Eastbourne Bandstand hosts an exciting concert programme throughout the summer, including:
It also hosts two very special festive concerts on Christmas and Boxing Day, celebrated each year with more than 4,000 revellers joining in the traditional festive fun.
The biggest Christmas spectacular on the South Coast sees the Eastbourne Silver Band warm the crowd up on Christmas Day, while Sounds Easy present Dancing with the Ray Campbell Band who bring the venue to life on Boxing Day.
The bandstand has its own dedicated website at eastbournebandstand.com where you can find out more information and download the Concert Programme
Eastbourne’s first bandstand was built in 1893 and a Municipal Orchestra was formed in 1899.
There is a commemorative plaque at the rear of the current Bandstand in memory of Eastbourne bandsman John Wesley Woodward, who was one of those playing on the Titanic when it sank on April 15 1912.
The current Bandstand was built in 1935 and cost £28,000, engineered by Leslie Rosevere.
It is one of the most distinctive sights in Eastbourne with its blue dome and silver finial. In recent years the Bandstand has featured in numerous television programmes such as Foyle’s War, and is shown in the opening sequence of BBC South East News.