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World’s Busiest Bandstand Kicks Off Biggest Tribute Season Ever With a Return to 80’s Pop

19 April 2017

Eastbourne Bandstand’s biggest ever Tribute season launches on Friday 28 April with an incredible weekend of Abba, 80’s pop and a firework finale to launch the Bank Holiday weekend with a bang.

Fireworks at Eastbourne Bandstand

After last year’s success, the world’s busiest bandstand will be running their longest season yet, filled with more than 20 brand new tribute acts and a strong 80’s theme, featuring the likes of Duran Duran, The Police, Spandau Ballet and The Pet Shop Boys.

From 60’s to present day, even more acts taking centre stage at the iconic seafront venue this year range from musical legends Elvis, Queen, Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to more recent chart-toppers Oasis, The Killers, Pink and Katy Perry.

Eastbourne Borough Council Director of Tourism and Enterprise, Phil Evans said “With an extra two weeks added to this year’s concert season it’s a great opportunity for audiences to squeeze in more quality entertainment into their summer schedule!

We’ve seen audience numbers rise and rise over recent years, and with our strongest line-up ever, we’re certainly earning our reputation as the busiest Bandstand in the world!”

Kicking off the season on Friday 28 April is the ABBA Girls, one of the season’s best-sellers, performing some of their most iconic hits in dazzling outfits to a cracking firework finale.

Audiences are encouraged to dig out their leg warmers and back comb their hair as the launch weekend continues with RUBIX-80’s on Saturday 29 April. Featuring hit songs by the likes of A-Ha, Human League and Wham, the pop-tastic 80’s tribute band will combine high-energy dance moves with powerful vocals for a welcome return to the decade of pop.

Amongst the new and exciting shows on offer this year is Eurovision Night on 13 May, with BBC TV coverage on giant screens and a live performance by the ABBA Girls on stage during the voting intermission.

Gatsby’s Jukebox also joins the line-up on 11 August, a postmodern jukebox group who perform today’s hits in yesterday’s style. Audiences can sing along to today’s chart toppers by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna as they are given a 1920’s Gatsby twist.

The Bandstand Tribute season runs from 28 April until 7 October, with the popular Madness tribute closing the season. Tickets cost just £7.75 when booked in advance (£5.50 for children). Groups of 20 or more and Friends of Eastbourne Bandstand receive a further 10% off.

To book tickets or gift vouchers visit EastbourneBandstand.co.uk, telephone 01323 410611 or visit the Tourist Information Centre or Seafront Office.

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