Music at the Festival

Live Music at Eastbourne's Beer & Cider by the Sea

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Live Music Throughout the Weekend

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May, real ale and cider lovers can sample around 100 real ales, ciders and perries along with some great entertainment from live bands on the festival stage throughout the weekend.

Previous bands include the sounds of R&B, swing, pop and reggae who have taken to our indoor stage. Start your bank holiday weekend the right way!

Bobby Fuego’s Fat Fingers of Funk will be headlining Friday 24th May and Zachary Dogwood’s Big Soul Band on Saturday 25th May.

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Friday 24th May

Headlining the Beer & Cider Festival on Friday 24th May is Bobby Fuego’s Fat Fingers of Funk.

16:30-17:15 & 17:30-18:15 - The Spooky Wagons

The Spooky Wagons are an Eastbourne based group of 5 friends who came together through their shared love of Country and Modern Folk Music. Playing songs from George Ezra and Ben Howard through to Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift, with their beautiful harmonies and choice of toe tapping tunes, The Spooky Wagons will guarantee you have a great night.

18:45-19:45 & 20:00-21:00 - Bobby Fuego’s Fat Fingers of Funk

Born from a mutual love of Jazz, Latin, Funk and good times, Bobby Fuego's Fat Fingers of Funk brings together the Hastings talents of Rob Leake on Saxes, bassist Roger Carey, drummer Richmond Stockwell, guitarist Danny Jefferies and Jo Brooks on keys and vocals.

The Spooky Wagons

The Spooky Wagons

Bobby Fuego's Fat Fingers of Funk

Bobby Fuego's Fat Fingers of Funk

Saturday 25th May


11:30-12:15 & 12:30-13:15- Stray Dogs

13:45-14:30 & 14:45-15:30Cracks in the Land

Cracks In The Land are a band from Sussex, that have a rootsy acoustic music vibe with a pop and groove sensibility.
They share a love of influences ranging from pop/rock (Crowded House/Fleetwood mac) through to modern grooves and alt-folk


17:00-18:15 - Zachary Dogwood’s Big Soul Band

Since 2013 Eastbourne-based Zachary Dogwood have been captivating audiences with an intriguing mix of their own finely crafted songs and eclectic covers. With this bigger line-up they become the floor-filling Zachary Dogwood’s Big Soul Band. Get ready to party!

18:45-19:45 & 20:00-21:00 - Unihorn

Come and join Eastbourne’s favourite five-piece as they rock their way through Saturday evening. A covers band that play all your favourites from T-Rex and the Rolling Stones to the Killers and Queen with everything in-between.
Amidst the high energy drums, throbbing bass lines and screaming guitars, frontman Steve will have you singing along and dancing the night away.

Live music on Sat 25th May

Sunday 26th May

12:15-13:30 - Bettesteiner Footstompers Oompah Band

14:00-15:00 & 15:15-16:15 - Joel White

16:45-17:30 & 17:45-18:30 - Lipstick & Beatniks

Lipstick & Beatniks are a five piece band based in East Sussex specialising in various forms of Jazz, Electro Swing, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Soul, Latin and Blues. With astonishing virtuosity and the grooviest rhythm section around, they will be sure to get you dancing! They are making a name for themselves in the Sussex/Kent area and were finalists at the Twinwood Festival (largest Vintage Festival in the UK) New Artists competition. "Cool! Great job guys!" Scott Bradlee-Postmodern Jukebox, "…you sing Nina Simone very have a really lovely voice..." David Roper (4 Poofs & a Piano- Jonathon Ross Show)