What’s On: Live Music at Brighton Dome this Spring

2 Jan 2019

2019 is set to be another exciting year, with the spring season offering an impressive line-up of live music here at Brighton Dome.

We welcome music legends such as Art GarfunkelJoan Baez and Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the voice of iconic early 2000s hit Murder on the Dance Floor brings her fun and fabulous show to Brighton, while the likes of Billy OceanThe Stranglers and The Specials will be delivering their well-loved vintage hits. Fans of classical music will be pleased to see the return of both the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a special treat: rising star, the Siberian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov.

Fri 15 Feb

The internationally renowned Yamato drummers return to Brighton Dome with a new show Jhonetsu – Passion. Expect an intense, high energy and immersive experience in the traditional art of Japanese Taiko drumming. 

Drum Legends: Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell
Fri 12 Apr

We welcome Drum Legends, three world-renowned rock drummers, Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell who will be playing hits from their careers spanning Cream, The Scorpions and The Spencer Davis Group in an unforgettable live show.

Joan Baez

Fri 22 Feb

Legendary artist and activist Joan Baez will be performing at our Concert Hall, as part of her tour and release of Whistle Down The Wind, her first studio album in ten years, which critics are already calling her greatest release.  

KT Tunstall
Mon 18 Mar

Scottish singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall will be performing for the first time with an all-female band, after the release of her latest album, WAX. 

RY X with Members of the English Chamber Orchestra

Sat 23 Feb

Australian singer-songwriter Ry Cuming better known as RY X will be joined by members of the English Chamber Orchestra to perform his brand new, forthcoming album Unfurl.

The Vaccines

Fri 25 Jan

Indie-rock band, The Vaccines join us on their tour with special guests, Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie and LA native, Jesse Jo Stark.

The Best of Billy Ocean
Sat 2 Mar

British soul icon, Billy Ocean will be joining us at our iconic Concert Hall, where he will be performing the best of his greatest hits and favourite tracks. Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date.

David Gray

Tue 19 Mar

David Gray returns after four years, with his new album Gold in a Brass Age. The singer-songwriter will be joining us at the Concert Hall, along with special guests. For David Gray fans, there are VIP Seat Packages available, which include perks such as a signed poster, front row seats and VIP 2019 mechanise. 

The Stranglers: Back on the Tracks

Tue 26 Mar

One of the most influential bands to have emerged from the punk era, The Stranglers, will be performing with Essex-band, Dr Feelgood. The punk band is best known for their 1982 hit single Golden Brown. The Stranglers have promised their live shows will be a concoction of material new and old, with some lesser performed numbers thrown into the mix.

Mike and the Mechanics

Wed 27 Mar

Mike and the Mechanics bring their tour, Looking Back Over My Shoulder to Brighton Dome. Expect tracks from their highly acclaimed album, Let Me Fly as well as their 80s hit The Living Year, and other classics hits including Silent Running and Over My Shoulder


Fri 29 Mar (Returns only)

IDLES tour new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance and will be performing at our Concert Hall with special guest, London-based band Crows.


Wed 3 Apr

Two-time BRIT Award winner Gabrielle is embarking on a UK tour in support of her first studio album in 11 years, Under My Skin. Gabrielle will be performing both songs from her new album and showcasing her signature hits such as Dreams and Out of Reach.

Art Garfunkel

Sun 7 Apr

Join for an evening of song and stories with Art Garfunkel, performing a career retrospective, featuring Simon & Garfunkel and solo hits plus pieces from his new autobiography.

Art Garfunkel
Mon 15 Apr

Back by popular demand ABC will be performing the iconic debut album, The Lexicon of Love plus all their greatest hits. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time. ABC will be joined by the Southbank Sinfonia and longtime collaborator Anne Dudley who will conduct the evening at our Concert Hall.

Alfie Boe
Tue 16 Apr

One of the world’s greatest classical singers, Alfie Boe will be bringing his tour to the Concert Hall. He has recently released a new album, As Time Goes By, which celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s and 40s. From the roaring twenties to rock ‘n’ roll, expect a performance that will be full of energy and will transport you to a different era.

The Specials

Wed 17 Apr (Returns only)

One of the most influence bands of all time, The Specials, release their new album Encore and hit the road to Brighton to celebrate their 40th anniversary. 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Fri 7 Jun

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, best known for her iconic hit Murder on The Dancefloor will be joining us to perform orchestral versions of her hits. 

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Sun 20 Jan

For the opening concert of 2019, we welcome back cellist and conductor, Thomas Carroll, a well-known guest artist in Brighton. Carroll is gaining a great reputation as a conductor and here he brings us some his favourite pieces.

Prokofiev Symphony No.1 in D major Op.25 (Classical)
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Op.129
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 Op.56 (Scottish)

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 10 Feb

We are delighted to welcome Stephen Bell back this season with three atmospheric late Romantic works. We also welcome Welsh soprano Camilia Roberts to Brighton for the first time to join Stephen and the orchestra:

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde)
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs
Gliére Symphony no.1 Op.

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 3 Mar

Conductor, Barry Wordsworth and the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra perform:

Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
Alfvén Swedish Rhapsody No.1 Op.19 (Midsommarvaka/Midsummer Vigil)
Lyadov Le Lac Enchanté (The Enchanted Lake) Op.62
Honegger Pacific 231 (Mouvement Symphonique No.1)
Coates London Suite (London Everyday)
Butterworth The Banks of the Green Willow
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Op.45

Sun 17 Mar

In this final concert of our current season Conductor Barry Wordsworth is joined by Steven Osbourne, one of Britain's most gifted pianists performing:

Chabrier Overture: Joyeuse Marche
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor Op.30
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Op.14

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Pavel Kolesnikov

Siberian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov is one of classical music’s fastest-rising stars. His trip to Brighton is a rare chance to enjoy well-loved Romantic classics from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms given new life by the man the Guardian called ‘the poet of the keyboard’.

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 12 Jan

To start 2019, London Philharmonic Orchestra return to Brighton Dome, with conductor Jamie Phillips and Violinist, Alexander Sitkovetsky:

Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Brahms Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 9

Sat 6 Apr

Returning to our Concert Hall, London Philharmonic Orchestra welcome conductor, Osmo Vänskä and pianist, Jan Lisiecki performing Legends of the North:.

Bax Tintagel
Grieg Piano Concerto
Sibelius Suite, Belshazzar’s Feast
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

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