Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath, Saturday, July 7

As part of A Boundless Summer, UB40 will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a glorious outdoor show at Borde Hill Gardens. Since forming in 1978 the legendary masters of reggae-pop have sold more than 100 million albums.

Despite the band hitting middle age they haven’t slowed up at all. Hits like Red, Red Wine and 1 in 10 are universally recognised and will be sung at full volume in what will hopefully be some spectacular Sussex sunshine.

The Surroundings of Borde Hill Gardens are the perfect place to watch this show, and if the sun is out all the better. Giovanni Pernice Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, Saturday, July 7

One of the stars of the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, Giovanni Pernice is bringing his solo show, Born to Win, to Sussex this summer. The extensive tour has already seen Giovanni perform in Eastbourne, but of course you can’t just visit Sussex once. Worthing is the lucky host for his second show in the county. Alongside his dance partner, Luba Mushtuk, and a host of backup dancers, Giovanni is expected to pour out the thrills in abundance. Not a man to shy away from the spotlight, you can definitely prepare yourself for a performance that will leave you excited for this year’s season of Strictly. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Concorde 2, Brighton, Saturday, June 7

The Queen of soul and motown returns to Brighton to get the city Dancing in the Street all over again. With a career spanning nearly 60 years Martha Reeves has proved that you’re never too old to give up performing. Now in her mid-70s and still going strong, she will be hitting the stage at the Concorde 2, along with her Vandellas, to bring a night of funk. If you’re in the mood to party the night away, especially after the England game, then this Concorde is where you’ll want to head for this spectacular show. Zoe Lyons & Sarah Callaghan Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton, Tuesday, June 10

Edinburgh previews are going to be the theme of the next few weeks. There are going to be more comedians hitting the city in the next month and a half than you’ll know what to do with. On Sunday, Brighton girl Zoe Lyons will wow the hometown crowd with her charming brand of straight-forward comedy. The fact that she is so highly rated by her fellow comedians speaks volumes of her professionalism and you can be sure that you’ll leave more than satisfied. The Two Gentlemen of Verona Highdown Gardens, Worthing, Thursday July 12

The Rainbow Shakespeare productions are always a highlight of the Worthing Calendar. Having already put on a stellar performance of The Taming of the Shrew, the ensemble are now putting their spin on another classic, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. There really isn’t much that can top sitting outside, in the hot, summer sun, watching a fantastic rendition of a Shakespeare classic. Take a picnic, and maybe even a bottle of bubbly, sit back, relax and enjoy a great show in some picturesque surroundings.