Music at the Festival

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

Image by Graham Huntely

Live Music Throughout the Weekend

From Friday 25th to Sunday 27th 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!

Soul Town will be headlining Friday 25th May and Hot Detroit on Saturday 26th May.

Please note the live music timings below are from 2018.

Check back soon for the 2019 live music lineup!

Friday 25th May

Soul Town

Headliner - Soul Town
Headlining the Beer & Cider Festival on Friday 25th May is Soul Town. Soul Town is a collective of seasoned musicians and vocalists who play Classic Soul, Motown and RnB music.

Live Music Times


17:00 - 18:15  The Hustlers  

18:45 - 19:45  Soul Town

20:00 - 21:00  Soul Town


Saturday 26th May

Wakin' Snakes & Hot Detroit

Wakin' Snakes at Beer & Cider by the Sea

Wakin’ Snakes are a fast, punchy old time American and Cajun songs and tunes. That’s what you get!

Hot Detroit are a local band from East Sussex, performing popular music from the Motown and Disco genres.

Live Music Times


11:30 - 12:45 Stray Dogs

13:15 - 14:15 Wakin' Snakes

14:30 - 15:30 Wakin' Snakes


17:30 - 18:15 Zachary Dogwood

18:45 - 19:45 Hot Detroit

20:00 - 21:00 Hot Detroit

Sunday 27th May

Dirty Martini Swing Band

Dirty Martini Swing Band at Eastbourne Beer Festival

Headlining the Beer & Cider Festival on Sunday 27th May is the Dirty Martini Swing Band featuring a fantastic set of musicians and vocalists who will be sure to spread the chilled vibe at Beer & Cider by the Sea.

Live Music Times

12:30 - 13:45  Cracks in the Land

14:00 - 15:00  Gadzooks

15:30 - 16:45  Dirty Martini Swing Band

17:00 - 18:15  Dirty Martini Swing Band