Live Music at Beer & Cider by the Sea

Entertainment at Eastbourne's Beer & Cider by the Sea

Live Stage

Acoustic Guitar music Eastbourne Beer Festival

As well as sampling over 100 brews on offer at the festival, visitors can enjoy the perfect accompaniment with live music from the likes of fantastic local bands, previously including Hot Detroit, Dirty Martini Swing Band & Unihorn.

Alongside the buzz of tasting new beverages, the festival also brings back the indoor stage featuring a whole host of live music. Local band Hot Detroit are already confirmed to headline Saturday night with many more to follow. Bringing R&B, swing, funk, pop and reggae to the stage, creating the perfect soundtrack to the bank holiday weekend.

Session Times


Friday 26 May 2017 17:30-22:30

Saturday 27 May 2017 10:30-15:30

Saturday 27 May 2017 17:30-22:30

Sunday 28 May 2017 12:00-19:00

Saturday night headliner... HOT DETROIT!

Hot Detroit, Eastbourne


Hot Detroit are an exciting function band based locally here in Eastbourne playing the most popular tunes from the Motown and Disco genres.

As they are fronted by a top quality female vocalist who can replicate massive hits by artists such as Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Dolly Parton whilst paying tribute to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and also recreate classic tracks by groups such as Chic, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Sister Sledge, Queen and many more.

Hot Detroit will certainly be the perfect accompaniment to your Saturday evening here at Beer & Cider by the Sea!

Saturday 27 May 17:30 - 22:30

Friday 26 May

17:45 – 19:00 The Hustlers

19:30 – 20:30 The Tar Babies

20:45 – 21:45 The Tar Babies

The Tar Babies at Beer & Cider by the Sea


Friday Headliner - The Tar Babies!

The very best and most authentic trip into 'The Great British Sixties'. The finest musicians in the country in frilly shirts and tight stripy trousers. What more could you want than The Tar Babies headling our Friday night of Eastbourne's Beer & Cider by the Sea on Eastbourne's Western Lawns!

Saturday 27 May - Day

11:00 – 12:15 The Stray Dogs

12:45 – 13:45 Dirty Martini Swing Band

14:15 – 15:15 Dirty Martini Swing Band

Saturday 27 May - Evening

17:45 – 19:00 Dance Tronik

19:30 – 20:30 Hot Detroit

20:45 – 21:45 Hot Detroit

Sunday 28 May

12:30 – 13:30 Cracks in the Land

14:00 – 14:50 Smokestack

15:10 – 16:00 Smokestack

16:30 – 17:15 South of Saturn

17:45 – 18:30 South of Saturn