What we're about

Gig buddies was set up in early 2012 (thanks Nicola!) and has grown into one of the biggest and most active Brighton meetup groups.

Brighton is a fantastic place to see live music. We’ve got the venues, promoters, bands and festivals that make it special, but it can be frustrating if you’ve not got friends who want to go to the same gigs as you, and who can come out whenever you want them to. You might be new to Brighton, or your friends have “settled down” and stopped going out so much, or maybe you’ve come out of the other side of settling down yourself. Gig buddies is about getting the most out of the Brighton live music scene and meeting new friendly people while doing it.

It’s important that the group keeps the social side of things at its core, rather than it just being a gig listing site, so each meetup has an organiser who will make the arrangements for when and where to meet. For more details of how it works see our about (https://www.meetup.com/Brightongigbuddies/about/) page.

New people are always very welcome – get involved!

(You may have heard of the other Gig Buddies group in Brighton – the project run by the Stay Up Late charity. They match volunteers with people who have learning difficulties, to go to gigs together. We’re not connected to them, but you should have a look at their website (https://www.gigbuddies.org.uk/) and consider volunteering.)

Upcoming events (4+)

🎫 October: Anyone Going/ Spare Tickets?

Location visible to members

Hi there!
🗣These new monthly ‘Events’ are actually a trial way to share news as the Discussion area is not that effective as often goes unseen or responded to as there are no notifications.
You can just look in the event anytime or if you click Going you will get all the alerts.
(Can’t technically make these a month long so will do the last two weeks of each month)

Hopefully this will work as an area to ask if anyone is going to a particular gig in this month that currently has no event.

Anyone that would like to be an event host should message Susie and she can enable them to be an Organiser.

Also a place to enquire and offload spare tickets for gigs in this month as quite often they do go to waste which is a shame!

JOHN @ Patterns (plus Odd Morris & CLT DRP)

Patterns, Brighton

Four arms, four legs, two heads, wood, metal, and plastic. JOHN. It’s a cryptic and unsearchable band name but it serves an important manifesto. Not only is it logical – with the duo being comprised of John Newton (drums/lead vocals) and Johnny Healey (guitar/backing vocals) – but it’s deliberately mundane, a response to the sensationalism that was often promoted through rock music when JOHN began playing together in 2013.

Support is Odd Morris and CLT DRP.

Meet in the Mucky Duck beforehand...


Public Service Broadcasting at The Dome

Brighton Dome

PSB playing at the Dome -I've seen them a few times and love their originality. Have a listen here..




Presale tickets from the Dome today if you are a member, or next Wednesday 9th June if not. I'll post a meeting place nearer the date - surely this will go ahead.....


Squarepusher and Scalping

Concorde 2

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