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BA Johnston

28 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BA Johnston Brighton


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BA Johnston Brighton

BA Johnston plays Brighton at The Hope & Ruin on Saturday 28th October. It’s free entry but if you want to help support BA and guarantee entry there are a limited amount of tickets above or here – all money goes to BA Johnston.

Stage times:

BA Johnston: 9pm

Beelzebab VVings Eating Competition: 8pm (sign up at the bar)

B.A. Johnston’s live shows are legendary in his native Canada (read: shirtless and writhing on beer-soaked floors). He was introduced to us by Mathias Kom from The Burning Hell who described his shows as “a caravan of chaos and insanity”. We’re very glad we responded to that email. You will get covered in beer, you will party more than you planned to, you will be telling people about this show for months afterwards.

B.A. Johnston has been playing “music” throughout Canada since the dawn of time. He is best known for being the human inspiration for The Littlest Hobo and once ate three Baconators on a bet. He can be found at some crappy bar near you playing for a nominal cover charge, which people pay even though “they only want to come in and have some wings.”

His “songs” focus on subjects such as cheap beer, drinking beer in a car, and drinking so much beer that you are worried you will fall out of a canoe and drown. In an effort to branch out and tackle the serious issues of today, there is also a song about being high at work in a Foodland. His albums are often named by B.A.’s desire to be sued by someone famous. http://www.bajohnston.ca

Plus: Beezlebab VVings eating competition – sign up on the night!

Plus entry to The Hope’s Halloween Prom Night afterparty

Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
28102023 – BA Johnston. The Hope & Ruin
29102023 – An Evening With Kristin Hersh. Komedia
31102023 – Hilary Woods. The Rosehill
01112023 – An Evening with Tom Robinson. Lewes Con Club
02112023 – Personal Trainer. Lewes Con Club
08112023 – Silver Moth. Lewes Con Club
09112023 – Bodywash. The Prince Albert
10112023 – Maruja. Green Door Store
11112023 – Soft Machine. Lewes Con Club
11112023 – Dark Horses. Green Door Store
11112023 – David Tattersall Group. West Hill Hall
15112023 – Autobahn. The Green Door Store
24112023 – bdrmm. Patterns
26112023 – Abracadabra. The Prince Albert
28112023 – Ozric Tentacles + Gong. Chalk
28112023 – The Rural Alberta Advantage. The Prince Albert
30112023 – Flat Party. The Prince Albert
01122023 – Mickey Callisto. The Folklore Rooms
02122023 – Don Letts. Lewes Con Club
09122023 – John Otway. Lewes Con Club
12122024 – CIVIC. The Hope & Ruin
13122023 – Modern Nature. Lewes Con Club
21012024 – John Craigie. The Prince Albert
30012024 – John Francis Flynn. Concorde 2
18022024 – Michael Cera Palin. The Hope & Ruin
18022024 – Meadow Meadow. The Prince Albert
20022024 – Pip Blom. Chalk
21022024 – CIEL. The Hope & Ruin
23022024 – JOHN. Concorde 2
27022024 – Jordan Mackampa. Chalk
06032024 – Beans on Toast. Chalk
08032024 – Lime Garden. Chalk
15032024 – Grace Petrie. Concorde 2
20032024 – The John Martyn Project. Komedia
16042024 – Jim Moray. The Prince Albert
21042024 – Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash. Lewes Con Club
28042024 – Focus. Lewes Con Club
15062024 – The Reds, The Pinks, The Purples. The Hope & Ruin

The venue is only accessible via 3 steps so assistance to gain access and to exit the venue would be required. The venue can arrange this if you contact them in advance of a show on 01273325793. One gender neutral disabled toilet, although this is up two steps. Chairs can be provided in the venue although if the event is very busy this will impede visibility. If you wish to make use of a chair to view a gig, we advise arriving early to secure a position. The venue are happy to accommodate assistance dogs. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance.


BA Johnston Brighton

BA Johnston Brighton


28 October
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Hope and Ruin
9-12 Queens Road
Brighton, BN1 3WA
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