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Eastbourne Bandstand

Bandstand website

Go to Eastbourne Bandstand's own dedicated website where you can find out full information, browse or download the concert programme and buy tickets for events.

Concert programme

Eastbourne Bandstand hosts an exciting concert programme throughout the summer, including:

  • Tribute shows
  • 1812 firework concerts
  • Big bands
  • Kids concerts
  • And many more

Plus, the ever popular traditional Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year free concerts.

History

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 Woodward, who was one of those playing on the Titanic when it sank on 15 April 1912.

The current bandstand was built in 1935 and cost £28,000, engineered by Leslie Rosevere.

Famous sight

It is one of the most distinctive sights in Eastbourne with its blue dome and silver finial. In recent years the bandstand has featured in numerous television programmes, such as Foyle’s War, and was shown in the opening sequence of BBC South East News for a few years.