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Bandstand in Running for Top Tribute Award

14 June 2018

Eastbourne Bandstand is in the running for a National Tribute Music Award after being nominated for Venue of the Year.


The Ragdolls By Graham HuntleyThe iconic seafront music venue has been nominated for its growing programme of top tribute acts, which have seen audiences increase by more than 25% to record levels this year.

The National Tribute Music Awards are the ‘Oscar’s’ of the tribute world, with many NTMA award-winning artists taking to the Bandstand stage in Eastbourne to perform in recent months.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “This is a wonderful testament to the on-going hard work that has completely revitalised our concert programme in recent years, seeing our 1,300 seater venue often selling out. Tribute artists have huge respect for our audience here in Eastbourne, who dance and sing-a-long with such enthusiasm come rain or shine, so I am delighted to hear we have received this important recognition.”

Winners in will be announced at the National Tribute Music Awards ceremony in Leicester on 4 July.

Coming Up

The top tribute season continues at the Bandstand next Friday 22 June with The Ragdolls taking Jersey Boys fans on a journey through the career of one of the most successful bands of all time. The band will celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons with many classics over the years from ‘Sherry’ and ‘Walk Like a Man’ to dance floor favourite ‘Oh What a Night’.

On Saturday 23 June, Eastbourne will be feeling something special ‘In the Air Tonight’ welcoming a brand new Phil Collins and Genesis tribute act. Combining Phil’s vocals, mannerisms and cheeky humour, The Phil Collins Experience will be recreating Genesis smash hits such as Invisible Touch and Land of Confusion, along with solo chart toppers such as Against All Odds, Easy Lover and Another Day in Paradise.

Tickets cost £7.95 in advance (child £5.95) and doors open at 7pm for an 8pm performance. Friends of Eastbourne Bandstand card holders receive 10% off their ticket.

For more information or to book visit, the Seafront Office, Tourist Information Centre or telephone 01323 410611.

What’s On at the Bandstand 22 – 28 June…

The Jersey Boys Tribute Show

Friday 22 June 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With The Ragdolls
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Phil Collins & Genesis Tribute Show

Saturday 23 June 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With The Phil Collins Experience
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Harmonie Concert Band

Sunday 24 June 3pm (doors open 2.30pm)
Traditional orchestral favourites and popular hits.
Tickets £3.50 (child £2)

1812 Fireworks & Proms Concert with Band of the Surrey Yeomanry

Wednesday 27 June 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Music from film and stage and all the best of modern brass repertoire, in a lively evening of proms music, topped with fireworks to the dramatic 1812 overture!
Tickets £7.75 in advance (child £3.75)

Friends of Eastbourne Bandstand card holders receive 10% off their ticket.

For more information or to book tickets visit, telephone 01323 410611 or visit the Tourist Information Centre or Seafront Office.

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