Bexfest are proud to presents THE ARTFUL DODGER, BABY, General Levy, LIVIN JOY, Kelly Llorenna & many more
Timings: 2.30 – 11pm on the outside terrace and in the auditorium
Standing tickets: £28.50
Seated only tickets: £27 (no access to standing)
All tickets guarantee admission from 2.30pm. Seated tickets are for the auditorium balcony only with no access to the auditorium floor.
Age restriction: 18 years +
Don’t forget to bring your ticket with you or collect it at the Box Office.
Please be aware that we run a no re-entry policy. See below for details.
Originally comprising producers Mark Hill, Pete Devereux and Mc Alistair, the name Artful Dodger is now established as the most commercially successful UK Garage act to have emerged from the scene to date.
Together they produced an amazing string of chart-topping hits, remixes and a platinum-selling album Itʼs All about the Stragglers. After Pete and Mark decided to follow different musical paths, Mc Alistair continued to take the chart-topping brand to the clubs and festivals around the world, finally linking up with Dave Low, co-owner of the label Public Demand Records who signed the Artful Dodger.
The duo has been tearing up dance floors for over ten years. Getting the audience involved and being able to adapt to any crowd they play to by dropping a selection of tunes that fits in with the atmosphere on the night, they create a party vibe wherever they play and keep the crowd entertained all night. It is the sheer quality of their live sets that bring people from all over the world back for more.
The Artful Dodger regularly plays alongside some of the biggest artists in the music business including Busta Rhymes, Calvin Harris, Skepta, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, N Dubz, Wiley, Prof. Green, and Taio Cruz.
Performing hit anthem, Let Me Be Your Fantasy, and more.
It’s not often that a song can become an anthem for multiple generations, especially when it crosses genres many times, but Baby D’s Let Me Be Your Fantasy has managed to stay a firm favourite with clubbers and party-goers of all ages since hitting the UK Number 1 spot more than twenty years ago.
This chart-topping success was subsequently followed up with Number 3 Hit I Need Your Lovin‘ in 1995 and a third single So Pure hit the UK chart at Number 3 in 1996.
Baby D has been a regular at many of the UK’s biggest clubs and festivals since 1994 and her live show always surpasses expectations.
Performing his worldwide anthem Incredible and more
A true veteran of the UK urban music scene, General Levy is still one of the most in-demand MCs in the country.
Born Paul Levy in 1971, he grew up in the vibrant Harlesden and Wembley area for most of his early years, surrounded by different West Indian, European, Asian and African influences.
In a community heavily influenced by reggae music and black culture, a certain militancy was instilled in him along with a love and respect for rebel music from an early age. He was also inspired by his big brother’s vast record collection of music from ska to rock steady, calypso to soul, hip hop and reggae.
In 1994, Levy was approached by independent jungle label Renk Records to collaborate with up-and-coming jungle producer M Beat who had already had a string of hits to his credit. The collaboration was a success and the track Incredible was unleashed June 1994. After causing a massive storm underground it was licensed to London Records, and subsequently went on to achieve top ten status in the national mainstream charts. Incredible became one of the biggest jungle tunes on the dance floor, world wide.
Since then General Levy has worked with producers such as Sly & Robbie and Sting International, Shaggy, Steelie & Cleevie, Artful Dodger, Jetstar, Ajang, Joe Grind, Gussie P, Stingray, and Heartical Records, to name but a few.
Performing the hit sensation Set You Free , Tell it to my Heart and many more.
A veteran of the UK trance-pop scene, Kelly Llorenna is one of the early success stories of the now dominant dance record label All Around the World.
She formed her first band Freedom, at age of 16 with her fellow college drama students. After teaming up with production duo NTrance, their debut single, Set You Free reached Number 2 in the charts in 1995.
Llorena appeared on the hit Da Ya Think I’m Sexy and, following a 2001 re-release of Set You Free, she signed a deal with AATW. Her Flip & Fill collaboration True Love Never Dies reached Number 7 in the charts and she scored top 20 hits with covers of Donna Summer’s This Time I Know It’s for Real, Taylor Dayne’s Tell It to My Heart and her original composition Heart of Gold.
Performing club classic Dreamer, Don’t Stop Movin’ and more.
Originally released by Undiscovered Recordings in 1994, Dreamer peaked at Number 18, spending six straight weeks in the UK Top 100. Dreamer hit the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1995 and spent seventeen weeks in the chart.
In the UK it went to the Number 1 spot after being reissued. By the end of 1995, the reissue of Dreamer ranked as the UK’s 40th best-selling single, logging a total of 21 weeks in the top 100.
Don’t Stop Movin topped the Italian charts in 1996 and also peaked at Number 3 in the US dance chart in early 1997 and became another long-lived, hit in the mainstream – climbing to number 67 on the Hot 100.
This event has been rescheduled from the original date of 25 July 2020.
All tickets are valid for the new date and there is no need to exchange.
Ticket holders have been contacted directly by email.
Read everything you need to know about reschedules and FAQs here.
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 send 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/
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: email@example.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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.