Show of Hands announces hotly anticipated Autumn tour 'The Best One Yet' featuring iconic keynote songs and festival favourites.

Doors 7pm

For the first time in two years, iconic folk supergroup Show of Hands are reuniting to take their most popular songs to the neglected stages of the UK. Phil Beer, Steve Knightley, Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne will reunite on stage for 22 captivating performances of their award-winning hits and festival favourites from 27 October 2021, two years since they last performed to the public. The band will perform a mouthwatering compilation of their iconic signature tracks from the last 25 years, including their two Folk Award-winning songs, ‘Arrogance Ignorance Greed(AIG) and ‘Country Life’. The second half of the evening will see fans entertained by their most requested festival and concert favourites.

Lead singer and songwriter Steve Knightley says: “It’s been a long two years and we’re excited to get back out on the road. That’s not to say we haven’t been busy – we’ve delivered 7 documentary films, over 50 online shows and of course, the Secret Garden concerts. But nothing compares to actually standing on stage with Phil, Miranda and Cormac.”

“For us it’s about playing to the Show of Hand’s live audiences. We’ve been described as ‘the people’s band’ because fans bring their friends along and we have that organic connection with them. We’ve all been without our communities for so long, so being together for this tour – performing for the fans in person – is going to be priceless.”

Included in the hits will of course be the band’s latest single, ‘The Best One Yet’, a rousing, festival anthem tale that captures the need for musicians to get out once more and play live again.

Steve adds: “‘The Best One Yet’ almost wrote itself. It marks the end of a difficult era for everyone. This track really denotes the celebration of returning to normality – returning to the green fields of Glastonbury and festivals throughout the land.

“The online stuff has been great, but we all need interaction. We need our crowd again ‘. That’s why the tour is going to be so brilliant.”

The hotly anticipated tour comes by popular demand from the Show of Hands’ loyal fanbase.

Fans were however treated to a live stream of a Show of Hands concert in November 2020 – plus brand-new live album Now We Are Four. It was the first live album for duo Steve and Phil since their very first release in 1992 – and their first-ever ticketed online gig. The reunion was also a poignant, emotional one for the group, who were joined by Miranda for the first time since her breast cancer diagnosis.

This is the new date for Show Of Hands, rescheduled from 28 November 2020.

All tickets are valid for the new date and there is no need to exchange.
Ticket holders have been contacted directly by email.
Read everything you need to know about reschedules and FAQs here.

The De La Warr Pavilion is not the promoter of this event.

This is a fully seated event.

All ages. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

No flash/recording.

Bexhill’s independent record store Music’s Not Dead will be open in the Ground floor foyer before the show and until the start of the main act.

We are part of #1066MusicCity

Booking information

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:

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 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 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.