Brand new Beach Life Festival comes to Eastbourne this weekend

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The brand new Beach Life Festival is launching on Eastbourne’s eastern seafront this weekend (July 16-17) with a host of outdoor sporting activities.

The free two-day event will also be home to some of the highlights from last year’s Eastbourne Extreme, promising to provide fun for all of the family.

Making a return is The Airbag Free Drop Tower; an exhilarating free fall activity for gutsy individuals to brave! The thrilling attraction will appear on Sunday, made up of a 6.5m high tower and a fully inflatable landing zone encouraging people to jump, leap and even front-flip from the platform. The jump is suitable for most ages, and guaranteed to be very popular.

Popping up across the weekend will also be a new Circus Skills Workshop featuring Ariel Hoop taster sessions for festival goers to jump in and try.

Amongst the new attractions, the festival will be showcasing favourites from Eastbourne Extreme including the only outdoor Roller Derby tournament in Europe, The World Slalom Series competition, the VW Camper Bus Stop, Eastbourne Edge Hockey, Bubble Football and Buzz Active water sports.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise Councillor Bannister said, “Eastbourne seafront is one of the towns strongest assets, and it’s wonderful to be introducing an event that celebrates this.”

Other attractions include outdoor skating, with the Easy Peasy Skate and the LOCO Suicide Skate taking place as well as an indoor Roller Disco featured at Sk8 World on Sunday evening – and BMX enthusiasts will enjoy a display of more than 70 bikes at the Skate Park.

For music lovers, the Beach Life Festival features the first weekend of Eastbourne Music Live featuring a hot line up at the live music stage complete with a licensed bar open 11am – 7pm Saturday and 11am – 5pm Sunday.

Local bands Knocksville, Ivy Fire and L.A.R.G.E join the bill along with Red Hot Chilli Pepper tribute band Give It Away.

See www.visiteastbourne.com/beachlife

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