If you mourned the end of the festival season with the last rays of summer, you're in for a treat. Drill festival stakes its claim on Brighton's music hub after producing successful events in Seattle and London; bringing with it the buzz of new and established acts ready to heat the kahoonas out of the surrounding atmosphere. The brainchild and screaming baby of Wire and One Inch Badge, the event will take advantage of Wire's immense influence over young music lover's lives.
Playing upon this, the intention is to connect the younger generation with more established acts; forging an inspirational path for the next wave of new music. Resting on its laurels it ain't! This is both a jolly old romp and a showcase for peoples' serious dedication and passion for musical pursuit.
Running from the 4th to 7th of December in locations around Brighton, this will be as much an exploration and celebration of the city itself as the creative music it inspires and attracts. Specific locations are being kept hush hush until closer to the event, but venues will include iconic settings such as Concorde 2, The Haunt, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, The Hope, Green Door Store and Audio.
As can only be expected from a venture so pulsing with musico passion, the acts present a mix of industry acclaimed stars and new and experimental treats. Kicking off the festival on 4th December with rocky, fuzzy soundscapes will be the likes of These New Puritans, The Wytches and Telegram.
The second day of the festival on the 5th enjoys the particular highlight of British Sea Power and The Bournemouth Symphony Brass Quintet's collaboration. Appearances from Bad Breeding, Black Honey, The Physics House Band and At All Saints Church as well as several more are sure to weave a rich tapestry of sound across the evening.
The 6th December welcomes indie rock band Esben And The Witch, pop rockers Githead, the wonderfully named Negative Pegasus and post punk players Shabberoon. Moving onto the finale, brace yourself for a world exclusive of Wire and Swans; heralding a high energy event of great musical significance. Electronic music to round things off and stir up those party feelings comes by way of Gold Panda.
Drill Festival runs from 4th - 7th December in locations around Brighton. Prices are £17.50 (Thurs & Fri Day Ticket), £22.50 (Sat & Sun Day Ticket) and £60 (Weekend Ticket).