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Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend at the Bandstand

15 August 2018

Fine voices and firework finales mark what will be a fantastic bank holiday at the seafront venue. With tribute performances from legendary rockers The Who to pop star Ariana Grande, it’s a weekend sure to suit a variety of musical tastes. Audiences will then have their eyes on the skies as a firework spectacular concludes each of the evening shows from Friday to Sunday.


The Who Tribute Band - 'Who Are you'The weekend begins on Friday 24 August as one of the UK's hottest The Who tribute bands Who Are You recreate the unique excitement and power of one of rocks greatest ever bands. Playing the early hits of the mid-1960s right through to the rock classics of the 70's and 80's, the show will include tune after fantastic tune from Can't Explain to You Better You Bet, through to Pinball Wizard and Won’t Get Fooled Again.

The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and hold a reputation for their live shows something Who Are You are sure to try to emulate.

A night of Northern Soul will be brought to the south coast on Saturday 25 August when Stefan Taylor and The Signatures bring the distinctive sounds of the mod musical movement to the stage.

The band put their own take on the many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern. Audiences will step back to the sounds of the Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch and Wigan Casino.

The Traditional Afternoon returns on Sunday 26 August with the music provided by the Warbleton Brass Band from 3pm. Later that evening, platform heels and flares will be the order of the day when The Zoots perform their Sounds of the 70’s show. This poptastic tribute show brings the wild costumes and glitter of the 1970s to life as they explore the monster sounds of T.Rex, Queen, Bowie, ABBA, Mud, The Sweet and other amazing Seventies legends!

Stefan Taylor and The Signatures Tickets for each evening show cost £7.95 in advance (child £5.95) and doors open at 7pm for an 8pm performances. Friends of Eastbourne Bandstand card holders receive 10% off their ticket. Tickets for the Traditional Afternoon cost £3.50 (child £2.00).

Fans of pop princess Ariana Grande are sure to love the tribute performance on the evening of Monday 27 August when Emily Abbiss brings the vocal talents of this ‘Dangerous Woman’ to the stage. Kids will hope that it won’t be for ‘One Last Time’ and there’ll be ‘No More Tears Left to Cry’ as this high energy, family friendly show closes the Bandstand’s Bank Holiday musical extravaganza.

Tickets for the Ariana Grande concert cost £6.00 in advance (£5.00 per adult) and doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm.

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

What’s On at the Bandstand 24-30 August

The Who Tribute Night + Firework Finale
Friday 24 August 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With Who Are You
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Northern Soul + Firework Finale
Saturday 25 August 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With Stefan Taylor and The Signatures
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Traditional Afternoon Concert
Sunday 26 August 3pm (doors open 2.30pm)
With Warbleton Brass Band
Traditional musical favourites from brass, concert and silver bands

Sounds of the 70s + Fireworks Finale
Sunday 26 August 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With The Zoots
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Ariana Grande Tribute Concert
Monday 27 August 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
With Emily Abbiss
Tickets £6.00 in advance (adult £5.00)

Kids Disco Party Night
Tuesday 28 August 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
With DJ Oli
Tickets £5.00 in advance (adult £4.00)

1812 Fireworks and Proms Concert
Wednesday 29 August 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
With Brighton & Hove City Brass
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)

The Big Band and Swing Sound
Thursday 30 August 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
With The Brighton Big Band
Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big Bands and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.
Tickets £5.00 in advance (child £2.50)

This year the Bandstand are running a special offer for customers who book both an 1812 and Big Band Night together for the fantastic combined ticket price of just £10.

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