Delta BellBrighton bands Palm Springs, Delta Bell (pictured), Grasshopper and others get together for Love Action, an all day gig in February to raise money for those affected by HIV and the local food bank.

Love Action is the Brighton all-dayer on 18 February, at the Latest Music Bar in Manchester Street. It’s described by the promoters as “For people to come together as a community, cheer each other up and remind ourselves that despite what certain tabloids will have you believe, love, tolerance, support and human decency are still going strong. It’s an apolitical, non-partisan event where EVERYBODY is welcome.”

All proceeds will go to The Sussex Beacon, which offers specialist care and support to people effected by HIV, and is now facing cuts to its core NHS funding. For more information on this visit

There will also be a drive for the local food bank. Check the Love Action Facebook event page for the list of needed items.

Some of the featured bands are Palm Springs (who also run Brighton’s Random Acts of Vinyl label), Beat Hotel (solo acoustic set from producer/guitarist, Paul Beat who has previously worked with Barry Adamson, as well as former Creation Records artists from The Loft and The Jasmine Minks) and The Delta Bell (genius female-fronted alt-country)

Several more acts on the bill, including Grasshopper (Brighton post-punkers who recently supported The Charlatans) and Stephanie Goodman (ex Shrag, Blue Minkies and Summer Hunter).


Love Action is at Latest Music Bar, Brighton BN2 1TF. The price is £8 on the door, plus an item for the food bank.

Bands on from 3pm-11pm, with DJs afterwards, until 2am.

All words by Arash Torabi. More writing by Arash can be found at his Louder Than War author’s archive.

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