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LTN: No Friends In The Industry

LTN: No Friends In The Industry

Event Time Sat 18th May at 2:30am-Sat 18th May at 10:30pm
Event Location Hope & Ruin, Brighton and Hove
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+
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LTN: No Friends In The Industry

Love Thy Neighbour’s unofficial parties return!

No Friends in the Industry is a free entry floor show in the bar area of The Hope & Ruin. The stage runs across all three days of the festival from Thursday 16th May to Saturday 18th May.


2.30pm – Van Zon: Formed in June 2023, Van Zon have been carving a space for their very own brand of folk-tinged experimental post rock in Brighton. With versatile multi- instrumentalists playing over the ethereal timbres of electronic drones, they “possess an endless impressive ability to adapt their sound to stunning results”. After just five months of capturing audiences and firmly establishing themselves on the Brighton and London live circuit, they sold out their first headline show at the legendary venue, Green Door Store.

3.30pm – Cruush: Manchester’s alternative heavyweights, cruush sound like a manufacturing error of prettiness. Corrosive. Half-melted. Spewing a destabilising grunginess so intense it creates a kind of paralysis. Their core IP formed when Amber’s darkwave nursery rhymes of dead-eyed dreamstate met the white-knuckle tension of Arthur Boyd’s elliptical guitar. Running into one another at a “shitty Fresher’s event” the pair retreated to the chromosome of Amber’s room to jam later joined by drummer Fotis Kalantzis and bassist Charlie Marriott. Their delay mottled ditties propelled by gusts of distortion dissolving into tones muscular enough to administer compound fractures, shifting in and out of phase, pluming for miles, drone-laced and magnificent.

4.30pm – TBA

5.30pm – Bumble B Boy: Bumble B. Boy is a fast-emerging art-punk artist and failed children’s entertainer, pushing boundaries and pulling in shocked, awe-struck crowds with his unique blend of theatrics, storytelling and electric punk energy.

7.30pm – Flip Top Head: Sporting two-tone swagger, punkish grit and a poetic post-rock melody – it’s no surprise Flip Top Head is already sharing bills with fellow high-risers , , and since their debut single in February 2023 – including landing appearances at the Great Escape, Brighten The Corners and sŵn festivals.

8.30pm – Glasshouse Red Spider Mite

9.30pm – Full Flower Moon Band: Full Flower Moon band are the definition of rock ‘n’ roll… Frontwoman persona ‘Babyshakes Dillon’, walks in many shoes, from snakeskin boots to stilettos. This alter ego can act as a convenient buffer between the songwriter and their words, particularly when they’re bowing at the altar of excess. Their 2022 album ‘Diesel Forever’ catapulted opportunities for the band, having wrapped a national tour with The Black Crowes; the band has quickly solidified themselves as one of Australia’s biggest rock acts, with festival slots on Splendour In The Grass, Yours & Owls and more.

10.30pm – Parker Fans: Parker Fans are an Amsterdam indie boogie three-way bromance, made for the later slots in the stickier clubs. Frontman Kick Kluiving lays out his deceptively intricate urban mini-tragedies (and comedies) over a deceptively simple foundation of drum samples, bass guitar and synthesizer. The result is a sleek live act that convinces both as a sing-along spectacle and as an unobtrusive backdrop for your own escapades. A self-titled EP came out in 2023. Did we mention you can dance to them? You can dance to Parker Fans. It’s very easy in fact!

We also run a stage at Fiddler’s Elbow that runs after this stage, so if you’re still wanting more after these shows we have your back!


Hope & Ruin
11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3WA, UK