Royal Marines Memorial Concert

Sunday 9th July 2023 at 3pm

This year’s Royal Marines Memorial Concert will see the Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines return to the Deal Memorial Bandstand on Sunday 9 July with the concert starting at 3pm.

We expect to welcome another large audience for this year’s concert and have hired a number of LCD 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.

The cost of putting on this annual concert is at a great cost to the Deal Memorial Bandstand. 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.

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 can 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

RAF Memorial Flight

Again, for this year we have had confirmation of a RAF fly past, subject to weather on the day. 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 holdersonly will be provided south of the Lifeboat Station and Sea Café on the Stand, provided 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

Due to planned engineering works, on Sunday 9 July trains will be terminating at Deal from Ramsgate.  There are no trains between Deal and Folkestone Central, with a replacement bus will operate from Deal to Folkestone Central via Dover Priory.  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 late morning to 6.00pm approximately. 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 9 July.

Lastly, with thanks to Ad Vision TV you can watch the 2022 Royal Marines Memorial concert again – it is now available on youtube by clicking the button below.

Below are a selection of photographs, taken by Reece Jaconelli & Chris Mansfield
who we thank for taking these great shots of the fantastic day!