I enjoyed my stay in Newhaven/Seaford (these two towns, along with Peacehaven, are lovingly known as Seahaven) so much last month that I have decided to return next month for their Seaford Live 08 festival that will be held from September 11th to September 14th.
The festival is a huge melting pot of different things; from music (classical, jazz, reggae & rock), various workshops, poetry reading, drama groups and so much more. It is to coincide with the 200th anniversary of their Martello Tower being opened. The southern-most one in the country.
The event falls on the week that AFC Ealing (that still seems weird to me and I still call them Acton Town) start their new season away to Sevenths B and I will be in the team. So I will going up Saturday after the game and coming back Monday morning.
I think Saturday and Sunday have the better events anyway. Thursday and Friday seem to have more workshops and stuff.
Last night I was sitting at the computer and browsing their web site when I started mentally listing which events I shall be going to. Due to some of them overlapping each other I might miss the start as I have to dash from one pub to another.
On Saturday I shall be watching a rock/electric band called Kick performing at The Cinque Ports. The show starts at 8:30pm and finishes at 11:00pm. To be honest I might not stick with them the full time as I’ve heard their music on Myspace and it seems like they have tried to put every genre into it.
Phil Light & Andy Thomas are playing some great hits from Genesis, REM & Dire Straits to name a couple. They are hitting the stage at The Shore from 10pm til 1am and these guys are the ones I really want to see.
Sunday looks like it might be fun.
An ‘Irish Jam Session’ will kick off the proceedings at The Wellington from 12pm-3pm and then a Dutch band called Harmony Glen will be playing a selection of Irish songs at the same venue from 3pm-6pm.
One of the acts I’m looking forward to seeing is Rick Somers who will be playing at The Bay Tree from 6pm-8pm. His music takes a lot of influence from the likes of Bob Dylan & The Eagles.
Then at 10pm A band called Feedback will be on stage at The Con Club (the only thing I’m attending that is not free), they will be covering songs from a host of people from The Cranberries right through to Alanis Morrissette and even Pink Floyd.
Feedback will be finishing their set with a huge light show so I can slip out and go and watch The Caution perform at The V Bar. The Caution are a rock band and take their influences from the likes of Hoobastank, Nickelback, Stereophonics, Blur, & Snow Patrol among others.
Should be a cracking weekend.