Thousands expected in Brighton this weekend for string of events

Kemptown Carnival SUS-170702-174326001
Kemptown Carnival SUS-170702-174326001

A string of events will be attracting visitors to Brighton this weekend.

Road closures are in place to support some of these events.

A Brighton & Hove City Council spokesperson said, “We are expecting a high number of visitors to the city to enjoy all that’s on offer and the road network is expected to be busier than normal.

“Anyone travelling into and around Brighton & Hove this weekend is advised to plan their journey ahead and allow extra time for travel.

“Look our for updates from the police or visit www.trafficengland.com for the latest traffic and travel news across Sussex.”

Kemptown Carnival

The Kemptown Carnival will return this Saturday and will play host to artists and musicians across the city. Since its creation in the mid-1990s, the carnival has provided an opportunity for local businesses and community groups to showcase their talents.

Entertainment includes a community parade, live music, street games and performances.

The carnival takes place from 10am to 6pm on Saturday June 1 in the heart of Kemptown Village, along St George’s Road and its surrounding streets. These roads will be closed off to traffic to support the event.

The Lionesses at the AMEX

Football fans have a unique opportunity to see the England Lionesses in action before they leave for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.

More than 20,000 fans are set to watch them take on New Zealand in their final ‘Road to France’ test at the Amex stadium on Saturday June 1.

Last week the organisers announced that hundreds of extra seats were being released for Saturday’s game following huge demand for tickets.

Kick-off is at 1pm and tickets are available at £10 for adults and £1 for concessions from the FA website.

Hells Angels 50th anniversary ride to Brighton

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) ‘Euro Run’ is being hosted in the south of England to mark the 50th anniversary of the HAMC in the UK.

The main event is taking place in East Surrey and is expected to attract riders from all over the world.

The event will culminate in a large scale ‘ride out’ of up to 700 motorcycles along the A23 from Pease Pottage to Brighton seafront on the afternoon of Saturday June 1 between 2pm and 4.30pm.

Anyone planning to travel along the A23 stretch between Gatwick and Brighton on Saturday afternoon needs to allow extra time and consider alternative routes.

Last weekend of Brighton Fringe

The Brighton Fringe will soon draw to a close for another year.

Don’t miss out on this weekend’s fringe events which include art exhibitions, a bubble show, Spiegel circus and more! Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in England and is an international festival that is at the same time rooted in the community.