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Eastbourne Bandstand

Closed Now: 11:00 - 23:00
Open today: 11:00 - 23:00
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Active traditional bandstand

Excellent venue for outdoor concerts which occur regularly during the summer then Christmas and New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie M
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Old traditional building

A part of history, great variety of shows throughout the year. Good beachfront location. Covered... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sutton, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD, England
+44 1323 410611
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent venue for outdoor concerts which occur regularly during the summer then Christmas and New Year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A part of history, great variety of shows throughout the year. Good beachfront location. Covered seating and open air.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pam2706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't do a review on a bandstand but this is no ordinary bandstand. Built in 1935 with a blue ceiling and even for those days built in mood lighting. Radical today but built and designed 84 years ago. Great effects and cool to watch...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just arrived and saw a superb band rocking away at 11am, a lovely atmosphere and start to the new year. Great to see Eastbourne oldies moving, and thank you well done to the cancer research volunteers too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great in good weather although can get a little cool. They do sell blankets but you can also take your own , no alcohol allowed to be taken in but a bar is on site with snacks.Acts can be either good or bad , ours...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank terri j
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had traveled to Eastbourne by train and had walked to the pier and decided to walk along the promenade pasting the Bandstand on route to the tower at the other end away from the pier. It was a very warm sunny day with some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Booked to stay at Eastbourne for a couple of days and was looking for things to do whilst there. Saw the Bandstand held tribute acts and Queen tribute band were playing the day we were due to arrive. So booked tickets online. Could only get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gertyglew
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The skies over Eastbourne were filled with music old and modern and alight with fireworks as a wonderful evening of renditions from an amazing silver band ended on a rousing finale of the 1812 overture. Fantastic!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jengil37
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant evening listening to the 1812 overture with fireworks display at the end. Had coffee that was good and reasonably priced, friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DavidTim2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Throughout the summer, Eastbourne Bandstand hosts open air concerts. This is a picturesque setting, right on the seafront just a 200yards or so west of the pier. Every Wednesday evening, bands and small orchestras present varied musical programs always finishing with the “1812 Overture” and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisBeal
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Fran H
11 May 2018|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, suggest you contact booking office direct to ask them
2 April 2018|
Response from EBBandstand | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your enquiry. The seating is on a 'First Come First Served' basis for all our shows. Once doors open you may choose the available seat you would like. The tickets for the Main Arena are sold... More
2 March 2017|
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Response from EBBandstand | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We have a variety of events here at Eastbourne Bandstand during your visit. Sunday 11/06- Traditional Afternoon Concert with All Saints Concert Band-3pm -4:30pm Wednesday 14/06-1812 Firework... More