This year’s summer season in Hailsham looks a lot more promising than it did last year, with a range of live entertainment and retail offerings planned as part of the long-awaited ‘Hailsham Live’ event.
Hailsham Live, which was previously postponed twice last year due to the pandemic, will take place in the High Street and Vicarage Field on Saturday 10th July and will include free-to-attend live music and entertainment, charity stalls, a street market, rides, games, food and drink.
In addition to the town centre community event, a day of staged entertainment for all the family has been announced, which will take place alongside the celebrations in the Vicarage Lane car park. The ticketed Hailsham Live session is set to be a day to remember for visitors according to event organisers (of which the Town Council is a partner) with top level entertainment on a large outdoor stage.
Visitors can enjoy hot and cold food, local beers and a prosecco bar, along with stalls selling candy floss, ice cream and popcorn, in addition to fairground rides. From midday until 10pm, visitors will enjoy the UK’s Number 1 P!NK tribute act along with performances from the RockitMen and a tribute to Gary Barlow and Take That.
If that wasn’t enough, Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Steve Hewlett, will also be appearing on stage offering a comedy and ventriloquist act for all the family.
Due to current Covid restrictions in place, ticket sale capacity for the staged entertainment in the Vicarage Lane car park is restricted to 2,500 people. People are therefore encouraged to book their tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Organiser Paul Gibson said: “We are ready to give Hailsham an amazing day and evening of pure fun and entertainment, and more importantly, raise money for the charities coming along to the High Street as they have really suffered over the past year.”
He added: “I can’t thank the all the people and businesses we’re working with enough who are helping to make this day happen for Hailsham. We are also very grateful to the event sponsors in ensuring the event goes ahead.”
Event organisers are actively working with local authorities to make the event COVID-safe and ensure audience numbers are limited to allow for adequate physical distancing.
Sanitiser facilities will be available and more space will be created in both the High Street and Vicarage Lane car park venues to ensure visitors feel safe to attend.
Despite the recent announcement by the Government that there is a 4-week delay on the lifting of all restrictions on large outdoor events as part of the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ scheme, Hailsham Live organisers are pleased to be able to stage the event next month and will continue to closely monitor the situation, providing further updates to the public as final plans proceed.
Town Clerk John Harrison commented: “I speak for everyone when I say that it’s exciting to be getting out and about again this summer and we are all looking forward in anticipation to the Hailsham Live event, meeting up safely with others and enjoying all of the things that we’ve missed over the past year and once took for granted.”
“Hailsham Live organiser Paul Gibson and his dedicated team have worked tirelessly in recent months to help give us all something to look forward to this summer, with a round-up of quality live entertainment, food, drink and much more.”
For tickets and further information, visit https://hailsham.live.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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