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A unique and intimate outdoor festival concert, celebrating the ‘Best of British Jazz Funk’ headlining one of the most iconic British jazz funk bands Incognito plus Courtney Pine, MF Robots, Snowboy & The Latin Section + more to be announced and guest DJ Bad Mutha Funker.

We are delighted to welcome the Rye Jazz & Blues Festival as they move their August Bank Holiday festival weekend to DLWP’s beachside South Lawn.  The move will ensure the safety of the audience and artists enabling a limited capacity and ensure a Covid-safe environment.


  • Gates 1pm
  • End 10.30pm

On the South Lawns

An incredible all-day line up of the finest British Jazz and Funk artists at an iconic beachfront setting. Tickets will be in high demand and there is only a limited amount available, so we encourage you to book early! Enjoy a day of irresistible grooves and vocals coated in jazz with more than a twist of funk and dance.

Rye Jazz & Blues Festival acknowledge and thank their main event partners CLS Property Insight Ltd and supporting partner Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors.

About the artsits

Incognito

The enduring success of incognito, led by Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick is one of the great stories of UK music – their uniquely British sound has endured as a global phenomenon for almost four decades. Incognito’s catchy numbers are immediate and infectious explaining just why Incognito remain a powerful and energetic live act across the world. For their 16th studio album, Amplified Soul, Incognito returned to their Jazz-Funk roots. If you have not seen them live, this is the band to see! They shine in every department, the grooves irresistible and the message always positive!

Line-up*: Bluey (band leader); Tony Momrelle (vocals); Vanessa Haynes (vocals); Katie Leone (vocals); Francis Hylton (bass); Matt Cooper (keys); Francisco Sales (Guitar); Francesco Mendolia (drums); Joao Caetano (percussion); Sid Gauld (trumpet); Alastair White (trombone); Jim Hunt (sax).

Courtney Pine

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. He has released 16 studio albums to date and continues to tour Worldwide with his award winning band playing clubs, concert halls and festivals from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock, Montreux to Cape Town.

MF Robots

MF Robots combines the talents of Brand New Heavies founder, drummer and main songwriter, Jan Kincaid with vocalist and fellow ‘Heavy’, Dawn Joseph, who has sung backing vocals for everyone from Rod Stewart to Phil Collins, Michael Buble to Craig David. Together the duo aims to create a brand new sound that draws inspiration from across the spectrum of musical styles and influences. “We want to provide a little escapism for the soul,” explains Jan Kincaid. “Providing exciting energy and music that is both current and able to stand the test of time.”

With a brand new groove from two well-established artists, MF Robots fuse musical styles in their unique and eclectic way.

Snowboy & The Latin Section

There can be no denying that the pyrotechnic Snowboy And The Latin Section are Europe’s leading Afro Cuban Jazz group. From their debut release in 1985, they have released 16 albums and played concerts and festivals in over 22 countries, from Holland to Australia, from Japan to Scotland.  Their music draws on Salsa, Mambo and Latin Jazz, and captures the block party feel of 1970’s New York, inspired, as ever, by the greats such as Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente. Their latest album ‘New York Afternoon’ reached Number 1 in the Latin Jazz chart and Number 6 in the Jazz chart on Amazon. It was the Number 1 Salsa album on the Colombian radio station ‘Salsa Exitos Del Mundo’ for two weeks.

Bad Mutha Funker

Keeping the groove going between change-overs – Bad Mutha Funker has been deep in the club scene , putting on parties and spinning vinyl for nearly 30 years bringing the height of Quality DJs and production to Manor Houses and Beach parties from Sydney Australia, Ko Pha Ngan Thailand, Kerala South India and the Home Counties UK. She promoted club nights in London in the 90’s @ The Ministry of Sound, The Cross, and Hanover Grand to name a few and now resides on the South Coast with her family. She is a regular DJ on the local and Festival Circuit playing at Standon Calling, Shambala , Boomtown ,Cirque de La Quirk IoW. and Secret Garden Party with her eclectic blend of Funk Soul Disco, driving House and deep Tribal Beats.

Plus more to be announced.

All ages. Under 16s must be accompanied with an adult.

No flash/ recording.

Important information about this event
  • This event has been planned to allow it to happen in a safe and legal way and will be subject to any government guidelines at the time of the event.
  • You may bring your own picnic blanket or chair for the event.
  • Seating spaces are unreserved.
  • The gig will go ahead come rain or shine.
  • Entry to the gig is via the south terrace.
  • Please bring appropriate clothing as desired but no umbrellas/parasols will be admitted as these will disrupt the vision of other customers.
  • There will be no refunds unless the gig is cancelled.
  • Smoking is not permitted at any point on the lawn.
  • Please keep your ticket with you at all times.
  • Bags may be subject to random searches as you enter the lawn.
Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.

Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be sent 10 – 14 days before the show date.

All tickets include a Restoration Levy of £1 and will be subject to an additional £1.50 booking fee per ticket. Postage of tickets adds an additional £1.50 postage charge. Other options include having your tickets emailed to the email registered to your DLWP account to print from home or free collection at the Box Office.

The following are exempt from the Restoration Levy: Learning & Participation events, events associated with exhibitions, family shows that include a child ticket price, OUTLANDS events and Music’s Not Dead events in our Café Bar. Also exempt are those organisations that hire the Pavilion where they are offered a community rate, amateur shows or are in receipt of a concession from Rother District Council.

Full terms and conditions can be found here: dlwp.com/terms-conditions-booking/

Eat before the show

Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked as an add-on when purchasing tickets for shows online. You will be purchasing a ticket to guarantee your meal before the show. Please note you must be a ticket holder to the show to book pre-show dining.

Already booked your tickets? If you’ve already booked tickets for a show and would like to add dining, please contact Box Office: boxoffice@dlwp.com

On the night:  If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and then sit at a table showing a reserved sign.

No re-entry

Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.

Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following:

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    OR
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free.
Accessibility

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on boxoffice@dlwp.com to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.