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Brighton Weekender - A firm fixture in the New Untouchables calendar, August bank holiday will see the Mod Scene return to its spiritual home. A really good buzz has been building since the turn of the year, last year’s party will be hard to eclipse but we will have a jolly good go. Brighton is the most popular UK seaside resort so we firmly suggest you book hotels and tickets now, see the links below.

Sat & Sunday daytime are at the Volks Tavern 200 yards east of Brighton Pier (where the scooters arrive in the iconic film Quadrophenia) The venue has a well stocked bar and serves food all day complete with outside terrace and entry is FREE both afternoons. Live bands Saturday afternoon include The Faith Keepers from Spain and promising young lads The 45’s from Carlisle.Sunday will be the eagerly anticipated Scooter competition held outside the Volks at 15.00 followed by a cruise (route below). Both days will feature open decks DJ sessions and Market selling records, vintage and bespoke clothes, art and memorabilia.

All evening events are at Brighton’s best venue the fabulous Komedia Theatre in the buzzin’ lanes area and open at 11pm.

The venue boasts two rooms fully air conditioned, two well stocked bars with friendly staff. The main room has a huge wooden dancefloor with low ceiling and plenty of seating around the edges complete with kicking sounds system and all night licence!

We have sold out all three nights the last few years. Tickets go on sale Monday 3 March to members of our network as priority for the first two weeks, you can join the network here  it takes just five minutes to set up your profile and you will be sent a unique network code in order to purchase you ticket through the Komedia.

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale Friday 17 March  and we strongly advise you get a ticket in advance from the box office here 

Contact: drrobert@btinternet.com if you would like a stall in the market or a DJ spot in the afternoon open decks sessions.

Accommodation www.visitbrighton.com

NUT’S DJ’s: Pid, Rob Bailey, Lee Miller & Chris Dale
and special guests: TBA

BRIGHTON FULL PROGRAMME

Friday Welcome Party @ Komedia from 11pm-3am

Sat Lunchtime @ Volks from 1-5pm with live bands + Market + DJ’s FREE ENTRY

Sat Night Venue 1 @ Komedia from 11pm-5am

Sat Night Venue 2 @Volks from 9.30pm-3.30am

Sun Lunchtime @ Volks from 1-5pm Scooter Comp 3pm followed by Scooter Cruise + Market, 2 expos + DJ’s FREE ENTRY

Sunday Night Venue 1 @ Komedia from 11pm-6am

Sunday Night Venue 2 @ Volks from 9.30pm-3.30am

KOMEDIA PROGRAMME

MAIN ROOM – Friday and Saturday Mod club sounds

Sunday BRIGHTON GOT SOUL Northern Soul allnighter in the main room special guests DJ’s; Ginger Taylor, Sean Chapman, Roger Banks, Tomas McGrath, Si Bridger join Chris Dale & Rob Bailey.

STUDIO BAR

Friday TBC DJ’s in the Studio Bar

Saturday TBC DJ’s in the Studio Bar

On Sunday Mod club sounds

SCOOTER RIDEOUT ROUTE

Head EAST on Madeira Drive (away from ‘Sealife’ Brighton) and ride all the way to the up ramp.

Turn right onto Marine Parade.

Continue along Marine Parade/ Lewes Road over the roundabouts.

IF THE WEATHER IS NOT SO GOOD, OR IF YOU DON’T FANCY RIDING ANOTHER 15 MILES:

Turn right into car park for Smugglers Rest pub

 IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD/ FOR THOSE KEEN TO CONTINUE-

continue along A259 (name changes to Eastbourne Road )

Turn RIGHT onto Gilberts Drive towards Birling Gap.

Continue down the hill and follow the road around at Birling Gap to Beachy Head Road

Follow to Beachy Head Pub

Park up/relax/ride Stings GS off the cliff screaming ‘Bell Boy!’ (not advised)

The distance is approximately 21 miles one way/44 miles 

Night Time Events: Komedia: 44 – 47 Gardner Street Brighton, BN1 1UN
Daytime Events: Volks: 3 The Colonnade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PS

Venue

Night Time Events: Komedia: 44 – 47 Gardner Street Brighton, BN1 1UN
Daytime Events: Volks: 3 The Colonnade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PS

Dates

August 22/23/24- Bank Holiday Weekend 2014

Programme

Friday Welcome Party @ Komedia from 11pm-3am

Sat Lunchtime @ Volks from 1-5pm with live bands + Market + DJ’s FREE ENTRY

Sat Night Venue 1 @ Komedia from 11pm-5am

Sun Lunchtime @ Volks from 1-5pm Scooter Comp 3pm followed by Scooter Cruise + Market, 2 expos + DJ’s FREE ENTRY

Sunday night Venue 1 @ Komedia from 11pm-6am

Map

How Do I Get There?
BUS: The closest bus stops to Komedia are ‘North Street’ and ‘St. Peter’s Church’. The venue is a 5 minute walk into the North Laine area from here.

Brighton & Hove Buses calling at North Street: 1A. 2. 2A. 5. 5A. 5B. 7. 12. 12A. 12X. 14 14B. 14C. 17. 20. 21B. 22. 24. 25. 25A 26. 27. 27A. 28. 29. 29A. 37. 38A. 40. 46. 46A. 47. 49. 49A. 50. 50A. 52. 55.56. 57. 59. 77. 81. 81A. 81B. 81C. 87. 273. 700

Brighton & Hove Buses calling at St. Peter’s Church: 5. 5A. 5B. 17. 21B. 22. 24. 25. 25A. 26. 28. 29. 29A. 38A. 40. 40X. 46. 46A. 49. 49A. 49B. 50. 50A. 55. 56. 78.79. 87. 273 For maps, timetables and more information, please visit www.buses.co.uk

CAR: There are several car parks within walking distance: NCP – Church Street T: 0845 050 7080 Open Monday – Sunday, 24 hours NCP – North Road T: 0845 050 7080 Open Monday – Sunday, 24 hours Visit http://www.ncp.co.uk/multimapform.aspx for maps and more information.

NOTE: There is no on-street parking within the North Laine area. Resident Permits only.

TAXI: Taxis can drop you off outside the venue on Gardner Street. The nearest taxi ranks are: North Street (outside Barclays Bank) New Road (opposite Theatre Royal) There is a freefone in the Komedia Café to arrange pick-up from the venue. Local taxi companies: Brighton & Hove City Cabs – 01273 205205 Brighton & Hove Streamline Ltd – 01273 747474

TRAIN: Timetable enquiries: 08457 484 950 When you leave the station walk straight ahead along Queens Road, turn second left into North Road, walk down and take the 4th right into Gardner Street. Approx 7 minutes walk. Last train to London leaves Brighton 23:37, arrives London Victoria 01:09.

Sounds

Northern & Club Soul, R&B, Garage, Freakbeat, Psych, Ska/Reggae

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Mono Images by Dammo © 2012, Colour Images by Ramees Farooqui © 2012

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