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Our Annual Brighton Festival

"The festival is a good-natured gathering of the tribes for that generation for whom taping the John Peel show was once a way of life"
- Brighton Source

About The Festival

'At The Edge Of The Sea' is an all-day, indoor, mini-festival curated by David Gedge which usually happens at the legendary Concorde 2 venue on the historic seafront at Brighton in England every August. Both of David's own groups [Cinerama and The Wedding Present] appear each year. Since 2022 the event has also been streamed live from the venue.

2024 : Festival Information

09/08/24 : Brighton, UK - Concorde 2

Wristband exchange from 4PM [save time and avoid queuing by getting your festival passes early!]

09/08/24 : Brighton, UK - Concorde 2

'At The Edge Of The Sea' proudly presents The Wedding Present performing ‘Watusi' in full, together with other songs in a 90 minute set. Plus support. Doors 7PM-10PM.

10/08/24 : Brighton, UK - Concorde 2

'At The Edge Of The Sea XIV'.

Featuring The Wedding Present playing a mix of hits, classics and rarities in a 70 minute set, plus Cinerama, Brighton & Hove City Brass, Everett True Sings The Fall, Miki Berenyi Trio, Close Lobsters, Lande Hekt, Spare Snare  and more special guests still to be announced. Doors 3PM-10PM.
 

Purchase tickets here.

See below for a list of all the other fabulous artists who have taken part over the years.

Many 'At The Edge Of The Sea' fans travelling from outside of Sussex camp at the Brighton Caravan Club Site [East Brighton Park, Brighton BN2 5TS] which is near to the restaurants of the Brighton Marina and just 1.5 miles from Concorde 2. The site takes bookings for August from February onwards.

 

Those not keen on camping may be interested to know that less expensive accommodation may be found outside of Brighton, whose hotels attract tourists throughout the year. One example is Gatwick Airport, which is served by frequent trains departing from Brighton Railway Station right up until 11PM on Fridays and midnight on Saturdays.

Finally, snacks are available during At The Edge Of The Sea from Barefoot Café which is over the road from Concorde 2.

 

Previous Line-Ups

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XIII [ 2023 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Blood Red Shoes
Arxx

Terry de Castro [former Wedding Present bass-player]
Cinerama

‘Swim’ Stage
Berries

Hypsoline

Canned Pineapple

M. Butterfly

Linos Wengara Magaya & Zimbaremabwe Mbira Vibes 

XII [ 2022 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
The Primitives - pictured by Jessica McMillan
Liines
Terry de Castro [former Wedding Present bass-player]
Cinerama

‘Swim’ Stage
Syndromet - from Sweden
Daniel Searle performing ‘2048’
Such Small Hands [feat. former Wedding Present bass-player Melanie Howard]
Aegli - from Cyprus
West Wickhams
Bee & Jackrabbit

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XI [ 2019 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
The Ukrainians [performing The Wedding Present’s 'Ukrainski Vistupi V Johna Peela' LP [feat. former Wedding Present member Peter Solowka, plus guest appearances from David Gedge & Shaun Charman - pictured, left, by Jessica McMillan]
Sink Ya Teeth
Harker
Cinerama

‘Swim’ Stage
Chorusgirl - from Germany
The Flowers Of Hell - from Canada
Si,Irene - from Japan
The Trento Group [feat. Cinerama trumpeter Andrew Blick]
The Fallen Women

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X [ 2018 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Young Romance
Salad
Helen And The Horns
Terry de Castro [feat. former Wedding Present bass-player]
Cinerama

 

‘Swim’ Stage
Jetstream Pony [feat. former Wedding Present member Shaun Charman]
The Catenary Wires [feat. 'George Best' vocalist Amelia Fletcher]
Vinny Peculiar
Oliver Elf Army - from the USA
All Flags Are Grey
Amelia Coburn

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IX [ 2017 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present playing 'Going, Going...'
Flowers - pictured by James McCauley drawing 2017's winning raffle ticket
The Popguns
Scare Taxi
Cinerama
Missy Tassles' Exotica-a-go-go Disco

 

‘Swim’ Stage
Ellie Ford
Jade Inland [feat. former Wedding Present bass-player Melanie Howard]
The Sleazoids [feat. former Wedding Present member Paul Dorrington]
The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy
Helen McCookerybook

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VIII [ 2016 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Yan & Noble [from British Sea Power] & The Hired Help
Melys -pictured by Auwyn Photography
Terry de Castro [former Wedding Present bass-player performing murder ballads]
Animal House [feat. former Wedding Present drummer Nicholas Wellauer]
Cinerama

 

‘Swim’ Stage
Mermaid Noises
Such Small Hands [feat. former Wedding Present bass-player Melanie Howard]
Jonny 8 Track
Church Of Elvis
Bar Creeps
Collectress

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VII [ 2015 ]

Saturday

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
My Life Story - pictured by Auwyn Photography

The Woodentops
Terry de Castro [
former Wedding Present bass-player]
Cinerama
'David Gedge's 78RPM Disco
' [DJ Set]
 

‘Swim’ Stage
Watoo Watoo - from France
The Jet Age - from the USA
Haiku Salut
The Satellite Vines

 

Sunday

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Dream Themes
The Nightingales
The TenFiveSixty
The Donalds [feat. former Wedding Present drummer Charles Layton]
Cinerama
Eddie Argos [DJ Set]
Charles Layton  [DJ Set]
Wedding Present Bingo!

‘Swim’ Stage
The Proctors - pictured by Auwyn Photography

Witching Waves
The Fiction Aisle

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VI [ 2014 ]

Saturday

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
The Membranes - pictured by Auwyn Photography
Sky Larkin
Bosco Rogers
Cinerama
Ian Watson from 'How Does It Feel?' [DJ Set]

‘Swim’ Stage
Guards! Guards!
Black Light Ray [feat. former Wedding Present guitarist Paul Dorrington]
Ukuladeez - from Guernsey
Fawn Spots

 

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Sunday

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Art Brut [feat. former Wedding Present drummer Charles Layton]
The Cravats
BIRD
Cinerama [feat. Emma Pollock]
Umut Adan - from Turkey
Eddie Argos [DJ Set]
Charles Layton [DJ Set]
Wedding Present Bingo!

‘Swim’ Stage
Emma Pollock - pictured by Auwyn Photography

Lutine
French For Cartridge

 

V [ 2013 ]

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Saturday

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
The Twilight Sad
Flying Wing [feat. former Wedding Present members Paul Dorrington & Darren Belk]
The Fireworks [feat. former Wedding Present member Shaun Charman]
Cinerama
Shaun Charman [DJ Set]

‘Swim’ Stage
Dog In The Snow
Marlin [feat. former Wedding Present member Patrick Alexander]

The Missing Season - from France
Tensheds

 

Sunday

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, pictured by Auwyn Photography

The Flatmates
No Middle Name
Cinerama
Rocker [DJ Set]

‘Swim’ Stage
Pete Fij & Terry Bickers
Terry de Castro [feat
. former Wedding Present bass-player]
Sivu
Monster Bobby

 

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IV [ 2012 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Cud
Nightmare Air - from California
The Evil Son [feat. former Wedding Present members Sam Beer-Pearce & Pepe le Moko]
Cinerama
Catriona Child [reading]
Lee Thacker [live drawing from the 'Tales Of The Wedding Present' artist]
Dandelion Radio's 'Rocker' [DJ Set]

‘Swim’ Stage
Martin Rossiter - pictured by Auwyn Photography
Das Fenster [feat. Terry Bickers]
Yaz Bebek
Sawchestra

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III [ 2011 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
Badly Drawn Boy - pictured by Auwyn Photography
The Pinky Piglets [now called Toquiwa] - from Japan
Dirty Fingernails [feat. former Wedding Present drummer Charles Layton]
Silvermash [feat. former Wedding Present member Graeme Ramsay]
Cinerama

 

‘Swim’ Stage
Stars Down To Earth [feat. former Wedding Present bass-player Pepe le Moko]
Summer Camp
Precious Few - from Germany
Urban Shadows

 

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
The Ukrainians [feat. former Wedding Present member Peter Solowka]
Klee - from Germany
Sharks
Persil - from The Netherlands
Cinerama
Story Studio [Short Stories, now published as 'Snapshots']
Dandelion Radio's 'Rocker' [DJ Set]

‘Swim’ Stage
Darren Hayman - pictured by Auwyn Photography
Terry de Castro [former Wedding Present bass-player]
Rose Leaf Miner [feat. former Wedding Present guitarist Paul Dorrington]
The Half Sisters

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II [ 2010 ]

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I [ 2009 ]

‘Le Bikini’ Stage
The Wedding Present
The Pipettes - pictured by Stephanie Colledge
Eamon Hamilton
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club
Calvin Party
Villareal
Cinerama

DJ Sets from: Shaun Charman, Graeme Ramsay [both former Wedding Present members] & David Gedge

‘Swim’ Stage
Astrid Williamson [feat. former Wedding Present bass-player Terry de Castro]
Terry de Castro [former Wedding Present bass-player]
Human
Top Bananas

About The Festival
2023 info
Previous Line Ups
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