Eastbourne Lammas Festival
Eastbourne's annual free festival of music, dance and entertainment for everyone
28-29 July 2018
Western Lawns, King Edwards Parade
(Eastbourne Seafront)
Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EH

Events | Carnival Parade | Trade Stands | Photos | Contact/Location | Lammas Ritual

Welcome to the Eastbourne Lammas Festival 2018

The word ‘Lammas’ comes from the old English for ‘Loaf Mass’, a celebration of the Earth’s bounty, traditionally held at the time of cutting the first corn crop. Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh, a name derived from that of the Celtic Sun God, Lugh. It is one of the main festivals now celebrated by the modern Pagan movement. As well as offering a showcase for local talent – music, Morris dancing, drumming and Storytelling– this event also Raises money for the R.N.L.I., Entertains the local community and encourages visitors to the town.


The festival is FREE. It is paid for entirely by the fundraising efforts of the Lammas Festival
Committee, and by a proportion of the voluntary collection taken at the festival. Our thanks go to all the performers and volunteers who freely give their time, hard work and expertise, making the festival a fun, peaceful and enjoyable weekend.

Thanks also to Haulaway Skips and to Eastbourne Borough Council’s Events Team.

Download the festival programme HERE

PLEASE NOTE: The 2018 Open air Lammas Ritual will take place at approximately 16.30 on Sunday 29th July

If the forecasters are right, temperature for this weekend's festival should be perfect as the air cools on Friday night.
However, if the extreme heat continues, please take care of yourselves and each other.
This page has some useful information.
If you see anyone in distress, please alert a steward or member of the security staff.

We always need help to organise and run the festival throughout the year and over the weekend
If YOU would like to help contact us through Facebook


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The Eastbourne Lammas Festival is organised annually by ELF (Eastbourne Lammas Festival Committee)
raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Since 2001 over £10,000 has been raised