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Triple Free Festivities at Eastbourne Bandstand
Eastbourne Bandstand is adding an all new celebration to its festive calendar with a free concert on New Year’s Day meaning there are three chances to enjoy free festivities at the seafront landmark this Christmas.
For the first time, the historic Eastbourne venue will stage a free New Year’s Day Concert to kick off 2011, joining the long-running Christmas and Boxing Day Concerts over the festive period.

Regular Bandstand performers Eastbourne Silver Band will continue a tradition with their Christmas Day Concert while The Ray Campbell Dance Band is set to get visitors on their feet as they take to the stage on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “We are very excited to extend the festive concert programme at the Bandstand this year and offer residents and visitors the chance to really get into the Christmas spirit with three free concerts to go to. The Christmas Day and Boxing Day events are a long-running tradition for Eastbourne, regularly attracting thousands of concert goers, and I hope the New Year’s Day addition proves just as popular.”

The town’s Silver Band will perform a morning of entertainment on Christmas Day with classic Christmas songs and family favourites in a traditional celebration from 10.45am to 12.15pm.

While Boxing Day and New Year’s Day will see The Ray Campbell Dance Band encourage families away from the usual TV repeats for an alfresco concert really bringing the seafront venue to life. >From 11am to 12.30pm crowds can look forward to dancing along to favourite festive hits and even enjoy a glass of mulled wine to get warmed up.

Boxing Day revellers will be able to cheer on a brave bunch of swimmers too as they brave the cold waters for a customary dip in the sea!

With a full programme coming up at the Bandstand in 2011 promising the return of popular formats such as the tribute nights as well as a few surprises, the seasonal concerts are a great taster of what to look forward to next year.

For more information on the festive concerts and to find out more about Eastbourne Bandstand go to www.eastbournebandstand.co.uk.
10 December, 2010

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