THE Mods are coming back to Brighton.

Phil Daniels will be joining other stars of Quadrophenia for the 40th anniversary of the film which features the music of The Who next month.

The quintessentially Brighton movie – parts of which were actually filmed in Eastbourne – will be resurrected in its spiritual home on August Bank Holiday Monday.

The Who’s rock opera album will be brought to life and recreated as a live theatre show by international eight-piece band The Goldhawks at the Concorde 2 on August 24.

The venue was the setting for the cafe where Phil Daniels, playing Jimmy, faced off against Ace Face, played by Sting in the 1979 film.

It was inspired by the Mods and Rockers’ riots that shook Brighton during the Whitsun bank holiday in 1964.

The real battle of Brighton and the legendary film are now intertwined in social history.

The East Street twitten made famous by Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash’s mid-riot tryst was renamed Quadrophenia Alley after attracting flocks of tourists.

Events will be taking place across the city for the anniversary weekend.

On Saturday, August 24, Phil Daniels and Trevor Laird – who played Ferdy in the film – will join The Goldhawks for the live performance of The Who’s concept album.

The show will be a chance to see and hear the classic album in its entirety.

The Goldhawks are headed up by lead singer Doug Freeman, a renowned performing and recording artist in his own right.

He is referred to as the greatest living tribute performer to Who lead singer Roger Daltrey.

Doug is joined by professional musician and award-winning bass player Dan Selway and Marco Cape on lead guitar and vocals.

Leslie Ash is expected to join the nostalgic trip and attend a screening of the film at Horatio’s bar on the Palace Pier on the Sunday.

Gary Shail, who played Spider in the film, has organised the screening.

He was pictured in Brighton with Trevor Laird and Lesley Ash recreating some of the film’s most famous moments earlier this year.