A unique and intimate outdoor concert celebrating some of the finest voices in British Jazz, Gospel and Soul. An outstanding vocal line-up headlining British Soul Queen Mica Paris, plus The Kingdom Choir and award-winning UK jazz vocalists Ian Shaw & Liane Carrol.
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 for customers with blankets 3pm
- Gates for customers with chairs 3.30pm
- End 9pm
On the South Lawns
An incredibly special opportunity to hear live some of the most talented and distinctive voices in British Soul, Gospel and Jazz music at an iconic beachfront setting. These world-class British performers promise an evening of uplifting sounds – just what our souls need! Tickets will be in high demand and there is only a limited amount available, so we encourage you to book early!
Rye Jazz & Blues Festival acknowledge and thank their main event partners CLS Property Insight Ltd and supporting partner Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors.
About the artists
The range, power, and sheer soulfulness of Mica Paris’ singing made an immediate impact on the UK music scene in 1988 when she released her debut, double platinum-selling album, ‘So Good’ from which she had her first top ten hit, ‘My One Temptation’. Collaborations with giants in the music industry followed with Nile Rodgers, Prince and Bobby Womack, whilst earning her renowned media title as the undisputed “UK Queen of Soul”.
With a career of hit records spanning three decades, Mica still remains revered by many as possibly the greatest soul-gospel voice from outside the United States. In recent years she has extended her talents as an actress, currently in Eastenders; television presenter, most notably as BBC 2’s host for ‘What Not To Wear’, a radio presenter for BBC Radio 2 show ‘Soul Solutions’ and an author with 5-star Amazon rated ‘Beautiful Within’.
Mica continues to triumph fans. Sold-out shows and frequent collaborations with major US soul stars underline her importance to the international soul scene. These have recently included, Chaka Kahn, Angie Stone, Joss Stone and Quincy Jones, to name a few.
Led by one of the UK’s most respected gospel tutors and choir conductors, Karen Gibson, The Kingdom Choir is made up of singers from in and around London. The choir attracted global attention after performing at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018. They released a debut album, Stand by Me, later that year, and sang The Star-Spangled Banner before the first game of the 2019 Major League Baseball London Series. They have kept souls alive in these strange times, streaming regular virtual performances and opening a (virtual) window to experience some of the most talented artists around.
Ian and Liane perform to sell-out audiences at many of the established European jazz festivals and numerous jazz clubs in the UK including the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London. Two stunning voices, two magnificent singer-pianists, two great friends whose rapport makes every concert that they play incredibly special.
Ian Shaw is a multi-award winner as best jazz vocalist – BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2018, alongside nominations from the Jazz FM Awards 2013 and Downbeat Magazine 2017. Ian Shaw has amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.
Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years and has amassed a multitude of awards over the years. She has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song. Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity.
- 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.
All ages. Under 16s must be accompanied with an adult.
No flash/ recording.
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/
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.