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25mar8:00 pm11:00 pmEerie Wanda guestsVisual artist and musician Marina Tadic writes the songs, and is joined by her partner, Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers, Kidbug), and Kramer (Galaxie 500, Unrest, Ween, Daniel Johnston) on the new album,The Piper
25mar8:00 pm11:00 pmFunk Jam!funk, soul, disco, boogie, jazz dance, afro, house, all night !!Bat and Bee
25mar8:00 pm11:00 pmWe Are The UndergroundAlongside the WATU crew on the ones and twos are local 'Sensisity' legends Altitude360 and Steve Raven delivering the best in cutting-edge Underground house and Techno vibes!The Pig Hastings, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL
25mar9:00 pm11:30 pmTHE KAVEMEN Live at The Dolphin inn - HastingsIt's one of our favourites, so come join us for a night at The Dolphin.Dolphin Inn
25mar(mar 25)9:00 pm26(mar 26)12:00 amPink Floyd Tribute On Thin Ice Live at The CarlisleOn Thin Ice play Live at The Carlisle playing the best of Pink FloydThe Carlisle, 24 Pelham St, Hastings TN34 1PE
25mar(mar 25)9:00 pm26(mar 26)12:00 amDead Calm live at the Royal StandardCovers through the decades from Aha to ZZ topThe Royal Standard
25mar(mar 25)10:00 pm26(mar 26)2:00 amSilent Disco at The Brass3 channels of music = 1 great night out!The Brass, The Brass, 18 Havelock Road, Hastings UK
25mar(mar 25)10:00 pm26(mar 26)4:00 amTease - every Saturday night at The CryptHosted by Pedro Sedso every Saturday. The hottest club night in Hastings
26mar5:00 pm11:45 pmRoots Reggae Session VII downstairs at The piperRoots Rock Reggae Sunday sessions downstairs at the PiperThe Piper
26mar7:00 pm10:00 pmDoghouse live at The London TraderThe band's first local gig of the yearLondon Trader 2022
28mar7:00 pm10:00 pmDevin TownsendFollowing his recent, sold-out, Royal Albert Hall show, Devin Townsend comes to DLWP for the first time as part of his 'Lightwork' European TourThe De La Warr Pavilion
29mar7:30 pm11:00 pmMilonga Mar De Abrazos, Hastingsexpect the best hugs to welcome you & top class music from the golden age, in traditional tanda format to dance to.The White Rock Hotel, The White Rock Hotel, Hastings
29mar8:00 pm11:00 pmTintin's Open Mic - every WednesdayPA and instruments provided - just bring talentTin Tins
29mar8:30 pm10:30 pmHASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | White RockREINECKE Flute Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 BRITTEN The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraWhite Rock Theatre
29mar8:30 pm10:45 pmAmericana & Bluegrass Sessions at The StagA group of musicians gather around the table and play a selection of Americana & Bluegrass songs.The Stag Inn
30mar7:30 pm10:30 pm🎶 Smokestack 🎶Blues with Phil Mils and Roger FerrisOscar's on the Square, Oscar's on the Square
30mar7:30 pm10:30 pmDanny Baker: At Last... the Sausage Sandwich TourA brand-new, full-tilt, non-stop thunderous performance; another panjandrum of unstoppable anecdotes.White Rock Theatre
30mar8:30 pm10:45 pmLiz & Rob's Folk & Blues ClubLiz and Rob host their monthly Folk and Blues club sing-a-round. Musical accompaniment welcome.The Stag Inn
30mar8:30 pm11:00 pmShanty Night with Completely Scuppered!!!Live Shanty singing with Completely Scuppered, the local Shanty gang!The Jenny Lind, The Jenny Lind, Hastings
31mar7:30 pm10:30 pmLetz Zep | Ultimate Led Zeppelin tributeLetz Zep are a truly global act and are internationally recognized as the Number One tribute to Led Zeppelin.White Rock Theatre
31mar01aprHidden Beach Presents Channel One Full Sound System Meets Humble Rumble In SessionChannel One Sound System, one of the world's best known dub reggae sound systems meets Humble Rumble.180 Sports Bar
31mar01aprDJ YELLA & LIL’ EAZY Ehip hop royalty will be joining us at the crypt57 Robertson Passage, Hastings TN34, UK
Here are our latest news and blog posts about live music in Hastings…
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
HASTINGS FAT TUESDAY PRESENTS THE MAGIC NUMBERS
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[…]Read more
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.[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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,[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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[…]Read more
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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…
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.
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.
Louder Than War
At night, the party vibe cranks up…Hastings is a great town for live music.
“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.”
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