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Hastings gigs and events: 10th December to 16th December 2022

Saturday 10th December is a busy night in Hastings, with a wide range of both free and ticketed gigs on offer. Kick things off with a free show from The[…]

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Beers.Bands.Bratwurst & More at Hastings Oktoberfest

Hastings OktoberfestSaturday 1st October 2-10pm@ Horntye Park (indoors) Beers.Bands.Bratwurst & more Following the disappointment of 2020 & 21 we are delighted to announce that we are back for 2022 with[…]

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The Magic Numbers close Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival’s unplugged Saturday.Saturday 26th February 2022 8pmThe Brass, HastingsGET TICKETSThe Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece formed in late 2002 in Hanwell, west[…]

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Hastings gets heavy as Entombed Festival takes over The Crypt

A new festival called ‘Entombed’ will hit Hastings hard next February – bringing an unhealthy but tempting mix of heavy punk, sludge and doom to the town’s legendary Crypt venue.[…]

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Why Blabbermouth Are Going to be Your Next Favourite Indie (guitar) Band

Give us a minute or two to get back to Blabbermouth and why you should come and see them play at The Crypt in Hastings on 23rd July. *TICKETS* First[…]

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Squid’s surprisingly sophisticated sensational sounds

LAUNDROMAT Supporting SQUID tonight at the De La war Pavilion are Laundromat. And right from the get-go those crushed 50’s RKO vocals provide the perfect foil for the band’s discordant[…]

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This Is the Kit supported by Hayley Savage

Elegantly understated and deftly enthralling, Hastings’ singer-songwriter Hayley Savage’s performance here at the De La war Pavilion tonight is both peaceful and demure. Her charming songs are captivating and contemplative,[…]

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Blowing away the cobwebs, with Kid Kapichi, SNAYX and Blabbermouth

21st and 22nd May 2021, De La Warr Pavilion A poignant cobweb hanging a metre-or-so down from a light above the De La Warr Pavilion balcony was a telling reminder[…]

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Enthralled, amused, and slightly confused… but not easily offended

Photos by www.sarabowreyphotos.com Fat White Family, 18th May 2021, Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion The headline perfectly describes the audience at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavillion as three sevenths of[…]

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Time to have the last laugh in Hastings: Book now for Friday 18 December

Here’s one pre-Christmas COVID-friendly night sorted! Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival in association with Grand Elektra present a Christmas Comedy Special. A night of some of the best established and up-and-coming[…]

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Buddha Triangle plus Snake Eats Boy – live at The Piper

All photos by Sara-Louise Bowreywww.sarabowreyphotos.com Boy Eats Snake Represented tonight by vocalist Harrison Davies, Snake Eats Boy are a collective of alternative folk musicians from the South East who have[…]

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Hotwax with special guests Mystic Shed – live at The Piper

All photos by www.sarabowreyphotos.comAbove – The Piper team plus Hotwax and The Mystic Shed One last blast of live music before the start of the November lockdown It’s a Wednesday[…]

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Reviews and features

Read all about Hastings gigs or what our local musicians have been up to.

What is it about music in Hastings?

Very simply, Hastings has more great musicians than you can shake a rythm stick at – and with dozens of venues staging gigs throughout the week you’ll always find something that takes your fancy.

Folk, soul, and blues

Hastings has a really strong folk, soul, and blues scene, spanning traditional to the punkier end of the spectrum…


The musical world wouldn’t be as exciting as it is if bands were not prepared to experiment with new ideas…


Indie or hardcore – there are scores of amazing bands whose blistering guitars will set your world on fire…


Music doesn’t have to be played by live musicians to be engaging, and Hastings has more than its share of great DJs.

Hastings Fat Tuesday

The best little Mardi Gras in the UK

Fat Tuesday means Mardi Gras – and every year Hastings opens its doors to some of the best breakthrough bands in the Uk to stage a five-day festival that captures the imagination of everyone who has ever been to it and experienced the raw emotion of amazing live music it offers up.


The vast majority of Fat Tuesday is completely free to attend…


With a few exceptions Fat Tuesday focuses on the newest young bands – you saw them here first.


Hats off to whoever programmes the bands – there is never a dull moment!


Leave your ego at the door and just be prepared to get swept away by the sheer sense of fun that permeates Hastings during Fat Tuesday.

Eggtooth Project

Nurturing the next generation of musicians

Eggtooth has been working with a range of local young musicians and performers over the last year and is threatening to knock the BRIT School off its throne…


If there is one thing that unites all the Eggtooth performers it is a passion for what they do.


For anyone who worries about whether live music has a future never fear. Eggtooth is here.


Whilst passions binds them, it is the sheer variety of styles that makes Eggtooth shine.


Talent shines through with every show – and even the most hardened critics will tell you how impressed they are with the Eggtooth stable.

Hastings live music

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what others have to say:

It seems like every pub and every venue in town is busting at the seams with music. There are bands everywhere you look, people running down back streets with guitar cases and noise and joy pouring out of every nook and cranny.

Jon Robb

Louder Than War

At night, the party vibe cranks up…Hastings is a great town for live music.

Jo Lamiri

The Independent

“It’s such an accomplished music scene, we were so lucky to have grown up with it. Every night of the week there’ll be a proper, world-class performer. Something for everyone.”

Kid Kapichi

Evening Standard

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