Brighton Bandstand

Price guide: Free

Kings Road, Near Bedford Square, Brighton, East Sussex

Price guide: Free

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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Live entertainment, Relaxation

Expert review of Brighton Bandstand

Grab an ice-cream, sink into a deckchair and enjoy some seaside nostalgia.

A dozen bandstands graced the parks and promenades of Brighton and Hove in Victorian times, but they fell out of favour in the 1960s when traffic noise began to drown out the music. The Kings Road Bandstand, sometimes called The Birdcage because of its delicate ironwork, is the sole survivor, and quite a treasure. After years of neglect, it was rescued by energetic local heritage enthusiasts and carefully restored.

It now hosts free Sunday afternoon concerts featuring anything from brass ensembles to steel drums - a fine addition to any jolly day out - and there’s a café on the lower level. It’s also licensed for weddings.

Expert tips: 
Concerts may be cancelled in bad weather.

More information on Brighton Bandstand:

Price guide:
Landmark / monument
Kings Road, Near Bedford Square, Brighton, East Sussex
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Summer concerts: (Jun–Sep) Sun 2–4pm.

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