Lammas over for another year…

Sadly that is Lammas over for another year, but what a weekend eh?!

On behalf of the Eastbourne Lammas Festival Committee, thanks to everyone who made the 2012 festival so successful: the bands, the morris sides, the drummers, giants, dancers, storytellers, security team, traders, caterers and bar team, the volunteer festival crew, RNLI volunteers and crew and anyone else I’ve inadvertently missed out!

We are in the process of confirming a provisional date for the 2013 festival with Eastbourne Borough Council and will let you have this as soon as available

The results of the RNLI collection will also be published as soon as this is available.

In the meantime please share your Lammas photos with us on Facebook, Flickr etc

Lammas Day One

Day one is over, and what an amazing day it was. The weather not only held out but the sun shone brilliantly, the procession was amazing, the dancers and musicians played a blinder and the closing ritual John Barleycorn dance by Hunters Moon Morris was both awesome and moving. Many thanks to everyone who took part and to Stephen Lloyd MP for officially opening the festival for us.

We’re back again tomorrow. Between 10.30 and 11.00 the R.N.L.I. will do a rescue demonstration in the sea adjacent to the festival site and the music starts with Blueshift Jazz at 12.00 midday. Hope to see you there!

Lammas is here!


So after months of preparation Lammas 2012 is finally here!

As the image shows our team of volunteers and stallholders are busy constructing the festival site ready for tomorrow – we look forward to seeing you there!




Facebook & Twitter…

Dont forget you can keep in touch with us over the festival weekend via Facebook and Twitter; links to our accounts are via the icons on the top right of the home screen

Message to all stallholders…

This is just a reminder from the festival committee to all stallholders that set-up is from 5:00pm on Friday 27th.

We will be on site before then, but need to get the site laid out and the beer tent/stage sited before any stallholders come on site to set up.

Please also remember to bring your public liability insurance documents with you as you will NOT be allowed to set up without it.

We look forward to seeing you all at the weekend.

Seafront Procession Saturday 28th July

In response to a number of queries about the time and route of the seafront procession, scheduled for Saturday 28th July here are the details…

The “offiste” part of the festival kicks off 10.00am at Banker’s Corner, Terminus Road with performances from Hunters Moon, Penatacle Drummers and the visiting morris sides

They will then make their way towards the seafront stopping at TJ Hughes at approximately10.30am and the seafront opposite the end of Terminus Road at approximately 11.15am

The procession will form up in the same place to process along the seafront to the festival site from 12.00 midday, stopping at the lifeboat museum en route and arriving on site by 12.45 at the latest

Remember all are welcome to take part – please dress up;  we encourage people to wear gold/yellow in celebration of the harvest but any sort of dress, the more eccentric the better, is more than acceptable! All taking part in the procession are requested to follow any instructions from the procession stewards.

One week to go…!

One week to go until Lammas 2012, and final preparations are being made for the best free festival in Sussex! Morris dancers are polishing their bells, musicians are changing their strings, beer is being brewed and traders are preparing their stock- Bring it on!

The full music line up for the main stage can be found here

Details of the other dance and performance guests of the festival can be found here

A list of traders and caterers is here

Thanks to Haulaway Skips

Our grateful thanks go to Haulaway Skips for lending a skip to the Festival.

Haulaway offer a flexible Recycling Service whether that is for a Skip, Rolonof, Tipper, Grab or Wheelie Bin all the way through to Recycled Aggregates. We can respond to your needs from our local depot based in Hailsham, East Sussex. TeL; 01323 441396.

Lammas Loaf!


Thanks to Cavendish Bakery who will once again be baking us a Lammas loaf for use in Saturday’s ritual.

Make sure you have a look at this amazing work of art which will be on display in the Information Tent all day Saturday.



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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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