Hospitality Brighton – We Revisit Concorde 2’s Musical Timeline

South coast crew, salute! We’re back in Brighton after a few months off and we’ve shaken things up by changing the venue for Hospitality to the awesome Concorde 2. On the 12th October, Hospitality will be invading Brighton’s favourite venue with the freshest beats from Camo & Krooked, Logistics, Metrik and Lung, with support from Callous. So, if you haven’t got your ticket to the event yet then grab one HERE.

To celebrate what will mark the 8th Hospitality event to be held in Brighton, we look back at the musical history of ‘one of the countries most musically innovative venues’. It looks like the October event will be a momentous one.

2000 – What The Future Holds

Oozing with character, Concorde 2 is a classic Victorian building that used to be used as tearooms in the 1900s. In the 1960s it became a notorious bikers café and in the 1970s an amusement arcade. In fact, it only turned into the club we know and love a year prior to the birth of the Hospitality event that took place way back at Herbal in 2001.

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Concorde 2, situated on the Brighton Pier.

The Mid-Noughties Come Alive

By the time of the mid-2000s, Concorde 2 had exploded onto the scene as one of the UK’s most loved venues. The venue not only hosted band Bloc Party’s secret gigs but the White Stripes’ first ever UK live performance.

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2010-2011 – New Talent is Sprouted and Formed

In the same way that Hospital continued to stamp new ground in the early twenty tens, these years saw Concorde 2 similarly establish itself as a breeding ground for new talent with many of the hottest local acts making their name as the venue such as the Kooks and the Maccabees.

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2013 – We Can Only Live Today

Having established themselves as hotspots of talent and innovation in their respective fields, Concorde 2 events now tour the country, having hosted DJ’s such as Mark Ronson and Soulwax. the 12th October will mark the 8th year of Hospitality Brighton – and what better way to celebrate the occasion than in one of the country’s most treasured venues.

Don’t miss out on the landmark event that is Hospitality Brighton at Concorde 2 and get your ticket HERE.

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Words by Phoebe Clarke.

Posted 6th August 2013 in Blog, Features