Oval Summer Sundays

Bandstand concerts are back for a glorious summer of entertainment!

  • FREE ENTRY (limited capacity)
  • Date: Most Sundays throughout April – September (excludes last Sunday of the month)
  • Time: 2pm – 4pm
  • Light refreshments and a licensed bar available
  • Fully accessible toilet facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please use public transport, bicycles, or arrive on foot. There is very limited local car parking and charges may apply.
  • Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome

The popular season of free summer concerts is back for 2021, and this year GRASS Cliftonville CIC are bringing more performances across a wider variety of genres to The Oval Bandstand & Lawns.

The revived annual tradition sees the historic bandstand brought to life with music and entertainment for all tastes, providing the perfect backdrop to a summer afternoon.

The Oval is an amazing asset for Cliftonville and events such as this are exactly what it is designed for. The bandstand concert season will enable people to enjoy a summer afternoon of live music and entertainment while relaxing with friends & family at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns. This year the programme will run throughout the summer season as part of GRASS’s commitment to providing local groups with opportunities to perform at this iconic venue. With the support of Thanet Councillors, and local community groups, GRASS will secure a great line-up with a variety of top local acts and well-known talent, and I commend their efforts in bringing our community together and providing free entertainment for our area.

Councillor Helen Whitehead

Most performances are free-of-charge and take place most Sunday’s from May to September, between 2pm and 4pm (subject to weather conditions). Please check our What’s On page for up-to-date details. Doors/bar open at 1pm and close at 5pm.

If you would like to perform at one of our outdoor live music events please complete the enquiry form HERE.