DJ Yoda Music De LA Warr Bexhill

Join us on Saturday 1 September for Un-convention, part of Debut's all day event DJ YODA plus support.

Doors: 11.30am
Start: midday
Finish: 2pm

Un-Convention relaunches in the area on the morning of the 1 September at De La Warr Pavilion: a session aimed at the grass-roots of the industry and brings together artists and practitioners to share knowledge and expertise.

Part of Debut, a new annual programme that supports emerging musicians from the local area to offer them performance and development opportunities, including local studio time to record a track.

Year one kicked off in August with workshops for five artists Sam Brown, Blue Lily, Crumbs on The Bloody Carpet, Phonetic and Sports Casual. Each artist will support DJ Yoda, get the chance to record a song in Curve Pusher Studios over autumn and finally have the opportunity to perform at Under the Radar as Part of Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival in March 2019.

Tickets £2
Combined ticket for DJ YODA and Un-convention will get you £1 off.

Founded in 2008, Un-Convention is a UK based global music network and development agency.

Our events and projects bring together artists and practitioners to share knowledge and expertise. Through this we develop new and innovative approaches to building sustainable careers and alternative models for the music industries. Un-Convention events have taken place all around the world, and every year we work with thousands of artists and industry practitioners through our conferences, workshops, youth projects, music co-operatives, gigs, festival stages and touring networks.

DJ Yoda Music De LA Warr Bexhill   

   The Joe Strummer Foundation Yoda DJ De La Warr Pavilion            


This interactive session will  offer insights and advice for artists at all stages of their career.

Our four panellists include:

Sharon Dean

Sharon Dean is Founder and Director of Respect Music – an artist management, publishing and sync representation company . Formerly a Director at PRS for Music, Sharon is the UK Director of the Los Angeles based National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP). Through NARIP she hosts music pitching sessions with US & UK Music Supervisors who specialise in syncing music into Film, TV , Trailers, Adverts & Games. She manages alt classical Icelandic composer/artist Biggi Hilmars She Is also a Music Industry Mentor for the international organisation  &  on the Advisory Board for The Features Artists Coalition.

Lawrie Dunster

Lawrie Dunster has over 30 yrs experience in the music industry, as a musician, DJ and sound engineer. He’s also been at the forefront of vinyl mastering, cutting and recording through his company Curve Pusher. Lawrie has specialised in the dance music scene and is particularly connected with underground House, Techno, Reggae, Drum and Bass and has mastered everything on Crosstown Rebels for the last 10 years, everything on Hot Creations, Vision Quest, Ellum Audio, Dixon Avenue Bassment Jams, mastering also for Jamie Jones and Seth Troxxler.

Vanessa Wilson-Best

Vanessa Wilson-Best is bass player, vocalist & founder member of the band Ultrasound. Her career in the music industry has spanned 20 years & Ultrasound continue to release albums to a loyal fan base. “Everything Picture” (1998) “Play for Today” (2012) is a beautiful beast” – (BBC)   “A Triumph” – (Q magazine) “Real Britannia” (2016) 4 stars in Q and Mojo magazines. Vanessa blends her work as a Music Education Consultant with her career as professional musician. She collaborates with film makers, sound designers & graphic artists. Ultrasound were signed to Nude Records through the 90’s and managed by Geoff Travis from Rough Trade. Ultrasound’s 20 year anniversary box set of “Everything Picture” is released on One Little Indian in 2019. Vanessa’s TV appearances include Later with Jools Holland, Fully Booked, The Chart Show, live from Glastonbury with John Peel & Jo Whiley. Ultrasound’s radio work includes The Evening Session – Steve Lamacq, live sessions with BBC6 MUSIC  Mark Riley,  GLR,  live gig with John Peel from Oxford’s Sound City Festival on Radio 1 & The XFM HI-Jack. Ultrasound have toured with Faithless, Patti Smith, P J Harvey, Travis , Tindersticks, Placebo, Supergrass, Suede & Spiritualized.

Ben Beetham

Ben Beetham is songwriter, guitarist & lead singer in Hastings based indie-rock band Kid Kapichi. Until recently the band were working independently. During  that time they received repeat national radio play from BBC6 Music, video features on MTV Rocks & Kerrang!TV & gained support from The London Evening Standard  & NME to name a few. Earlier this year Kid Kapichi started working with ie:Music Management  ( Passenger, Robbie Williams,Lily Allen) & UK booking giants X-ray Touring for live. The band are gearing up for an exciting 2019 and  are being tipped by music industry experts as ones to watch.

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 are emailed instantly on the account you have registered with DLWP, please check your Junk folder if they don’t arrive within 30 minutes. Customers can also download their tickets through 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.