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‘Playing on the Plaza’ The team of Hayling Island’s annual season of volunteer staged free live music events are set for a massive year of entertainment assisted by the Hayling Lions.  Musicians and entertainers of all genres from acoustic acts, street dancers, and local bands from around the area, all being sourced to perform at Eastoke Corner’s alfresco bandstand on selected Sunday afternoons. Check the NEWS section for all the latest gossip on what’s happening. The events devised as part of the Hayling’s BEST, which also includes Island projects such as the Hayling Scarecrow Festival and the ‘Discover Hayling’ local history group, are volunteer run and completely free of charge to attend. They will take place on the Livability Plaza at Eastoke Corner normally  between 1pm and 5pm on selected Sundays afternoons.  Any talented performers who have a love of their Island community with a desire and ability to entertain a seaside crowd, are invited to contact the Plaza team via our contact us page HERE  

2017 Dates for Plaza


Sundays 1-5pm (ish) Sometimes Saturdays see below for further details Click on the bands for more details where available, performance times are variable  and weather dependant Dates are filling up fast for the 2017 season 18th June Take it Down Portsmouth band  25th June The Drop Bears Born from some players from the brilliant Ready to Rock School format, The Drop Bears will give you an afternoon not to be missed and are bound to get you rocking on the Plaza SATURDAY:- 8th July 11:30am Morris Dancing comes to the Plaza this SATURDAY Groups from Cornwall, Isle of Wight, Farnham and Wokingham. Starts 11:30 on the Plaza and will rotate between here the Lifeboat and Olive Leaf Pubs   Sunday 9th July Andrew and his Line Dancing Supported by one of the UK's top  country music duo's !! RANCHER DUO One not to be missed 16th July Ready to Rock School Back again for what must be their 4th time now are the Rock School gang of talented youngsters who are ready to entertain you all afternoon. 23rd July  Acoustic and Folk Quartet 6th August Hayling Seaside Railway GRAND Station Opening 13th August  Iscalis  A quartet of musicians who play a mix of original, contemporary and traditional material in a mainly acoustic style 20th August Los Hombres Due to unforseen Circumstances this event has had to be CANCELLED 27th August Hayling Musicians 3rd September Rough Cuts CANCELLED DUE TO Weather Rescheduled to the 17th Sept 10th September Dielle and Igloo 17th September Rough Cuts Saturday/Sunday 30/31st September Seafront will be closed Saturday 30th The New Forest Harley Owners Group are coming to Hayling for Blazin Blitz Expect to see plenty of Harley Davidson bikes cruising the island this weekend. An Event will be held at the Plaza at some time during this time so keep a look out. 2017 slots are pretty much booked up now, please get in touch with us if you would like to squeeze a last event or to book for 2018 by using the contact us page

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Last updated 25-09-2017 Home