austerity records presents 'Seaview' - A new alt-music festival on the South Coast

The inaugural event, taking place on DLWP’s South Lawns beach-side plaza on 8th July 2023 features a day of live performances from iconic artists & acclaimed up-&-coming acts alongside established DJ’s, various food vendors, local beers/ales/gins/cocktails, Ice Cream, crate-digging at the Music’s Not Dead record store & a special appearance from the Bella Union Records pop-up shop.


1 – 10.30pm on the South Lawns

Please be advised, last entry for this event is 6pm, and there will be a strict NO RE-ENTRY policy in operation.

Please note the building will be closed to the general public. See list of building closures here


Festival Timings:

1pm Doors

1.30pm Office for Personal Development

2.15pm Winter Gardens


3.45pm Pale Blue Eyes

4.45pm Heartworms

5.45pm Aircooled

6.30pm James Endeacott (DJ Set)

7.30pm BC Camplight

9pm Warmduscher

10.30pm Event end

All timings are approximate and subject to change



Limited Early Bird Tickets – £32.50 (+ RL and BO fees) SOLD OUT

First release – £36.50 (+ RL and BO fees) – NOW ON SALE

Final release/door – £39 (+ RL and BO fees)


14+ (All under 18s should be accompanied by an adult)




Strap yourself in as the London-based disco rock’n’rollers bring their explosive headline show to the first ever Seaview festival. “Seductive, inescapable, overpowering, and you might need to take a shower afterwards” – Line of Best Fit. The bands latest single ‘Love Strong’ is out now on Bella Union Records.


The New Jersey-born songwriter will be bringing his dark lyrical themes & tempestuous live show to the South Coast.

Brian has long since been considered one of independent music’s most singular & inimitable artists. His 2020 release Shortly After Takeoff was lauded a ‘Five Star Masterpiece’ by The Guardian.

BC Camplight releases what is rumoured to be his final & finest album via Bella Union on 12 May, entitled The Last Rotation of Earth.


Backed by a full live band, Heartworms’ performances are a masterclass in poise. Jojo describes the theatre brought to her shows – punctuated by her intense stare – as a kick back against preconceived notions of ‘smallness’ and fragility as a female musician. On stage, her projection is the very antithesis: we see an artist who is big, powerful, in total control. Uniformity plays a huge role in all things Heartworms, too.


Local favourites that are fresh off a stint with indie rock legends Suede will be bringing their own brand of ‘guitar tainted machine rock’ to the sunny stage of Seaview. Aircooled are not only making waves across the South Coast but have scored regular plays on BBC Radio 6 & numerous high-profile supports in London. The debut album ‘St.Leopards’ sold out in a matter of weeks. Featuring members of Elastica, The Wedding Present & Piroshka. Get your disco-legs on, SUPERMOTODISCO!


Pale Blue Eyes create a beguiling mixture of rhythmic post-punk and sophisticated pop with touchpoints that range from Krautrock to melodic synth pop. From their home base in Totnes, Devon, the trio employed a D.I.Y. approach, collaborating widely within their local creative community and building their own analog studio to record their 2022 debut album, Souvenirs.


With an emphasis on big, alt-rock riffs and inspiration from the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Prodigy and Slowthai, SNAYX take punk, grime, hip-hop, dance & mashes it all together. The band are breaking through at a time where socially-conscious, aggressive guitar music is making waves across the UK and beyond. The likes of Nova Twins, Bob Vylan and Kid Kapichi (all bands SNAYX have supported) are showing what DIY bands can really achieve. This could be one of the last times you witness this band live without them heading the top of the bill.


A staple in the austerity roster who have just returned from Rockaway Beach festival alongside OMD, Self Esteem & Billy Nomates. WG take the listener on a genre-hopping journey through an eclectic ray of disparate sounds – cascading jangly guitar, arping synthesisers, elegant flowing keys, serene textures & a pulsing groove glued together with a tempestuous brooding energy. “a winning combination of ambition & beauty” – For the Rabbits


It’s been a year of unprecedented growth for the Bexhill-on-sea startup, who conducted their very first team building event only earlier this year. In their race to secure market share, since then they have hosted a headline seminar at The Heavenly Social, motivated Truck Festival & been live session guests for John Kennedy on Radio X, having been his ‘Hot One’ and ‘Big One’. Other stand out spikes in productivity include; recruiting support from Craig Charles & Chris Hawkins at BBC Radio 6 Music, continued investment from BBC Introducing, as well as glowing written appraisals across the board.


Local legend & Soho Radio discslinger James Endeacott will be bringing his show to to the sunny shores of Bexhill for a very special performance at Seaview.

The musical auteur has worked with some of the finest rock ‘n’ roll bands of the last two decades, most famously A&Ring The Strokes and The Libertines at the height of their powers.

Please take some time to look at the below list of items which are not permitted in the venue.

Please find the prohibited items list below:
  • No bags bigger than A4
  • Glass (including perfume bottles)
  • Metal water bottles/flasks
  • BBQ’S and camping stoves
  • Chairs
  • Shooting Sticks
  • Gazebos, Pop up tents, free standing structures
  • Outside Food
  • Outside Alcohol
  • Weapons (any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, including any item which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person)
  • Gas bottles of any size including Nitrous Oxide
  • Umbrellas (including parasols)
  • Animals, except guide dogs or registered hearing dogs
  • Flares, fireworks or explosives
  • Drugs
  • Air horns or megaphones
  • Any goods for unauthorised trading
  • Audio recorders
  • Professional cameras, film or video equipment (lenses must be less than 6 inches)
  • Audio recorders
  • Multi tools or bladed articles
  • Cans
  • Drones
  • Festival flags with poles
  • Paper lanterns
  • Bicycles, scooters skateboards and roller skates

This is not an exclusive list and management retain the right to refuse admission

The following items ARE permitted:
  • Blankets
  • Festival flags without poles
  • Sealed bottles of water up to 500ml
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.