Brighton Beachdown Festival 2009

Don Letts at Beachdown 2008

Beachdown Festival 2009
28th-31st August 2009, Devils Dyke, Brighton, UK

This will be the second year that Beachdown Festival takes over the South Downs just outside of Brighton.

Disco, house, broken beat, dance floor jazz, soul, funk, reggae and all manner of groove based dance music for four days up on the downs.

The initial line up details have been released and things are already looking fairly tidy. Expect many more names to be added with some very special announcements believed to be coming soon.

Confirmed acts so far

Saint Etienne
Grandmaster Flash
The Fall
James Taylor Quartet
The Blockheads
The Sunburst Band
Acid House Brass Band by The Williams Fairey Brass Ensemble
Nostalgia 77 Octet
Lack of Afro
Snowboy & The Latin Section
The New Mastersounds
Jazz Cotech Dancers
Prince Buster
Sugarhill Gang
Good Times with Norman Jay
Joey Negro
Gilles Peterson
Tru Thoughts feat Natural Self (live),
Rob Luis and Kinny
Jah Shaka Sound System
Favela Chic
Rebel Control

Tickets on sale now at £85 (early bird only)

About Beachdown Festival:

Set in the beautiful designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty site of the South Downs just north of Brighton – Beachdown offers comfortable, secure camping including a quiet family camping area and a guarantee of having the driest underfoot site of anywhere in the UK due to the chalk base of the South Downs – rainwater simply seeps straight away. So sorry – no mud-baths here.

Beachdown is proud to bring you an eclectic line-up of music, film and comedy entertainment which captures in one weekend the full range of global and local influences that our host city Brighton has to offer.

With legendary international acts through to the best of Brighton bands
performing on 4 stages we offer a total of 42 hours of entertainment across the August Bank Holiday weekend.

In addition we offer Award-winning cuisine from our selection of local food partners including Pintxo People, Due South and Indian Summer. All food supplied at Beachdown is sourced from Brighton and the surrounding areas to fully involve local businesses, to stimulate the local economy and to give individual businesses the chance to get involved in what we want to be their event as much as ours.

So if you want unrivaled quality in music, food, drink, location and Festival experience there is nothing like Beachdown.

You may have tried the rest but you won’t go anywhere else once you’ve been to Brighton's very own Beachdown Festival.


  1. Missed out on this last will deffo make it for 2009.

    The line up looks super sexy...can't wait :)

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    One Love

  3. The Brighton Hussy is running a competition to win a ticket to the festival if anyone is interested.