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Poster for the Music by the Sea day in Swanage 31st August 2024

Music by the Sea – In Memory Of Henry Searle

Music by the Sea in Memory of Henry Searle

The event supports local charities, and artist and bands come together to perform for free to support these charities. The event was set up in 2021 to celebrate the life of local Henry Searle who lost his seven-year battle with a brain tumour on Easter Sunday April 2021. The town, family and friends and Cancare Purbeck and Swanage Railway supported Henry over the years.

This year’s summer event returns with an exciting line-up of artists playing through The Decades theme party from the 60’s 70′ 80° 90’s to date, from James Bond to soul, sixties, seventies, disco, rock n roll, DJ sets. Henry was a big music-lover and played himself in bands with friends in and around the town, the local acts and Henry’s family and friends come together each year with new supporters,and this year a Freddie Mercury party is on the line up for the crowd to join in and sing along to all the songs Henry sang and enjoyed.

You’re welcome to bring your chairs, blankets picnic, but note it is a plastic free and environmental event, so please do not bring plastic and please take away your rubbish if possible.We have local food and drink stalls so plenty of choices on offer during the day. The Event is sponsored, and we thank our sponsors. Fine & Country Isle of Purbeck, The Fonc Lounge, Corben’s, Country Foods, Travis Perkins, Biffa Waste, Purbeck Kitchens, The Pines Hotel, Blue Fish Plumbing, Regency Dental Practice, The Royal British Legion,The Royal Oak, Swanage Bay View Holiday Park. Vivian School of Dance Lychett Matravers, Swanage Carnival Marshalls, Swanage litter buddies.

Tickets £10.00 Adults / Free for children under 16 (accompanied by an adult). On sale in partnership with Swanage Railway on their website  / or wristbands cash payments at The Swanage School, High Street BH19 2PH and Country Foods, 37 Station Road, BH19 1AD.

From 11 am – 8 pm. No entry after 6 pm

Event raises money for local charities


Aug 31 2024


11:00 AM - 8:00 PM




Swanage Prince Albert Gardens
Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage, BH19 2AR