Music Events

Little Mix

The 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove

Friday July 6, 4.30pm

Tickets £60.50

Girl band Little Mix are on their The Summer Hits tour and will perform some of their biggest hits, including Touch, Shout Out To My Ex, Black Magic and Wings. The popsters – Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson – were the first group to win The X Factor in 2011 and since then the BRIT Award winners have released four albums plus a platinum editions of their 2016 No1 album Glory Days. They’ve scored a flurry of No1 singles with their latest smashes including last year’s No More Sad Songs, Power and Reggaeton Lento (Remix). The band have also announced their special guests at the live concert: the 2017 The X Factor winners RAK-SU (below left) and Australian sister trio Germein (below right). Rak-Su, a four-piece group from Watford, were the first male band to win the competition, but also the first ever The X Factor act to have had three of their singles top the UK iTunes chart while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You. Australian sisters Germein are kicking off 2018 with a new sound. Whether jamming together at their home in the Adelaide Hills, playing alongside Arcade Fire and Catfish & the Bottlemen at the Isle of Wight festival, or opening UK stadium shows for Little Mix, it’s their mutual connection to music that has seen Georgia, Ella and Clara make their mark.

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Oil Brown Band

Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday July 6, 8pm

Tickets from £19.80

Until 2002, Oli Brown had never picked up a guitar, yet by 2006, aged just 16,  he had toured in America twice, opening for blues royalty such as Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal, and shared UK stages with Walter Trout, Paul Jones, Buddy Whittington and John Mayall. Oli is the most promising blues man to emerge from Britain in a long time. He is not only a guitar prodigy but also a singer, songwriter and consummate performer.

Phone 01903 366017 or visit

UB40 plus support ASWAD

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Saturday July 7, 8.30pm

Tickets £40/child £30/u5s free

Legendary reggae and pop band UB40 are celebrating 40 years with the release of a new album in conjunction with PledgeMusic. The Grammy Award-nominated and Brit Award-nominated band has had more than 50 singles in the UK singles chart, including Red Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling In Love, and have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. With support from reggae band ASWAD, they are playing Borde Hill as part of its new music festival A Boundless Summer.

Phone 01444 450326 or visit

The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonnino Baliardo

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Sunday July 8, 8.30pm

Tickets £40/child £30/u5s free

For 25 years, The Gipsy Kings performed their infectious and joyful music that celebrates their gipsy heritage. Their self-titled debut record became a phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, that introduced millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band, which has retained the same line-up of virtuoso musicians, has sold almost 20 million albums. The Gipsy Kings are playing Borde Hill as part of its new music festival A Boundless Summer.

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Burt Bacharach Live in Concert

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Monday July 9, 7.30pm

Tickets £50, £55 and £72.50

Composer Burt Bacharach, whose career has spanned more than six decades with eight Grammy Awards, three Academy Awards and 48 Top 10 songs, performs tracks from his songbook, including songs written for artists such as Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. And a couple of surprises will be thrown in too.

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Oh Sees

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Tuesday July 10, 7pm

Tickets £25

American rock band Oh Sees, whose line-up has changed a few times before reaching their current incarnation featuring John Dwyer on guitar/vocals, Tim Hellman on bass, Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone on drums, are on tour following the release of their album A Weird Exits last year.

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Proms in the Park Summer Music Festival

Victoria Park, South Road, Haywards Heath

Wednesday-Saturday July 11-14

Four-day tickets £55/various prices for individual concerts

Welsh superstar mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins (above) headlines this year’s four-day Proms in the Park summer music festival. Appearing alongside her is special guest John Owen-Jones, best known for playing the titular role in The Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, and she will also be joined by the internationally renowned London Welsh Male Voice Choir. There will also be performances by tribute bands The Bohemians, Elvis On My Mind and Hello Again: The Story of Neil Diamond, as well as the Roy G Hemmings Hits of Motown Show.

Read our feature on the Proms in the Park Summer Music Festival.


The Prebendal School Summer Concert

Chichester Cathedral, Chichester

Thursday July 12, 7pm-8pm

The Prebendal School is the oldest school in Sussex, serving as the choir school for Chichester Cathedral, and its Summer Concert is the highlight of its musical year. This year, as part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the composer Leonard Bernstein, the 1st Orchestra will perform a medley featuring music from Bernstein’s score for West Side Story, which premiered on Broadway in 1957. The tale of love and prejudice was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The concert will also feature the school’s Concert Band, ensembles and solo performances. The school is incorporating Leonard Bernstein into the year’s curriculum in recognition of the composer’s achievements as a teacher. Picture: Christopher Ison.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.


Steve Earle and The Dukes

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Tuesday July 17, 8pm

Tickets £32, £35 and £38.50

American Grammy Award-winning rock, country and folk singer Steve Earle and his band The Dukes are on tour supporting the 30th anniversary of his third album Copperhead Road and the live set will also include songs from his new album So You Wanna Be An Outlaw.

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Bernstein Revealed: A Cabaret

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Sunday July 29, 2.45pm-4.45pm

Tickets £25

In an evening of words and music held as part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein, host Edward Seckerson (pictured above, right) and Tony Award-nominated pianist Jason Carr (pictured above, left) are joined by singer Sophie-Louise Dann (pictured) for an evening of melodies and memories. Seckerson was one of the last people to interview Leonard Bernstein, a very personal conversation that is at the heart of this show. It features songs from West Side Story, Candide and On The Town as well as forgotten gems from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Peter Pan, Mass and Trouble in Tahiti.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit

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