PatchFest 2019

PatchFest is our annual one day summer festival for the whole community.  Join the Friends of William Clarke Park for our annual summer festival for the Lewes Road, Elm Grove & Hartington Road area.

We'll have the usual mix of live music on two stages, bar, food, craft & bric-a-brac stalls, workshops Healing Area, Kids Corner and Football Tournament.

Download programme here

Upper stage: Compere, Johnny the Poet 

2pm Battuta’s Return 

Instrumental trio playing a fusion of jazz, funk, reggae 

2:35pm Brighton Strangler

Catchy clean yet dirty punk pop

3:15pm Greenness

Brighton based Franco-English folktronica band

4:10pm Rose Ryan

The forgotten child of Joni Mitchell

5:10pm JAKO

Mellow tastes and long atmospheric trips on hip hop beats

6pm Natalie Wouldn’t

Traditional Ska, Soul and Rock’n’Roll from Seattle, WA, USA!!  let's hope they work the jet lag off!

7pm Bungaroosh

Soulful, eclectic & groove-infused Brighton band. Led by the songwriting couple of Matty Eeles & Ben Jones (Alice Russell Band/ 12 Stone Toddler).

8pm Papazen

Loud in your face space punk to get drunk and jump around to!

Lower stage: Compere, tbc

1:00pm - Stage Opening Choir

1:15pm - Dreamspin Hoop Dance

Brighton's Original Hula Hoop Dance Company!

1:30pm - Magic Moves Dance

Magic Moves Dancers will perform their famous Lion Dance and there will be a solo Raindrop Dance from one of the Groovy Moves Dancers.  Magic Moves are creative dance classes for children aged 2-16 in Brighton.

2:00pm - Grace Eyre Rocks

2:30pm - Carousel Spoken Word

3:00pm - Miri FLC

3:30pm - Bollymoves Brighton

Bollymoves will perform a medley of Bollywood style dances for you to enjoy.  After our showing we invite you to join in and dance to Jai Ho!

3:45pm - SouthWestSiide

Hip-hop party band drawing on multi-talented musicians from multiple genres.

4:30pm - Song Box Band

Acoustic harmony heavy country-folk blues

5:10pm - Paddy

6:00pm - MoonDrive71

(Be)Jams and songs in the spirit of Psychedelic, Funk and spacey passages.

6:45pm - The Decadent Dayze

Brighton based Garage Punk / Psych Rock / Indie band

7:30pm - Leggy reggae aka dj legs - general legsta!

leggy reggae Thursdays 3-5 on plays for you!

8:00pm - Close

STALLS: A stall booking form can be downloaded from:
AFTER PARTIES: Revolutionary Fire at The Richmond
and at The Gladstone also at The Dover Castle in Hanover
BAR: Friends of the Patch Beer Tent serving local ales from HAMMERPOT BREWERY and ciders as well as wines and lagers
HELPING OUT: Patchfest is run entirely by volunteers. We welcome extra help with:
- Set-up: Thu 11th - Fri 12th July, 9am-7pm
- Stewarding: Sat 13th July, 10am - 10pm
- Patch Tea Tents: Sat 13th July, Noon - 8pm
- Patch Beer Tent: Sat 13th July, Noon - 10pm
- Patch Barbeque: Sat 13th July, Noon - 7pm
- Clear-up: Sun 14th - Tue 16th July, 9am - 5pm
To volunteer text details to Juliet on 07812 464728

ACCESS: Via entrances on Hartington Rd, Picton St & Franklin St (off Franklin Rd).


DISABLED ACCESS: We aim to make the event as accessible as we can for people with a disability. Wheelchair accessible toilets will be provided at three locations around the site. The site is mostly on grass and reasonably flat, though there is a steep hill (with a pathway) between Upper Patchfest and Lower Patchfest. Steward will be briefed to assist as much as they can.

NO DOGS: The Patch is a 'no dogs' park. Dogs will not be allowed access (except in the case of guide dogs).

PARKING & TRANSPORT: There is very limited street parking in the are which has two Controlled Parking Zones. Please, if you can, travel by alternative means (walk, cycle, bus, taxi...)

Challenge 25: Before serving alcohol, bar staff will ask to see proof of age ID from anyone they consider looks under 25 years of age.