FREE Bank Holiday Film & Music Weekend

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Free Bank Holiday Music & Film Weekend

Saturday 23rd August

Fun Day at the Pavilion    Click here for more details.

8:30pm - Spirited Away (Cert PG)
Free and all welcome      Click here for more details.

Sunday 24th August

Please note that all the music acts listed below will take place on the Bandstand and these are their approximate start times.

10am         Galleries Open

12pm         Dirty Scavenger  
                  Refreshing grunge accompanied by funky 
                  bass lines and hard hitting solid drums.
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

1pm           Speakershoe 
                  Combining gypsy funk guitar with 
                  beatboxing, Lauren Hill-esque vocals 
                  and poetic lyrics.
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

2pm           Part Time Heroes 
                  An addictive mixture of jazz and fusion 
                  sounds. "Highly rated, Watch out for 
                  them" - Gilles Peterson
                  This group has been compare to Zero 7 
                  and The Cinematic Orchestra.
                  Click here to visit their My Space page.

3.15pm      Peggy Sue and the Pirates

Peggy Sue and the Pirates                    
                  Hotly tipped female duo. BBC 6 Music 
                  session and new NME regular. 
                  Ambassadored by Kate Nash, with 
                  whom they have toured extensively as 
                  well as Joan as Policewoman and Jack 
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

4.30pm      Cock and Bull Kid

Cock & Bull Kid

                  New buzz band, featuring regularly 
                  on Radio 1. "Probably the most 
                  interesting thing to have come 
                  out of London since the Klaxons." 
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

5.45pm       The Brute Chorus
                  "It's not rockabilly, it's not Country, 
                   it's not New Wave, it's not the Blues 
                  but there's elements of all of them in
                  their sound."
Steve Lamaq 
                  BBC Radio 6
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

7pm           Hardkandy 


                  Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, 
                  Marvin Gaye and Barry White 
                  have all influenced this exceptional 
                  soul singer. Previous gigs include 
                  Shepherds Bush Empire, Big Chill etc. 

                  The Squeeze featuring Laura Vane
                  ***Click to Listen Here*** 
                  (Right Click and Save Target to download) 

                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

8.30pm       Riding Giants (cert 12)

Riding Giants

                  Outdoor screening on the 
                  South wall of the Pavilion of this 
                  outstanding surf film, showing true 
                  daredevils breaking unimaginable 
                  boundaries. You will be mesmerised 
                  by its magnificent photography 
                  showing breathtaking images with the 
                  sound of real waves lapping behind you.
                  Bring a blanket to sit on!

To finish the evening with a bang:
                Firework Display

All Free - everyone welcome!

Monday 25th August

12.30pm     Portslade
                   Trip-hop soulful Morcheeba-esque 
                   versions of classic Brit songs.
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

1.30pm      The Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet

                  A big success supporting Basquiat 
                  Strings earlier this year, their 
                  sound-forging contemprary jazz with 
                  modern classical tendencies is truly 
                  unique, exciting and fresh.
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.

2.45pm      Jamie Woon

Jamie Woon
                  Likened to Stevie Wonder and 
                  Thom Yorke. Recently supported 
                  Amy Winehouse. His single 
                  Wayfaring Stranger reached 
                  i-tunes single of the week.
                  Click here to visit his MySpace page.

4pm           Ska Toons
                  Bexhill audiences love this band! 
                  An irresistable mix of great classic 
                  ska, skanked up jazz and rocking 
                  off-beat reworkings of class pop 
                  songs. Compulsive dance music, 
                  great songs, brillian playing, high 
                  energy and loads of fun. A fabulous 
                  way to end the Bank Holiday.
                  Click here to visit their MySpace page.


Eat & Drink

The Café Bar will be open 10am to 8.30pm on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 and 10am – 7pm on Monday 24 August. The Restaurant will serve lunch 12-3pm right over the weekend, and dinner 5-8.30pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Reservations for the Restaurant are highly recommended on 01424 229119,

Food and drink will be available on the sun terrace throughout the day and during the films in the evening.

For more information please visit

Sun 24 Aug 2008-
Mon 25 Aug 2008

Tickets: Free entry

Booking & Information:
01424 229 111
  1. If you would like to book tickets as a non-member click here
  2. If you are a member of the De La Warr Pavilion and receive priority booking please log in here
  3. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Member (from £35 p.a.) click here