration.

Phone 01903 856801 or visit

G4 Live

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday September 23, 7.30pm

Tickets £30

Classical vocal harmony quartet G4 are back with another tour, G4 Live. Having found fame in 2004 on the first series of The X-Factor, G4 have recently made their debut in Asia. Tonight, enjoy their classic hits of Bohemian Rhapsody, My Way, Nessun Dorma and Creep plus recent tracks from their latest G4 Love Songs album.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

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