Together The People, Preston Park, 5th & 6th September 2015
Together The People (TTP), a brand new addition to the UK festival scene, reveals its debut line-up today. Taking place in Preston Park in Brighton on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015, TTP is a 5,000 capacity, non-camping music and arts festival founded by local music promotions company One Inch Badge. Together The People’s primary focus is to celebrate Music, Food, Community, Film and Arts within the city of Brighton by delivering a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware flagship event accessible to all.
With great music very much at the heart of the festival, TTP’s debut line-up reflects an eclectic mix of new talent, beloved legends and contemporary stars. Headlining the main stage on Saturday are irreverent Welsh pop collective Super Furry Animals. Fronted by Gruff Rhys, the SFA’s are celebrated not only for their exceptional song-writing and
spectacular live shows, but also for their sheer creativity and imagination. With a back catalogue of countless classics from throughout their over-20-year career, this headline slot looks set to be a highlight of the festival season.
Joining the Super Furry Animals on the main stage on Saturday are Brighton folk-rock stalwarts The Levellers, political poet and master singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, Mercury-nominated producer/MC Ghostpoet, talented local rising star Chris Simmons and emotive and spirted pop from popular X-Factor finalist Lucy Spraggen.
Sunday will see 1960s Motown legends Martha Reeves & The Vandellas take to the main stage, along with instrumental duo Public Service Broadcasting, folk songstress Lucy Rose and Roots Manuva who was recently dubbed “England’s greatest rapper” by The Independent. More Brighton talent will be represented with psychedelic hip-hop outfit Dizrali & The Small Gods and local party providers Carnival Collective opening the stage. The very special guest headliner for Sunday at Together The People will be revealed soon!
The second stage will also host several exciting musical acts over the weekend with headline sets provided by Brakes and Scott Matthews. Other slots over the weekend will come courtesy of Brakes, The Xcerts, Half Crown, Mok, Carnival Collective, on the Saturday. Followed by Scott Matthews, Jako Hooper, Yonaka, Kudu Blue, Cat in the Hat, Normanton Street, Neon Saints Brass Band.
The Soapbox Stage will offer a platform for other creative arts such as literature, spoken-word, poetry and dance. Also welcoming local focus groups and charities to talk about their work, this stage is the place to see cutting edge arts performances and engaging with lively discussions and Q&A sessions. The line-up so far includes: Hammer & Tongue, Beach Hut Writers, Sea Shepherd UK, Brighton Housing Trust, Future Brighton Debate (featuring local focus groups & MP’s), Revolution #10 by Joseph Young. Plus comedy, kids programming and much more to be added.
The Folkore Stage will showcase Brighton’s excellent array of acoustic talents, as well as artists from all over the country. Programmed by local musician Jacko Hooper who hosts a monthly night of the same name and has recently toured with the likes of James Bay and James Blunt, acts playing across the weekend include: Mike Dignam, Jack Watts, Deidre Faegre, George O’Gilvie, Daisy Jean Russell, Bella Spinks, Aniseed Treats, Oxtoba, Sam Jordan, Bess Atwell, Christopher Matthewson, Josh Mac, Paper Hawk and Matthew the Oxx.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS | JOSE GONZALEZ | LEFTFEILD
MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS | THE LEVELLERS | BILLY BRAGG | GHOSTPOET
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LUCY ROSE | ROOTS MANUVA | THE XCERTS
BRAKES | HALF CROWN | LUCY SPRAGGAN | GLASS CITY VICE | CHRIS SIMMONS | MOK SCOTT MATTHEWS | JACKO HOOPER | YONAKA | KUDU BLUE | NORMANTON STREET NEON SAINTS BRASS BAND | DIZRAELI & THE SMALL GODS
CAT IN THE HAT | HORRIBLE HISTORIES
MIKE DIGNAM | JACK WATTS | DEIDRE FAEGRE | GEORGE O’GILVIE | DAISY JEAN RUSSELL | BELLA SPINKS | ANISEED TREATS | OKTOBA | SAM JORDAN | BESS ATWELL | CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWSON | JOSH MAC | PAPER HAWK | MATTHEW THE OXX
HAMMER & TONGUE | BEACH HUT WRITERS | SEA SHEPHERD UK | BRIGHTON HOUSING TRUST | FUTURE BRIGHTON DEBATE | HAMMER & TONGUE | BEACH HUT WRITERS | REVOLUTION #10 by JOSEPH YOUNG *
THE INCREDIBLE MOVING PICTUREHOUSE | BIMM STAGE | RESIDENT MUSIC POP-UP SHOP | STREET DINER’S STREET FOOD REVOLUTION | ART INSTALLATIONS & WORKSHOPS