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Clearly a sensational summer session spot, Patterns the multi-room music venue is so much more than that. The live gig space has a special place in our hearts having hosted two TicketWeb showcases at past Great Escape Festivals. Patterns is all about good people, good music and good vibes whether the weather is good or not!
Address 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
+44 (0)1273 894777
Since opening in 2015, Patterns has firmly established itself both as a safe space for Brighton’s underground club culture and as a small live music venue that punches above its weight.
Patterns recent club programme has seen DJs among the likes of Helena Hauff, Daniel Avery, Ross from Friends, Ben UFO and Shanti Celeste host its intimate 300 capacity ‘rave cave’. Recent live highlights include Tove Styrke, Puma Blue, Jen Cloher, Jarvis Cocker, Rex Orange County and British Sea Power.
Patterns was built on the grounds of 10 Marine Parade on the former site of an art deco hotel. The building has a deeply ingrained musical heritage, including Ted Potters Music Bar and the infamous Escape Club.
How many people does it hold?
Downstairs is an intimate 300 capacity basement for live performances and club events.
The sprawling upstairs bar holds another 200. The venue also sports a large sea facing terrace, which is redesigned every summer to showcase the work of young, local artists.
Who has played there?
Octavian, Jarvis Cocker, British Sea Power, Rex Orange County, Hinds, Khruangbin and many more.
Really exciting stuff coming up
There’s live shows with Yazmin Lacey, Ezra Collective and Auntie Flo still to come in 2018 and keep your eye on the website for big underplays, like Jarvis Cocker earlier in the year.
Club wise, Shanti Celeste and DJ Stingray and Eclair Fifi are at the club in December and Patterns will close out the year with its legendary NYE party, this year hosted by Horse Meat Disco and Ross From Friends (DJ set).
A regular Jazz night also launched this Autumn, with each series curated by local collectives such as Mr Bongo and featuring leftfield Jazz acts like Penya and Joe Armon-Jones.
Have there been any “I was there” moments?
Jarvis Cocker, playing there as part of his JARV IS tour was pretty special.
How do I get there?
Patterns is a short taxi or bus ride away from Brighton railway station. Alternatively you can walk to the venue from the station in roughly 20 minutes. Head for the pier!
More info here: patternsbrighton/getting-here
Where should I eat?
This new Korean Fried Chicken joint is THE BEST and only has two tables for all your intimate chicken dinner needs chikini.co.uk
And grab as many slices as you can from Vegan pizza aficionados Purezza at Patterns during the summer months (available to order on Patterns’ terrace from 2 – 8pm)
Where can I stay?
The design-led My Hotel is a very cool place to rest your wearing head, designed by acclaimed NYC-based designer Karim Rashid. myhotels.com
A top tip for music loving groups of mates – Patterns also has five sea front flats above the venue, sleeping from 6 – 16 people.
Order a ‘IPA sour’ or a ‘Popcorn Espresso martini’ from the cocktail menu upstairs. Or choose from the extensive menu of craft beers and wines.
The intimate size, low ceilings and L-acoustics sound system in the basement club mean sound quality is pretty consistent, wherever you stand.
The ground floor is fully accessible with the entrance to the ground floor at street level via the terrace. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
There are steps down to the basement level so do contact the venue in advance to discuss your specific needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can you carry on the party?
Midweek when there’s a gig on the venue is open till late. On Friday and Saturday nights the venue is open till 4am, so we’d hope you’d be ready for bed after that, you animals.
Check out the listings and get tickets for shows at Patterns here: ticketweb.co.uk/patterns