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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything - Plato

We have a strong music scene in this part of the country. From creative community-based music showcasing local talent to annual music festivals attracting musicians from the UK and internationally.

With such musical diversity - folk, pop, classical, blues, jazz, heavy metal, brass bands, choral, heavy rock, Bavarian-style footstompers - there is something to suit everyone! Enjoy!

See our What's On listing for a guide to some of the musical events taking place.

Popular Music Venues

Astor Community Theatre
Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB
Popular community venue offering a wide range of music from folk to opera! Also has its own Music School, Recording Studio, and is 'home' to Deal Community Radio.

Blue Fish Cabaret Wine Bar
La Salle Verte, 14-15 Cannon Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1BZ
London-style cabaret with live music and comedy. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Dover Town Hall
Biggin Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1DL

The Hop and Huffkin
10 New Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AB
Tel: 01304 448560
The Hop and Huffkin provides a contemporary, casual and relaxed dining and bar experience serving great Kentish food from an original menu. Look out for the regular Tuesday Sessions, and other music events - details on their website.

The Lighthouse
50 The Strand, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT14 7DX

Music Events

Deal Festival of Music and the Arts
30 June - 16 July 2017
Bringing music and arts lovers from far and wide to enjoy concerts and other events from world-class artists in an eclectic selection of venues and settings.

Deal Folk by the Sea
Usually held in September - dates to be confirmed.
Contemporary and traditional folk music and shanties.

Dover Music Festival
Usually held in July - to be confirmed.
3-day music event in the heart of Dover.

Gurkha Festival of Music
21 April 2017
Popular annual event with the world-famous Gurkhas, guest singers and musicians offering entertainment and tradition.

HM Royal Marine Band Concert & Service of Rededication at Deal Memorial Bandstand
9 July 2017
Every year the Royal Marines Band Service returns to Deal to entertain the thousands who come to listen. The concert at Deal Memorial Bandstand and Walmer Green is followed by a Service of Rededication. We remember the eleven musicians killed when the Royal Marines School of Music at Deal was bombed on 22 September 1989.

Sandwich Festival
Usually held in August - dates to be confirmed.

Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival
Usually held in July - to be confirmed.
The Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival showcases music loosely grouped as 'folk' from a number of local talents.

White Cliffs Summer Blues Music Festival
To be confirmed. 
3 day festival from award winning artistes, up-and-coming bands and re-jigged experienced musos.


Look out for...


       White Cliffs Country - home to many talented musicians and music-lovers!



HM Royal Marine Band  

HM Royal Marine Band Service


Victory Wartime Band at Dover Transport Museum 

Victory Wartime Band


Deal Folk by the Sea - Copyright Steve Wakeford

Deal Folk by the Sea

© Steve Wakeford


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