Love watching live music? Instead of going to an expensive festival this summer, stay in Horsham and give local bands your support. Whether you prefer to stretch out on a picnic blanket or stand with a pint in your hand, there’s a tuneful event to suit you – and the weather.
Horsham Garden Music Festival 2013
Throughout July, the new Human Nature Garden will be hosting a series of free concerts. Taking place from 3pm to 6pm, these shows will star talented performers from a variety of genres. Find a patch of grass to relax on and soak up the atmosphere.
- Saturday 13th July – Young Musician Showcase
This is an opportunity for young musicians to demonstrate their musical talents. Performers will include The Collyers Jazz Band, Josh the National Junior Harmonica Player of the year and Thomas Holder.
- Sunday 14th July – Jazz, Blues and Soul
Perfect tunes for a sunny afternoon, this year’s Jazz, Blues and Soul session will include Swing Bee, the Holder Quintet and Saviours of Soul.
- Saturday 20th July – World Music concert
Discover music from across the globe at the World Music concert, rounded off by a performance from The Sussex Harmonisers.
- Sunday 21st July – Rock concert
Are you ready to rock? This is always a very popular event on the musical calendar. Taking to the stage this year are Paper Jam, Half Hour Hotel and Torch.
Crompton’s Bar and Restaurant
Wine, dine and watch a fine selection of bands play at Crompton’s every Sunday. This large bar, restaurant and garden has more than enough space to accommodate toe-tapping fans. Plus, if you get peckish, you can order something from then menu to sample alongside your real ale. Previous musicians who have played include Saviours of Souls and the Roaming Larks.
Of course, Crompton’s is not the only pub in Horsham to host live music events. To see gig listings for venues all across town, go to horsham-rocks.co.uk and find out who’s playing near you tonight!