Following a record-breaking season last year, the 2019 Bandstand season will kick off on Friday 26 April with a performance from the ELO Encounter who make a rocking return to the venue to recreate the evocative sounds of the Electric Light Orchestra.
This year’s performance season is the longest the Bandstand has staged, with 144 concerts running right the way through until a glittering Halloween firework finale on Saturday 26th October.
As well as returning crowd-pleasers including The Beatles, Jersey Boys and Madness, there’ll be an amazing 17 new acts making their debut at the Bandstand. This includes tributes to Human League, Dire Straits, Kate Bush, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters, plus the Women in Rock night will celebrate a collection of great female anthems.
The 1812 Fireworks and Proms concerts will return each Wednesday from 1 May and the Big Band and Swing Season gets underway from 4 July. Young movers and groovers are sure to enjoy the Kids Party Disco nights when they make a return during the school summer holidays, each Tuesday evening from 23 July. On 5 & 19 August, local acts get the chance to perform on stage as part of the Bandstand’s free ‘Open Stage Nights’ designed to showcase some great unsigned local musical artists.
Fantastic Venue to watch Concerts, Bands, Fireworks. Fabulous Architecture. A Titantic Tribute Plaque can be found too! Great Place to watch the Sea & Horizon and a good Storm or too!
The tribute acts are varied and there is something for everyone, the atmosphere is always fabulous! The 1812 is every Wednesday and features different brass and silver bands with a beautiful firework display...