DJs are streaming events to raise money for the night-time economy.

Brighton is joining a global United We Stream event with shows at the seafront i360 and Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach cafe at Hove Lagoon.

The events are free, but people can choose to donate if they support the cause. Proceeds from the series of shows, which are broadcast online for people to watch live, will go to support bars, clubs, pubs and other venues and cultural organisations across the city.

Money will also go to helping the fight against homelessness and the work undertaken by the Grassroots charity.

An organiser said: “As the city, the nation and the world continues to battle against Covid-19, all our night-time venues have closed to help our NHS in the fight to stop the spread.

“But with unified support, Brighton is joining the fight back on behalf of all our restaurants, pubs, theatres, freelancers, artists and venues and will showcase our world class cultural talent with United We Stream.

“We will be streaming live bands, DJ’s, singers and performers to entertain, educate and enrich you in your home with added Brighton rainbow-infused quirk.

“All we ask is that you buy a ‘virtual ticket’ for whatever price you want, to enjoy the channel.”

The United We Stream movement started in Berlin during lockdown and has now spread to more than 65 cities around the world

Events will also be streamed from The Tempest on Brighton seafront, Enter Art Gallery in Bond Street, The Brighton Centre, in King’s Road and many more.

Yesterday saw the first event with “rising star” Kideko kicking things off at Norman Cook’s Big Beach Cafe.

Dense and Pika performed in the i360 pod, with the finale being the chart-topping duo Waze and Odyssey from the Brighton Centre terrace. Today, punk band Three Button Hand Me Down will perform at the Enter Art Gallery followed by disco vibes from English Disco Lovers in the Brighton Centre.

Afterwards, Just Her will be wrapping things up with some “deep, melodic grooves” at The Big Beach Cafe.

Tomorrow, club night Berlin will present four hours of underground electronic music with Monica, Lola, Sami Kubu.

On Sunday, Primal Scream’s Martin Duffy will perform a DJ set from his local The Better Half in Hove Place. This will be followed by some “uplifting house beats” from Seamus Haji from seafront venue The Tempest.

UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre recently estimated that half of all music venues and 70 per cent of theatres across the UK are facing permanent closure.

Therefore donating and joining the movement to support our music, art and culture in Brighton is essential, organisers say.

Brighton’s music scene has been on standby since lockdown measures began with popular haunts unable to hold gigs. Managers of much-loved spots including the Komedia, The Old Market and the Green Door Store have banded together as part of the Save Our Venues campaign to raise the thousands they need to stay afloat.

You can watch the livestreams from You can also watch them on Facebook at You can donate at