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.

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

Popular Music Venues

Music Events

  • Deal Music and Arts Festival
    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
    Contemporary and traditional folk music and shanties.
  • HM Royal Marine Band Concert & Service of Rededication at Deal Memorial Bandstand 
    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
  • Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival
    Usually held in July
    The Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival showcases music loosely grouped as 'folk' from a number of local talents.