Declan McKenna announces a run of UK shows including a date at DLWP THIS SUMMER!

The dates follow on from his hugely successful UK & European tour earlier this year, which saw Declan play to sell-out crowds including a euphoric show at London’s Alexandra Palace, his biggest headline show to date.

Declan’s run of spring live shows landed hot on the heels of his third record What Happened To The Beach?, an album basking in the warmth of the LA sunshine where Declan decamped to record with Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Lana Del Rey). The album sees a more relaxed songwriter, revelling in space and atmosphere, allowing himself to be a bit weirder, a bit wonkier and gleefully defying expectations.

Declan has already been announced for a slew of UK festivals including Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, Boardmasters, Truck and more – don’t miss out!


7pm Doors

Suitable for all ages. U14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+) and seated in the balcony.

Praise for What Happened To The Beach?

“The 25-year old’s excellent third album recalls the White Album for its breezily reckless invention.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“With early solo Macca and Supergrass’s Alright as its slacker-pop primers, the Hertfordshire singer’s third album is a delight.”  ★★★★ Sunday Times

“Few recent albums have sounded this authentically psychedelic.” ★★★★ The Times

“An exercise in pure, creative optimism.” ★★★★ NME

“A landmark moment for an artist continuing to scale the greatest of heights.” ★★★★★ DORK

“Decidedly mature yet still with that same self-aware playfulness, this is undoubtedly his most eclectic offering to date.” ★★★★ DIY Magazine

“At just 25 years of age, the already twice-crowned prince of indie is now entering a third entirely unique era of his art.” 9/10 The Line of Best Fit

“His third is a fun yet wonderfully composed record that sounds radically different to what he’s produced before.” ★★★★ Clash

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:

Online: Tickets booked online are subject to booking fees when purchased through our website. E-tickets for print at at home are emailed instantly on the account you have registered with DLWP and are free of charge. They can also be downloaded from our website within My Account.

Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £2 postage or free collection at the Box Office.

In Person: There are currently no charges for booking tickets in person.

There is a £2 charge to post tickets.

We strongly recommend ticket buyers to take out Ticket Protection insurance with Secure My Booking available when you book your tickets at check out.


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.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Eat before the show

Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked online as an add-on when purchasing tickets for selected events. 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:

On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.

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 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.
    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 7pm. 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 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.