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An all-day, beach-side event celebrating independent record label culture with DJs from eight of the UK’s best record labels bringing you the finest soul, funk, beats, breaks and drum & bass.

Free outdoor DJ event all day!

We have allocated tickets to ensure that, if we have wet weather, we can move the event into the auditorium.
At this stage however, the event will be on the beach-side lawns as planned and we will not be issuing physical tickets. Therefore, everyone is welcome and you will not need a ticket to join the party outside!

Timings for the day

Sumsuch – BBE, 2pm
Adam Scrimshire – Wah Wah, 3pm
Lady Jane – Mr Bongo, 4pm
Boba Fatt – First Word, 4.45pm
Gareth Stephens – Mr Bongo, 5.45pm
Shepdog – Nice Up, 6.30pm
J-Felix – Tru Thoughts, 7.30pm
Damian Harris (Midfield General) – Skint 8.30pm
Chris Goss – Hospital 9.30pm
Finish, 10.30pm approx


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Includes Coastal Currents launch party on the roof terrace, 6 – 10.30pm

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Purveyors of dancefloor disobedience since 1995, label head Damian Harris’ influence on dance music is second to none. Skint’s back catalogue covers the very best in electronic beats, from foundation artists X-Press 2, Dave Clarke and Brighton’s very own Fatboy Slim, to more recent signings Maya Jane Coles, Hercules & Love Affair and PBR Street Gang.

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Tru Thoughts
Formed in Brighton in 1999 by Robert Luis and Paul Jonas, Tru Thoughts are celebrating their 20th year in fine style, with huge new releases from Quantic, Anchorsong and Flowdan as well as hot new signings Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Pieces of a Man and Strategy. A truly global record label that’s at the forefront of alternative dance music.

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BBE Music
Releasing disco, soul, funk, hip hop, jazz and house for 23 years and counting, BBE has always been about quality. Label founder Pete Adarkwah is a hugely respected tastemaker who only works with the very best producers and DJs, whether it’s Keb Darge, Dilla or Dimitri From Paris. And with new releases from Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson, Roy Ayers and Charles Mingus, BBE are proving they’re still at the top of their game.

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Hospital Records
Home to artists such as High Contrast, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Netsky and Camo & Krooked, Hospital is one of the most respected and longest running labels in drum n bass. Starting in 1996, founders Tony Colman & Chris Goss have grown Hospital into a global dance institution, and their ‘Hospitality’ club nights are legendary.

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Mr Bongo
Since their formative years in the 90s as one of Soho’s top record shops, Mr Bongo moved to Brighton in 1999 and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a sell out show at The Dome. Bongo’s label features the very best in Brazilian, Latin, Reggae, African and Jazz music, by artists including Terry Callier, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Seu Jorge, Prince Fatty, Incredible Bongo Band and Marcos Valle. A worldwide institution.

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Nice Up! Records
Steeped in the rich history of soundsytem culture, Nice Up! spits it back out for modern dancefloors. The label covers all corners of dance music with a distinct reggae flavour, and label boss Shepdog is responsible for some of the biggest reggae mash-ups known to man. With a roster including Cut La Vis, Blend Mishkin and Ghost Writer, they know how to nice up any dancefloor.

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First Word Records
Born in 2003 as a collaboration between club promoter Aly Gillani and DJ Andy H, First Word Records release modern soul music for your head, soul and dancing feet. With foundations in hip hop, jazz and soul, First Word is home to artists such as Tall Black Guy, Souleance, Riot Jazz Brass Band, Essa, kidkanevil, The Haggis Horns and many more. As they say themselves, their beats got soul.

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Wah Wah 45s
Dom Servini & Adam Scrimshire’s much loved label specialise in the highest quality soul, vinyl and live music. Wah Wah 45s have been releasing beautiful music for over 18 years by the likes of Dele Sosimi, Colman Brothers, Resonators, The Milk, as well as recent signings like Time Grove, Soothsayers and Honeyfeet. Genre defying, vinyl cutting, gig loving legends.

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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.