, 2022-09-06 23:34:00,
‘RUINFEST’ – VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 3.9.22
This weekend we headed on over to The Hope & Ruin on Queens Road in Brighton as they have teamed up with Sugar-Free Records and label/promoter Love Thy Neighbour to bring in-the-know punters the latest instalment of the venues ‘RuinFest’.
This mini-festival is supported by Arts Council England and Saturday’s proceedings were brought to us by Sugar-Free Records and Love Thy Neighbour was taking care of Sunday.
Saturday’s event ran from 2pm to 11pm and Sunday’s event ran from 3pm to 10pm. There were no less than eleven live performances going down on Day One and eight sets on Day Two as well as a 90 minute sustainable fashion workshop.
Read about the bands on Day Two HERE.
Day One (Sugar-Free Records day):
Making Friends (Downstairs Bar) 2pm
We arrived in plenty of time to purchase some liquid refreshment prior to the first of eleven acts during the mammoth first day of ‘RuinFest’. Soundchecking in the downstairs bar area were Making Friends who were sounding great. We had covered their performance at the same venue just over a year ago – Check it out HERE.
The outfit hail from Worthing way and consists of Ryan (Gibson guitar/lead vocals), Dan (Gibson guitar), Bill (Enigma bass/vocals) and Pete (drums/vocals). Their 26 minute, 10 tune set ran from 2:01pm to 2:27pm.
Being the openers is certainly no enviable task, especially as initially the downstairs street level bar was sparsely populated at the start of their set. This certainly did not detract from frontman Ryan’s enthusiasm as he and his trio of chums waded…
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