Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Hot 8 Brass Band

& Melt Yourself Down

‘Swaggering jazz, raucous funk, second line strut and hip-hop attitude… irresistible’ MOJO

Get ready for a roof-raising performance from the Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band. Mixing an old school street brass approach with jazz, funk and hip hop currents, Hot 8 bring the infectious energy of New Orleans second line parades.

Magnificent originals are set alongside some of the most joyous, danceable covers you’ll ever hear: The Specials, Stevie Wonder and their irresistible take on Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing (hint: check out the video filmed in Brighton). Celebrating 10 years on Brighton’s Tru Thoughts label, don’t miss this truly life-affirming night of music.

Joining them are post-punk, jazz-funk pedlars Melt Yourself Down, a fresh combination of North African influences and shamanic vocals formed by saxophonist Pete Wareham with musicians who have played with Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear.

Contemporary Music
Sat 6 May, doors 9pm

Approximate stage times:

Melt Yourself Down 9.15pm
Interval 9.55pm
Hot 8 Brass Band 10.15pm
Seated £15, £17.50; Standing £17.50
Festival Standby £10

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