Bandstand hosts New Year’s Day concert

THERE will be three chances to enjoy free festivities at the bandstand this Christmas.

The seafront venue will be staging a New Year’s Day Concert, in addition to the popular Christmas Day and Boxing Day events.

Regular bandstand performers Eastbourne Silver Band will continue a tradition with their Christmas Day Concert from 10.45am to 12.15pm while The Ray Campbell Dance Band will be performing on Boxing Day - and New Year’s Day (11am to 12.30pm).

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet member for tourism Councillor Neil Stanley said, “We are very excited to extend the festive concert programme at the Bandstand this year and offer residents and visitors the chance to really get into the Christmas spirit with three free concerts to go to.

“The Christmas Day and Boxing Day events are a long-running tradition for Eastbourne, regularly attracting thousands of concert goers, and I hope the New Year’s Day addition proves just as popular.”

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Pictured: Revellers enjoying Christmas Day music at the Bandstand