A popular music festival which brought tens of thousands to big-named gigs is set to return to the city with a "wider range of musical styles" under new documents released by the council.

International stars such as Noel Gallagher and Royal Blood took over the stage at the On The Beach Festival in Brighton over two weekends in July, and it is due to make its return for a fourth, fifth and sixth year of partying as organisers hope to secure a three-year deal with the council.

The culture, heritage, sport, tourism and economic development committee at Brighton and Hove City Council will meet on Thursday, September 14 to discuss outdoor events across the city - including the On the Beach Festival.

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Festival organisers have stayed quiet over next year's event, with their website not being updated since the festival in July.

Their Instagram page has been regularly updated with highlight videos from the festival, but no mention of their plans to continue in 2024.

The Argus: The On The Beach Instagram pageThe On The Beach Instagram page (Image: Instagram)

According to council agenda documents, On The Beach will return over two weekends once again from July 19 to 21 and July 26 to 28 if approved by councillors at the meeting.

It will be decided alongside other events such as the Brighton Marathon, Pride, and a new Hove Park Concert Series.

Festival organisers wrote: "We are looking to expand this brand to offer additional opportunities for community activation mid-week and a wider range of musical styles for 2024.

"For 2024-26, a 3-year agreement is sought for this event to aid in the development of a wider community programme and more long-term thinking on the development of this event as a key iconic summer offering for the city."

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The festival, which runs alongside Madeira Drive on the beach, packed out the pebbles with 10,000 revellers for Royal Blood - and hopes are that equal numbers could return next year.

It will be built over one week in advance, starting on July 8, if it is approved.

The Argus: Crowds moshing during Royal BloodCrowds moshing during Royal Blood (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Concerns were raised by a business owner near the festival in July over the huge "warzone"-like wall installed around the festival perimeter, which she said impacted trade.

The committee decides whether council officers can enter into formal agreements with organisers to determine fees and support such as security and road closures.

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Donna Chisholm, the executive director for economy, environment and culture at Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "The additional cost of supporting event activity on the shingle is proving to be a block to many providers including Brighton Marathon and the BHF London to Brighton Bike ride. This reduction in beach use has been replaced with the highly successful ‘On The Beach’ series."