On 18 June Brighton joined the global streaming community with ‘United We Stream’ launching in the city. A movement that started in Berlin during lockdown that has spread to over 65 cities around the world, it showcases the music, culture and free-thinking rainbow infused spirit to viewers at home, whilst raising money for the city’s night-time economy, cultural organisations and charities.
United We Stream Brighton is free, but with donations welcome, and all proceeds will go to support bars, clubs, pubs, venues, restaurants, performers, freelancers and cultural organisations across Brighton & Hove as well as contributing to the fight against homelessness and the work undertaken by the Grassroots charity and Audio Active.
With apparently over 70K views and performances from 12 artists in six different venues on the launch weekend, the event delivered four days of music, showcasing many local artists and venues.
Week 1 launched with homegrown label SKINT taking over the streams on Thursday 18 June with Kideko kickings things off at Norman Cook’s Big Beach Cafe, Dense & Pika performing in the British Airways i360 pod, with the finale being Waze & Odyssey from the Brighton Centre.
On Friday Sam Moffet from English Disco Lovers served up some disco vibes from The Better Half, followed by some house beats from Seamus Haji with his Big Love sounds from The Tempestt and scratch DJ and turntablist and DMC Champion JFB wrapping things up from the Brighton Centre.
The music will continue over the coming weeks, so keeping check here for the latestn news.