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Eastbourne Bandstand

Grand Parade | Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD, England
+44 1323 410611
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Always a good night but can be chilly

The bandstand offers a number of different events and gigs over the summer months , tickets are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gemmamartin82
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Kincardine, United Kingdom
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Certainly loud! Worth a visit!

Having stayed in The Crescent Hotel, which is just opposite Eastbourne Bandstand, it was quite hard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pegasus8London
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London
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The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom. It has a main arena, middle and upper balconies and seats for 1,600. For many years the Bandstand has played host to a full programme of concerts and events and has survived as a outdoor musical entertainment venue because of its ever changing programme, introducing new audiences and new entertainment's without forgetting the more popular traditional concerts. The Bandstand to this day plays an important part in the musical entertainment on the south coast offering around 140 - 150 concerts per year.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tribute band” (33 reviews)
“band stand” (27 reviews)
“boxing day” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Grand Parade | Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD, England
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+44 1323 410611
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bandstand offers a number of different events and gigs over the summer months , tickets are well priced and hot , Cold and alcoholic drinks can be purchased inside along with a selection of snacks . All seats good and a dance floor area...More

Thank Gemmamartin82
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having stayed in The Crescent Hotel, which is just opposite Eastbourne Bandstand, it was quite hard to miss! The acoustics are certainly good, with numerous artists performing while I was there. The music, ranging in type from Classical to "Pop", was pretty good. That said,...More

1  Thank Pegasus8London
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to walk straight into right on the beach front with no hassel very good price with good services and great shows well worth the visit giving you just what you need to enjoy your day

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eastbourne's iconic bandstand is said to be the busiest in the UK. .. summer season is in full swing & there are a variety of tribute acts performing here over the season... having never paid to see an act here, I am unsure of the...More

Thank NICOLAJAYNE50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bought tickets for Jersey Boys tribute on Friday 22nd June. Advised to get there for 7 p.m. as it would be busy, which it was. Only seats available on the top level. At 8 p.m. when concert was due to start another guest told us...More

Thank jillbeer18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been attending events here for several years and recently joined FOB not only is the entertainment really good and great value. But the credit here goes to the staff. From box office to front of house. Professional. Polite. Coerteous. Jovial In all a credit...More

1  Thank nigeldebbie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, there are no longer visits from bands such as the Paratroopers, Life Guards, Signals, etc these were stopped because of the IRA..... and Council cutbacks. The best you can expect is the local Silver Band......sad; yet you can hire the venue for marriages.

Thank Jim Nicholson P
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Came to a tribute show for the first time at the weekend. Tickets extremely reasonable and easy to book online. Lots of restaurants nearby for a meal before and free parking along the seafront from 6pm. Even in the drizzle with raincoats and umbrellas ready...More

Thank Jackiebfromuckfield
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were just off for an evening stroll when we noticed something going over towards the bandstand so we went to see and found out there was a brass band playing that nigh with a firework ending so we bought some tickets and took our...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The architecture is beautiful Art Deco. There is a bar available. Plenty of seating which was surprisingly comfortable as it is wooden framed canvas folding chairs. Watched the 1812 firework concert which was excellent but it was extremely cold.

Thank Lynda W
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Fran H
12 May 2018|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, suggest you contact booking office direct to ask them
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gatesy150
2 April 2018|
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Response from EBBandstand | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your enquiry. The seating is on a 'First Come First Served' basis for all our shows. Once doors open you may choose the available seat you would like. The tickets for the Main Arena are sold... More
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Elizabeth H
3 March 2017|
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Response from EBBandstand | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We have a variety of events here at Eastbourne Bandstand during your visit. Sunday 11/06- Traditional Afternoon Concert with All Saints Concert Band-3pm -4:30pm Wednesday 14/06-1812 Firework... More
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