Festival Bands Announced

We have a great selection of bands & buskers hitting our streets on Sat 14th Aug at the great Shoreham Summer Festival. The Ropetackle Arts Centre and Shoreham Allstars have joined forces to organise performers of all ages and musical styles to celebrate the creative talent we have in Shoreham. Join our Facebook Event.

Alfonso the Magnificent – Ropetackle Arts Centre Stage

The Qwarks – Ferry Bridge

Shoreham Allstars Stage – Brunswick Road 

Roger – Ferry Bridge Stage

Three Penny Piece – Ropetackle Arts Centre Stage

Man Like Malcom
Unfortunately cancelled due to ping

Three Main Music Areas

Ropetackle Arts Centre Stage

Memorial, East Street 12 noon – 4pm

12 noon – 1pm: Alfonso the Magnificent
Alfonso the Magnificent is a collaboration of Violinist Mervyn Wallis, Singer/Guitarist Leo Gibbs, Dave Warner Accordion and Nathan Marshall Drums. Performing original material musically influenced by Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Classical and Modern Folk.

1pm – 2pm: Bessie’s jazz duo
Bessie Matthews spent her younger years learning various instrument and singing the blues before finding her true voice as a jazz vocalist, performing regularly on the East Coast of the US playing in various bands including a 17-piece big band. Following a period of self doubt due to becoming wheelchair-bound, Bessie has now found her voice again and is ready to once again show the world what she can do! “When I listen to Bessie’s beautiful voice I don’t hear anything other than the magic from her soul” – Jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh

2pm – 3pm: Three Penny Piece
Andrews Sister’s inspired, the Three Penny Piece girls, Antonia, Hilary and Hannah with their vintage style and close 3 part harmony are perfect accompaniment to your themed events and parties.

3pm – 4pm: The Best Hat Competition and Prize Raffle

Shoreham Allstars Stage

Brunswick Road, 12 noon – 3pm

A unique collective of talented and motivated young musicians aged 7-18.

12 noon – 12.30pm: Drops of Jupiter

12.30pm – 1pm: Izzy and El

1pm – 1.30pm: Tilly Hall

1.30pm – 2pm: K2

2pm – 2.30pm: Kinda Blue

2.30pm – 3pm: Spirit Mouse

Ferry Bridge Stage

Buskers 12 noon – 4pm

12 noon – 1pm: Hanna Burchell Supported by Michelle Nardel
www.hannaburchell.co.uk / @Hannaburchellmusic
Soulful folk original. Hanna is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, her fresh and original compositions encompass a range of styles and moods. Brimming with seductive melodies her uplifting music touches the senses.

1pm – 2pm: The Qwarks
www.facebook.com/theqwarks | www.theqwarks.bandzoogle.com
The Qwarks have been described as a “rock feast”, with songs that are “funny and well played”, and lyrics that read like “a groupies memoir gone wrong”. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

2pm – 3pm: Martin Byatt
Martin Byatt is a versatile acoustic guitarist who mixes classical guitar favourites and Spanish and South American music with his own arrangements of 70’s classics by the likes of Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers and many more.

3pm – 4pm: Roger
Roger has an extensive catalogue of songs, if you can hum it he will probably be able to play it. An excellent guitar player, when his is not playing just for fun he is always helping others by hosting open mic nights and encouraging people to find their voice. He is also an important member of the New Note Orchestra and a member of Sweet and Low Down.

Meet the Organisers

The Ropetackle Arts Centre

Since it first opened in 2007, Ropetackle Arts Centre has grown to become a vibrant and distinctive arts venue, successfully combining high-quality live entertainment with a diverse mix of community activities. Run by a board of trustees and a small professional team, and supported by around 80 volunteers, we are passionate about enriching the lives of the people of Adur and beyond and proud to be a flagship venue within the district.

From great live music to comedy nights, classical music to rock, spoken word to film, top children’s shows and a Panto, Ropetackle has something for everybody. The Centre benefits from a 200-seat auditorium (350 standing), a spacious foyer and 40 capacity mezzanine, so is ideal for holding meetings, conferences, rehearsal space, film/video shoots and exhibitions.

They also run a range of community outreach projects and activities. The bar is well-stocked and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. Come and experience the magic soon.

FB/Insta/twitter: @ropetackleart

Shoreham Allstars

The Shoreham Allstars are a unique collective of talented and motivated young musicians aged 7-18 based in Shoreham-by-Sea who have been playing gigs, writing recording songs and generally rocking out since 2008. Members of the collective get a platform to show and develop their skills and creativity in music and are fully supported, mentored, and encouraged while they learn – as they grow as musicians, with the support of their community, they in turn enrich that community with their music.


A great day out!

So come alone and have some fun! Make sure you bring your party hat to be in with a chance to WIN FREE ice-cream or Tea 4 Two. We also have a super Prize Raffle with over £500 of prizes from local traders, full details here. As we don’t want you to miss out you can purchase our prize raffle tickets online here!!!

Plus we have crafts, activities and more – log on to our website for full event details: www.enjoyshorehambysea.co.uk/events. We look forward to seeing you there!!


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