The official opening of Eastbourne’s biggest music store was celebrated in rock n’ roll style with more than 70 guests.  

Bonners hosted a VIP launch party at its new flagship premises in Hampden Park on Thursday, September 30, with music, food and tours of the store.  

Guests included Caroline Ansell, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon; Councillor David Tutt, the Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council; the Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne; local business leaders, music teachers and local bands.  

Tony White, co-owner of Bonners, said: “It was a great turnout and people enjoyed having a look around our new guitar, piano and keyboard store.  

“These premises allow us more space to display the fantastic instruments on sale and allow customers to try before they buy, which is really important.  

“Our new facilities have been well received. They include a guitar and amp testing booth, video suite, an extended guitar workshop and wider ranges across the major brands.”  

The new store is at 9 Faraday Close, Eastbourne BN22 9BH, near Morrisons Hampden Park. 

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With photo from left to right: Councillor Stephen Holt, Caroline Ansell (MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon), Tony White, the Mayoress and Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor David Tutt (Eastbourne Borough Council leader), Christina Ewbank (chief executive of Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce)