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Bandstand Unveils Biggest Ever Tribute Line-Up in 2018

22 November 2017

The UK’s busiest bandstand returns next year with its longest season to date, featuring its biggest ever line-up of brand new tribute acts and glittering firework finales.

Tribute Fireworks By Graham Huntley


Offering an extra week of concerts into mid-October and 20 brand new artists, music fans can look forward to the likes of new tribute shows from Prince, Guns & Roses and Lady Gaga amongst a musical line-up spanning six decades.

The impressive line-up follows on from this year’s record-breaking season of sell-out concerts which also saw a 20% increase in attendance.

With an unprecedented 130 concerts on offer at the iconic seafront venue in 2018, complete with a dazzling array of firework finales, ticket sales open on 1 December ready for the Christmas gift rush.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “We have had a simply stunning season this year, breaking all records. It’s wonderful to see so many people of all ages enjoying this wonderful art deco treasure on our seafront, it really has become a highlight for many people – from those on holiday to local families and friends enjoying a great night out!”

Music fans can look forward to many more new acts in 2018 from Kings of Leon, Stereophonics and Bryan Adams, to ELO, The Kinks, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin.

The Peter Pan of Pop, Cliff Richard, makes his tribute debut, while The Rat Pack brings a special tribute show in September following successful performances at the O2, Leicester Square and for Royal Command.

Many favourites are set to return too including Take That, Abba, Queen and George Michael, featuring a brand new act in a nod to one of the biggest UK singers of all time.

Fans can also look forward to an impressive line-up of firework finales both in the opening and closing season shows, and over three concerts throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend. Weekly 1812 Fireworks & Proms concerts also bring a weekly dazzling display to classics every Wednesday from May to September.

Kids Disco Party Nights return with DJ Oli every Tuesday in the summer holidays, along with a Kids Tribute Show special featuring a tribute to Ariana Grande on Monday 27 August. The Little Mix Experience also bring their chart-topping girl band tribute on Friday 1 June for adults and younger fans too.

Other weekly highlights are set to return with Big Band & Swing Sound nights on Thursdays, Gilbert & Sullivan on Mondays in August and Sunday afternoon traditional brass and silver bands.

For more information or to book visit, the Seafront Office, Tourist Information Centre or telephone 01323 410611 from 1 December.

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