Musical Milestones

Throughout its history Brighton Dome has played host to popular music artists as varied as Jimi Hendrix and Michael Bublé. The venue also has a rich history as a classical music concert hall playing host to some of the world's finest orchestras.

Early jazz pioneers, the Southern Syncopated Orchestra, played at Brighton Dome in 1921. Tragically, that same year, many of its members were lost in a fatal shipping accident between Glasgow and Derry.

David Bowie played Brighton Dome five times between 1969 and 1973; 8 March 1969 (supporting Tyrannosaurus Rex), 11 October 1969 (on the Humble Pier Tour), 19 Nov 1969 (a three song acoustic set as part of a larger bill), 14 February 1972 and 23 May 1973 (two dates on the Ziggy Stardust world tour). 

Memorably, Brighton Dome hosted ABBA's victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo

Pink Floyd were regular performers at the venue in the 1960s and 70s, appearing eight times between 1966 and 1972. Their first appearance was supporting the late great Jimi Hendrix, and they famously debuted their classic Dark Side of the Moon album live at Brighton Dome in January 1972. Read Jill Furmanovsky's recollections of photographing Pink Floyd in Brighton on the BBC Sussex website.