August bank holiday will see the young Vespa and Lambretta riding Mods from all over the UK and beyond return to their spiritual home, Brighton, for an action packed weekend, forty plus years since the original modernists set foot on the East Sussex seaside resort back in 1964. This years event coincides with the launch of brand new Mods book called ‘I’m One’ (21st Century Mods) by Horst R Fredriechs with sleeve notes from Who guitarist Pete Townshend and forward from Mod author Paolo Hewitt.
The exhibition with 15ft prints of some of the images featured in the book will be on display on the wall of Sea Life next to the daytime events venue, the Volks (opposite the pier) Sat and Sun afternoon. A whole weekend of events are lined up by London Mod promoters the New Untouchables including four live bands over two days and a scooter competition followed by a ride out to Beachy Head not forgetting a market area selling vintage vinyl and modernist threads.
The weekend kicks of Friday night with a welcome party at Smugglers in Ship Street. Saturday and Sundays allnighters are hosted at Brighton’s best venue the Komedia with DJ's from a dozen Mod clubs round the UK + special guest DJ Spider Webb of the Horrors as well as local clubs Mojo to Go Go/Hush Club/Born Bad and Da Do Ron Ron are all represented.