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Eastbourne Bandstand Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne's first bandstand was built in 1893 and a Municipal Orchestra was formed in 1899. There is a commemorative plaque at the rear of the current Bandstand in memory of Eastbourne bandsman John Wesley Wooward who was one of those playing on the Titanic when it sank on April 15 1912. The current Bandstand was built in 1931 and cost £10,000. It is one of the most distinctive sights in Eastbourne with its blue dome and golden finial. In recent years the Bandstand has been filmed for the National Lottery's 'Winsday' television commercial and for pop music promotions for Blur and Del Amitri.

1812 Firework Concerts, Every Wednesday Evening 14th June - 6th September
Sunday Night on the Proms, Every Sunday Evening 18th June - 3rd September
Rock n Roll Nights Every Saturday Evening 17th June - 2nd September
The Big Band Sound Every Thursday Evening 15th June - 31st August
Royal British Legion Music Festival 29th July - 6th August

Eastbourne Bandstand will be packed again this year as the traditional Christmas and Boxing Day concerts return to the south coast with fantastic festive entertainment, and itís all for FREE. A popular and longstanding tradition, the concerts began when the Bandstand was built back in 1931 and have been a regular Christmas attraction ever since.

The concerts always attract large crowds over the two days, with some braving the winter chill for a customary Boxing Day dip in the sea!

Christmas Day Eastbourne Silver Band FREE ENTRY 10.45am-12.15pm
Boxing Day The Ray Campbell Dance Band FREE ENTRY 11am-12.30pm

Military Band Links:
www.army.mod.uk - the official Army web site with information about Army bands.
www.britishlegion.org.uk - the official British Legion site.

The Bandstand is situated on the seafront off Grand Parade, opposite the Cavendish Hotel. Pay and display car parking along the seafront or, when full in Devonshire Place.
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