Brighton’s New Psych Fest Adds Stewart Lee Curated Stage

Stewart Lee Pic: Jody Hartley

From the minds behind Brighton’s leading independent promoter JOY. Concerts as well as the formidable team behind hugely popular music and arts festivals Manchester Psych Fest and Edinburgh Psych Fest comes an exciting, brand new venture further south: Brighton Psych Fest.

Taking place on Friday 30th August, this one day metropolitan festival spanning across some of Brighton’s most iconic venues promises to be a celebration of all things psychedelic. Two waves of acts have been announced already with the Brighton Psych Fest boasting an impressive line-up including: The Horrors, Holly Macve, NewDad, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, SCALER, bdrmm, Divorce, Molly Payton and many more.

Brighton Psych Fest are thrilled to also announce a stage entirely curated by comedian and celebrated music fanatic Stewart Lee. The hand selected five artists Stewart Lee has appearing at Komedia are truly putting the ‘Psych’ in Brighton Psych Fest, featuring an eclectic mixture of genre bending, innovative musicians with an emphasis on talent in and around Sussex.

On being asked to curate the stage Stewart had this to say, “Brighton Psych Fest asked me to host and program a stage, which is reckless of them as the last thing I curated, the 2016 Prestatyn All Tomorrow’s Parties, went bust. And no, I didn’t get paid either. Nonetheless, here’s a mind-melting day out of acid-hued action from five of my favourite acts, with minimal onstage interruptions from me.” He continues “I’ve tried to skew the selection towards Brighton and Hastings talent because sometimes we don’t always acknowledge the geniuses on our own doorsteps.”