Music Events

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Glynde Place, Glynde

Friday June 29-Sunday July 1

Tickets from £54

Pop superstars Earth Wind & Fire, Elvis Costello and Steve Winwood top the bill at this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Read our feature about the festival and the line-up.



Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton

Friday June 29, 6pm

Tickets £40

This is one of two shows this summer headlined by electronic dance duo Orbital (pictured above), who broke up in 2014 and reunited last year, making a triumphant return. Known for their stunning visuals at live shows, brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who took the band’s name from the M25 London Orbital, are working on a new album and have announced this show and a second in Hull on June 30. Their special guests include Faithless performing a DJ set, Gentleman’s Dub Club (pictured below), System 7 and Steve Mac. Picture: Steve Double.

Phone 01273 603580 or visit or

Skids – 40th Anniversary Tour

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Friday June 29, 7pm

Tickets £25

Punk band Skids formed in 1977 in Dunfermline by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson and Tom Kellichan and had hits with Sweet Suburbia, The Saints Are Coming, Into The Valley and Working for the Yankee Dollar. They are on tour for their 40th anniversary with original members Richard Jobson and Bill Simpson.

Phone 01273 673311 or visit

The Neil Diamond Story – The Life of a Legend in Song

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Friday June 29, 7.30pm

Tickets £20

Bob Drury and his band celebrate the life and music of the legendary Neil Diamond in a show that tracks his remarkable journey from struggling New York songwriter to international megastar. Hits from a music career spanning five decades include Solitary Man, Cracklin’ Rose, Sweet Caroline, Love on The Rocks, America, Hello Again, I Am I Said and more. Bob Drury, described as the UK’s Voice of Neil, is featured in the movie Diamond Mountain, which is due for release later this year.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit


The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday June 29, 8pm

Tickets £21

Crooners is a new rip-roaring comedy music show full of one-liners, silliness and musical numbers with the nine-piece The Mini Big Band live on stage. The show plays homage to some of the greatest crooners of all time, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, and songs such as Lady is a Tramp, L.O.V.E, When You’re Smiling, Mack The Knife and more.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

Martin Simpson

Connaught Studio, Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Friday June 29, 8pm

Tickets £16.50

Acoustic guitar player Martin Simpson recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, 42 years ago and today he is equally at home playing traditional English folk, American folk and his own compositions. This is an intimate concert showcasing his guitar skills.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Horsham Fake Festival


Horsham Park, Horsham

Saturday June 30, 12noon-11pm

Tickets £15-£35

This festival has a line-up of six pro-level fake bands, otherwise known as tributes that looks and sound like the real thing. Inside a giant marquee will be Coldplay tribute Coldplace (above left), Oasis tribute Oasish (above right), Guns n’ Roses tribute Guns2Roses (below left), The Jam tribute The Jam’d, Stereophonic tribute Stereotonics and The Police tribute The Police Force (below right). There’s a bar and food.



Family Concert

Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester

Saturday June 30, 3pm-4pm

Tickets £5/children up to 18 £2/family of 4 £10

Leonard Bernstein’s deeply held belief in the transformative power of music was captured in his legendary Young People’s Concerts, and this concert is held as part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the West Side Story composer. Hosted by Chichester Chamber Concerts and supported by Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, it features the Camarilla Wind Ensemble (pictured) and there’s a chance to meet the musicians and their instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn. There will be plenty of music, including Bizet’s Carmen and Bernstein’s West Side Story. There will be a competition for the best picture or poem inspired by the concert, prizes, and time for children to do some drawing and colouring inspired by the music (drawing materials will be provided). Picture: Carina Wright.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit

Rufus Wainwright

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday June 30, 7pm

Tickets £45 and £55

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great vocalists, composers and songwriters of his generation, is on his Summer 2018 tour and performs tonight in Bexhill. He has released eight studio albums, three DVDs and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. At 14, he was named Canada’s best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album Rufus Does Judy, recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006, was nominated for a Grammy.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit


Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Wednesday June 30, 7pm

Tickets £30, £40 and £50

At this concert on their UK tour, Scottish rock band Travis play their 1999 album The Man Who, which spent 11 weeks at No1 in the album charts and sold almost three million copies. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the singles Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and possibly the band’s most iconic song Why Does It Always Rain On Me. “Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time,” says lead singer Fran Healy. “When you hear a song, you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability, so performing The Man Who once again will be a joy!”

Phone 01273 709709 or visit

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