11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3WA
Contact: 01273 325793
Email: [email protected]
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With a brand new, old look The Hope & Ruin is the new name for the Hope, and that’s not the only change. Just some of the improvements, include an increased capacity for gigs upstairs, a full food menu of poutine and hotdogs, an expanded range of craft beers, brewery fresh lager, and that very different new look that came from the team travelling in eastern Europe where bars are frequently cobbled together out of reclaimed spaces using anything the owners can get hold off.
The venue upstairs has become a much more practical live music space from simply moving the bar to the back of the room. That’s considerably more easily said that done, by the way. The stage is higher (and larger), the air-con more powerful, the bands bigger, the programming more dynamic.
Amanda Dawe and Tom Riddle have been at The Hope for nearly 6 months now and the much loved venue is starting to feel like its really theirs, reflecting their love of all things rock, tattoos and how highly they value their customers.
For the third year running, Shakedown has teamed up with Drinkinbrighton.co.uk to give one band and one DJ the opportunity to play on the main stage of Brighton's biggest festival.
Friday is an interesting day at The Great Escape. There’s definitely less midweek anxiety going around, as this can be considered a genuine ‘day off’ – the start of the weekend - and that means a lot more punters.
On Thursday July 4th, The Wildflowers are playing at the Hope. They are fast building a name for themselves on the live scene around the country as well as in their Brighton base.
So May’s little pretence of summer came and went at the very start of the month and back we were accepting Brighton summertime as we had come to expect it, cloudy and drizzly, when that annual smörgåsbord of new music excellence, the Great Escape, rolled on into town (and all over town!) and briefly changed things for a while.
Brighton Fringe is England's largest arts festival. This year will see almost 700 events packed into one month, from Cabaret to Workshops, all taking place from 4 May - 2 June.
Sam's of Brighton Spiegel Supper Club will be in business every night throughout Brighton Festival Fringe*, transforming the Spiegel Garden's bar tent into a gorgeous restaurant where you can enjoy a 4 course pre-show dinner. Feast on Warm Crab and Chilli Tartlets and Roast Rump of South Downs Lamb, followed by glorious English Strawberry Trifle.
Drink in Brighton will be running the bars at The Spiegeltent for the Fringe Festival from 1st May to 3rd June 2013. The Spiegeltent is returning to its rightful place on Steine Gardens during this year’s Festival Fringe, for the first time in many years. A European mirror tent, the Spiegeltent is the ultimate cabaret and music salon.
Spread over 30 venues during May 16th-18th, it’s now less than two months until The Great Escape takes over Brighton. Now in its eighth year, Europe’s answer to SXSW today announces the latest helping of the best emerging talent from across the world, adding over 50 artists to an outstanding line-up that has already left music fans reeling.
For local boys Rizzle Kicks it will be a massive homecoming show. As well as performing past anthems like Down with the Trumpets and Mama do the Hump, the Brighton duo will have a string of new hits from their second album, due out this summer.
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The total venue capacity is 237 - split between:
137 downstairs & 100 upstairs.
For live gigs & private parties, email [email protected]
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To book please contact us on 01273 325793 or via email at [email protected]