The Kinks Tribute
The best of the Kinks performed by the excellent Kinx. Featuring 'You Really Got Me', 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Tired Of Waiting' and many more.
It’s difficult to believe but within a year of their first unadvertised gig, The Kinx had headlined theatres, supported original 60’s bands (The Fortunes, Gerry & The Pacemakers & The Move), performed on the main stages of Britain’s top tribute festivals …… and secured a recording contract.
With three albums to their name & endorsement from non other than Dave Davies himself, The Kinx quickly established themselves as England’s premier Kinks tribute act. Now, almost 10 years into their career, they can also boast having their music included in major international film releases and performing as joint headliners with such diverse original artists as Chris Farlowe, Steve Ellis, Secret Affair, The Foundations, Marmalade, Marty Wilde, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Mike D’Abo & The Merseybeats.
Paying attention to every minute detail, adopting the classic early 1960’s dandy, red hunting jacket image, Ray Davies’s timeless classics (including Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Sunny Afternoon, Days, You Really Got Me, David Watts) are performed sympathetically and brought to life by four passionate Kinks fans. Performing Ray’s brilliant & varied song book to incredibly receptive audiences, it’s no wonder the line up of the Kinx has remained totally unchanged since that very first show back in 2008.
The Busiest Bandstand in the UK offering a variety of live musical entertainment with over 140 events each year; from Tribute Shows to 1812 Firework concerts to kids entertainment.
The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom.
It has a main arena, middle and upper balconies and seats for 1,400.
The building of the Bandstand formed part of the main seafront improvements, cost £28,000 to construct and was surmounted with a stainless steel spire. The project engineer was Leslie Rosevere.
The first concerts were given on the 28th July 1935 with a total of 10,400 attending all three concerts and paying 3d each. The Bandstand was officially opened on the 5th August 1935 by the Lord Lieutenant of the county, Lord Leconfield with an audience of 8,000.
For many years the Bandstand has played host to a full programme of concerts and has survived as a musical entertainment venue because of its ever-changing programme, introducing new audiences and new entertainments without forgetting the more popular traditional concerts.
Bad Weather Policy
The stage and parts of the venue are undercover and on average 98% of performances go ahead. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather unless the event or concert is cancelled by the management.
If a concert or event is cancelled by the management due to adverse weather or any other exceptional circumstances before half of the scheduled concert has taken place then a refund will be offered. Refunds must be claimed with 14 days of the scheduled performance.
Eastbourne Bandstand is a multi-level venue with a maximum licenced capacity of 1600. The main arena can hold a maximum of 700 for a seated event. The middle balcony can hold a maximum of 600 and the upper balcony (no disabled access) can seat a maximum of 300
Access for wheelchair-users is via the promenades; lower and middle. If you have any special access requirements please let us know in advance.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.