AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA GOES VIRTUAL

As you may know, At The Edge Of The Sea [David Gedge’s annual festival in Brighton] has joined the list of events postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will now take place on the 13th and 14th of August, 2021. Click here for more details.

However, a ‘virtual’ version of the festival will still happen this year.

At The Edge Of The Sofa - which will be free to watch - will take place during the evenings of 14 & 15 August [the Friday and Saturday that had originally been earmarked for At The Edge Of The Sea XII].

We are planning to stream this event live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

David Gedge will host the festival from his living room in Brighton and introduce a variety of features, including world-wide premieres of nine Wedding Present ‘locked down & stripped back’ videos. These will include a brand new Wedding Present song.

David will also be on hand to answer questions posted online by viewers and play requests live on his acoustic guitar… in the same way as he’s done during his previous solo streams.

And, as if that wasn’t enough… you will also be able to see exclusive ‘lockdown’ videos from many of the other fantastic artistes who have appeared at At The Edge Of The Sea over the years [or who were scheduled to appear this year].

The event will consist of five segments:

FRIDAY 14 AUGUST

Segment 1 [from 7PM]

JAKE SHILLINGFORD [My Life Story], TERRY DE CASTRO [former Wedding Present bassist], THE POPGUNS, FRENCH FOR CARTRIDGE, THE SLEAZOIDS [featuring former Wedding Present guitarist Paul Dorrington]

Segment 2 [from 8-15PM]

THE PRIMITIVES, LOUISE WENER, AMELIA COBURN, SI-IRENE [from Japan], CUD, YOUNG ROMANCE

SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

Segment 3 [from 5-30PM]

MILES HUNT [Wonder Stuff], THE CATENARY WIRES [featuring Amelia Fletcher], SUCH SMALL HANDS [featuring Melanie Howard], UMUT ADAN [from Turkey], WITCHING WAVES, CINERAMA [live acoustic duo performance!]

Segment 4 [from 7-15PM]

THE UKRAINIANS [featuring former Wedding Present guitarist Peter Solowka], VINNY PECULIAR, HELEN MCCOOKERYBOOK [The Chefs], DARREN HAYMAN [Hefner] and MELYS

Segment 5 [from 8-30PM]

BADLY DRAWN BOY, SYNDROMET [from Sweden], CHORUSGIRL [from Germany], JETSTREAM PONY [featuring former Wedding Present drummer Shaun Charman], and, of course, DAVID’S LEGENDARY MEMORABILIA RAFFLE DRAW.

There will also be other special features, announcements, and surprises.

You do not want to miss this one!