The Beach Venue sits just a stone’s throw to the East of Palace Pier. It’s the main hub of the festival, bringing together two of our largest stages, along with food stalls, bars and extra outdoor performance areas. It’s right on the pebbles and the perfect spot for summertime at the seaside. The main stage is called The Factory and the second stage, Lunars. Between the two sits, The Disco Hut which will be home to the best of outdoor funk.
This is where you’ll find the wristband exchange for the whole festival, so will be your first port of call! Bring your ticket down here on Madeira Drive, BN2 1TB, to start your Funk & Soul Weekend!
Just a little further up the beach, walking back towards the pier, is Patterns. We’re taking it over during the day for both Friday and Sunday. A hub of Brighton’s nightlife, it’s got everything from summery chill-out areas on the terrace to the major dance-floor space downstairs.
Directly across from our beach venue is Volks. Another of Brighton’s nightlife staples, it’s right in the heart of Madeira Drive and will be home to our Record Fair along with a big DJ space and plenty of dancefloor.
Walk a little further along the beach and just past the pier and you’ll come to The Arch. It’s famous for its urban and underground music scene and we’re excited to be bringing some of our favourite label takeovers and some big dancefloor fillers to the venue.