Music Events

The Wacky Band

Bandstand, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sunday June 17, 1pm


The Wacky Band is a local wind band with around 30 amateur musicians of various ages and abilities who will play from their vast and varied playlist.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

SuRie: Eurovision Unplugged

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Sunday June 17, 3pm

Tickets £17

Fresh from the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Britain’s entrant SuRie and her musicians will perform a set of past and current Eurovision winners and hits, in the singer-songwriter style she feels so at home with. This acoustic set will include songs, by ABBA, Johnny Logan, Katrina and the Waves and more.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit


Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Tuesday June 19, 7.30pm

Tickets £20

Belly, formed in 1991, earned two Grammy nominations with their first album Star, which sold nearly two million copies worldwide. The band split in 1995 and reformed for a limited tour in 2016. They are now recording their next album, partnering with Pledge Music to release it, and will soon release a digital download of their cover of Hush-a-Bye Mountain.

Phone 01273 673311 or visit

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Tuesday June 19, 7.30pm

Tickets £23

The Johnny Cash Roadshow, the only show endorsed by the Cash family, is a tribute to the music legend Johnny Cash, with singer-songwriter Clive John recreating the sound of the singer and Amanda Stone as June Carter. Hits include Ring of Fire, Walk The Line and Help Me Make It Through The Night. Caitlin Crowell, granddaughter of Johnny and June, says, “I sincerely believe there is an art form to tributing but this was absolutely authentic to the point where it felt it wasn’t a tribute, per se, it was a rock’n’roll gig! Given by some sincere rock’n’rollers! I am a fan.”

Phone 01323 412000 or visit

Marti Pellow

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Tuesday June 19, 7.30pm

Tickets £46.50 and £41

Singer Marti Pellow was the lead singer in Wet Wet Wet, the Scottish band that had a huge No1 hit with their version of Love Is All Around, which spent 15 weeks at the top of the charts after it was used on the soundtrack to the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral. He quit the band last year. Marti has become a leading musical theatre star, performing from Broadway to Tokyo with a series of starring roles in London’s West End., and  as a solo artist, he has released a series of albums, the latest, called Mysterious, was out last year.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

The Summer Big Sing Concert

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Wednesday June 20, 5pm

Tickets £5

As part of the Bexhill Festival of Music, the town’s primary and secondary schools and Bexhill Sixth Form College perform an an evening of singing and music, featuring a massed choir of more than 150 voices.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Wednesday June 20, 7.30pm

Tickets £23.50-£29.50

Direct from the London Palladium, entertainer Des O’Connor joins comedian Jimmy Tarbuck live on stage for this rare event. Two legends of television, showbusiness and the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by music and video, to reminisce and entertain at Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre for one night only.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit

Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Friday June 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £15

Sussex-based concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant is coming to the end of his Sringhenge album tour and tonight will be playing music inspired by the British landscape, performed on his guitar, which is made form a 5,000-year-old English oak, and his four-string Uffington tenor guitar.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit

Lionel Richie


The 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove

Saturday June 23

Tickets: on sale now

Pop superstar Lionel Richie (pictured above, left) has announced this concert in Hove, performing his greatest hits from his days with 70s funk/soul band The Commodores and as a solo artist, including Lady, Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello, which reached No1 in the UK, and All Night Long. His support act has been announced as former Westlife star Shane Filan (pictured above, right), now solo after scoring 14 No1 hits, 11 top 5 albums and more than 50 million records sold worldwide before the band split in 2012.

Read our feature on Lionel Richie’s Hove concert.

Visit,, and For hospitality tickets, phone 0844 264 0201. For official VIP ticket experiences, phone 08444 721 222 or visit

Saturday Sessions: The Ukulele

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Saturday June 23, 12noon-4pm


Local musicians play a mix of tunes on the ukulele.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit

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