Top line-up announced for Hailsham VE Day celebrations

With more than eight hundred tickets already reserved online, the plans for Hailsham LIVE are developing quickly and details of the event are starting to take shape.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, Hailsham LIVE will be held on Friday 8th May which has been declared an official bank holiday. The free event is inviting the community to get involved with the live music, dance, singing and performances on the large stage at the venue in Vicarage Lane, behind Freedom Leisure.

Every school in Hailsham has now agreed to be involved and pupils from all the them will be putting on performances to crowds throughout the day. Evening performances include the UK’s tribute to PINK and Hastings tribute to Queen from the RockitMen.

Other attractions during Hailsham LIVE will come from East Sussex Circus Arts who will be hosting free workshops for children, entertainers from the war era, free health checks from One You East Sussex and activities on numerous charity stands.

The Royal British Legion will be opening the event with an official parade of Air and Army cadets to commemorate the VE Day Anniversary, and the event will be officially opened by Hailsham’s Mayor, Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff of East Sussex.

Hailsham LIVE has kindly been sponsored by Crane and Co Estate Agents, Chandlers Hailsham, The Royal Indian and Haulaway with massive support from Hailsham Town Council and Wealden District Council.

Visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments from a number of bars, ice cream parlours, hot and cold food with vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options.

With only three months to go, Hailsham LIVE is already promising to be an exciting day for the whole family. The event will open at midday and will close at 10pm. The official programme to the event will be published in a May special edition of The Wealden Eye magazine.

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The Wealden Eye Magazine | November/December 2020 Issue
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