Our Top Picks for Bad Pond Festival, Brighton
Bad Pond festival returns for its fourth year this weekend, taking over the iconic Concorde 2 on Brighton’s seafront, increasing its capacity again following 2018’s sell-out showdown.
Bad Pond sees promoters Small Pond bringing some of their favourite bands and artists to make a huge noise in their south coast hometown. The line-up takes in all flavours of experimental and alternative music, with a gleefully heavy streak, from world-renowned and newly discovered acts alike.
We can’t wait to head down to the festival this weekend and have included some of our Top Picks to watch this weekend below:
On our must-see list are:
Nottingham’s absorbing and dynamic Kagoule
A full live band performance from rising pop/folk/classical singer-songwriter Natalie Evans
The deeply affecting and intricate songs of Nervus
The boundary-pushing punk of CLT DRP
Expansively emotive northern collective Pijn
HOLYGLAM’s discordant post-punk
Rising local favourites Beach Riot
Riff-heavy and melodic dual-fronted trio Sœur
Not bad for a weekend at the seaside huh?
Alongside the main event, the after-party will be a late night experimental trip merging the organic with the electronic, with sets from The Physics House Band, Colossal Squid featuring Brighton’s own AK Patterson and Slugabed.
Bad Pond is an ambitious project from Small Pond – a young music company centred on a thriving recording and rehearsal studio complex in the heart of Brighton, which is becoming a favourite haunt for rising bands and renowned acts alike. With a keen ear for attention-grabbing music, the Small Pond record label is home to acts including The Physics House Band (a Guardian New Band Of The Week) alongside Natalie Evans, Inwards, InTechnicolour, Town Portal, Brian Campeau, Yama Warashi, Wild Cat Strike and Luo.
Bad Pond is proud to be a Keychange festival. Keychange is a pioneering European initiative which empowers women to transform the future of the music industry and encourages festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance (something team Ladyfuzz is doing already!) Find out more about Keychange here.
Tickets are already selling fast, here: https://www.badpondfestival.co.uk/tickets/