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“Music on the Beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne Bandstand
Ranked #5 of 60 things to do in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“Music on the Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Ben and Mrs Too attended a performance here on the Saturday night before we left for home, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a polished and dynamic “Tribute to Tom Jones” which began at 8PM and was still going strong when we left at 9:30 as the evening chill found us unprepared.

“Early Bird” tickets for evening performances sell for seven and a half pounds (adults) and certainly provide value received several times over. For an eight o’clock performance, these are on sale until 6:00 the same afternoon. There appear to be regular afternoon shows as well, consisting of traditional music for band.

The Bandstand has a web site describing seating, scheduled attractions, directions, etc. If you enjoy music, any kind of music, do investigate this venue. There is a stand where beer and snacks can be bought. Do, however, be aware of the 20 pence turnstile at the loos, so be sure to tote some change. As well, prepare for cooler air from the beach as the evening wears on. An attraction like this at these prices is a rare bird indeed.

Visited July 2014
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“Nice evening show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We visited bandstand yesterday in the evening for Buddy Holly Tribute Show. Warm summer evening, nice atmosphere, plenty couples dancing in front of stand enjoying rock and roll songs. We joined them, so we didn't need to come early to have good sits. Drinks available for purchase in the bar. Highly recommended attraction for visit, if you are in Eastbourne.

Visited July 2014
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Excellent: a visit is highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Eastbourne is fortunate to have a seaside bandstand. The newly refurbished bandstand has a very comprehensive programme of events ranging from the very popular Tribute Nights to Gilbert and Sullivan. I attended the local Gilbert and Sullivan Society's performance on Monday 21 July which was much appreciated by the audience. The staff are very helpful.

If you are going to Eastbourne think about visiting the bandstand and don't be put off by bad weather as there is shelter for the performers and a coverered area for spectators in case of rain or high winds!

Visited July 2014
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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“Eastbourne varied entertainment in a scenic venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

The band stand is a very striking building, with a lot of outdoor seating. During the summer season there is a great variety of entertainments offered, ranging from tribute shows to band proms concerts (which we enjoyed). There is a bar, and a friendly ticket/information shop.

Visited July 2014
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“Adele tribute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Went last night to see Helen Ward Jackson as Adele tribute. She was terrific, as were the backing singers and band. Great venue, great evening.

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