2013 Lammas T shirts

We have discovered that the Lammas T shirts we sold this year missed out on the final part of the process which means that the design fades or comes off when washed.

We have been in touch with the printers who have agreed to replace any that have been affected and we will need to have your T shirt back to get it replaced. If you are local to Eastbourne that should be fairly straight forward. If you live further afield and your T shirt hasn’t been badly affected, ironing it ON THE REVERSE with a hot iron and a piece of baking parchment between the design and ironing board should set the design for future washing.

Please email us at lammasfest@hotmail.co.uk, preferably with a phone number, to sort out return of T shirts

Over for another year :(

image…and there it was,  over for another year …Another Fantastic Lammas festival made possible  by the performers, dancers, drummers, traders and caterers, stewards marshals and all the volunteer team. And finally the festival crowd who were brilliant!

We thank each and every one of you who make this such a special event and we will post details of the RNLI collection and the dates for the 2014 festival as soon as these are available.

Festival weekend is here at last!

Eastbourne Lammas Festival 2011 54So all the planning and preparation is over and the Lammas Festival weekend is here at last!

Whatever the weather decides to throw at us the festival kicks off this morning with dancing and  drumming through Eastbourne Town Centre

Join us at the Pier 12.00 midday for the Lammas carnival procession along the seafront then on the western lawns for music dancing entertainment shopping food and drink!

The Lammas ritual takes place at 5.30. All are welcome but please respect that this is a serious religious ceremony, not an entertainment – please switch off your mobile phones and keep silent during the proceedings.

Keep up to date with us over the weekend by following us on Twitter, @lammasfest

Notice to Traders/Stallholders

All traders and stall holders please note there is no access to the Western Lawns site until 5pm today (26th July)

Please remember bring your public liability insurance as you will be unable to trade without this.

No Llamas!

Every year we get asked at least once: where are the llamas?

Admittedly it’s an easy mistake to make – However the word ‘Lammas’ (1 L 2 Ms!) comes from the old English language, meaning ‘loaf mass’. It is a harvest festival, a celebration of the Earth’s bounty which traditionally was held at the time of the cutting of the first corn crop. In Ireland it is known as Lughnassah, the name being derived from the old Celtic sun-God Lugh. It is one of the four ancient Pagan Celtic Fire fire festivals.

A regular summer event since 2001, The Eastbourne Lammas Festival is a friendly family oriented free festival of music, dance and entertainment held on the Western Lawns. Organised by The Eastbourne Lammas Festival Committee and run entirely by volunteers, the festival raises money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

This means there won’t be any of these little woolly fellahs down on the Western Lawns next weekend!  but there will be 2 days packed with  dancing, music, entertainment, things to buy drink and eat.

In fact so much you won’t even notice the lack of llamas!




2013 Festival Programme now available!

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The full 2013 Festival programme is now available for free download from here

The programme has details of the performance and dance line up, plus times of the carnival parade and Lammas Ritual so you can start planning your Lammas weekend now!

Lammas Poster!

Here’s a link to download the poster for this year’s festival – Please feel free to print and distribute wherever you can! (Looks best on golden yellow paper if you have it)

A4 Lammas poster 2013

9 weeks to go!

Eastbourne Lammas Festival 2011 54Things may have been quiet on this website, but behind the scenes the Eastbourne Lammas Festival Committee have been working hard, and with only 9 weeks to go, planning for Lammas 2013, scheduled for Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July, is entering its final phase.

The weekend’s programme of dance, music and entertainment is being finalised, and acts  confirmed for the main stage include, Alchemy  Matt Cooper & Black Strap Molasses. The Howlers will be hosting the now traditional end of festival open air ceilidh.

Follow us here or on Facebook in the lead up to the festival!

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Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Organised annually by ELF (Eastbourne Lammas Festival Committee) - raising money for the RNLI - the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Since 2001 over £9,000 has been raised

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