Crowds pack Eastbourne bandstand for traditional concerts

Eastbourne bandstand on Christmas Day
Eastbourne bandstand on Christmas Day

EASTBOURNE Bandstand was heaving again this year as Christmas revellers flocked to enjoy the traditional Christmas and Boxing Day concerts in the winter sunshine.

Huge crowds of all ages danced along to favourite festive hits and enjoyed a glass of mulled wine to get warmed up at the outdoor concerts.

Regular Bandstand performers Eastbourne Silver Band, got visitors to their feet on Christmas Day, performing a morning of classic Christmas songs and family favourites.

The Ray Campbell Dance Band encouraged families away from the television on Boxing Day with a selection of show tunes and classic dance music.

For the first time, the historic Eastbourne venue will stage a free New Year’s Day Concert to kick off 2011, meaning there are now three free events over the festive season.