A LIVE concert series at Brighton Dome has been postponed following the announcement of a second lockdown.

Live Is Alive aims to support emerging musical talent while raising awareness of the financial plight venues have faced since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to shut their doors in March.

However, the final concert in the series has been postponed following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that a second national lockdown will begin on Thursday.

Venues were set to benefit from fundraising opportunities through ticket sales and donations.

The Argus: Live is Alive! was organised to support emerging talent.Live is Alive! was organised to support emerging talent.

The Live Is Alive collective said the “live music sector brings £4.5 billion to the UK economy and supports 210,000 jobs”.

It said: “Brighton and Hove’s live music scene is one of the city’s great success stories, generating an estimated £112 million per year for the local economy and plays a key role in its position as a creative, cultural and tourist destination.”

On Saturday evening, four bands from Brighton took to the stage at Brighton Dome as part of a Halloween special.

Organisers described the concert as a night of “pungent power punk”, presented by The Green Door Store in Trafalgar Arches, Brighton, and the Music Venue Alliance Brighton, an association of grassroots music venues.

The Argus: Projector performing at Brighton Dome.Projector performing at Brighton Dome.

Demob Happy, a four-piece band Brighton band, were the first to take to the stage.

Performances also came from the duo Sick Joy, grunge band Projector and electronic-punk trio CLT DRP.

The final concert in the series was scheduled to take place this coming Saturday.

Brighton Dome is contacting all ticket holders regarding refunds.

Music fans can still support Brighton’s save our music venues campaign by donating through text.

To donate £10, text ALIVE to 70191.

For more infomation regarding refunds and to see the full events calendar visit www.brightondome.org. 

**All photos by Mike Burnell**