Live music

Brighton & Hove has a thriving live music scene with a large number of live venues, mostly small but all within walking distance.

We estimate that there are more than 500 bands in the city performing at gigs every night of the week. There are also many local choirs, orchestras and other ensembles and music societies who put on regular concerts.

The city has a large number of recording studios and rehearsal facilities and a double award winning Music & Arts Service. The incredibly successful industry-led Brighton Institute of Modern Music is also in the city with more than 1000 full time students across three teaching centres .

Please see below some of the city’s music venues. This list is not exhaustive so check out free local magazines The Source and XYZ for gig reviews and listings or get on the mailing list at Resident.