Royal Marines Memorial Concert

Royal Marines Memorial Concert Sunday 10th July at 3pm 

This year’s Royal Marines Memorial Concert will see the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band) return to the Deal Memorial Bandstand after a three year break on Sunday 10 July with the concert starting at 3pm. 

We expect to welcome a larger than usual audience for this year’s concert and have hired four large LCD TV screens, which will be positioned on Walmer Green. This will give the audience a greater, clearer view of the concert being performed on the Bandstand. We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters who have provided us with funding to make this possible. 

For those wishing to ensure they get the best view on the day we recommend you arrive early.

Below is some useful information to assist you ahead of the concert day: 

Programme, Raffle and Union Flags for sale
Prior to the start of the concert and during the concert there will be opportunities to make donations to the Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust, purchase a concert programme, buy raffle tickets (to be drawn in the interval) and purchase union flags, for the grand finale in the second half. We are able to take payment by cash and card.

Donations by Text Message (SMS) 
You can donate by text message, by texting  BANDSTAND to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a standard rate Message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20 by texting BANDSTAND20 to 70085.

We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity – without your donations and purchases the concert would not be able to take place.

RAF Memorial Flight 
We have confirmation of a RAF  fly past to be performed by a Spitfire.  Timings once confirmed on the day will be announced over the PA at the Bandstand. We thank for RAF for providing this special flypast. 

Toilet Facilities
Additional portable toilet facilities will be at either side of the Walmer Green, as well as the local council run facilities adjacent to the paddling pool (north of the bandstand).

First Aid
First Aid is provided on the day. They will be located on Walmer Green in a prominent position.

Car Parking
Please be advised that limited parking for disabled car permits holders only will be provided south of the Lifeboat Station on the Stand, on a first come first served basis. There is no other car parking provided.

Public Transport 
There is a limited hourly bus service between Dover and Sandwich via Deal on a Sunday operated by Stagecoach East Kent.

On Sunday 10 July there are no trains via Deal, with engineering work taking place between Dover Priory and Ramsgate. A bus replacement is operating in its place; please check with Southeastern Railway before you travel. 

There is no provision for seating to be provided by the trust for this concert. Therefore, we would advise you to bring your own seating for this concert. 

Gazebos are not permitted to be pitched on Walmer Green by members of the public, due to health and safety reasons. 

There will be refreshments available to purchase on Walmer Green, providing hot food as well as cold drinks and ice creams. Along the Strand there are a number of local traders  providing refreshments for sale which will be open during the concert. 

Road Closure
Please be advised that The Strand from the junction with Canada Road and North Barrack Road will be closed to through traffic from 1.30pm to 6.00pm. During this time the diversion will be Canada Road, Gladstone Road and North Barrack Road; with appropriate signage in place during this time. 

We hope that the information above is of assistance and look forward to welcoming you to the Deal Memorial Bandstand on Sunday 10 July.

Below is a selection of photographs taken during our previous concert by bandstand volunteer Reece Jaconell