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Sit back and relax in our deckchairs while listening to great local music with beautiful sea views.

Join us for an afternoon of music on the DLWP west lawns with DJ Herbie Greensmith and Dende Nation.

The line up is as follows:

2pm — Herbie Greensmith
3.30pm – Dende Nation
3.45pm – Herbie Greensmith
4.30pm – Dende Nation drop in session BOOK
4.50pm – Herbie Greensmith
5.15pm – Dende Nation
5.30pm – Herbie Greensmith
6pm – Dende Nation drop in session BOOK
6.20pm – Herbie Greensmith
Free Family activities

6.45pm – Dende Nation
7.15pm – Herbie Greensmith
7.30pm – Dende Nation drop in session BOOK
7.50pm – Herbie Greensmith
8.30pm – film screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Dende Nation Workshops

Dende Nation bring their dangerously infectious Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae style drumming to the De La Warr West lawn. The group are Hastings based, dymanic and community minded and take over this bank holiday Saturday with a series of drumming performances and workshops for local, young people.

These workshops are FREE to attend but booking is required.

There is a choice of three sessions: 4.30pm, 6pm and 7.30pm

Please book online here or call 01424 229111 to reserve your space.

DLWP Member’s pre–sale now on.
General on–sale Thursday 2 August, 10am

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The terrace bar will be open serving drinks and snacks all day. Stay after the music and join us for our sunset screenings shown on the sea-facing wall at sunset (approx. 8.30pm).

About Herbie

Ian ‘Herbie’ Greensmith has been playing records since he was nine year old, spending countless hours with his parents’ stash of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Beatles and Stones singles.
Also a drummer and a writer, he has been DJ-ing more than ever since moving to St Leonards six years ago. He regularly plays in Hastings Old Town at the Dragon Bar and the Fratcave at the Royal Standard and also co-hosts a monthly Jazz night at Hastings’ White Rock Hotel; Berth of the Cool. He has also DJ’d in Spain and in London at the 100 Club and Dirty Water Club.
His tastes are wide and include jazz, pop, lounge, soundtracks, garage, psychedelia, soul, folk, Latin, post-punk, disco and classical, but his favourites in all genres (except classical) tend to fall within the mid-1950s to late-1970s period.


About Dende Nation

Emmanuel (Mac) is a Samba-Reggae musician and teacher. Having been taught by Brazilian masters and teachers in Salvador (capital of the state of Bahia, in the north east of Brasil where Samba-Reggae comes from) as well as in London, Mac spreads the uplifting and infectious sound of this music by playing in many Samba-Reggae groups, carnivals and processions around the UK (Notting Hill Carvinal, Brazilica, Lord mayors show etc) as well as respectfully teaching in schools, adult weekly classes in East Sussex and London and other workshops around the UK and Europe.

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.