Southend Pier's Big Bank Holiday Weekend promises live music, cocktails, and fun!

May 2, 2024

Southend Pier is thrilled to announce a spectacular line-up of music and refreshments for the upcoming Big Bank Holiday Weekend extravaganza (4 to 6 May 2024).

As one of the city’s landmark destinations, the world’s longest pleasure pier is set to host a spectacular weekend filled with live music and DJs, delicious cocktails, and vibrant festivities.

An impressive line-up of performers will be taking to the pier head stage over the weekend, including:

Old Time Sailors: Back by popular demand after their sneak preview show last weekend, this group will transport you back in time with their maritime-themed performances.

Silver Darlings: an all-female shanty crew from Southend.

& Taylor: Essex-based duo will perform their original gypsy-jazz, Latin and world music.

The Dusty Peddlers: A local four-piece offering up some foot-stomping, country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll good time music.

Valley of the Dolls DJs: an all-female DJ collective, will bring a party atmosphere to the pier.

Stewart H: Resident DJ at Essex-based Funky SX radio will groove the pier with funky beats.

In addition to live music, visitors can head to the Offshore Restaurant at the pier head to enjoy a selection of artisan gin and rum cocktails, expertly mixed to complement the festival atmosphere. Whether you're a fan of classic drinks or in the mood for something adventurous, our cocktail bar will have something special for you.

Mark Harvey, executive director adults and communities at the council, said: “Don’t miss out on this great weekend of music, refreshments, and fun on our most treasured and historical icon.

“Following our prestigious Pier of the Year award last year, which saw us triumph over the likes of Brighton pier and Cromer pier, we have kept the momentum going, delivering an exciting mix of events for all ages on our pier.

“These events are key in drawing new visitors to our pier as well as providing great entertainment for our residents, and there's plenty more in store over the coming months. Southend Pier offers more excitement than ever before!"

For the full schedule and performance times of our Big Bank Holiday Weekend, and more information about Southend Pier and other upcoming events, visit the Southend Pier website.


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