Music at the Festival

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

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Live Music Throughout the Weekend

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!

Please note these music timings are from 2019.



17:00-17:45 & 18:00-18:45 - Sam is Elton & The Yellow Brick Roadsters

Sam is excited to be opening this years Beer & Cider festival performing with his fantastic 5 piece band. Together they will take you back over 5 decades of Eltons most loved hits including - Your Song, Rocket Man, Daniel, I'm Still Standing & of course Crocodile Rock.

19:15-20:00 & 20:15-21:15 - Fat Freddie & The Queens

 "A larger than life professional Queen Tribute Band who take the music seriously but not themselves!"

Live music at Beer & Cider by the Sea



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

Stray Dogs are made up of Alex Grayson and Garry Wonfor originally from London. Two of their albums have been recorded on the Delta record label and have had many gigs all over UK. Stray Dogs have a talent that lends itself perfectly to the recording studio, though they’re even better live. Their first album, in 1998, was an acoustic reworking of Simon & Garfunkel songs, which they followed up in 2001 with “Unplug the Beatles”.

13:45-14:30 & 14:45-15:30 - Spooky Wagons

The Spooky Wagons are a Country/Alternative band from Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK. Influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Chris Stapleton, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Lady Antebellum and cult Classics such as Dolly Parton and John Denver.

Playing Original and Cover songs to ensure EVERYONE has a good time.....


17:00-18:30 - TBC

19:00-20:00 & 20:15-21:15 - Unihorn

Following the outright rock-fest that was last year, the Unihorn boys cannot wait to come back and do it all over again in 2020. They will have a whole bag full of new songs to play for you as well as some old favourites. Promising to rock your socks off as long as you cheer, dance, sing-along and even crowd surf. Because as incredible as Saturday night was last year, this year we are going to make sure it is even better. Let’s lift the roof off Eastbourne!

Live music at Beer & Cider by the Sea


12:30-13:15 & 13:30-14:15 - Alex Pitt Trio


14:45-15:30 & 15:45-16:30 - The Criminal Records

The Criminal Records are a five piece band playing the best of funky soul, rock and the occasional guilty banger... Lots of dirty keys, face-melting guitar and trouser-shaking vocals for your delectation - be prepared to dance around your pint!

17:00-18:15 - The Hustlers

The Hustlers have been a band since 2007 playing 50's inspired Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly music. They are known for giving songs makeovers to suit the bands style, as well as writing original material. New songs are in the offing, as well as the more popular numbers performed through the years.

Live music at Beer & Cider by the Sea