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Eastbourne Bandstand

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Address: | Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD, England
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+44 1323 410611
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular...

The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom.

It has a main arena, middle and upper balconies and seats for 1,600.

For many years the Bandstand has played host to a full programme of concerts and events and has survived as a outdoor musical entertainment venue because of its ever changing programme, introducing new audiences and new entertainment's without forgetting the more popular traditional concerts.

The Bandstand to this day plays an important part in the musical entertainment on the south coast offering around 140 - 150 concerts per year.

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Great event for all

A gem of a place along eastbourbe seafront. Wherever it's simply enjoying the sun with a spot if lunch during the day or soaking up the atomsphere when it comes alive during one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Eastbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A gem of a place along eastbourbe seafront. Wherever it's simply enjoying the sun with a spot if lunch during the day or soaking up the atomsphere when it comes alive during one of the many shows. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very high level from the artists who perform in. Jazz bands, fireworks, view on the sea and seagulls around. Put some jackets, it must be cold at night. But very entertaining.

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Thank Catherine C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something for everyone at the Bandstand. Whether it's dancing to a tribute act, or listening to a brass band, or a sing-a-long. The acts are always the best and popular, and reasonably priced.

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Thank lally173
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Eastbourne for New Years to see family and walked along a very cold, wet and windy beach on New Years Day there seemed to be no one around but 11:00 at the bandstand the musicians started and despite the dreadful weather a couple of hundred people emerged from their hideouts and watched, clapped, sang along and danced in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My wife, Grandson and my Sister-in- Law went down to the New Year Day show on the Bandstand. Despite the rain and the cold there was good numbers watching. We purchased done mulled wine and joined the numbers. The music was great and they played lots of tunes from the East End. A good couple of hours with people dancing... More 

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Andalucia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The place to be for Xmas day carols and Boxing day music before lunch. Packed and amazing atmosphere

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Thank lainglesa69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Spending time down in Eastbourne over Christmas. We didn't want to miss the brass band perform in the band stand. What a wonderful atmosphere it was with so many people there to listen. It really was a great start to the day. Excellent bandstand - looking at the schedule it was a busy year. Keep it up.

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Thank Mark P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

What an innovative use of the perimeter walk around the band stand at the upper level during the December days. Lots of little wooden chalets erected (on a temporary basis I hasten to add!) selling all sorts of Christmas gifts and food in a very relaxed atmosphere . Called in a couple of times once during the day and tonight... More 

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Eastbourne, East Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you enjoy a good brass band on a Sunday afternoon or a tribute show not forgetting the Christmas morning silver band and on Boxing day /New years day a dance band an excellent venue for family and friends.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Brilliantly preserved historical building great place to visit concerts every week, with fireworks, Different stuff going on all through the year Christmas market usually in December Loads going on throughout the summer Great to walk round at any time

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