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The Show Must Go On With a Weekend of Musical Legends at the Bandstand

12 July 2018

It’ll be ‘A Kind of Magic’ on Friday 20 July when the spectacular sounds of Queen will rock the Eastbourne Bandstand. Mercury, one of the world’s most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury and Queen, will be taking to the stage bringing the distinctive voice and flamboyant stage presence of the group’s legendary musical front man to the seafront venue.


Mercury Master at the BandstandWith an extensive back catalogue of hits, fans can expect to hear all the classics including ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘I Want to Break Free’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Audiences will definitely be going (Radio) Ga Ga as Mercury faithfully and accurately re-create the distinctive Queen experience.

But if you ‘Are Ready For Love’ then it’ll be the sounds of a ‘Rocket Man’ superstar performer on Saturday 21 July who will sing ‘Your Song’ and make your ‘Crocodile Rock’. Jimmy Love and His Band will pay tribute to the music of Sir Elton John and keep audiences singing along to the tunes of one of music’s biggest names.

In his five-decade career Sir Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. As well as being a singer, Elton is also a well-respected pianist and musical composer achieving success in the West End and on Broadway. Jimmy will recreate the great sound of Elton with the enthusiasm of any Elton John concert.

Tickets 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.

On Sunday 22 July, the traditional afternoon concert will be performed by Harveys Brass from 3pm then it’s time to ‘Go Your Own Way’ as Fleetingwood Mac perform the hits of Fleetwood Mac from 8pm. The group will be bringing many of the British-American rock band’s hit to the famous Bandstand including ‘Little Lies’ and ‘The Chain’, it’s sure to be a rocking way to end the weekend.

Tickets for the Traditional Afternoon cost £3.50 (child £2.00) and for the Fleetwood Mac Tribute, £7.95 in advance (child £5.95).

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

What’s On at the Bandstand 20 July – 26 July…

Queen Tribute Show
Friday 20 July 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With Mercury
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Elton John Tribute Show
Saturday 21 July 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With Jimmy Love and His Band
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

Traditional Afternoon Concert
Sunday 22 July 3pm (doors open 2.30pm)
With Harveys Brass
Traditional musical favourites from brass, concert and silver bands
Tickets £3.50 in advance (child £2.00)

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
Sunday 23 July 8pm (doors open 7pm)
With Fleetingwood Mac
Tickets £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

1812 Fireworks and Proms Concert
Wednesday 25 July 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
With Eastbourne Silver Band
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 £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

The Big Band and Swing Sound
Thursday 26 July 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
With The Swingshift 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 £7.95 in advance (child £5.95)

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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