Beachdown Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

Festival Office
Phone: +44 01273 666363
General Enquiries

Festival Description

The Beachdown Festival takes place annually at Brighton’s Devil’s Dyke, set in beautiful South Downs. The eclectic programming includes a stellar line-up of local, national and international musicians, comedy and cabaret, cinema, and family events among the entertainment roster. Festival-goers are offered comfortable, secure camping that includes a quiet family camping area. Best of all is that the organizers guarantee one of the driest sites in the UK based on the naturally water resistant chalk underfoot. All this takes place over August Bank Holiday weekend.

There will be on offer an array of food and beverages provided by local food partners from Brighton and the surrounding areas. The idea is to support local businesses and the economy. This is the place for fantastic music, unparalleled beauty of surrounds, top notch foods and drinks, and fun for all ages and tastes.

Festival Dates August 28 - 31, 2009
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Festival Events:

Line-up 2009:
  • Grace Jones
  • The Zutons
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Laurent Garnier (live)
  • Super Furry Animals
  • The Rakes
  • Saint Etienne
  • DJ Grandmaster Flash ”The Turntable Legend”
  • Derrick May
  • Prince Buster & the Delroy Williams Junction Band
  • The Fall
  • Ida Maria
  • Karma Deva
  • Alice McLaughlin
  • Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics
  • Quantic & his Combo Barbaro
  • James Hunter
  • Acid House Brass Band
  • Secret Affair
  • Joey Negro & the Sunburst Band
  • The Blockheads
  • James Taylor Quartet
  • Dreadzone
  • The Apples
  • Snowboy & the Latin Section
  • Jazz CoTech Dancers
  • Lack of Afro
  • Nostalgia 77 Octet
  • Laura Izibor
  • Belleruche
  • The Impellers
  • Funkshone
  • The Fantastics!
  • Jah Shaka Sound System 3 day residency
  • Favela Chic Arena of Stupidity 4 day residency ft
  • Jazzanova
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Radio Favela
  • Belleruche (Live)
  • Swap-A-Rama
  • Zeep Acoustic
  • Renegade Cinema
  • The Wheel of Bestune compered by Gringo Da Parada
  • Ross Clarke
  • Clek Clek Boom ft Tchiky and Monsieur Boo
  • Savoir Faire Soundsystem
  • Sofrito Sound System
  • Vibes Unlimited
  • Healer Selecter
  • Super Cinema
  • Cool Cabaret
  • Postonove Madness
  • Baile Beats
  • Samba Stupidity


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Practical Info:

  • Brighton Devil’s Dyke
    Devil’s Dyke Road
    Brighton, East Sussex
Ticket Exchange for cancelled Bloom Festival 2009:
  • Beachdown Festival
    Beachdown Festival has offered to help out the ticketholders for the now cancelled Bloom Festival that was to take place in Wales on August 14th. Beachdown invited the Bloom audiences and ideal alternative. You will be required to pay an extra fee. For full details on the ticket exchange check out http://www.beachdownfestival.comails. There will have a small Bloom area at Beachbreak — please come and join us for what promises to be a fantastic weekend. To register please email
  • Big Chill Festival
    The Big Chill has also offered Bloom ticket holders the opportunity to exchange tickets. You will be required to pay an extra fee on certain tickets to trade up to Big Chill tickets.
    Adult Weekend - £50 extra to pay
    Kids Weekend - FREE
    Day Ticket - £30 (Sunday ONLY)
    To take advantage of this offer please present them at BLUE GATE and exchange away. Headline acts such as Orbital, Basement Jaxx and David Byrne are on the line-up as well as DJ sets from the likes of Tom Middleton and Mr Scruff.


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