Are you staying in Sussex this summer? Then read on! We’ve compiled this list of chronological events to make sure you make the most of the sunshine. Choose between festivals, events, music, culture and art.
Brighton Fringe is a fantastic celebration of everything quirky. There’s over 4,500 performers and it’s England largest open-access arts festival.
Brighton Festival is now on, with jam packed events all month. Find culture, comedy, art, and more – there’s something for everyone.
18th May – 25th August – Glyndebourne
If you’re into the Opera, get yourself to Glyndebourne in Lewes and enjoy the gorgeous setting. Performances include La damnation de Faust and Cendrillon and Rinaldo.
Do you love the beautiful Sussex countryside? Join the annual organised walk along the South Downs this year.
The colour obstacle run is an amazing event to get involved in, and you can get 10% off if you get a group of four friends together! You can also join RAG to fundraise for Trekstock – Young Adult Cancer.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival will take over Glynde Place early June, with the option to buy camping tickets for the full weekend. There will be live bands, yoga, food, and after parties!
Brighton Pride is one that needs no introduction, it’s arguably the top Brighton event of the year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in a bountiful of colour and glitter. This year’s line-up includes Kylie Minogue, Clean Bandit and Fleur East. Our fantastic LGBTQ+ society will also be in the parade so go along and show your support!
BN1 Fest rounds off the Pride celebrations in Preston Park with music, street food and circus performers. Confirmed acts are Jessie J, Rak Su and Nina Nesbitt.
Join us at Boundary Brighton to round off the end of Summer and kick off the new academic year! The festival is held at Stanmer Park and is part of our Freshtival 2019 programme! So far Chase and Status and Camelphat are confirmed headliners.
If you love cider and beer, come along to the Beer and Cider festival in Eastbourne – there will be a range of samples and you can sit and enjoy the sun.
Celebrate the end of the academic year with a fun-filled day run by the SU. The Garden Party will see dance performers, a live DJ, games and a magician. Tickets are just £6, available here!
Eastbourne students! The Physio society are hosting a summer ball near Eastbourne Pier. Dance floor and cocktails all night!
Are you a fan of tennis? Then the Eastbourne International is the one for you, made up of men’s and women’s word-class tennis.
Come to the annual Eastbourne Beach Life festival, the south coast’s biggest free sports festival. Look forward to a wide range of activities, revolving around extreme sports.
Eastbourne Pride is slightly earlier than Brighton Pride, meaning you can celebrate both! Find out more here.
Come to Lewes Depot to celebrate the fantastic work of our Hastings Media students.
Come and celebrate Hastings with your Students’ Union. We’ll be providing light refreshments, nibbles and entertainment at On the Rocks.
Another beer festival? Ah, go on then. Check out the Hastings Beer and Music Festival – great drinks and even better performances.
We hope there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and can’t wait to see some of you at these events. Sussex in summer is really special, so make sure to make the most of it!