Update: Visit my new blog page about the April 2013 EBS Rock The Redoubt!
September will start with a bang when Eastbourne Bonfire Society host a two-day spectacular at the Redoubt Fortress. Entitled EBS Rock The Redoubt, the event will include several bands, drummers, storytellers and dancers, as well as various stalls with local crafts, hot & cold refreshments and local ales. Four charities will benefit from the event: Eastbourne Bonfire themselves, WRAS Wildlife Rescue, Canine Partners and Demelza.
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Bands currently named in the line-up are Nomad Trash, Random, Matt Cooper, Gary Davies, M25 Band, Samba Lanco and Dende Samba Band. The Pentacle Drummers will be there as well as Tub Thumpers from Lewes Cliffe Bonfire and The Sea Gypsies will be dancing.
Eastbourne Bonfire Society was formed in 2001. Apparently this was the same year as the Lammas Festival, the Eastbourne Giants and the Pentacle Drummers began - there must have been something in the air! Historically, Eastbourne had previously had Bonfire processions and celebrations, but there had not been an official Society since 1966. The Society has gone from strength to strength since its inception but is still keen to welcome new members. Membership is only £10 per year and full details are on their website.
Redoubt Fortress, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Sep, 10:30 to 16:00.