Eastbourne Bandstand has cancelled all shows until July 21 after the PM’s Lockdown announcement last night.

This is the statement posted this morning: “Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday evening, we have to sadly cancel all shows up to and including the 19th of July 2021.

This means our first show this season should now be an 1812 Fireworks Concert with the Eastbourne Silver Band on the 21st of July.

Anyone with tickets for an affected show has been emailed, though if you have any friends with tickets for an affected show, please check that they know.

We are of course offering everyone the option to have their tickets refunded, to rebook for a show later in the year or donate the value of their tickets towards the upkeep of the bandstand.

We have been working our hardest to get the bandstand open as soon as possible and are just as upset as everyone else.

Please remember there are real people reading your emails and answering your phone calls and they are not responsible for the cancellations.

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sent in their kind words and support. We hope to see you all next month under better circumstances.”