The Event

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What is Proms in The Paddock?

Proms in the Paddock is a unique and hugely popular event that is brought to you each summer by Commercial Square Bonfire Society, supported by Herbert Scott. It all takes place in 'The Paddock', a long established playing field in the heart of Lewes, surrounded by beautiful trees and overlooked by Lewes' historic castle.

Gates open at 3pm when you'll be able to find the ideal spot in the Paddock and grab a pint and something to eat from the cake and BBQ stands. From 4pm you will be entertained by our great musical line up, consisting of the 'The Lewes Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band' plus a number of special guests.

This year, we are fortunate to be joined by two such guests, Jumping Jacks, bringing a unique blend of swing jive and vintage blues, and Crimson Six, a vibrant group of young musicians with an eclectic repertoire of uplifting party favourites. Read more about our Bands on the Bands page

In addition to Herbert Scott's generous backing, we are delighted that the Proms in the Paddock is also supported by Brighton and Hove High School and Richard Green Funeral Service. More information can be found on Our Supporters page



Gates Open
Jumping Jacks
Crimson Six
LGB Brass, including the Grand Firework Display by CSBS to Tchaikovsky's famous 1812 overture.

Tickets for the event are available from a number of outlets in Lewes and also from this site using Paypal. Visit the Tickets page for more information.

What Else is there to do?...

There's plenty to do before the music starts and during the intervals. CSBS run an excellent bar where you can stock up with Harveys, Cider, Pimms and a range of wines and spirits.

We run a BBQ stall where you can buy tasty burgers and sausages supplied by Richards Butchers of Lewes. Tea and coffee is on sale along with a great selection of cakes.

There's also plenty of attractions to keep the kids busy including a tombola, sideshows and a sweet shop, plus a large open space for them to run around in.

All the fun at the fair

A chat at the bar

The BBQ Crew

The Sweet Shop

Fancy a cuppa?

The Bands

Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks

Proms in the Paddock will kick off with Jumping Jacks, a hugely popular and highly sought after 5 piece specialising in swing, rock 'n' roll, jive and jump blues! These incredible artists perform their energetic show all over the world to amazed audiences!

Make sure you arrive early to enjoy this top-quality start to this year’s event.

Visit Jumping Jacks to get a taster of a fabulous evening ahead.

Crimson Six

Crimson Six

With their eclectic repertoire of uplifting party favourites, the Crimson Six are packing out dance floors at weddings, parties and corporate events all over the UK! This vibrant group of young and talented musicians plays hits that span the genres, getting everyone from your baby brother to your gran up grooving. Despite their youth, the Crimson Six have a wealth of musical experience between them, including first class music degrees, countless live performances and appearing in the hit musical "Boogie Nights".

What better way to enjoy a late Summer’s evening? Visit Crimson Six to listen to more of their music and find out what's in store

LGB Brass in 2017

Lewes Glynde and Beddingham Brass

Lewes’ very own, award-winning town band will be rounding off the event with a celebration of the Last Night of the Proms. Wave your flags with passion as the evening reaches its climax with the classic rousing tunes and stunning fireworks.

To hear more about LGB Brass you can visit their website at

Our Supporters

We are, once again, very grateful for the kind assistance provided by our generous supporters.

Herbert Scott

Herbert Scott are Chartered Financial Planners, the gold standard for financial planning, currently met by fewer than 500 firms across the country.

Established in 1996 by David Herbert and Kevin Scott, Herbert Scott continues to abide by its founding principles of independence and excellence. Based in the historic County Town of Lewes East Sussex, Herbert Scott has established a loyal following of satisfied clients throughout the South East and London.

Our core values are simple: honesty, responsibility and independence. These values inspire us to act at all times with the utmost integrity and professionalism and to be transparent in everything we do.

We follow our own financial advice and consequently, Herbert Scott is not just well-established, it is growing and focused on the long term. We make long-term plans for our business as our clients need to know we will always be there for them.

Further information can be found at -

Brighton Girls

Brighton Girls is comprised of four areas that cater for girls from 3 years to 18.

Brighton Girls Nursery and Prep (3-11) is a vibrant community where girls are at the centre of everything we do. The school is situated on a purpose-built site on Radinden Manor Road in Hove. We are passionate about creating a spark in our pupils so that they develop their natural curiosity into lifelong love of learning. Our community endeavours to be inclusive, giving girls time and space to engage with and enjoy the wide range of opportunities and to build a rounded and aspirational platform for the future.

Brighton Girls Senior (11-16) fosters a stimulating and dynamic community within which girls aged 11-16 discover and develop their individual gifts and talents. The belief is that encouragement is the cornerstone of confidence and that developing independent aspiration is the key to unlocking the potential and abilities in BHHS girls. It is our experience that pupils raise their personal expectations and aspirations through inspirational teaching. We encourage them to think for themselves and to discover the excitement which intellectual curiosity brings, as well as a sense of self-worth and individuality.

Brighton Girls Sixth Form (16-18) is small and bespoke, comprising around seventy students. Most students take three A Level subjects, a list and further details of which can be viewed in their website. In addition, they offer a choice of subjects from the Liberal Arts Programme, which includes Modern Foreign Language Diplomas in French, Spanish or German, BTEC Cookery Course or Maths in Context.

For more details on what BHHS have to offer, please visit our website -

Richard Green Funeral Service

Richard Green Funeral Service is the only wholly independent, family owned and run Funeral Director and Memorial Mason in Lewes and Uckfield.

Richard has been working in the funeral industry for over 45 years and has an excellent team of staff and bearers who take great pride in working together to make the service exceptional.

We know that every funeral is different and believe each one should reflect the wishes of the deceased and their family. Our independence means that we can be flexible in our approach to meeting clients’ requirements, no matter how unusual; we have a wealth of experience to draw on!

We are very happy to advise you on all types of funeral, from a Direct Cremation to a burial on private land. And we can help with everything from Pre-Paid Funeral Plans to Memorial stones.

We are proud to offer a truly personal service, all day, every day.

More information can be found on our website at


Tickets may still be available from one of the following local outlets, otherwise you will now need to pay on the gate.

Harveys Brewery

The Elephant and Castle

Richards Butchers

Lewes Tourist Information

Getting There

contact us

Proms in the Paddock is a Commercial Square Bonfire Ltd event. Contact details as follows:

Commercial Square Bonfire Ltd

CSBS Headquarters

The Elephant and Castle

White Hill


East Sussex