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De La Warr Pavilion

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
  • Telephone 01424 229111
  • Opening times Summer: 10am–6pm; winter: 10am–5pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.dlwp.com
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Adam Ant

Adam Ant

The erstwhile 80s pop pin-up plays his brand of post-punk and dandy pop.

Tue 3 Dec

£35–£38.50

Al Stewart

Late Night Jazz - Alexander Stewart

The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.

Sun 6 Oct

£44

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer

One half of the Dresden Dolls mixing Weimar cabaret with old school blues.

Wed 16 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Average White Band

Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

Thu 26 Sep

£33.60

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

Anthemic pop and rock by the Californian singer-songwriter of hits such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'We Got the Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.

Thu 3 Oct

£47.60–£61.60

Black Star Riders

Black Star Riders, Stone Broken, Wayward Sons

New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).

Tue 22 Oct

£32.86

Christopher Cross: Take Me As I Am

Christopher Cross

Grammy award-winning musician Christopher Cross tours his newest work.

Sun 3 Nov

£35–£38.50

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

Fri 8 Nov

£20

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Thu 16 May

£30.78

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

The legendary comedian is back with a brand new show, Wunderbar, which he is touring across the country at 40 venues. Izzard hints that his new show covers everything from talking dogs to animal superheroes.

Sun 15 Sep

£30–£45

Fisherman’s Friends

Fisherman’s Friends
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Chris Foggin
  • Cast: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, David Hayman

Danny (Mays) is a music industry talent handler who arrives in Cornwall on a stag night, and discovers the titular (real-life) folk singers and signs them. Mays is a watchable lead and generates rom-com chemistry with Middleton, the daughter of the group’s grouchy Jim (Purefoy). An undemanding yarn with nevertheless the power to do some cockle-warming.

Mon 7 Oct

£25–£32.50

Fisherman's Friends

Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

Mon 7 Oct

£27.50–£35.75

Gomez

Gomez tour in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of their album Bring It On.

Thu 18 Jul

£30.25

Good Times By The Sea

Join us at the seaside on a beautiful summer's Sunday that promises you all the Funk, Soul, Reggae & 'Good Times' you'll ever need!

Sun 21 Jul

£37.50

Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters

Americana from the Nashville singer-songwriter.

Mon 22 Apr

£27.50

Fri 22 Nov

£27.50

Gretchen Peters w/her band & The Southern Fried String Quartet

Edge Street Live and De La Warr Pavilion Presents Strings Attached - Gretchen Peters with Her Band and The Southern Fried String Quartet.

Mon 22 Apr

£29.70

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

Sat 18 May

£21.45

James Morrison

James Morrison

Post-Blunt, radio-friendly MOR troubadour, with a beautifully warm soul voice.

Tue 26 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Sat 30 Nov

£20

Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy

Genre-surfing violinist acknowledged as one of the world's leading violin virtuosos.

Sat 25 May

£55

OMD

OMD

Veteran synth pop act performing favourites from their back catalogue and tracks from new album The Punishment of Luxury.

Sun 17 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

OMD 40 Years - Greatest Hits

OMD 40 Years - Greatest Hits

* On Sale Thursday 14 March *

AEG Live presents

OMD 40 Years - Greatest Hits

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a special world tour. Starting in October in Portugal, stretching through to February 2020 finishing in Paris, the band will be joined by both Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw

This announcement comes as part of another exciting installment of the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations which first saw the reissue of their first four classic albums on 180g vinyl, mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves designed by the legendary Peter Saville.

“Electronic music is our language,” Andy McCluskey says. “It’s how we talk.”

“We’re at our best when we’re in a room together, working,” Paul Humphreys adds. “That’s when the sparks and ideas happen. It’s the same now as it ever was.”

The band were formed in 1978 by teenage friends Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. They quickly became electro-pioneers with a string of hit albums released throughout the 1980’s, eventually selling over 25 million singles and 15 million albums across their career to date, establishing them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. 

 Last year OMD also played two acclaimed concerts at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in October. Both shows sold out and featured orchestral arrangements of many of OMD’s biggest hits, with The Times’ four star review describing the arrangements as “working perfectly with the orchestra and demonstrating how uncompromising OMD have been“. It also went on to say that the band “rejected every rock’n’roll cliché going and made the Philharmonic Hall seem like their spiritual home.” The shows coincided with the anniversary of OMD’s first ever gig which took place at legendary Liverpool club Eric’s in October 1978.

 The celebrations also spawned a must-read special 40th anniversary book which tells the story of OMD from the garage beginnings right through to the latest sell out tours. Featuring memories from band members, other musical artists that they have influenced, famous admirers and loyal fans.

As part of their world tour, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will also join The B-52’s and Tom Tom Club for a run of US dates in the August & September. They are also set to release a definitive singles collection later this year. More info is set to follow.

Sun 17 Nov

£37.50–£45

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

80s synth-popsters OMD celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Sun 17 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Sat 6 Apr

£23

Paul Young

Paul Young

Soulful pop singer.

Fri 26 Apr

£33

The Selecter

The Selecter

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they're also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words, Too Much Pressure and On My Radio.

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Rhoda Dakar's career began as lead vocalist with all-woman 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers who toured with The Selecter. The Bodysnatchers first single was double A-side "Let's Do Rocksteady" with "Ruder Than You". Rhoda also later sang and collaborated with The Specials.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness. 2019 also sees the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone.

Thu 21 Nov

£27.50

The Selecter - 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The English Beat

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Rhoda Dakar’s career began as lead vocalist with all-woman 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers who toured with The Selecter. The Bodysnatchers first single was double A-side "Let's Do Rocksteady" with "Ruder Than You". Rhoda also later sang and collaborated with The Specials.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness. 2019 also sees the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

This event is not part of our usual group booking discount.

The price of tickets will increase from £27 to £32 on the night of the show, so make sure to book your tickets in advance!.

Thu 21 Nov

£27.50

Short Film

Sun 7 Apr

Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods

Electro punk duo from Nottingham, whose music deals in working class life and culture and austerity-era Britain. Influenced by mod culture, the Wu-Tang Clan, rave and black metal, lead vocalist Jason Williamson's vocal style has been compared to John Cooper Clarke and Ian Dury. Probably best known for albums Key Markets and English Tapas.

Sat 20 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

With special guests.

Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton

US singer-songwriter who has been honoured with two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Sat 27 Apr

£28.50

The Undertones

The Undertones

One of the all time great adolescent misfit post-punk gangs reform as a middle-aged misfit post-punk gang to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Great tunes though, no argument about that.

Fri 17 May

£27.50

De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion, a true gem of 1930s modernist architecture, has been delivering art and culture to the people of Bexhill on Sea since a pre-fame Spike Milligan was posted here during WWII. Now a Grade One listed building (which would have much displeased the anti-modernist Goon), it was in a poor state for years until it received a thorough restoration and was reopened in 2005 as an arts centre. It hosts concerts, touring theatre shows, comedy gigs, art exhibitions, workshops, talks and tours.

Bexhill station is a few minutes away by foot, and the pavilion is served by local bus routes 12, 13, 94, 95 and 96.

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