Eastbourne’s bandstand is a beautiful thing and having only rediscovered it recently, I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing it in action as a live music venue. So, it’s great to hear that it’s reopening its doors to live music from 21st July, with a busy concert programme!
The programme will include concerts, tribute shows, 1812 and Proms Fireworks, Big Band, Kids Party Nights and traditional Sunday afternoon tunes (whatever they are?).
Launching with a big bang
The season will launch on 21st July with 1812 & Proms concerts alongside spectacular fireworks, while top tribute acts celebrate the best in the business with Robbie Williams, Frank Sinatra and a new Supertramp show all topping the bill in the opening week.
Also joining the line-up, Tania Alboni recreates the magic of Amy Winehouse on 23rd July, in a captivating performance on what will be the 10th anniversary of the singer’s death. Tania, who also starred as Amy on BBC One’s “Even Better Than the Real Thing” will take to the stage with her band The Monkey Men to perform many of the Back to Black singer’s legendary hits.
Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “We are over the moon to finally be reopening and can’t wait to entertain audiences once again with some first-class performances. We’ve a sensational line up of live music in store, and after a difficult period for performers up and down the country, they have never been more excited to perform at the Bandstand. With so much to choose from, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to this premier outdoor venue.”
With daily concerts in the summer holidays, the weekly programme will also be joined by a free Open Stage night every Monday evening in August, a great opportunity to enjoy free live music and showcase local talent.
Concert tickets vary from £3.50 to £8.95 (early bird) for adults and £2 to £6.95 (early bird) for children, with Friends of the Bandstand benefitting from a 10% discount on most ticket prices.
Friends of the Bandstand membership costs just £5 for three years and can be purchased alongside performance tickets from www.EastbourneBandstand.co.uk.
Eastbourne bandstand has an ongoing calendar of events so do stay tuned. And if you have enjoyed this post, you may also like: