What’s on and where

The festival is held on Bexhill on Sea seafront at 2 specific areas both fairly close together:

THE EAST PARADE – The Bexhill Sailing Club to Galley Hill (Free access)

THE METROPOLE LAWNS – To the side of the pavilion (£2 per adult under 16’s free) for entertainment between 10.00AM and 6.00PM
This nominal entry fee helps towards maintaining this event for the community.

Friday evening 7.00 – 10.30
The Marquee on the Metropole Lawns
The Great Gatsby Ball

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra.
1920’s and 30’s DJ ‘The Swinging Detective’.
Early Bird entry tickets are £15.00
Tickets on the night £18.00
This event is for over 18’s only.
Bar & Buffet will be available.

Saturday all day entertainment at the Metropole Lawns

Bexhill Carnival Court Crowning at 10.15

The Big Charleston Challenge Dance from 11.30
The “My Charleston” dance troupe will be on stage teaching the Charleston dance moves.
It is a lot of fun for everyone to join in and it’s free. Please arrive from 11.00 for this event.
There will be cash prizes for the best dressed and best dancers.

Saturday from 15.00
The Metropole Lawns
A Tea Dance with the 1920’s and 30’s DJ “The Swinging Detective”
Cash prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gent & Best Dancers.


Saturday evening 7.00 – 10.30
The Marquee on the Metropole Lawns
The Vintage Swing Night
Dylan Kirk and The Killers Rock n Roll
DJ Gypsy John
Early Bird Tickets are £7
Tickets on the night £10
Bar & Buffet will be available.


Sunday all day entertainment at the Metropole Lawns from 10.00

The Metropole Lawns Marquee

THE JAZZ BREAKFAST 10.00 – 12.00
“Lipstick and Beatnicks Duo”
Coffee, pastries & breakfasts will be available

Cash prizes in the afternoon for the Best Dressed Peaky Blinders & Best Dancers


Saturday & Sunday
The East Parade

Some of the best vintage traders in the UK will be trading along the seafront from 10am-6pm


There will be various dance displays and musicians throughout the weekend plus Classic and Custom Cars, Vintage Bikes, Funfair Rides and a Food Festival and Bar.


Entertainers during this event include:

The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra (23 piece), Some like it Hotter, The Hastings Old Town Ukulele Group, My Charleston Dance Troupe, The Wacky Band, Dance Moves, Diana Freedman School of Dance, The Swinging Detective, Viv The Spiv, Swing Street Band, Abbey Ukuleles, Mark Burford Stilt Walker, Lipstick and Beatnicks, Tim Wormley Healing, Tap on Tap, Mark Caira, The Buzz Academy, Buckswood School Pipe and Drum Band, Mish Mash Morris Dancers, The Maldon Ukuleles, Dylan Kirk and the Killers, DJ Gypsy John

(The management reserve the right to alter the billed acts if and when it is necessary)