Vintage Nation (Brighton)


An affordable, exciting one-day event, Vintage Nation will take over Brighton Racecourse on Saturday 9th June.  Incorporating entertainment, live acts and two vintage marketplaces, the event looks set to be a mecca for fashion fans, vintage enthusiasts, families and cash-strapped revellers from all over the UK. The organisers are the founders of the UK’s largest vintage marketplace, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.

Setting-up shop for only one day, the exterior of the Racecourse will be transformed; vendors in their vintage vehicles will be selling food from around the globe. A man-made beach, featuring deck-chairs and umbrellas offers the ideal space to relax. From affordable drinks on the Crabbies green to our very own vintage car show, a whole host of activities are on offer.

Indoors at the Racecourse, we are offering a vintage shopper’s dream; two vintage marketplaces showcase fashion, furniture and accessories from the 1920s and on; traders handpicked from all over the UK offer discounts, savings and tips. Two giant music rooms will play hits from throughout the years, with our specially-curated ‘Decades’ room playing a new era every hour. From rock and roll to Vaudeville, burlesque to live acts, you will never be short of something to do, whatever the era you’re into.

Fusing vintage with gastronomy, food and drink take pride of place; take a three-course dinner in our vintage diner, sup a G&T in the speak-easy or overlook the sea from the champagne terrace [with ample bubbly in hand!] From fish and chips to raspberry ripple, no taste is left untouched. A feast for the eyes [as well as the belly!] – that’s what we’re all about.

In addition to food, music and retail therapy, beauty takes centre stage in an area curated by Hairport. Featured in the Observer as the beauty ones-to-watch, the team will be dishing out victory rolls and lippie as well as tutorials and tips for getting old-world glamour just right.

Describing her decision to host the event, fair founder and former celebrity stylist Judy Berger quotes that a love of Brighton and the current climate drove her to the decision; “several years ago, the public had the pick of how they spent their summer,” adds Judy, “but now with a yo-yoing economy and the higher cost of living, a holiday can seem unacceptable. Founding events with affordability at their core, we wanted to do something special.” Featuring transparent pricing, all listed online, Vintage Nation looks set to do this. “We all love Brighton,” Judy remarks, “and couldn’t think of a more suitable city; fun-loving, fashion-forward, family-orientated and friendly  – the perfect seaside setting to launch summer 2012.”

Vintage Nation

Saturday 9th June 2012

Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, BN2 9XZ

Open: 10:00 – 23:00

Pricing:   10 – 18: £5   Adult: £10    Family [up to 3 children] £25 [kids under 10 go free]

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