top of page
  • Writer's pictureFolklore: In Session

#SaveOurVenues in Brighton & Hove

Here in Brighton & Hove we are blessed with some incredible live music venues that are not only pillars of the community but a huge part of Brighton's DNA with live music being performed all across our city every night in the week... In normal times, anyway.

A national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues has begun and we want to ensure we are doing our part here at Folklore to highlight those venues and the campaigns they are running.



The Brunswick is one of the countries busiest music venues with upwards of 500(!) shows a year in The Venue and The Cellar Bar both situated under their roof.

We have hosted many shows here across both rooms, including Family Fiction, Chloe Foy, Junior Brother, Jack Conman, S.T Manville, Katie Malco, Dan Millson and many, many more...

This iconic 1930s building is a core part of the music community in the city and will be needed by so many people when venues are able to reopen.

Help them reach their £10,000 target by contributing to their campaign here:



Our first ever Folklore show away from our monthly showcase was right here, with Jacko Hooper, Twilight Driving, The Hungry Mothers and Oktoba all performing.

Renowned for it's exceptional live sound, The Hope & Ruin is one of the busiest and most popular music venues in the city and rightly so.

From local bands to national touring artists of all genres, the venue is an absolute mainstay of the scene and needs your help continuing to be so;



Another venue we have had the pleasure of hosting acts such as Phil Cook, Martha Gunn, The Hungry Mothers, Jacko Hooper, Chloe Foy, Edie Bens + more over the last couple of years...

A beautiful downstairs venue with an upstairs that provides a whole array of events for the local community.

Latest Music Bar are trying to raise £8,000 to go towards their space and ensure that all future events can still go ahead and you can help them here;



Renowned for it's vibrant appearance with music legends that have passed, The Prince Albert is one of the first places many people see when coming into Brighton with it situated right next to Brighton station.

Our launch show for Folklore Vol.1 with George Ogilvie, Bess Atwell, Jacko Hooper and Oktoba was held here and will hold a special place in our heart for a very long time.

They are trying to raise £12,000 to keep music alive in the centre of town and need your help;



Located just across the way from The Prince Albert and directly underneath Brighton Station, there aren't many venues with the atmosphere and personality of The Green Door Store.

Supplying the city with all styles of music as well as club nights, The Green Door has been a focal point for the cities live music scene with it also being the home for Platform B radio too.

They are looking to hit their target of £25,000 with their sister venue Rossi Bar being a part of the same campaign and you can help these spots right here;



Hosting live music, comedy and with their own cinema on site, The Komedia is one of the busiest venues in the city with it being placed in the heart of the cities North Laines.

Recently supported by Folklore act, Passenger during his livestreams, they are looking for £10,000 to go towards to staff wages and the running costs of the venue.

Having seen so many artists perform here, Brother & Bones, Luke Sital Singh, Moddi, Syd Arthur to name just a few, it's obvious to everyone that see's a show at Komedia that it's a place worth supporting and somewhere you're going to be going when lockdown is finally lifted.

Support them here;


There are other Brighton-based venues that need your support as well as a whole host across the country, we hope you'll check out their crowdfunder campaigns and help if you can - We know this is a trying time for us all.

Music is the beating heart of Brighton - Let's not lose it to COVID-19.

You can follow livestreams that are running to support the venues via our Facebook page as well as the official website for #saveourvenues.

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page