With The Opera Boys and The Rat Pack, to Nashville and Madonna, 2015 is set to be another busy year for Eastbourne Bandstand.

Tickets go on sale from Monday 1 December from the Eastbourne Bandstand website. The season will start at Easter with a free concert, followed by regular concerts from tribute acts to classical and country music.

Thursday evenings bring ‘The Big Band Sound’ featuring performances from The Central Band of the Royal British Legion, The Swingshift Big Band and The Jonny Spice Swing Orchestra, all offering up a dose of nostalgia with swing and jazz sounds.

Rod Stewart, Lionel Ritchie and Madonna are all new tribute acts for 2015. And timeless classics will be performed by Abba, Queen and Take That tribute acts back by popular demand.

‘Traditional Sunday Afternoon’ will provide audiences with performances from ‘traditional’ brass, concert and silver bands. ‘Concerts for Kids’ on Tuesdays will bring chart and family favourite hits and ‘Gilbert and Sullivan’ on Monday evenings bring an operatic treat for choral fans.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and Sports Services Cllr Carolyn Heaps said: “We’re very proud that Eastbourne is able to offer a summer long entertainment programme at the busiest Bandstand in the country. This year we saw a 20% increase upon last year’s attendance, and are confident that 2015’s programme will further build on this success.”