Katherine Jenkins

Victoria Park, Haywards Heath, Saturday, July 14

As part of the Proms in the Park series, Victoria Park has the delight of hosting the fantastic operatic stylings of Katherine Jenkins.

The multi-platinum selling artist is best known for her renditions of famous songs, but is perfectly capable of belting out her own tunes as well.

With the National Symphony Orchestra and West-End and Broadway star John Owen-Jones also on the bill, this is set to be an evening of incredible music in what will, hopefully, be hot summer sun.

Take a picnic and enjoy the scenic surroundings of Victoria Park, whilst taking in some of the finest voices this country has to offer.

Steve Earle and the Dukes

The Dome, Brighton, Tuesday, July 17

With his ever popular blend of blues, country and folk music, American coutnry-rock legend Steve Earles returns to our shores – with his dukes firmly in tow – to get Brighton on its feet.

With songs that will get you out of your seat and moving, making sure he is firmly value for money, there are few performers in the world today like Steve Earle.

The Dome will provide a fantastic surrounding for Steve to do what he does best.

He could be playing bigger rooms but the relative intimacy that The Dome offers will absolutely favour both Steve and the audience.

Ed Gamble & Mat Ewins

Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton, Tuesday, July 17

Edinburgh Fringe previews continue, with more chances to see top comedians in far smaller venues than they would normally be playing.

This week sees Ed Gamble take to stage – well not so much the stage as the room – at the Caroline of Brunswick.

Ed is a well known face on the UK comedy scene, he’s made multiple television appearances and also used to host the Gamble and Peacock podcast.

He will be joined by Mat Ewins who has often been praised for his shows despite his relative newness on the scene.

It’s a pairing that should go down very well.

Nish Kumar & Suzi Ruffell

The Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton, Thursday, July 19

Another Caroline of Brunswick show to enjoy this week, this time starring Nish Kumar and Suzi Ruffell.

Nish is one of the quickest rising names on the comedy scene, mainly thanks to his appearances on The Mash Report, where skits and scenes with Rachel Parris went viral across the internet.

Nish is joined by Suzi Ruffell who hails from just down the road in Portsmouth and loves Brighton with a passion.

Her eclectic brand of comedy never fails to go down well.

Nish will also play the CoB on July 18 along with Sussex based comedian Mark Steel.


The Prince Albert, Brighton, Friday, July 20

The dual vocals of Tigercats is something you don’t see too often in a band – unless of course it’s a line up of all vocalists – but there’s something nice about the way their vocal styles blend together.

There is something extremely familiar about the sound of this fast-rising London band, but at the time of writing I simply can’t place my finger on.

The Prince Albert will provide a perfectly intimate venue for Tigercats to continue to hone their craft.

If I were to describe the band as a drink I’d say gin and tonic, simple and laid-back.