We all love a good festival – which is why we’re super excited to announce the conception of the Spring festival: Little Way. The gig will take place in One Church in Gloucester Place. The old church building plays host to numerous community centered events and projects,including homeless night shelter and meal service, a pop-up cafe using only food waste, a barista apprenticeship for unemployed young people and holiday meals for low-income families, amongst other worthy causes. It therefore seems fitting that this gorgeous building will become the home for the Little Way festival which is similarly “built on collaboration rather than spectacle” on the 27th of February.
The event was the brain child of two friends, Philippe Nash and Harvey Herman who decided to collaborate with several local musicians, artists and producers in order to create an event destined to be knock-out. The pair commented that “the basis of Little Way is to develop a music festival that is intentionally simple in form, and has the fostering of new connections and interactions as its focus”. Unlike it’s formidable counterparts such as Reading, V, and other summertime festivals, this family friendly event will ensure that a hangover is not vital for the ‘experience’, and you certainly won’t need to trudge through miles of mud and existential despair. This quirky gig will having you brimming over with pride for Brighton Town, and is a worthy kick-start to your festival-filled year.
The Little Way line-up is mouth-wateringly tantalising, with artists such as Rozi Plain, O Chapman, Strange Boy and Hilary Repko amongst a selection of others – there’s no way that this is a missable event. Since the very first festival opened its doors/gates/fields, there has been a conveniently positioned burger van to keep loyal festival-goers strength up, and of course, without it the whole event would feel somehow incomplete. Luckily, a host of Brighton outlets including Real Junk Food Project will be on hand to supply food and drink to the more ravenous amongst us- and the best part? they are mostly guilt free foods!
Nash and Herman declared that Little Way is all about building the community, “[encouraging] a sense of family” and celebrating some brilliant artists. Well i’m down…
Over the next few weeks, The Verse will be keeping you updated in the countdown to the event, with interviews with the Festival producers, and sneaky previews. Stay tuned!
Tickets: available from the website
Price: £15 advance / £20 on the door / Free for U12s (advance only)