Glastonbury Comes To Eastbourne

Friday 17th June 2016

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Eastbourne is sharing the Glastonbury experience with residents and visitors next weekend, when the ‘Glasto’ atmosphere comes to the seaside in a free big screen event with live BBC coverage broadcast from 24 – 26 June! 

Music fans can relax on the seafront Wish Tower Slopes with a picnic blanket and a stellar Glastonbury line-up that includes the likes of Muse, Adele, Madness, ZZ Top, Foals, The 1975 and many more.  

A full programme of music follows on Sunday with pop-rock British sensation, Coldplay closing the iconic festival, with more great music from The Mystery Jets, Earth, Wind and Fire and Cyndi Lauper.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “Glastonbury tickets are like gold dust, so Eastbourne has come to the rescue of all those festival-fans who didn’t get one this year. 

“Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns offers the ideal venue to catch all the live coverage from, whilst visitors can overlook the beach and soak up the festival atmosphere, without the hassle and bucket-loads of mud that camping brings! It’s a very family friendly occasion, so I encourage people of all ages to come along and enjoy some beachside festival fun!” 

The free weekend screening is followed by another big screen free event this year, when the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms is broadcast live from the Western Lawns on 10 September. 

A fully licensed bar will be available at the Glastonbury screening, as well as a BBQ for full-festival effect. A limited number of chairs are available, however, festival-goers are advised to bring their own or a picnic blanket to ensure they get a comfortable seat.

The big screen will be in operation from 4pm – 10pm on Friday, 1pm – 10pm on Saturday and 1pm – 10pm on Sunday.  Player dependent, the ladies’ singles final of the Aegon International Eastbourne, will be broadcast live on Saturday afternoon (25 June), with Glastonbury footage commencing at the end of the match. 

The screening will show a mixture of live BBC coverage along with BBC Red Button footage, including the previous evening’s headliners.


Picture courtesy of Graham Huntley

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