Entry to outside venue:

Entry to the garden will be from the car park at the front of the pub (Hassocks Hotel), please follow the signs. We will not enter the garden through the pub to avoid queuing and to promote social distancing. Please note, right of admission is refusable and those people not following these rules may be asked to leave.   


Tickets for the show will be switched to an alternative date (at no cost) or will be refunded if we feel it is not safe enough to proceed. The situation is monitored daily.

Refunds and Show Cancellations:

In the event of any prescribed shut down of the pub, including both local or national lockdowns in advance of the show start, a transfer to a future performance of the artist booked or a full refund will be offered.

In the event of the show being cancelled by Brighthelmstone, a full refund or a transfer to a future date will be offered.


In the event of the weather being too bad to stage the event (that is specifically a Met Office Amber or Red warning on the day of the event), a full refund or a transfer to a future date will be offered. Please note the garden is not covered and the event will continue in any other weather situation.

In all other situations tickets are non-refundable. 

Other information

- Details of lead booker taken down for track and trace 

- All tables socially distanced

- One way system 

- Toilet facilities in main venue for outside concert only (Separate to Pub and public areas/ Limited numbers at one time)

- Hand sanitiser station to use upon entry 

- Doors either 4pm or 5pm. Music starts at 4.20pm or 5.20pm 

- Car parking. So no need to use public transport. Venue 15 mins from outskirts of Brighton in Hassocks. Venue 9 mins on train from Brighton Station

- Capacity reduced to adhere to social distancing 

An email with further instructions will follow on the day of show




Nigel Clark, lead-singer of indie band Dodgy will be playing a raft of socially distanced solo shows in Autumn 2020 including Hassocks Hotel Mid Sussex Hall in the newly formed Garden Stage Marquee. Expect some of Dodgy’s smash hits as well as excellent solo material.

Nigel’s first solo album Make Believe Love is out in December 2020. The album was written and recorded in 2000. Nigel returned to his home city from London after breaking up with Dodgy. Ready to do something new and fresh with friends, some of Birmingham’s finest musicians, this album was produced and mixed by Nigel Clark & Jerome Di Pietro in the Custard Factory in the heart of town.

A self-financed album, Nigel was freed from any industry input and emotionally connected yet still raw. Once completed there wasn’t the funds to see a tour come together or do an album release. It became a cathartic expression sitting on a shelf, only listened to and loved by close friends and the musicians involved in the collaboration.

Dodgy were together for seven years in the 90’s, releasing three albums totalling over a million sales worldwide. Their 1994 breakthrough, gold-selling second album Homegrown features the hit single ‘Staying Out for the Summer’ which was the band’s first Top 20 hit single. They quickly followed up in 1996 with album number three ‘Free Peace Sweet’ which spawned the hits ‘In a Room’, ‘Good Enough’ (which is officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years) and ‘If You're Thinking of Me’.


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