If there is one thing on offer at this year’s South of England Show – it’s entertainment! We’re bursting at the seams with tempting attractions including PAW Patrol, BMX stunt riders, live music stage, crafts, workshops, food and drink, animals and much more!
Long Man Brewery Music Stage
A live music stage, featuring a three-day programme of fantastic fresh music, showcasing a range of talent and up-and-coming performers from the south of England. Performing a mixture of originals and covers, the stage will see a number of acts combining folk, acoustic, pop and bluegrass. (Music programme has changed from printed Show Programme).
|Time||Thursday 8th June||Friday 9th June||Sat 10th June|
|11:00||Fred Clark||Fred Clark||Fred Clark|
|12:00||Tom Heath||Thomas Ashby||Phonographs|
|13:00||Jayne Snow||I Am Aquataine||Steffan James|
|14:00||Fred Clark||Fred Clark||Fred Clark|
|15:00||Tom Heath||Thomas Ashby||Phonographs|
|16:00||Jayne Snow||I Am Aquataine||Steffan James|
Morag Myerscough's Music Stage Installation
This year the South of England Show is proud to host the Belonging Bandstand as a platform for our great Long Man Brewery Music Stage line-up. The bright, bold bandstand will be hard to miss: co-commissioned by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and Brighton Festival and created by contemporary artist Morag Myerscough, it celebrates the spirit of seminal 1960s Los Angeles artist Corita Kent. The bandstand is touring Sussex throughout the summer 2018, programmed in conjunction with communities across the county.
Casablanca Steps 'Great Gatsby' Band
The Casablanca Steps are one of the most experienced and established troupe of talented musicians and entertainers, totally unequalled in their field. Their unique sound and three-part vocal harmonies, combined with a quintessentially English visual element of serious tongue-in-cheek humour, recreate the authentic musical ambience of the 1920s & 30s, when “The Charleston” was all the rage and the “swells” were “Putting on the Ritz”.
The Sheep Show
Don’t miss the fleecy fun of The Sheep Show, an educational and humorous live stage show starring a cast of ewes and rams and their two-legged MC. It’s a great way of learning about how the many breeds of sheep in the UK today have been bred over the centuries to produce the wool and meat that we rely on today. The Sheep Show is hugely popular so turn up early to make sure you get a seat! There are four shows per day so look out for timings at the Show.
Fancy something a little daring and different? Why not have a go at the skilled art of axe throwing! Our experienced coaches will get your throwing like a pro in no time, as you sling axes side by side against your friends and family hitting bullseyes and cheering on your mates. This thrilling workshop always draws a crowd and will certainly bring out your competitive side. Bring your friends and see how you get on – if you dare!
Be Prepared Girl Guides
We have not doubt that you’ll be enthused by the terribly jolly Girl Guide duo ‘Val Keen’ and ‘Babs Eager’. With their jangling kit and ‘be prepared’ PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), our street entertainers Val and Babs engage people in achieving their SEAS Guides badges. Whether ‘Ging Gang Goolying’, ‘Fit for Anything’ or simply ‘Doing My Best’, everyone is a badge winner and will enjoy the ridiculous and hilarious badge presentation ceremony.
Metrobus Double Decker
Jump aboard the Metrobus buses and join in with all sorts of fun! There are prizes and free bus travel to be won in our Spin the Wheel competition, colouring and ‘design a bus’ activities. Board the Brighton & Hove Double Decker Bus and climb up to the viewing platform or get the chance to jump into the driver’s cab and have your photo taken. All aboard – and no tickets required!
We are very excited to open the doors at this year’s South of England Show to one of the UK’s first cutting edge technology touring laser show experiences! Step inside our exclusive Laser Qube to be enthralled by a hugely imaginative musical laser show lasting between 7 to 10 minutes. Mindblowing!