Thursday, February 28, 2008

Brighton Festival

It is that time of year where thoughts turn to the old Brighton Festival. The main website is on-line here and you can check the program to see whats on. The Fringe website is up but no listings as yet.

I can't say a whole lot grabs me this year. The most interesting things with a music slant seem to be in the "books and debate" section of all places. Jarvis Cocker, Neil Tennant, Alex James and the incomprehensible Mark E Smith are all plugging books.

Tickets go on sale Firday the 29th and it usually pays to get in quick as the popular stuff sells out fast.

3 comments:

Andrew Holmes said...

Mark E Smith is one of the country's most celebrated lyricists. In what sense is he incomprehensible?

jonathan said...

Andrew, have you ever heard him speak?

ShaunP said...

I am sure if he has got his good teeth in he will be an entertaining speaker. The thing with him is, in all the interviews that i have seen, he has never really answered a question or said anything about himself or the band. I just hope this show will be a bit more enlightening.