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Summer Season Well Underway as Eastbourne Bandstand Brings Busy Line-up in June!
June will bring a fantastic line-up of alfresco concerts at the UK’s busiest Bandstand, following May’s marvellous opening month. With Sunday evening concerts and ‘Big Band Sound’ Thursday night’s beginning, June is set to provide another great month of live music.
For a touch of vintage nostalgia, audiences can enjoy ‘Big Band Sound’ concerts on Thursday nights, which pay homage to the iconic musical sound of the 1920’s. The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra will kick off Big Band season on 25 June, getting visitors in the swing of things for more concerts throughout July, August and September

Audiences can dance the night away and celebrate the longest day of the year as world music comes to the Bandstand on the evening of the Summer Salsas. Son Guarachando will perform a lively mix of Cuban Salsa, Afro Cuban and Latin music on 21 June, leading the way for the regular Sunday night slot.

Eastbourne Borough Council Senior Head of Tourism and Enterprise Phil Evans said “As the summer gets well under way, Eastbourne’s Bandstand season gets busier, with June providing 16 concerts for our visitors and residents. May has seen a great start to the season, and we’re excited for even more people to enjoy alfresco music in June on the coast of the UK’s sunniest place.”

Heather Peace, of previous ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Waterloo Road’ ITV fame, has now turned to concentrate on her music career and will be in concert in Eastbourne on 27 June. With the AEGON International final on the same day, after the intense action on Centre Court, tennis fans can head to the Bandstand to wind down by listening to Heather Peace’s soulful acoustic set.

Friday night tribute concerts will please Rock’n’Roll and Rock music fans with the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Jersey Boys and Elvis all being paid tribute to by well-established impersonating performers. Set to be a real crowd-pleaser, the iconic sound of ‘Jersey Boys’ touring theatre show, which took audiences on a journey through the musical career of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’, will be brought to life in a tribute concert on 12 June.

Sunday 28 June sees a double-bill of traditional Bandstand music, when the Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion performs a ‘Traditional Afternoon’ concert followed by ‘Sunday Night on the Proms’, giving concertgoers an opportunity to wave flags and sing along to classic British prom songs.

Spectacular weekly firework nights continue every Wednesday at well-loved ‘1812 Tchaikovsky Concerts’, with The Band of the Surrey Yeomanry taking the season from May to June on Wednesday 3 with dance band music, classic waltzes and stage show favourites.

On 17 June The Concert Band of The Royal British Legion Little Common will play and concertgoers are invited to place a Remembrance Cross in the Bandstand flowerbed to honour the fallen who gave their lives during World War One. Crosses can be brought from the Seafront Office or on the Bandstand’s website for £2.50, with all profits going to the Royal British Legion.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.EastbourneBandstand.co.uk, or by calling the Eastbourne Seafront Office on 01323 410611. The Seafront Office is open daily from 10am-6pm in May to September, and until 9pm on concert nights. For further details visit www.EastbourneBandstand.co.uk.
26 May, 2015

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