For those with long memories, Sussex like most other major universities in the country, formed a network of venues that put on the greatest bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s. ‘Live At Leeds’ by The Who was just one of those stand-out events. Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and many other great bands played at Sussex. In later years, the Gardner Arts Centre played host to some wonderful bands and artists but, for many years, all musical activity at Sussex ceased.
Happily Mike Gray and colleagues have taken up the challenge of reinvigorating the University’s musical activities and, for starters, they staged a one-day festival at various venues on campus in October.